How To Quote On Volume Order

Baking By lifeisgood Updated 1 Apr 2014 , 2:55am by lifeisgood

lifeisgood Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:53pm
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I have gradually been expanding to offer cake pops and cupcakes in addition to my cakes.  I'm a home baker as a part time business.  

 

I was just asked to quote on 100 cupcakes for a cupcake tower with a small cake on top.

 

Would there be a discount given on this quantity of cupcakes versus a couple of dozen?  Should I call local small bakeries and ask what they would charge for that amount?

 

Any advise would be appreciated!

 

Thank you!:-D

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Marian64 Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 12:31am
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ANo! It is a lot of work to make 100 cupcakes plus a small cake. I would charge the same. :grin:

lifeisgood Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 1:38am
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Thank you Marian64!

howsweet Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 2:08am
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It probably seems like it because you're the one having to make them, but 100 cc's is not a volume order. I've had customers who thought they should get some kind of discount for that amount, but that's not enough to justify it. That's only about 8 dozen. If 100 cc's was a volume order then a hundred serving cake would be, too.

 

I'm not trying to harp on the subject, just show some other ways to look at it and get a proper perspective.

 

 

lifeisgood Posted 1 Apr 2014 , 2:55am
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Howsweet, you are exactly right.  I didn't stop to think of it that way.

 

Thanks so much!

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