I am delivering a fully assembled 4 tier wedding cake about 44 miles from my home based business. I have never had to travel this far (although it really isn't far at all). DH says $1 per mile=$44. I say I'd feel more comfortable charging $75.
What would you charge?
AI offer free delivery within the town where I live, but for anything out of town I charge gas mileage + a small amout for wear to vehicle + an hourly rate which is the same hourly rate I charge for decorating, applied for both getting there and returning home. I used to think that was overcharging, but those hours I spend driving are hours I am not able to be working on another cake.
I charge $1.30 per mile, RT. This is a figure that ends up covering gas, wear and tear, and my time. I've only had one customer balk but their delivery fee added up to almost $150.00 and the cake itself was only $195 .
If your delivery is 44 miles away, shouldn't you be charging $88?
You are so right As you wish, I also deliver free in my town. But this is further than I have ever gone and I also did not want to overcharge.
Elcee I do feel more comfortable charging $88
Thanks cake friends for your help!
I charge $1 per mile round trip.
A$1/minute each way, based on the Google Maps estimate (which includes traffic).