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Old 03-04-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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Shouldn't you be charging the customer instead of the farmer's market?
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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Shouldn't you be charging the customer instead of the farmer's market?
That's a good point too!

The other delivery services charge the customer not the store. So the store makes more money.

The OP did not do their math or sufficient research.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:56 AM
 
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If they ask me how much I will charge them, what is wrong with giving a clear answer?
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I posted an ad originally for food delivery to the customer and was contacted by something like a farmer's market.
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Look, I'm done. I sent a quote of what I thought was fair. If they have a problem with it, hopefully they'll let me know. Thank you to those of you who provided actual advice.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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Based on your history, I have to question whether you interpreted the vendor appropriately or not. It would be extremely unusual for the vendor to eat the charge (no pun intended). I think they would want to know what you charge so they can tell their customers how much the delivery fee is going to be.

Good luck. I hope things work out for you.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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Oh, and wait until the drone delivery service gets off the ground, you're out of business.
Which should be up and running by the end of the week?
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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I'm starting a small food delivery service, but my client wants to know how much I charge. I do not know what to tell her.

I was thinking I would charge .25 cents per mile, and a flat rate of $10 for 2-20 miles, $15 20-40 miles, $20 40-60 miles. Is this reasonable? If not, how should I calculate it? I want to get the job, and my car is fairly economical on gas. It really only costs me about .15 cents per mile, if even.
You need to do market research with what the competition charges for such a service even if you aren't offering the exact same service.
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:01 AM
 
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You need to do market research with what the competition charges for such a service even if you aren't offering the exact same service.
I'm planning to sign up with Ubereats later, if it's available in my area, after Checkr gets my driving record check corrected (for some reason, Uber did not give them my updated driver's license information, and that's why they said that I was ineligible, go figure. Apparently background check issues with Uber are a common problem. If you don't believe me, check the Uber forums). Then, maybe I'll have a better idea of what to charge if I'm supposed to charge the individuals who order.

I might have misinterpreted what the person meant. If the quote I gave them seems odd, hopefully they will speak to me about it.
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