April 29th, 2008
One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive at You Design It is about our pricing. When we get this question in phone calls, we usually have to ask a series of questions to arrive at the price. That is because the exact price is based on several factors such as the product selected, the number of pieces being ordered, and the number of ink colors in the design. Naturally we don’t mind going through this with our customers and assisting them in any way that we can. However, what we find in many cases is that the customer isn’t looking for an exact price so much as they are looking for a good starting point in estimating their cost. That is where our price indicators for each product become very important.
When you are in the beginning stages of making a purchase for custom t-shirts, you may already know some of the general information about your order, but still be working toward nailing down the specifics. For instance, you may know that you are on a tight budget and if so, you would of course want to look for the most economical t-shirt to start with. On the flip side, you may be looking for a premium T-shirt and you may not mind paying a little more for it.
With these types of situations in mind, we have created a pricing key, or pricing indicators. When you are looking at the product pages to choose your item, these pricing indicators will appear as small icons next to the product. You will see varying numbers of dollar signs and these various dollar signs will give you a relative price estimate for each item. Here is how the indicators work:
- $ = Most Affordable
- $$ = Standard
- $$$ = Premium
Here is a snapshot from the site of where you can find the pricing indicators next to the products:
Thus you can see that the Jerzees 50/50 tee is considered one of the most affordable tees while the American Apparel tee is considered one of the most premium. That will help you pick your product accordingly and give you a relative idea of what you can afford based on your budget. Remember, however, that this is only one factor. The quantity being ordered and the number of ink colors in the design will also heavily impact your price. The main thing to keep in mind is that two identical designs and order quantities will always be less expensive on an affordable tee, versus a standard tee, versus a premium tee. Keep this information in mind and you are well on your way to making the wisest selection for your purchase!
Helping keep you informed on how the pricing works is one of the best ways that we can keep you happy with knowing you are getting the best price. Our transparency becomes much more apparent when you see that we aren’t hiding the pricing, that we just can’t give you a proper price until we have all the factors involved. You can rest assured you will get the best price once we have that information.