Pricing in weight opposed to per piece?
By the piece I can figure out, I think? how do you do it by weight? did I mention math is not my strong point?
What do you use? why? is one better than the other? I only ask because some shops want to buy by weight rather than per piece? Not sure why? Any advice would be great on any of the above....
updated by @dirke-botsford: 04/12/15 12:03:39PM
Pricing by weight makes it easier for consumers to compare the prices of similar products. It's not a universal requirement ... there are many chocolate stores here in NYC that sell by the piece and do not advertise price/weight.
In Paris, I noticed that pricing was by weight for everything - boxed (which makes sense) and loose pieces.
Pricing by the piece makes sense to reduce sticker shock. A 15-gram piece costing $2 means that 2 pieces cost $4, which, to some, is less costly than $60+/pound, which is the equivalent.
In the end, I think it's really up to what are the local rules for pricing (if there are any - and where Ruth is there are), plus the local market's perception about pricing is.
I like the mix of both - professionally speaking - because it enables me to establish value for products based on my experience with other chocolates.
clay - http://www.thechocolatelife.com/clay/