I have been selling my nuno felted scarves on here, the other side and at craft fairs for about a year now and have had regular sales and good feedback. I sell them at £20 for the shorter scarves and £25 for longer ones regardless of the intricacy of the design. I have noticed recently that similar scarves sell for a lot more on the other side (not quite so many for sale here so difficult to judge) and am wondering whether my scarves appear “cheap” and whether I should increase my prices to reflect the amount of work that goes into them, one scarf with a detailed design could take several hours to make.
Having a relatively low income myself I know I would personally never be able to justify spending even my current price on a scarf so I always struggle with pricing but I’m sure there are people with a higher disposable income who appreciate the time and effort that goes into making handmade items.
My dilemma is this … I’m thinking it wouldn’t be right to sell a specific scarf for one price on here and a higher price elsewhere but would it be OK to remove a selection of scarves from my Folksy shop and try selling them on the other side for an increased price while keeping similar on here at the original price just to see how things go. I am reluctant to go for an overall price increase until I know whether people think its acceptable. I would rather sell at the lower price than have a boxful of unsold scarves under my bench!
Just thinking out loud - any comments much appreciated.