Can Someone Help Me Price This

Business By BlueSkyGirl Updated 12 Jul 2012 , 1:40am by ellavanilla

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BlueSkyGirl Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 6:40am
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I've never sold packaging or any additional stuff with cupcakes to customers before. Can someone help me with a price per unit for this? Here are the details:

-Cupcake wedding favors for 130 people
-Charging $1.25/ea for cupcakes alone
-Customer asked about crystal clear individual cupcake boxes

-Boxes are $58.00 + $33.00shipping + tax = about $100 total for 100 pieces.
-I'd have to order 200 pieces and be 70 items over if I do it online.
-The retails store is FAR from me (gas $15 and time 2 hours) and they cost $20 for 10 pieces


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argylealice Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 2:42pm
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Hi have you checked out ebay for individual boxes most come in at less than a dollar each with free p&p

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DivaJai Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 4:41pm
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Maybe tell the customer you can't provide the packaging but direct her to the site or source which does and let them deal with that aspect.

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Piece_acake Posted 11 Jul 2012 , 5:36pm
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I have a wedding coming up with 140 individually wrapped cupcakes (clear boxes) with ribbon. I charge $2.25/cupcake, the boxes cost $20 for 10 ($2 each) so I quoted her $4.25 per cupcake and she was fine with that. Maybe just quote them and leave it up to them whether they want to package them themselves or not.

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ellavanilla Posted 12 Jul 2012 , 1:40am
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i use big river packaging

their boxes are paper, but they have the cutest cupcake boxes with windows that i love. i especially like the brown eco boxes. they are <$31 for 100 boxes with no additional shipping.

maybe your bride could consider this option if the other becomes too difficult.

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