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I have attached the spreadsheet I have created for my business.  These prices are based on the oracal 651 vinyl and the oracal fluorescent.  I have been using this calculator for the past year and it works great for me.  I have never had anyone ask about the pricing I use and it makes it nice for anyone in my shop to be able to price something without having to bother me. LOL  Criticize if you please I am just throwing out my 2 cents on the whole "Pricing Thing"  Hope this helps anyone in need.

Decal%20Pricing%20Formula.xlsx.zip

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I've modified it to include design hours and taxes. I plan on using it as a quote sheet. I have a friend that is doing some heat press work, and is picking up quiet a bit of business. I want to add a section for it but have no idea how to price it. I plan on starting a base price for 1, then have a box that I can have a deduction based on how many a customer would want; for instance a 3% discount for 11-20 items, 5% for more than 20 items (or what is reasonable). What are normal rates for labor, and at what point would discounts be recommended?

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Just downloaded and it looks great.  Thank you very much for sharing.  I have a question on how I should fill it in.  If for example, I have a line of text 5"H x 37"W how would you enter that.  Would you put 5 and 37 in the height and width cells. A 1 for over 23" and a 1 for over 36 in?  If I just fill in the height and width I get a price of $48.30.  If I just put in a 1 over 36" I get a price of $15.00. How would you fill this example in.

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Just downloaded and it looks great.  Thank you very much for sharing.  I have a question on how I should fill it in.  If for example, I have a line of text 5"H x 37"W how would you enter that.  Would you put 5 and 37 in the height and width cells. A 1 for over 23" and a 1 for over 36 in?  If I just fill in the height and width I get a price of $48.30.  If I just put in a 1 over 36" I get a price of $15.00. How would you fill this example in.

I entered qty 1, 5H by 37W, complexity 8, 1 color. When I put a 1 in 23" it goes to $49. When I zero it and put a 1 in 36", it goes to $50. When I put a 1 in both, it shows $64. 

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I entered qty 1, 5H by 37W, complexity 8, 1 color. When I put a 1 in 23" it goes to $49. When I zero it and put a 1 in 36", it goes to $50. When I put a 1 in both, it shows $64. 

i think if u put 1 in the QTY with 5H and 37W, complex 8, 1 color, u would need to put a 1 in 36" since its bigger than normal ones, that way it will give your $35 + 15 since its bigger than 36", if you use the 23", you will get a +14, if you put a 1 in both 23" and 36", that means you have 2 decals, that would mean 2 in QTY.

 

 

Just downloaded and it looks great.  Thank you very much for sharing.  I have a question on how I should fill it in.  If for example, I have a line of text 5"H x 37"W how would you enter that.  Would you put 5 and 37 in the height and width cells. A 1 for over 23" and a 1 for over 36 in?  If I just fill in the height and width I get a price of $48.30.  If I just put in a 1 over 36" I get a price of $15.00. How would you fill this example in.

you need to fill the column A to E (mandatory), then if its a specialty vinil, or the decal is smaller than 6x6 or you use fluorecence color, add a 1 below it, if its bigger than 23" but smaller than 36", add a 1 below the 23", if its bigger than 36" add a +1 below it, its easy to understand =)

 

 

Please correct me if i am wrong

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i think if u put 1 in the QTY with 5H and 37W, complex 8, 1 color, u would need to put a 1 in 36" since its bigger than normal ones, that way it will give your $35 + 15 since its bigger than 36", if you use the 23", you will get a +14, if you put a 1 in both 23" and 36", that means you have 2 decals, that would mean 2 in QTY.

It was actually less with qty1, 5H, 37W and 1 in over 36". Considerably less, like $2.35 total. LOL

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I dunno... it seems way higher on small stuff...

 

Like I just did these for a local repair shop... they are about 7x1.5".  I charged him $1.50 each, but  the calculator wants me to charge $4.11 for them.  There is no way I can get a customer to pay $4 for a decal this size.... am I doing something wrong in the file?

 

 

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I get $3 to $4 on higher quantity of what you posted. Individually I'd be around $7 and I've been pricing that way for around 5 years.

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Wow your customers will pay $4 each for a large quantity of the decal I posted?  I don't think I could ever get that...  He ordered 90 of them in 3 different colors.  That wold be $360 for the 90 decals... I know I wouldn't pay that, lol.  Maybe me and my customers are all cheap asses.

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I dunno... it seems way higher on small stuff...

 

Like I just did these for a local repair shop... they are about 7x1.5".  I charged him $1.50 each, but  the calculator wants me to charge $4.11 for them.  There is no way I can get a customer to pay $4 for a decal this size.... am I doing something wrong in the file?

I think if you were doing 1 then $4.11 would be more reasonable. I have had a hard time coming up with a good system that doesn't drive the price through the roof on one end of the spectrum or the other. There so many variables that it's hard to have a generic formula even if it has a built in curve. How much weeding time and is it so small you will lose some...etc....That looks like a lot of weeding BTW. I think $1.50 is plenty aggressive given the amount of weed time that you must have put in. Bottom line is cost plus mark-up and then your time and how much it's worth to you. Some times I work way too cheap. 

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I can work a little cheap, i have almost no overhead... do it at home, etc...  I could charge maybe $2 for them, but since he wanted 90, i went to $1.50...  It's case by case I guess, but I will definitely try to use this calculator as at least a base line.

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I get $3 to $4 on higher quantity of what you posted. Individually I'd be around $7 and I've been pricing that way for around 5 years.

My customers pay this price all the time. And I'm the cheap guy around here.

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