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Wholesale pricing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Dec 3. 5 Replies

I know this forum is for art fair vendors, but I'm guessing some of you may have run into a similar situation (although the Wholesale Business category here hasn't had much in the way of posting in a…Continue

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Signing a triptych

Started this discussion. Last reply by CA Kaminski Aug 17. 2 Replies

Hi all.  I just finished a commissioned piece - a triptych.  I haven’t done one before.  My question is - how/where do you guys sign it?  The overall size is 12”H x 32” W; the middle piece is 12” H x…Continue

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Arts in the Middle (Urbanna, VA) or Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Edmonds Mar 16. 4 Replies

Hi all.  I'm new to AFI.  I moved to our new home recently and haven't met other local artists yet, so I'm delighted to find a place where we can bounce ideas off one another, and help each other…Continue

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Cindy Welch replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Wholesale pricing
"Maybe this is way off base for fine art but here goes. I have always understood it this way. Wholesale = (cost of supplies + labor) x 2 Retail = wholesale x 2 This supports the idea of figuring wholesale prices first. Then you can easily arrive…"
Dec 3
Jennifer Beaudoin Moffitt replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Wholesale pricing
"Paul is absolutely right about retail markup. I took a wholesaling class in February and learned quite a lot. Once a retailer purchases designs from you, they will expect that your pricing will be at least their retail price as it is bad business to…"
Dec 3
Paul willsea replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Wholesale pricing
"A wholesale price is usually more than doubled by the retailer. Your wholesale price will be multiplied by 2.25 - 2.5 typically. The more wholesaling you do the more you have to commit to consistent pricing. Will you be underselling your…"
Dec 3
Loc Tran replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Wholesale pricing
"Richard offers a good explanation of how to determine the 'cost of goods sold' and establishing prices. You then need to determine a profit margin to get your wholesale price. Depending on type of product I can see a 75-150% markup from…"
Nov 30
Richard L. Sherer replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Wholesale pricing
"I use an Excel spreadsheet that calculates my retail price using 1.5 to 2.5X material costs depending where leather gets used in the chain, and $70/hour labor. I can plug in various % discounts to see what my labor rate is and if I want to accept…"
Nov 30
CA Kaminski posted a discussion

Wholesale pricing

I know this forum is for art fair vendors, but I'm guessing some of you may have run into a similar situation (although the Wholesale Business category here hasn't had much in the way of posting in a long time, but thought I'd give it a try anyway).I was approached by a representative of an exclusive, luxury establishment who felt my work would be a great addition to their gift shop.  I've been in touch with the buyer, who very much liked my work, and would like to give it a try with a handful…See More
Nov 30
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Signing a triptych
"Thanks Larry.  When I look at the three pieces, I don’t see any way the small side pieces could stand alone but as you mentioned, they might get separated at some point.  "
Aug 17
Larry Sohn replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Signing a triptych
"I sign them all. Even though they are a set, as they are not attached to each other, they might be separated. Therefore, as each is a piece of artwork from you, sign each one. I also attach a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) to my work. When it is…"
Aug 14
CA Kaminski posted a discussion

Signing a triptych

Hi all.  I just finished a commissioned piece - a triptych.  I haven’t done one before.  My question is - how/where do you guys sign it?  The overall size is 12”H x 32” W; the middle piece is 12” H x 16” W, flanked by two 12” H x 8” W panels.  Do you sign the biggest piece?  Or, in my case, I always sign my pieces in the lower right corner - that would put my signature on the small panel that’s on the right.They love the piece so I’d appreciate some input so I can sign it and send it on to its…See More
Aug 13
CA Kaminski replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"Hey Check - here you go.  The first one shows what I use - the 6" label and the inserts, along with a front and back of a label once I'm done with them. The second is the front of the label package, in case you're…"
Mar 22
CA Kaminski replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"Forgot to mention that I cut the label holders down to 2" or 3" long pieces, depending on what I need."
Mar 22
CA Kaminski replied to Chuck Hinrichs Jr.'s discussion Item Name Badges For Products
"Hi Chuck - I'm a little late to this thread, but I agree - there are a lot of good ideas on here. What I've been using are 3/4" x 6" label holders (although you can get them in different sizes).  They come with…"
Mar 22
Raymond Edmonds replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Arts in the Middle (Urbanna, VA) or Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Sale
"I am a traditional/realistic watercolor artist and did the Arts in the Middle last year for the first time. The setting among the trees was wonderful with easy drive in setup and cooperative staff, but poor attendance and sales will keep me from…"
Mar 16
Gena VanDyke replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Arts in the Middle (Urbanna, VA) or Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Sale
"I used to do Taubman for years, enjoyed the promoters efforts and that catered breakfast on Sunday was great. Just couldn't cope with the crowded streets, angry store owners, and the wind tunnel problems.  Sales were okay, but not enough…"
Mar 16
CA Kaminski replied to CA Kaminski's discussion Arts in the Middle (Urbanna, VA) or Taubman Museum Sidewalk Art Sale
"Thanks Ralph.  I live in NC and Roanoke is closer, but no way of telling if I'll get into that again, of course.  There's also the idea that it's nice to repeat the same show so you'll be there for the folks who…"
Mar 15
Connie Mettler left a comment for CA Kaminski
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, CA. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
Mar 14

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At 8:58am on March 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi CA,

Welcome to Art Fair Insiders!  We're so pleased to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial. Thanks for signing up and best wishes for continued success.

At 5:54pm on March 14, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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