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Getting a quote ready for an order, big or small, can be a daunting task. You don't want to over charge or be in the red. In this post I will briefly cover how to price your floral arranging services. First off, you should never charge less because you are a new floral designer. Second, below are two pricing structures that you can apply to guarantee the best results for you and your client!
WHAT DETERMINES YOUR LABOR FEES?
There are a few contributing factors and they are:
HOW TO PRICE WEDDING FLOWERS & EVENT STYLING SERVICES
When pricing a large floral order for a wedding and event, you may follow the above method and add an a labor for.
For instance:You have ($1,200 of floral product wholesale x 2.5% ) + 5%-15% labor/design fee.
HOW TO PRICE EVERYDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
When selling a cash and carry arrangement or bouquet, take the cost you pay and multiply it by 2.5%. This will give you the retail that you should be charging your customers.
COLLECTING DEPOSITS AND INVOICING YOUR CLIENTS
This is SUPER important because, you need to get paid duh!
Okay, so you booked your client. They approved the quote and the contract is getting ready to be signed. It is reasonable, in almost all cases, to take one of the following NON-REFUNDABLE deposits.
Lastly, the entire order should be paid for in full 2-3 weeks prior to you ordering the flowers and supplies for the client. This way you and your suppliers are covered.
Lastly, for real this time, if for some reason you are designing for an event and the only transaction is the swipe of a credit card and a purchase order, your standard terms and conditions should have you covered. The exchange of services for payment are a binding contract between you and your client.
I really hope this helps! I told you it would be brief. If you are looking for a more in dept training and the exact resources, contracts, and tools that professional florists are using to streamline their cash flow, then make sure to join theFloral Society. There you will find everything you need to keep your floral business blooming including the priceless support and accountability from your peers and experts alike!
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