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W.D Quinn Saw Co. - US Made Picture Frame Blades

Pricing Odd Sizes

Matoaka

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We use the spreadsheet pricing method which includes 14 standard sizes from 8x10 through 32x40.

My question is for the piece that measures 10x24 (34 UI), as an example. Would you base your glass, mat and labor prices on the standard 20x24 column, which is twice the area size as the customer's piece; or, would you use the United Inches method, which would take you to the 16x20 column?

PS: We use nearly ALL of our scrap. Trash duty in this shop is a breeze!

Thanks,
Matoaka
 

JFeig

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Prior to computerization with a POS system in 1990 we used spread sheets as you.

We had a section for "panels". The sizes were:
10x20
12x30
14x36
20x40
24x60

As for placing rates in each catagory. That is up to you. Our current method for pricing is based on a flat rate plus a U.I. charge or a lite (standard glass size) charge depending on the catagory (fitting, glazing, mat, etc). You could also use sq. inches, sq feet etc.

I would also suggest that you are making a new chart that you add sizes at least up to 40x60.
 

Jim Miller

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If you build more than 20 frames a week, you shouldn't be wrestling with that question. You should be using a computer program to do your pricing.

The same computer program would facilitate easy & frequent updates, keep all of your order histories, sales data, and customer data.

If it costs $1,000 plus $500 per year for updates, you should recover that cost in a matter of weeks.
 

Jerry Ervin

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Originally posted by Jim Miller:
If it costs $1,000 plus $500 per year for updates, you should recover that cost in a matter of weeks.
I agree, the most valuble piece of "equipment" you can purchase for your business is a good POS system. It will more than pay for itself.
 

Jill

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Matoaka

When I used a spread sheet system We worked strictly off the UI system. Like you we used all the scrap glass and mats in the shop. So this posed few problems.

Hope this helped

Jill Hennes
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