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This is for those of you that outsource your embroidery work. When you are quoted a price for the embroidery, do you mark that up to your customer, or is your profit solely on the markup of the shirt, hat, etc.

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I charge the customer $5.00 for up to 7000 stitches on my cloths. If they bring me their cloths it is $7.00 for 5000 stitchs and in both cases and additional 50 cents per thousand stitches over the 7000/5000. I then tell them I make money when they buy my cloths, so I give it back in the embroidering...Greg
 

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I charge the customer $5.00 for up to 7000 stitches on my cloths. If they bring me their cloths it is $7.00 for 5000 stitchs and in both cases and additional 50 cents per thousand stitches over the 7000/5000. I then tell them I make money when they buy my cloths, so I give it back in the embroidering...Greg
I like your style Greg. I let the customer know this too. I also have no issue telling them,I'm in business to make a profit. I have a similar price structure. I charge a little more for the additional per thousand rate. Good luck .... JB
 

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we mark up everything. i personally don't like doing supplied garments because if we spoil one then we have an issue. no matter what your policy is you are going to damage a relationship if you spoil the customer's garment.

now, as far as pricing, we do out-the-door pricing so there is no breakdown. We generally do Polo shirts with 2 locations for $30/ea on shirts that are up to $17/wholesale. After that, we charge the retail price of the shirt plus $5-$8 for embroidery. We will do 2 locations for that price, normally left breast and sleeve.
 

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we mark up everything. i personally don't like doing supplied garments because if we spoil one then we have an issue. no matter what your policy is you are going to damage a relationship if you spoil the customer's garment.

i agree with fred on supplied garments. depending on the customer it can become such an ordeal to deal with.
 

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I ended up marking up the dollar/stitch price I was quoted, along with digitizing fee and left it at that. And the usual markup on the apparel. So do most of you go with the suggested retail price of the shirts and hats when doing a job, or does it depend on the job. When I look at the prices in the Sanmar or S&S catalog, they are pretty much double my cost. Does the customer ever question the price when they look through the catalog and see the price listed?
 
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