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smidgett - 01/11/2013 15:56:44
   
How much should I charge for these at the Christmas Fair?
I've made some chocolate snowmen wrappers, Peg butterflies, bags of sweets, Snowman soup, stamped candles, candy cane reindeer, post it note holders with pen, candy cane chocolate filled hearts, pack of 10 gift tags, laminated bookmarks, and I'm wondering how much I should charge for them. Suggestions please!!! Here's a montage of the ones I've made so far;- [attachment=0:vtmv3eid]Craft fair montage 1.jpg[/attachment:vtmv3eid]
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ceej2 - 01/11/2013 17:09:56
   
Re: How much should I charge for these at the Christmas Fair
First thing you should do is work out your costs... in terms of materials and time taken etc that will give you an idea of your unit cost and of course you will also need to factor in the cost of the stall/event fees otherwise you will be giving your stuff away...or worse still paying to give your stuff away :o Then you need to consider the local situation. What will people be willing to pay? Often you can adjust prices across all your items to balance out your cost/profit ratio You may face a few issues with the repacked sweets... firstly once you take them out of the original bag/packaging you lose the nutritional/allergy advice and eat by date information (choc bars with covers are the exception because you can leave the information under the cover but when you split packs of sweets is when this can become problematic)....and secondly in my experience people will want to know what kind/brand of sweets you have used -especially when it is clear they are getting less than a full pack. Shoppers are canny...they usually have loads to buy at Xmas and it does not help our cause that sweet manufacturers themselves do festive packaging at Xmas time...so candy treats need to have quality treats in a special holder for them to be winners, no matter the price. The snowmen choc is usually a winner :D I would advise that once you have your costing done, you start out at your ideal price and drop from there if you need to...its easy enough to drop prices if things aren't selling as well as you hoped but you can't hike the prices on a runaway success. ;) Good Luck!
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Nannybroomsticks - 01/11/2013 18:35:56
   
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Are these to raise money at a school Christmas Fair? That will also make a difference I think. In which case the idea is to make what you can to swell the coffers. And I know from years of experience that people quite like something for as little as possible at school fairs. If it is for yourself then Christa's advice is very useful.
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smidgett - 03/11/2013 16:32:45
   
Re: How much should I charge for these at the Christmas Fair
Thanks for that advice ladies. Yes I've printed out the nutritional info/ingredients already and stuck them on the back - as I didn't want any problems with allergies. It's a school fair - the school charge £10 for the table, and then 10% of the profit goes to charity. The school itself is situated in a "challenging area" (the teachers words not mine!!!) where most of the kids are fed sweets and McDonalds most of the time (which is why I've centred on sweet type gifts!). It's not on till early Dec so I've been crafting like a loon trying to get it all done!!! :lol:
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Nannybroomsticks - 03/11/2013 17:39:44
   
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Great idea printing labels like that. Covers yourself too as well as gives info to buyers.Good luck with your sale.
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smidgett - 03/11/2013 21:55:36
   
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Thanks! I'll let you know how I get on!
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tulippa - 04/11/2013 06:43:58
   
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Good luck! anni x
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