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# how much would you charge?

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to wrap presents for people? I was thinking \$1 each if they provide materials. is that too much? too little?
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by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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by Gold Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM
That's what I was thinking.

Quoting ashmac03:

I honestly don't see why anyone would pay for present wrapping if they have to provide the materials.  I would say \$3 small \$4 medium \$5 large and \$7 x-large if you are providing the paper, ribbons, etc.

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by Ruby Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:03 PM

if i have to collect the supplies and then bring everything to you and then pay to have everything wrapped it costs less and is less hastle to just do it myself or pay to have it done at the store i'm shopping at rather than make a special trip.

by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM
thank you :) its just an idea cause I know so many people that hate to wrap!

Quoting AMBG825:

How long would it take you to wrap a gift? if wrapping one gift takes you 15 minutes then \$1 is way too low. Your time is worth something more than \$1. So let's say you wrap 4 presents in an hour. (I'm using low values to make the math easier) That's only \$4 for that hour. Definitely not worth your time. You want to at LEAST make the equivalent of minimum wage. So if minimum wage is \$8, and it takes you 15 minutes to wrap 1 present, you need to charge at least \$2 per gift to make it. Of course, I'm sure you'd like to make a little more than minimum wage.

If it were me, I would go by volume. If a person wants 8 gifts wrapped and all are medium to large and I know it's going to take me about 2 hours, I would charge \$20 for the lot. More if they want added embellishments like ribbons and custom bows etc.

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by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

my cousin does this, she charges \$2 per package, or \$1 per if they provide the supplies