In the screenprinting world you have many factors to consider when it comes to pricing your service. The trick is making sure you have all the information first in order to assess what the price needs to be for your services.
Labor needs to be calculated based not only on time and people during production, but for your time, and also time used to set-up the job, and then time needed for clean up, folding, boxing, etc.
There will be times you will be providing the apparel, so you must not only make sure this cost is included, but also that you charge for shipping and handling. If you are keeping products at your shop you may also want to consider extra for storing the products.
Materials you need to price for would include inks, films, screens, etc. You should also consider extra utilized for mistakes to be on the safe side.
The profit margin should be significant enough to not only contribute to the shop’s needs to stay in business, but also so you yourself can live a life with proper quality. You aren’t in this to be a slave, and you shouldn’t live like one.
Even with all these in mind, you will lose money if you make too many errors, lose customers, or don’t have an efficient way to run your shop. Wheresmyjob.com will drastically help with all these issues and more, and will make it very easy to do at the same time. Our website will store information, make it easy to share in your shop and with your customers, and can be used for other functions such as quoting, notifications, and keeping records.
Make sure to set your prices properly from the get-go, because changing pricing on customers after quoting them never goes well, trust us.