Reply To: Trade vs. Retail
i decided to go to the trade only around 2013, when my daughter was born.
for me, it’s a simpler business model.
i’m used to dealing b2b from my previous corporate experience, i’m more ‘business and to the point, less ‘doesn’t it look wonderful and you’ll feel amazing in the space’ :-). Plus, the back-and-forth on pricing and being shopped around felt really bad for me.
so for those reasons, the decision was kind of organic and it felt right.
i charge retail pricing to the designers.
for example, 1WOM is around $150. plus lining, plus trim, plus hardware, plus install.
the pricing covers multiple estimates, etc.
i think you should do what makes financial sense for you. And also pursue what feels good and simple.
This business is too complicated to make it even more so 🙂