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How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell Paperback – August 22, 2012
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"Resist lowering the price. Don't think that you'll sell more because you won't. Unique handmade products command higher prices everywhere. People associate low prices with cheaply made items. In fact, you may have to raise an item's price till you find the best selling price." ~ from interview with James Dillehay by YoungUpstarts.com
"In the 5 years or so since I started selling online, I have read many books on the subject. This one is by far the best. I even put it to the test the other day and charged a reasonable price for something and the customer didn't bat an eye." ~ GeekCrafts.com
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After over 30 years of selling my handmade products retail, wholesale, online and off, I found a pricing system that works. If you want to be profitable and grow your handmade business, read this book.
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Chapters 1 and 2 discuss the customers motivation for buying, how to make your craft and art pieces standout from other offerings, how to present your work for maximum appeal, and how to convey the value of your work. The list of ways to increase the perceived value of your work is invaluable.
Chapters 3 and 4 cover how to price your work competitively and profitably, while Chapter 5 goes into detail about pricing unique items.
Charter 6 covers recordkeeping for the customer transaction...bills of sale, description of the piece sold, valuations, etc.
Chapters 7 & 10 go into detail about bookkeeping, calculating profitability, and requirements for business taxes, and so forth.
Chapters 8 & 9 give tips on how to lower the cost of materials and how to set up your workspace for maximum productivity.
If you are new to selling your art and craft work, this book is a great introduction to getting started.
It is truly a step by step guide to not only pricing products, but getting a full understanding of business costs and how to be profitable now and in the future. It is well worth the price and in my eyes the author has proven himself as an expert in selling handmade items and running a business. That's certainly adding value to his products, as he teaches, because I actually feel this book is under priced! My advice is get it now!
This book was quality work; a few typos here and there but no more than any other book I've read. It was well written, organized, and flowed from one section to the next, which really aided in fully understanding the material so your mind can work through the necessary steps easily. The author is either very talented at writing or put a lot of work into the book (or both) and it shows.
I'm eagerly looking foward to purchasing another of his books even though I have so much to do after reading this one (and will refer to it constantly). I just feel after learning so much here, and feeling so motivated, that I can only benefit from reading the next.
Even if you're inexperienced in selling, if you've got something beautiful to offer, be honest about your price. Under-selling makes your products less appealing. It's true. I applied some of the principles from this book to my most recent craft display at our local coffee shop. I've already sold twice as many items as last year, and my profit is far greater. Book is definitely worth the reading, both for the practical "how to price" info and also a kick in the pants for the less confident among us.
Top international reviews
It's not an in-depth analysis but it is a very good starting point.
Los capítulos son fáciles de identificar para futuras revisiones.
Muy recomendado si no saben como iniciar un negocio.