I live in a very small city surrounded for some relatively bigger ones and when the new law comes in effect i might get clients from those cities and if they want it delivered i have no problem with that but how much do you guys usually charge or how (per mile i guess) I know that the law said that you have to make the sale on your house but i read that they can mail the money to your house and than its ok that you deliver it, i will be delivering to them my self so i see no problem, right? so what do you guys think? i was thinking about $.50 per mile, would that be good.
We charge $1/minute based on the Google Maps travel time estimate.
Fifty cents per mile, round trip.
thank you guys for your posts, i will take in consideration both your quotes and i hope i can decide on a price. but jason_kraft do you do the $1/ min. round or just up until your destination. thank you again
$1/minute is round trip, minimum $20. We intentionally price delivery high to try to encourage pickups instead (except for multi-tier cakes, which are always delivered).
I do $.55 per mile. I used the IRS mileage reimbursement rate, which is $.51, and then rounded it up to $.55 for my time (although it's definately worth more than four cents a mile! lol)
Do you all then add a set up fee? If so, what do you charge? I'm needing to set up 150 cupcakes.
Here are a couple of other threads with recommendations:
My basic advice is that you don't confuse what the IRS reimburses you compared to what you decide to charge for a delivery service. Those are two different things & the IRS rate is not a delivery rate 'limit', as I explain in both of the above links.
I do $25 per hr round trip, based on mapquest.