January 16th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
Vermont Woods Studios customers give us lots of great ideas and we're usually smart enough to jump right on them. Last week a customer was purchasing green furniture for her home and trying to make the most of our volume discount policy. We had a sliding scale such that customers would receive the following volume discounts:
* 5% on orders $5000-$5999
* 6% on orders between $6000-$6999
* 7% on orders between $7000-$7999
* 8% on orders between $8000-$8999
* 9% on orders between $9000-$9999
* 10% on orders between $10000-$14,999
* 15% on orders over $15,000
It may not look like much, compared to the big retailers who routinely discount 60-70%, but because our prices are not inflated to begin with, the discount is huge.
Still, that wasn't working for this particular customer because her order was going to be around $12,000 and she was was hoping to receive a 12% discount rather than a 10% discount. So we have changed the volume discount policy to accommodate her and any other customers who might find themselves in the same boat. Now the policy looks like this:
5% on orders $5,000-$5,999
6% on orders between $6,000-$6,999
7% on orders between $7,000-$7,999
8% on orders between $8,000-$8,999
9% on orders between $9,000-$9,999
10% on orders between $10,000-$10,999
11% on orders between $11,000-$11,999
12% on orders between $12,000-$12,999
13% on orders between $13,000-$13,999
14% on orders between $14,000-$14,999
15% on orders over $15,000
Crafting larger-volume orders is slightly more economical for us, but the biggest savings with volume orders is in the shipping– and we pass those savings directly to you.
If you're not planning to furnish the whole house or even the whole room, maybe someone you know is looking for furniture. Combining the order and having it shipped to one location, could save you both a lot. Call or email us if you have any questions.