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Glass pricing

Post by craigfda » Thu 01 Dec, 2016 12:13 pm

I'm sorry if this has been answered hundreds of times already:

I've been using Estlite for two years and have basically used the settings as they came, more or less. I'm now at thinking I need to refine the pricing a bit more but am not sure of the mathematics of it all and God knows I'm no natural when it comes to business matters.

Basically, I want to add UV92 glass as an option because it is obviously a lot more expensive than 2mm float but also a lot cheaper than Tru Vue's museum standard glass. I would previously just have selected "museum glass" settings but I'm not sure this is an accurate or fair price for the UV92. Basically, it's going to cost me £65 for a 122 x 91 sheet. How do I enter it into the table to reflect that cost?

Hope that makes some sense.

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Re: Glass pricing

Post by Steve N » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 2:36 pm

I believe in Estlite, that for sheet material, you enter the price you want to sell a piece of 40x50cm for, you will also have to enter a minimum price that you want to sell a piece for, then the software will work out the cost of the sheet material on those prices you have entered , plus it will add on whatever you wastage % is as well. so for a piece of glass 40x60cm it will work the cost from the 40x50, add the minimum amount and then add whatever you wastage % is to the figure, so you will need to bare in mind the additions to the base price,
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Re: Glass pricing

Post by ChrisG » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 4:29 pm

On main Estlite screen push the 'Options' button then select the 'Prices' tab. You'll see the Glass table where you add the glass description and as Steve says the price for a 40 x 50cm piece and a minimum price, remember to include the price of your backing board in these figures

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Re: Glass pricing

Post by Roboframer » Fri 02 Dec, 2016 11:25 pm

Why add backing board when pricing glass? There are different types of backing board and different thicknesses of each type as well.



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Re: Glass pricing

Post by ChrisG » Sat 03 Dec, 2016 12:03 am

Estlite doesn't have a separate backing board pricing structure, it assumes this is incorporated into the glass price. We incorporate our 'usual' back board into the glass price.

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Re: Glass pricing

Post by Roboframer » Sat 03 Dec, 2016 12:34 am

OK, didn't know that; seeing as the problem is knowing what to charge, regardless of size, I think Craig should study the following, in detail.

http://theframersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4455

http://www.pricingaframe.com/

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Re: Glass pricing

Post by craigfda » Sat 03 Dec, 2016 9:47 am

Thanks everyone! This is very helpful

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