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Pricing guide advise please!

Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by stripes, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. stripes

    stripes New Member

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  2. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    In my opinion, 8 is a bit high for customer applied cut graphics. Then again it all depends on how small the letters or design that being weeded is. There are many software POS programs that can help you. There's a few in the merchant directory.
     
  3. stripes

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    Thank you Coloradosigns, after work today I will check out the directory and continue to read the tutorials!

    David
     
  4. Allied Digital

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    I love, love, love SignCraft services. Devoted to the trade... they provide quarterly, high quality magazines as well as on-line and hard-copy pricing for a variety of services. try here - http://www.signcraft.com/home.aspx I agree, $8 is a bit high (SqFt? or L/F?)
     
  5. Fred Weiss

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  6. stripes

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    Sq. ft. pricing

    That is sq. ft. Also that is Canadian pricing. My cost per 10 yards of Oracal 651 2.5 mil 24" is $31.00 plus shipping ($17.00 approx.) from Toronto.
    I am also assuming this should cover business overhead, transfer tape, wear + tear on blades, machine, labor to weed, etc...

    Thank you for the great advice all!

    David
     
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  7. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    OH MY!!!! $17.00 for freight for a 10 yard roll of vinyl, that's over 50% of the cost of the material...ouch!!!!!
     
  8. stripes

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    shipping costs

    Shipping in and into Canada is insane! It makes it very hard to do business. There are fuel surcharges and tax at .13% also! :banghead:
    David
     
  9. john1

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    My PSF for RTA graphics (ready to apply) starts as high as $15 and goes as low as $8 generally. Shop minimum of $30 for the small knock out jobs.

    I have it broken down kinda like sign craft, 1-10 sqft is one price, 11-35 is another etc
     
  10. Kevin-shopVOX

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    I would definitely recommend a pricing program. On SignVOX you can take all of the above mentioned business expenses and build templates that produces an estimate, order or invoice you know is priced for profit.
     
  11. Mosh

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    Mosh gets $5 sq foot is the customer applies, $8 if he does. (plus any art if needed)
     
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    me gets double.
     
  13. cdiesel

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    A sq ft pricing structure on vinyl, whether RTA or installed, applied to a substrate, or whatever is not a good idea. It's a great *tool* to figure approximate costs and prices, but you should price your products on their value. That's why you'll often see people quoting a range.
     
  14. Shock40

    Shock40 New Member

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    Where in Canada are you. I am in ontario and I am not paying that prices WOW.
     
  15. dms505

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    I have a per sq inch pricing for little stuff and then another set of pricing for larger items easily weeded over a foot. I have a little code on my work order "LW" or Low Weed to help adjust pricing per the pain in the butt that a job can be. I am tossing around the idea of also having a "HW" or High Weed for more details art whether it be small or large. That was I can assess my time and have a percentage mased system. Tehn you can always add "time" as a separate variable for your own piece of mind.
     
  16. Kevin-shopVOX

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    I disagree. The value is not the product. YOU are the value. I sell the same vinyl as the next guy..I am able to get a higher square foot price than him because the customer finds value in me, my shop, and my service. Therefore pricing by the square foot is a good way to do so as is having consistent pricing. A pricing program helps do that in an efficient and quick manner. If a customer doesn't want to buy at my price I either say okay and use that time to get and keep another customer who will or find out why they didn't find value in me. If they value it - price is not an issue
     
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