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  1. #1
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    Default Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    I have read the posts discussing price per pound that you all sell your honey for, but does that include the price of bottles and labels, or do you add the cost of packaging to the final price?

    Blueline
    Spread my work-ethic not my wealth!!!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Hi Blueline. My price includes the bottles and labels.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    My local Bee-Supply/Honey store charges per pound plus container, so I guess it goes either way.

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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    If you are selling honey in anything other than a barrel, all costs should be included in the price.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



  5. #5
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Are empty barrels free?
    I want a free barrel!.

    The price you charge per pound should include every cost to bring your product to market.

    How do I caculalate the opportunity cost of time spent on Beesource?

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    It has been a long time since I have sold honey by the barrel. When I did, I got barrels from somewhere and when I delivered them to the packer I brought home barrels for the next season. I got X for the honey, per pound.

    When I sell honey in 5 gallon totes, I get $3.00/lb and I get the tote back when I make the next delivery.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



  7. #7
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    I don't have room for a barrel!
    My wife wants me to get organized this weekend so she has room to park her car in my "Honey House". I things I have to deal with!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Thanks for the info everyone. As always I appreciate it. Good to hear from you Mark, I haven't been on here much this year.

    Blueline
    Spread my work-ethic not my wealth!!!

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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    I thought we were missing you. Glad you are back.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



  10. #10

    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Barrels are 7 bucks from my source. Washed. I rewash with bleach and re-epoxy, because I'm paranoid. I quit using reused buckets. Everybody does it. But I dont. On that note, I also have totes, which I get for next to nothing. The real question is what to put in this 1300 gallon food grade tank I got from a guy yesterday. Has 3 times the value in stainless fittings than what I paid. Back to original topic, I also include jar cost. When I discuss it with other keepers I always tell them gross and net. And they always laugh that I'm not gouging, but hey, I've found a great niche.

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Add the cost of bottle and labels?

    Mbeck You need to ask your wife if her car will extract honey, honey if not it don't go in the honey house!!

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