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Topic: Collage packs... what price???  (Read 754 times)
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« on: January 14, 2008 07:20:25 AM »

I have been putting together packs of paper, ephemera, stickers, fibers, etc. from my humongous stash and trying to make collage/altered art/card making packs. They have various themes, some are unthemed. What price should they be? Each one is a Priority Mail envelope full of stuff... I am trying to sell them both in ebay and in my etsy store but no luck so far. I am selling them for $5 each plus postage, do you think that's too high? And lastly, does anyone know any places where it's OK to promote your etsy store?
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008 06:43:28 AM »

Do you have any idea of what the materials, by piece, cost you in the first place? I'm guessing a little of this and a little of that would add up to way more than $5 if you had to buy it retail. For example, you had to buy a pack of stickers, a pack of paper, a whole spool of ribbon to come up with a pack that includes 2 stickers, 1 sheet of paper, and a length of ribbon. The benefit to the customer is that they don't have a lot of leftovers to collect in their very limited space (or at least, they wouldn't know what to do with the leftovers because they're kit buyers rather than innovators).

I believe that the end product materials price should come somewhere between the per-piece cost, and the (let's call it) per-spool cost. You also have to use your expertise to figure out what to do with the leftovers.

My whole point is...$5 isn't enough for the materials + expertise/time.

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