I was considering selling sampler dessert boxes. Each box would consist of 17 pieces of dessert. The sampler boxes would consists of the following:
(6) truffles: (3) cookies and cream, (3) peanut butter chocolate covered
(1) Mini Bundt pound cake
(6) cake balls
(4) mini cheesecake cupcakes with chocolate topping
I was thinking to sell each box for $15. Is that too high or too low? Any suggestions you all can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Pricing is soooo hard to suggest as there are so many parts to consider. Where do you live? A very small rual village, small town, big city or high cost of living area? Are there many others who can offer similar work? What is your skill level? What is the cost of ingredients - including pkg'ing etc?
My off-the-top-of-my-head/knee jerk response would be you're a bit low.....more like $20 or $25
I agree with Kakeladi, too low. The mini cheesecakes alone would take the total up, cream cheese isn't cheap, at least where I live. I would be on the higher side at $25.00. 17 items is a lot to sample. I would also probably narrow it down to an assortment of 3 different things. But like she said, there's so much to account for when pricing. At the end of the day, you don't want to come out with no profit. Have you priced out your recipes so you at least know how much a batch of truffles costs you to make? It's work, but I would start there.
I also thought 17 ietems was overload. I would make these as one offering: .....(6) truffles: (3) cookies and cream, (3) peanut butter chocolate covered and maybe the rest as another. That way you could keep the price down a bit.
I agree with previous comments. In my opinion, way too many offerings. Maybe cut down to max of 5 or 6 treats. And as suggested, cost out everything in the box separately. Know how much you are spending for each treat; you don't want to end up having to raise the price after you have loyal customers. Happy treating.