Thursday, August 18, 2011

Our Pricing Calculator

Many of our customers' phone calls concern requests for pricing quotes of our products and services.  Always searching for ways to streamline the business, we were able to create a pricing spreadsheet that allowed us, very quickly, to answer pricing questions for scanning and prints, including odd sizes.  In order to become ever more efficient we discovered a way to give our customers online access to this price calculator enabling them to obtain answers about pricing 24 hours-a-day. This is a terrific tool for our clients who want to create customized price guides for their own website or gallery sales. It also allows you the luxury of endlessly entering various sizes when figuring price points for volume sales for art festivals or wholesale accounts.  For example, within the calculator you can easily enter the dimensions for a print size and it will instantly give you the price Archival Arts charges you for prints.  This handy spreadsheet includes pricing for scans, watercolor prints, canvas prints, varnish for canvas, stretcher frame pricing and labor for stretching.  There is also a section at the bottom that calculates the total cost of print, varnish, stretcher and labor for canvas prints.  Even if you don't use computers much, this spreadsheet is extremely easy to use. Merely type in your two dimensions in the yellow boxes and the rest is automatic.  Please avoid changing numbers or text below the yellow boxes as it can damage the spreadsheet.  Give it a try!  You can find a link on the front page of our website. If you currently receive volume or wholesale pricing and would like to use the spreadsheet, please give us a call at 410-247-7771.  We would be glad to email you a copy of the spreadsheet to use in Microsoft Excel. 

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