Pricing Question (Sorry!)

Baking By TheCakerator Updated 10 Mar 2011 , 2:13pm by TheCakerator

TheCakerator Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 4:35pm
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I am trying to come up with a decent pricing guide for my cookies ... I have come to the conclusion that I want 3.00 a cookie (bagged and tied, with 1 dozen minimum order. But now my question is this, if someone is wanting cookies in a bouquet (on sticks in a container, tissue paper etc) do you add on the cost of that material, or should that be included in the 3.00 a cookie since they won't be bagged or tied?

This is all so confusing ... icon_cry.gif

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smallville187 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 4:50pm
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It depends on how your costs compare. If the cookies are more as a bouquet I think charging the higher cookie cost for both would give you a standard or you could always price the bouquets at a standard and keep the $3 each at cost for bagging. Bouquets you call always charge based on how many in that set and materials with out doing an average price. Pricing is one of those really tricky parts just make sure you are covering all costs. HTH

TheCakerator Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 6:05pm
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great, thanks for the reply!

Kiddiekakes Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:01pm
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Well...I have seen some bouquets with only 7 cookies in them.If you are charging $3.00 a cookie for bagged and tied that means you would charge $21.00 for a bouquet of 7..No way...can't do it..what about the tissue paper,container,sticks,cellophane wrap to wrap the entire bouquet,ribbon..Do you see what I mean....Cookies by design charges up to $80.00 or more for some bouquets..granted there may be a few more cookies but $3.00 per cookie in a bouquet is too little..just too may extras...you have to factor in everything you use.JMO

TheCakerator Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:31pm
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Ok .. I think I have an idea of what I will be doing .. I still have time to come up with a definite price list, just didn't know how to go about doing the bouquets .. thanks ladies!

chantalmin Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 12:15am
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Originally Posted by smallville187

It depends on how your costs compare. If the cookies are more as a bouquet I think charging the higher cookie cost for both would give you a standard or you could always price the bouquets at a standard and keep the $3 each at cost for bagging. Bouquets you call always charge based on how many in that set and materials with out doing an average price. Pricing is one of those really tricky parts just make sure you are covering all costs. HTH




I agree with you. It all depends in the cost. You can't make the price the same if the other container has lower or higher price..

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indydebi Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:31am
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7 cookies just laid in a box has a lower material cost than 7 cookies on sticks than do 7 cookies on sticks and in a container than do 7 cookies bagged/tied, on sticks, in a container.

If its $3 each, no matter what, as a consumer I'd be a fool NOT to get the whole she-bang! The baker would be a fool to think she'd be making the same kind of profit on the 7 in a container as she would on the 7 in a box.

motherofgrace Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 1:43am
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my cookies on a tray are $2 each, My cookies in a bouquet are $15 for 5

OneCreativeCookie Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 4:04am
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I have the same issue as I find it a bit frustrating sometimes to bake as few as 5 cookies for a basket when I normally have a dozen minimum. icon_wink.gif

Baskets take me longer, I have to bake at least one extra cookie (learned that the hard way when I broke a cookie trying to put it into the container!) and baskets usually have some kind of a gift tag. I looked at my average costs for containter, fill (foam/shread), gift tag, wrap/ribbon and extra time. I decided that I would charge the cost of the cookies + $7 or 20% (whichever is larger).

TheCakerator Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 2:13pm
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Thanks everyone ... I know I want 3.00 a cookie, so I will need to figure out what I want to charge in addition for the bouquet arrangements .. thanks again!

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