lacey88 Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 3:01am
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i am a start up business so i'm learning as i go. i have my first customer who wants me to deliver an hour and a half away from my shop. how much should i charge?? help!

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jason_kraft Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 5:35am
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AWe charge $1/minute round trip based on the google maps estimate, accounting for traffic. So the delivery charge for that order would be $180, more if the delivery was during rush hour.

Godot Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 5:37am
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My time is expensive, so I would charge beaucoup for a three hour trip (yes - three hours - you need to get back, too). That is three hours that I could be making money making cakes.

denetteb Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 3:39pm
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Don't forget your fuel cost as well.
 

FullHouse Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 5:21pm
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We charge $1.50 per mile, one-way.  So if they are 100 miles away, cost is $150.00 + tax (not $300).  

AZCouture Posted 7 Nov 2012 , 5:23pm
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Whew...I'm not eating the gas on the trip back. icon_sad.gif

costumeczar Posted 8 Nov 2012 , 1:35pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft 

We charge $1/minute round trip based on the google maps estimate, accounting for traffic. So the delivery charge for that order would be $180, more if the delivery was during rush hour.

yes...Plus you have to take into consideration that the time you're driving could be time that you're delivering other things, so that means you'll have to turn down work if you can't coordinate deilvery tmes. Don't short yourself on delivery fees because they also make up for work that you could be doing in that time.

lacey88 Posted 8 Nov 2012 , 4:40pm
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thanks everyone! you were all so helpful!

FullHouse Posted 8 Nov 2012 , 6:17pm
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Whew...I'm not eating the gas on the trip back. icon_sad.gif

It's semantics, $1.50/mile one-way, or $0.75 each way and charging round trip :).  I also have a $15 minimum fee, so if it is less than 10 miles, there is a flat fee of $15.

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