Consigning Pastries/cakes/cupcakes

Business By Paperfishies Updated 16 Jan 2012 , 9:28pm by MimiFix

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Paperfishies Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 7:07pm
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Ok, so I feel like this is a good opportunity but I'm not sure how this works, so any and all feed back and info is GREATLY appreciated.

A local coffee shop contacted me and wants to sell my cupcakes in their shop...It's a busy coffee shop, so that is a lot of potential clients.

My only question is, what do I charge? Do I do wholesale prices? I know what I usually charge when I'm selling my cupcakes to people...but if I am consigning cupcakes to them, how does this work?

YES I am legal icon_surprised.gif)

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jason_kraft Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 7:41pm
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If you have your own licensed and inspected you should be fine, but if you are operating under your state's cottage food law you should check to make sure they allow wholesale.

As for what to much of a profit are you currently making on your retail sales, and how high a price can you set that would still maintain enough demand for your products? This information combined with the coffee shop's retail markup will determine how much to charge wholesale (and if it's even a good idea to pursue this business in the first place).

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MimiFix Posted 16 Jan 2012 , 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by Paperfishies

...but if I am consigning cupcakes to them, how does this work?

I'm not sure what you mean by "consigning." Selling on consignment means that if a product or item does not sell, the business (manufacturer) takes it back. Are you expected to take returns?

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