[amayausers] Re: Pricing

Margaret,

Your message came through just fine now.

Aaron Sargent
The Linen Barn
linen@xxxxxxxxxxx
541-770-2957
Medford, OR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan and Margaret Jannuzzi" <Wishesinstitches@xxxxxxx>
To: <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:43 AM
Subject: [amayausers] Re: Pricing


> Please excuse my tagging on your answer.  We got a new computer and my
> direct e-mails to the list aren't going thru.  I see everyone else's but
> not mine.  Can someone help?  Margaret
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roland R. Irish
> III
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 8:55 AM
> To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [amayausers] Re: Pricing
> 
> One trick to have is TWO price lists for embroidery...
> #1...for embroidery on YOUR supplied goods-so you can get a mark up =20
> on the goods (and ALWAYS figure in shipping/handling for special =20
> orders-never 'eat' the shipping.) Then your normal embroidery rates, =20
> PLUS digitizing costs, or 'setup' if adding lettering to 'stock' =20
> designs.
> #2....for CUSTOMER supplied goods. You now have lost the profit on =20
> marking up the goods, so GET A HIGHER PER STITCH charge! AND a setup/=20
> digitizing charge.
> Why? Because when you figure up your profit margin, it boils down to =20
> 'per hour' profit rate. You quote a customer for sweatshirts- $18 =20
> each plus $10 to embroider 15,000 stitches . (just an example). You =20
> have figured you can do 3 shirts an hour, end up with about $45 =20
> profit for the hour. ($5 each for shirt embroidery, $10 for profit on
> =20=
> 
> the sweatshirt after shipping, etc.) But the customer runs down to =20
> Wallyworld and comes back with a handful of sweatshirts he got 'off =20
> the rack' for $10 each...and expects YOU to now sew them for $5 =20
> each....you make $15 for one hour of work for every 3. Loss of
> profit-=20=
> 
> costs you more than that to run your shop.
> So you have a 'supplied goods' price list...
> I have this:
> =95 minimum $10 per job, no matter what-hanky, hat, towel
> =95 digitizing rate-$15 and up-if it is real heavy duty digitizing job,
> =20=
> 
> $3 per thousand.
> =95 embroidery charge- starts at $1.50 per thousand (or minimum $10) =20
> and goes down for quantity jobs.
> I just did a robe yesterday...'hotel' style white heavy bathrobe. =20
> Took hours to digitize it- 77,000 stitches, ONE item!
> Had to do complete sewout to test, so I had to do 154,000 stitches!
> We're billing it out at $150 for digitizing, and $115.00 for the =20
> final sewout.
> They agreed up front-because they had gone to several other shops =20
> that either refused to do it, said it couldn't be done, or wanted =20
> $250 JUST for digitizing the design!
> Now I have their 'logo', and if other church members want more =20
> done...its just a simple sewout from here on.
> 
> Roland=
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