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Hi all! I am brand new to this group, and reading a ton - you are all so helpful, lol!
I do have a question, though, about pricing. Do you all charge the exact same at trade & craft shows as you do on Etsy? For example, my paper straws are $4.00 here on Etsy. It is under what the SRP is from my supplier (they said to charge between $4.50 and $6.00 - but I charge $4 because that's generally the rate here on Etsy, and I didn't want to be higher).
I was thinking that at the show, I would charge $4.50 (and say that includes the taxes, because taxes would be $0.40), but I worry about customers coming to my Etsy shop listed on my business card and feeling like they got ripped off. Although in reality, $4.50 *would* still be cheaper than buying them for $4.00 here, then pay $2.00 in shipping...
I think it would be the smartest thing to just charge the same there & here, but the temptation to raise my prices a wee bit is there, lol!
Posted at 6:41 pm Jul 6, 2012 EDT
I keep my prices the same everywhere. I don't want to customers getting confused about why the same item is different prices in different places.
I also don't want them to come to my online shops and see a higher price than what was at the shows, and talk themselves out of a purchase.
Consistency is the key.
Posted at 7:40 pm Jul 6, 2012 EDT
That's what I thought too. I just hate having to add the taxes seperately, lol. Takes more time. It would be easier to say "$4.50, tax included", but I completely agree with you about possibly angering my customers if they see lower online prices!
Posted at 9:58 pm Jul 6, 2012 EDT