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Wanda-Lynn Searles
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How Much to Charge for Greeting Cards?


How do you know how much to charge on greeting cards, note cards and postcards if you want to make them and sell them? Plus, if I wanted to have some in a book store for sale, how much to charge them? Any information on this would be appreciated ... thanks!


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12/21/2007 2:42:27 AM

 
Kathy Radford
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  I've been selling my note cards in stores for about a year now. I charge $4.00 ea and charge the store $3.00 ea. When I sell myself or at my booth at craft fairs I charge $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Most cards I've seen sell between $3.00 and $4.00.
I print my own cards out and print a colored border on the card itself to match a color in the photo. I then use double face tape in the four corners and attach the 4x6 photo inside the colored border. The colored border really dresses it up so they usually stand out from most of the note cards that people are selling. Good Luck.


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1/7/2008 3:54:07 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I think it depends a lot on where you live. If you're around a city or in an upscale area, you can get what Kathy does. In a rural area like where I live, you're lucky to get $2.50.


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1/7/2008 4:13:17 AM

 
Tony Sweet
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  Well, it really depends on size, quality card stock, if the card image can be framed as a small fine art print. We find that $4-$5 for a traditional sized card and $7 for a panoramic (wide or letterbox format) seems to be in the ballpark. Another way to determine price would be to go to a local craft show and see what others are charging.


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1/7/2008 5:40:43 AM

 
Jerry Frazier   $3 each in sets of 25. No one really balks at that, so it might be time to increase :)


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1/11/2008 12:31:38 PM

 
Wanda-Lynn Searles
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  Thank you all for your suggestions on what to charge for greeting cards.


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4/29/2008 7:02:46 PM

 
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