I have done a whole bunch of acrylic place cards/name settings and a family friend who’s a party planner asked me to do some for her. She told me that she has bought these many times before on etsy, from a seller in Bulgaria (I’m in Canada) and she pays between 1.30 and 2.35 Canadian dollars per name! I have seen the quality of these pieces and they are really nice.
She mentioned that the inconvenience of buying them from Bulgaria is the waiting (not the shipping cost: that’s between 9 and 20 CAD or so). and since there are always last minute names to add to the guest list, she would like to find a local source.
looking around etsy, local Canadian makers charge 5-6 CAD per name. even then,material cost, etsy’s cut, machine depreciation, time, etc., is it even worth the hassle?
Usually I wouln’t focus on what others decide to work for and just offer what I think I am worth. but if the actual end product I can make is no better in any way, can I honestly feel comfortable charging more than them?
wonder what everyone’s experience is.
here’s one of their links: