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Old 05-27-2004, 09:57 PM   #41
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Default Selling cards

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I am not a demonstrator but I was getting anywhere from $4 - $5 for each card, depending the detail on them. I was selling them at work. One woman purchased $155.00 from me at once. She went nuts, she loves giving cards to people.
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Old 09-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #42
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My question is how do you figure your cost in the card to know how much to price it for?
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #43
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My question is how do you figure your cost in the card to know how much to price it for?
I use primarily SU products. It is easy to find how much I paid for things by looking in the catalog. I mark on the back of the package how much I paid per unit. For example, I know a piece of DSP is about $1.00 and a sheet of CS is $.30. If I get something off the CR, I mark the total price I paid using the CR price and the original price.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #44
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Thanks, I thought I saw somewhere there a tool to use but I cant find it now.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:19 AM   #45
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I talked with the owner of a shop today. He said to bring in samples. I want to try just Christmas cards to see if there is a market. There is another lady selling cards, but they are of poor quality. She used glue sticks, cheapo card stock ( it is very thing) and so cut by hand so it's uneven. She is asking $2.60 per card. The owner didn't know the cards were of poor quality, til I brought one to him. I just said I make quality cards, your customers would like. How much to sell them? I'm thinking $3.75.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:12 PM   #46
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I live in a very small town. The red neck mindset here really gets old. I am going to try to sell my cards in 2 shops in town. At one shop(owner is family friend) he said bring him some samples. He is letting another gal sell her cards. They are of very poor quality. I bought one to show my husband and card fell apart. She used a glue stick, very cheap card stock(dollar store stuff) which had been cut by hand. She priced them at 2.50. I'd be embarrassed to give someone her cards. Owner of store even noticed how bad there were. I'm going to price mine between 3.25 and 4.00 wish me luck. Tara
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #47
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I have checked the SU angel policy (in Canada) and in regards to where you can sell projects made with SU stamps it states:
Completed, hand-stamped projects may be sold at competitive and non-competitive permanent retail locations, as well as
temporary craft events, community fundraisers, and over the Internet. In selling hand-stamped projects, the seller must make it
clear that the items are hand-made, and not a product of the company. The seller may indicate that the supplies used are from
Stampiní Up!, but the Stampiní Up! logo may not be used in any way for the sole purpose of promoting the sale of hand-stamped projects.


So I am unsure why so many have stated you cannot sell cards made with SU stamps on ebay. Per the above you definitley can.
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@Punch-crazy, most of the replies in this thread are from 2003 and 2004. Guidelines have changed since then.
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My question is how do you figure your cost in the card to know how much to price it for?
Post #40 on http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...d-t525664.html is probably my all time favorite post on working out costs. HTH
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I just read all those posts. I made a batch of cards using die cuts, stamping, embossing and I feel $3.50 is fair. Some cards no embossing, so I marked $3.00 on each. Then I made some with stamping, die cuts, and patterned papers. The salon owner didn't seem impressed. I'll ask $3.25 or should I ask $3.00? I live in a town where people expect you to just give them something for free.
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Saw this article and thought of this thread. Seriously it is worth a read.
http://whatthecraft.com/how-to-pricing/
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I just recently sold some of my cards through a relative in a senior citizen complex. They are all vintage style have lots of embellishments and take a lot of time to create. I sell them for $4.00 each and feel that this is a fair price for the time and material that goes into them I would not consider selling for any less, if you compare what you pay for cards purchased in a card or gift shop they are getting something unique and hand made.
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I bought clear boxes that perfectly fit 4-6 cards with envelopes, and boxed up cards I made in past years when I was a demonstrator.
I plan to add them to my other handmade items in my booth at a Farmers Market.
However, each card is different. Will people want to see all the designs? It's a pain to get them back into the boxes because layers get stuck on flaps, etc.
I was thinking about scanning them and enclosing a sheet of small photos of all but the top card in the back of the stack so that you could see them from the back. What do you think?
It's there an easier way?
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I think that a small photo in the back is the easiest solution. I've done something similar with single cards in poly envelopes if people needed to be able to see what was inside without opening them. It's just a shame that with all your cards bring unique, it will be a bit of work. But worth it, I do think most people will want to see them all. Two ways of streamlining it that I can think of...make a decision to put 5 in a box, and then you should be able to fit all four apart from the front one on the scanner bed in one go. Or lay them on the floor and take a group photo of them; printing it on regular printer laptop should be fine.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:29 PM   #55
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I had a similar dilemma just a fews ago and asked about how to do this in a thread! Except I had my cards in one of those large clear paint tins that i decorated. This was for an auction so people needed to see the cards that were inside. I had 20 cards inside so I couldn't display them all, but I decided to put up samples of some of the exact cards inside. If you have space on your stand, this could be an option! It ended working really well. Pictures could not capture the detail of the cards so I wanted them to see what to expect. But this is just one idea. I know others replied with some great ideas too! The little stands I used ... you get 6 of them in a bag for $5 bucks at Joann. And with a 40% off coupon... it's like $3! They come in so handy now, I'm glad I bought 2 bags. Here's a few pics, I hope this idea could help!
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