How Do You Charge For Delivery?

Business By chelley325 Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 3:25am by Wesha

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chelley325 Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 1:33pm
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Do you do free delivery within a certain radius, a flat fee thereafter, charge per mile, etc.? I am working on my first cake that is a significant distance from my house and am wondering how to charge for this. Thank you! icon_smile.gif

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ribby0224 Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 2:38pm
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Chelley325, for me it is free up to 15 miles from my zip and anything over that is $1.00 per mile one way. Just to give you an idea. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

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indydebi Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 1:14am
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In general, with a few exceptions based on the venue and on what mood I'm in at the time, I give free delivery within 15 miles per mapquest. If it's over 15 miles, then it's $1.25 per round trip mile. And that's TOTAL miles, not miles-over-15.

So a delivery 14 miles away .... free.
A delivery 30 miles away .... 30 x 2 (round trip) = 60 miles x $1.25 = $75.

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loriemoms Posted 8 Sep 2008 , 12:16pm
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hahaha great minds think alike, Deb...

I also base some of the delivery fees on what venue..there are some very fancy hotels and country clubs that are not within 15 miles of my house, but I don't charge for delivery because usually that cake is a pretty pricey one and I want the order. But for the other venues, I charge a flat 25 dollar fee to areas outside my general 15 mile ratius. It makes it easier then trying to figure out how much to charge...and the brides like the straight forward price.

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Wesha Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:25am
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I charge 25.00 for a flat delivery fee within my county.

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