Am A Little Stumped... Pls Help!

Decorating By sweetpea223 Updated 12 Oct 2010 , 4:27pm by sweetpea223

sweetpea223 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:15am
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I have a red velvet cupcake order of 50 with rainbow color frosting to be delivered 30 miles from my home... all boxed and no setup. How much do you think should I charge? how much would you normally charge per mile?

Thanks...

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Nikkimaxleo Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:46am
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Not sure if this helps but I charge $1.00 a cupcake and 30 cents a mile for delivery...

myslady Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:00am
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The IRS says you can charge up to 50 cent per mile.

artscallion Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:18am
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The IRS can't tell you what you can charge. You can charge any amount you want. Maybe you're thinking of how much the IRS will let you deduct as a business expense when traveling for work. But you can charge $1,000 per mile if you want to and can find a customer willing to pay it.

myslady Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:47pm
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That was what i was referring to. When you deliver a cake you are essentially traveling for work.

leah_s Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:05pm
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<-- my charges . Can't tell you what your costs are! $2.75 per cupcake and $1.25 BOTH ways for delivery, $50 minimum on delivery.

sweetpea223 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 4:27pm
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Thanks myslady, artscallion and leah_s! If it was during the work week...it would have been no problem as I would be lugging it with me to work on the train and deliver it to the office... just that she needs it on a weekend and by that I have to bother my husband to drive me 30 miles to meet my friend.

Leah_s... you got me nailed on the amount I calculated for her before I even read your comment thumbs_up.gif

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