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Old 10-30-2015, 01:38 PM
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Hello everyone,

I'm conducting a little market research and wondered if I could call upon my fellow chi-lovers for your opinions...

In 2016, I'm going to be selling handmade dog collars (and possibly matching leashes) and it would be really useful to know what you guys would consider to be a fair price for a handmade collar?

Also, how many collars do you have for your pup and do you buy them often?

I have an obsession with collars and accessories for Molly and wasn't sure if this was normal or not LOL!

Thanks everyone for your time xx
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I make handmade dog collars, and tbh the prices people are prepared to pay totally depends on the materials and quality, and also where you are planning to sell them.
The best market research I did was visiting the really top end doggy boutiques in London and seeing the different ranges they sell.
If you are trying to make collars as a business, it is difficult to make them at an affordable price and still make a profit as they are pretty labour intensive
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Thanks WP. It's not a business venture as I have a full-time job, it's more a way to fund something I love to do. Early days at the moment and might amount to nothing but I do like a new project

Where do you sell yours?

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I do the odd craft fair, handmade /artisan market. I do have an Etsy shop and keep meaning to set up a website, but I never have good enough pics
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I have an obsession for collars too I'm always buying them, for me though I love to find something different.
So if you could incorporate some unique charms into the design I think that would be a good idea, also more personal.
I think the matching leashes would be great too.
For me the price would depend on what materials were used and the overall quality. You could do a combo price, say like "if you add on the matching leash there's an overall discount."
I think the price also depends on where you are selling them, like at a craft fair or online. As long as it's conpetitive with similar items and suits potential customers it should be successful
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Thanks Jessica! I actually have some charms on order at the moment I have tiny 'made with love' tags and bows, looking at bells and little festive bits. I am in my element LOL! x
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Thanks Jessica! I actually have some charms on order at the moment I have tiny 'made with love' tags and bows, looking at bells and little festive bits. I am in my element LOL! x
That sounds lovely I would love to see them once they are all made x
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I love collars and have loads of them. I used to buy handmade collars from Greenbelts on Etsy. So I have a ton from her. There is almost no limit to what I'll pay for anything that I love and is within my means.
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