Accepting Commissions?

Accepting Commissions?

Post by K. Brun » Wed, 18 Oct 2000 04:00:00



I've seriously made beaded articles for about 6 years but never got
around to going commercial.  I tend to get attached to pieces I make.
I've been wondering, though, if someone offered me an inordinate amount
of money commissioning a piece to be made for them, how I would go about
that.  I don't have a resale permit.  I've heard that one way some people
deal with commissions is to expect 1/3 of the final price upfront, 1/3 in
the middle, and 1/3 upon delivery.  I assume there's a fairly standard
contract for that situation.

Has anyone gone into selling or done selling their pieces this way?
What's your experience?

-Karen

 
 
 

Accepting Commissions?

Post by GlassOrchi » Thu, 19 Oct 2000 12:09:30


I require full payment before I start most custom work.

Nancy


Quote:

> I've seriously made beaded articles for about 6 years but never got
> around to going commercial.  I tend to get attached to pieces I make.
> I've been wondering, though, if someone offered me an inordinate amount
> of money commissioning a piece to be made for them, how I would go about
> that.  I don't have a resale permit.  I've heard that one way some people
> deal with commissions is to expect 1/3 of the final price upfront, 1/3 in
> the middle, and 1/3 upon delivery.  I assume there's a fairly standard
> contract for that situation.

> Has anyone gone into selling or done selling their pieces this way?
> What's your experience?

> -Karen


 
 
 

Accepting Commissions?

Post by ViadelS » Thu, 19 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>> I've seriously made beaded articles for >about 6 years but never got around

to >going commercial.  I tend to get attached >to pieces I make. I've been
wondering, >though, if someone offered me an >inordinate amount of money
Quote:
>commissioning a piece to be made for >them, how I would go about  that.  I

don't >have a resale permit.  I've heard that one >way some people  deal with
commissions >is to expect 1/3 of the final price upfront, >1/3 in  the middle,
and 1/3 upon delivery.  >I assume there's a fairly standard contract >for that
situation.

Quote:

>> Has anyone gone into selling or done >>selling their pieces this way? What's
>your experience?

>> -Karen

Hi Karen,
I require a 50% non-refundable deposit when I accept commisions. The balance is
due when the piece is completed.

It may sound stiff, but I used to get a lot of custom orders that ppl didnt
follow through on. It wasted my time, and sometimes left me w/pieces that were
so "custom" that I couldnt sell them to anyone else afterward.
The non-refundable deposit reminds ppl that my time has value, and encourages
them to be sure they're serious before placing a custom order.

HTH,
~Andrea

 
 
 

Accepting Commissions?

Post by Linda Scheere » Thu, 19 Oct 2000 04:00:00


I charge 50% before starting work, 50% on delivery. I use a written contract
with a nonrefundable deposit included which covers my design time and the
cost of materials. I started doing this when someone wanted a really ugly
(in my opinion) color combination which I figured I'd never sell if the
customer changed her mind (she didn't).
--
Linda
Life is short; eat dessert first!
Quote:

> I require full payment before I start most custom work.

> Nancy


> > What's your experience?

> > -Karen