Couple Questions

Discussion in 'Cord Types & Questions' started by Apyl, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Hi,

    I am toying with the idea of making paracord bracelets to sell as a fundraiser for 4-H. So my first questions is.. If I use two colors how many bracelets will 100 feet of two colors get me approximately ? Oh and the weave would probably be the cobra weave.
    Also I was thinking of doing two sizes, one for kids and one for adults. How much would be a appropriate price ? I don't want to charge to much so people can afford them, but I would like the club to make a profit.

    I'm just trying to get a general idea of costs versus sales at this point before I propose this idea to the club.

    Thanks
     
  2. paracordist

    paracordist New Member

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    Are you talking about 100' of each color or 50'of each color?The answer to your other question,I would charge $6 for one bracelet that seems pretty reasonable to me.hope I helped
     

  3. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    100' of each color. So I can kinda figure how many 100' rolls I would need or if I should just go with 1000' roll of each color.

    And thank you, for the help :)
     
  4. Nelson

    Nelson New Member

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    2 rolls of 100' should give you 22 four & one half foot lengths of each color, or about 22 bracelets in a single cobra weave.
     
  5. Nelson

    Nelson New Member

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    Look on EBay for 550 paracord. Paracord Planet has "buy me now" sales of 100' hanks for $6.99 including shipping. Two hanks plus buckles still comes out just under $1.00 per bracelet for 22 bracelets.:2thmup:
     
  6. knottystuff4u

    knottystuff4u Paradude

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    Take a look at the "KnottyStuff4U Giveaway" post, Apyl. It has our adjustable velcro straps that will give you up to 1.5" of adjustment, AND save up to 2' of paracord per bracelet, compared to the regular bracelet with plastic buckles.
    How many do you want to make for the Fund Raiser, cuz in qty of 100, I can get down to about 85 cents a piece shipped.
    And are you donating the bracelets or selling them at wholesale pricing? I recently filled a Fund Raising order of 100 bracelets and sold them at 5 dollars to the local Little League. They turned around and sold them for 10 to 12 bux. If you have any other questions, just ask/msg. Eldon
     
  7. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    I'm not sure on the number yet, so figured if I could get an estimate on how many I could make with 100' each of the two colors I could figure about how many I would want to make. I would like to do Kelly green with white . Since I would most likely be paying for supplies (our club doesnt have much money for supplies yet) I am thinking of making 25 - 50 to start with. We live in a very small area so not a whole lot of customers. Since I am the leader of the club i figured I would just pay for the supplies and all money made would go to the club. I dont plan to make any money myself off them unless the club decided to reimburse me for the supplies.
    Once I have all the details together I am going to submit my idea to the club to see what they think.
     
  8. knottystuff4u

    knottystuff4u Paradude

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    Just to give you an idea of what you can make: I use about 30" of each color to make our Med/Large bracelet. If you follow the formula above, using our strap, you can make 40 bracelets with two 100' hanks of cord. 200' divided by 5' = 40 bracelets, which is almost double the bracelets using the buckle, and you don't have the adjustability or ease of use for arthritics and young.
     
  9. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Thank you for that great info. I will talk with the club at our next meeting and see which direction they want to go.
     
  10. ShawnNoffy

    ShawnNoffy Paracord Pro

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    If you need any paracord or buckles, I have it all. Let me know.
     
  11. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Yes I seen the Advertisement PM you sent me. I was planning to use Paracord Planet, that is why I did not request your service. Thank you.
     
  12. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Update:

    So we had our meeting last night. The club decided to do a trial run, I am going to make 20 to 25 red and white paracord bracelets , I will use the velcro closures on half and black plastic clips on half. One of the concerns about the velcro is comfort. The material is pretty stiff and they are worried they will be scratchy. Once I make the initial bracelets we will sell them at $5 each. We really can't ask for much more, we are in a very small very low income area. We will still make an awesome profit so it all works. If we see the bracelets selling quickly and see a demand for more we will make more. We've decided to use our school colors to help sell the bracelets easier. The paracord has been ordered :) I'll post a pic once I make some.

    Thank you everyone for the info.
     
  13. MidwestCord

    MidwestCord New Member

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    School colors is definitely a great way to go, I am not sure how well the schools and 4-H get along, I am sure it is a bit complicated, but maybe you can get them in a school store or have a fundraising table at a school event?
     
  14. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Good luck to you and I hope you sell out of all your bracelets.
     
  15. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Our community is very tight knit. We have advertised 4-H in our school and had a table display set up during an after school program. . The old leader is the Director of Education for our school :) I'm hoping if all goes well maybe we can sell at games, we may need to up the price and give the sports program a cut, not sure. We'll see how things go.
     
  16. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    That's usually how it works. Try to up the price by no more than a dollar or two. Then at the games you can sell them as BOGO or one for $6, two for $10, three for $15, etc. You get the picture.