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Add setup cost or per hour cost
Some materials or Printers require additional cost to pass on the time and effort to setup and the time for monitoring & extra support materials for LONG print times.

We need additional ways to change fees besides just build volumes. Cost per material, setup fees and cost per /hr for maintenance & monitoring prints.

Also some of us have dual materials and support structures, these are not factored into cost/volume for just the models.

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vinnie90 - Yea, there was a discussion about this a while back. Everyone has their own way of pricing. I think there should be a setting for multiple ways of charging for jobs. This way the "printer person" can choose which method he prefers.

I dont use the volume method, however I am forced too and this could hurt my chances of getting jobs.
7 years, 2 months ago
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mkapras - I agree, we need more pricing options. That way we can be as up-front about what a job will cost as possible.
7 years, 2 months ago
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plexus - I also agree. Per volume doesn't make much sense to me. there is set-up, materials, print time, re-print time, clean up effort, packing and shipping that all needs to be taken into account. My estimates depend on the models supplies and some are easier to print than others. so for now I just ignore my $/unit volume cost on the site and give the prospective client a total based on their models and reality.
7 years, 2 months ago
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fester - I would agree also ,everything has to be taken into consideration. I also ignore my $/unit cost . Estimate are based on the parts and complexity .
7 years, 2 months ago
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dennish - One of the biggest reasons this site hasnt worked for me. I do enjoy MakeXYZ and have had a good deal of work come my way...Cant we say that MOST 3D Printers require fees that go beyond simply pressing print?
Each job requires a good deal of discussion and planning from my perspective.
7 years, 2 months ago
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davedelay - It isn't necessary to have everything available as a variable to costing. I believe it's up to the individual to spell that out or not on his profile. and make it a selling point.
7 years, 2 months ago
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erckgillis - If we standardize pricing it makes it easier on the customers to compare pricing. If we all have complex terms and conditions in our profiles with special cost that only come from discussions with the client about the differences of their models and or unique printers capabilities like dual materials or supports etc. They will never be able to cost shop...
7 years, 2 months ago
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carter - hmm I'm surprised that this hasn't been fixed 5 weeks after this thread. And that this isn't the first thread about it! it seems like a huge issue that smacks you in the face the second you make your first contact with a customer.
I emailed Nathan a week ago when i got my first job:

Me:
If i want to charge for weight plus print hour, how to I know this until after I have printed the object? you only let prices be set per cm3... what if they print a hollow object? what if they print a high rez object? opportunity cost of my printer use is much higher to me than cost of plastic. I just sent an invoice for $1.... not trying to rip you off, I just am new to printing and do not know how to fairly price.
Nathan

May 9 (5 days ago)

to me
Hey Carter,

Regarding pricing, as customers will be requesting quotes, you will be able to walk them through your pricing. if the part is hollow, you can explain that, if the request is high rez you can charge for and explain that too...

Let me know how else I can help you get set up,

Nathan
founder / makexyz


7 years, 1 month ago
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erckgillis - Price low to get initial contacts then explain your pricing options over email... again and again.
7 years, 1 month ago
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paeonius - i think we should also have a postage option that makexyz doesnt charge 15% on
7 years, 1 month ago
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erckgillis - I guess we leave xyz for Craig's list
7 years, 1 month ago
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1 year, 10 months ago
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