We approach the sports seasons, and the current point of establishing prices arises indefinitely, meaning demand is going to spike, and so will prices! My brother Austin and I have been in the taxidermy business for a combined 40 years or more. We have produced multiple mounts for athletes, sporting best retailers, restaurant strings and even contract from other taxidermists, etc.
Taxidermy and mounting game has enabled us to sustain our lives and paying for our daily needs and other bills from the taxidermy itself. How we achieved this business to success, don’t allow someone else actions direct us. We know what our competitors are performing doing, but never initiated our prices according to what they are selling but instead, we are independent and attract customers through our means.
Contacting Your Mounting Audience
What you do as a business person is more important than your price tags. The cost should be the last thing the clients ask. Think of branding yourself and the business before even setting prices. Branding is always more than just a creative logo and high-quality work. Your website is a necessity; it should be quick in response, modern and highly ranked.
You also need a Facebook page, and it should be an option but your business necessity. Ensure you have a licensed shop and even a display/showroom decent for customers to come for their favorite taxidermy outfits.Dress professionally and make sure you answer the phone during working hours! Be kind and be sure to answer your clients are staing the business name even if you are not at the job that very minute. Ensure you reply the client’s emails, and also the texts professionally. Put out quality work and be consistent.
Get training on your areas of weakness. Want vs. Need. Check at your expense to ensure you make a profit. Don’t get caught up in high numbers that you end up blocking out the reality picture. Taking in business for the only sake of defeating your competitors or getting them out of business is not advisable.
Just focus on what you need to be doing. Make your brand useful and head on the right track to make the money you target, not only what you need. Examine what it holds initiating your prices in the desired aim will not usually work for you. No matter how great your taxidermy is, some items won’t go at first terminal prices.
There are many issues and factors resulting to this, e.g.demographics, demand and supply and also the location. If you can’t achieve the price you want on one thing, try to differ the offer or push some other items until you find one that tends to attract potential customers. When you achieve the price target, run with it. It is okay to have some necessary pricing associated with what you want to price as you move towards all want zone pricing.It is a continuous process in the life of the business.
Setting The Mounting Price
Example:-Whitetail Mount Pricing-Fellow taxidermists price in our area charge:
$ 450 Price to keep up in the business
$ 550 for what they want to get to make a livable profit
$ 695 for mounts which require additional care or special mounting poses.
Dealing with competition, Let the lower priced rivals have the price purchasing customers. Nothing will eliminate the competitors than customer complaints and even low-quality work.If this is your profession, do you want clients to come back always since your sales price is low? You are a craftsman and an artisan. Stand strong and get clients who value your job.Seek sound advice You should take advice from experienced and successful taxidermists