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Old 03-12-2019, 05:28 PM   #41
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Industry standard is 20% mark up. You are doing the take off. ordering, receiving & storage, God forbid you have to overnight something or deal with production times. Client sometimes want to provide the wallcovering to avoid cost (usually at the urging of the designer) They want to know how much to order ( they will always round down ) Can they ship it to your shop? Am I responsible if it arrives damaged? Or if it's in 5 dye lots or split rolls? Providing labor is tricky, Why have your installers waste time hanging restrooms with owner provided material just so they can save a buck. Perspective from the other side.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:21 PM   #42
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Screw that. I want nothing to do with the ordering aside from telling them how much to get. Let the designers or homeowners deal it.

You do understand Im not talking about commercial, right? This is a one man show, usually just one wall or bathroom, and I charge VERY high for labor. The designer can keep the damn markup. Thats where they make their money, anyway.
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Screw that. I want nothing to do with the ordering aside from telling them how much to get. Let the designers or homeowners deal it.

You do understand Im not talking about commercial, right? This is a one man show, usually just one wall or bathroom, and I charge VERY high for labor. The designer can keep the damn markup. Thats where they make their money, anyway.
Wood, I'm not sure if I asked you this before? Do you have your decorators or clients order the paint and sundries needed for a job?
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Wood, I'm not sure if I asked you this before? Do you have your decorators or clients order the paint and sundries needed for a job?
No. But if they wanted some ridiculously priced, specialty paint flown in from Italy, I would make them deal with it.
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First of all, ..I want to go on record as saying never in my entire life have I found an industry where the suppliers are more high maintenance and work harder to *NOT* sell you their product. Wallpaper companies are TOTAL premadonas. They are the absolute WORST to even get a quote from, let alone conduct an actual transaction. It's WALLPAPER, ...I'm not adopting a friggin child! (ok...rant over. thank you)
I lieu of my temper tantrum above, not only would I let the client get the paper, I would HAPPILY skip the process of dealing with any wallpaper company if owner/GC wants to supply. I'll also happily tell them how much to get, then - I'll throw my lost material mark up right into my labor number and tell them to call me when the material comes in. They can ship to me if they want, no problem.
I see it as a win-win. I save time, they get all the headaches and I still make my $. If they order less than what I told them to get, no problem - we have change orders for the return mobilization trip once they order the rest of the paper I told them to get.
I should mention, I would *not* let someone supply the paint. That effects my buying power with my suppliers. Wallpaper? ....bring it on.
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First of all, ..I want to go on record as saying never in my entire life have I found an industry where the suppliers are more high maintenance and work harder to *NOT* sell you their product. Wallpaper companies are TOTAL premadonas. They are the absolute WORST to even get a quote from, let alone conduct an actual transaction. It's WALLPAPER, ...I'm not adopting a friggin child! (ok...rant over. thank you)
I lieu of my temper tantrum above, not only would I let the client get the paper, I would HAPPILY skip the process of dealing with any wallpaper company if owner/GC wants to supply. I'll also happily tell them how much to get, then - I'll throw my lost material mark up right into my labor number and tell them to call me when the material comes in. They can ship to me if they want, no problem.
I see it as a win-win. I save time, they get all the headaches and I still make my $. If they order less than what I told them to get, no problem - we have change orders for the return mobilization trip once they order the rest of the paper I told them to get.
I should mention, I would *not* let someone supply the paint. That effects my buying power with my suppliers. Wallpaper? ....bring it on.
I would agree with you.. Plus what always amazes me is how they come up short, or order just barely enough. They are selling the stuff but don't seem to understand about the amount that gets wasted with matching patterns, etc..
When I measure a room and tell customer how much to get I tell them that I expect to have at least one unopened double roll left over. They can return it(yes the restocking fee is criminal) if they want. Or if they are smart put it in a closet somewhere so if a year down the road they have damage done I can come back and replace a piece or 2.

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I know this may ruffle the feathers of those who do wall covering but why not buy the product yourself and make sure the quantity is correct?
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EDIT: nevermind. I didnt realize we had a jackass troll in our midst again.

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EDIT: nevermind. I didnt realize we had a jackass troll in our midst again.
Are you speaking of yourself?
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Screw that. I want nothing to do with the ordering aside from telling them how much to get. Let the designers or homeowners deal it.

You do understand I'm not talking about commercial, right? This is a one man show, usually just one wall or bathroom, and I charge VERY high for labor. The designer can keep the damn markup. That's where they make their money, anyway.
Only one hitch, when product causes the job to go sideways you are the one everyone will blame. I don't care if clients want to get their own product if they do not hold me responsible (IN PRINT!) for any failure or disappointment. In 40 years I have had some VERY strange requests generated by "interior designers" and some have really gone wrong.
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Are you speaking of yourself?
You didnt notice the poster above me necroed several posts to spout nonsense? This post was the only one you could understand what he was saying.
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