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24th September 2018
 
 
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  • Good Question, Normally we put on 20% maximum, smaller jobs and regular clients mostly 10%-12%.One of our customers once asked why we put a mark up on our materials supplied to customers, replied as follows: do you purchase a $45,000 car from the manufacturers factory and sell it to the customer for $45,000, I think not!
  • If the customer is ok with the price, i guess then it's acceptable, I work out my costs and go from there. and my costs are everything in the expenses column from last years books, you can't just work on a markup, that's how you go broke. we haven't been in business 30 years by working on a fixed markup. know how much it costs to keep the shop's doors open every hour and price everything to cover that then add the profit you want to make. businesses around me are going to the wall either because they want one job to pay for the whole week or they spend their whole time undercutting other shops prices. neither is a great way to run a business when it goes quiet for a while.
  •  I find that this has to be worked out on an individual basis dependent on the business circumstances an has many factors to consider. The first is that all administrative ordering costs, courier & delivery fees, warehouse storing and labor costs need to be covered in the markup so that the business can recoup these associated costs. Then we need to look at profit margins we want to make on particular items and "Market Forces" often dictate the maximum retail selling price for any item. So to remain competitive this must be considered. Our standard markup is 60% on any purchased item yet to remain competitive on some items we have calculated that our minimum markup on any given item can go no lower than 40% so we can assure that we recoup all associated costs.
  • Varies greatly depending on whether it's a raw material or finished product. 30-100% on outsourced products, 200-300% + on vinyls & laminates.
  • I simply put the consumable costs into my MIS system and apply the profit I want and the cost of materials is then marked up the same as labour, rent, etc. That has worked well for me.
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