Karen H. wrote:$3 is the retail price of each of 3 tins in $9 set. The cost is some smaller percentage of that. Many small businesses add a 100% to 200% markup to wholesale costs.
So, yes I'd be willing to pay an extra dollar for a reusable stacking tin. Then I'd be glad to buy refills in bags at a lower price.
Thanks for the feedback. You're right that this will save the company money, but only in the long run. We purchased printing and packing equipment and are doing everything here, minus the actual production of the packing material. We're also hiring someone full time to work the new machines we have. So right now we're losing money on this but yes, eventually (and hopefully) we will save money by switching.
As wonderful as tins are as a presentation, most people do not re-use them. They simply get tossed. So we decided it's better to send tea in a more tossable, and yes cheaper, packaging. People like you that want to reuse tins, we figured would be willing to buy them separately.
We're hoping people can adjust.
Saving money on packaging will allow us to offer better quality teas like the new Masters collection and also, as rabbit mentioned, try the retail game.
Btw, I know you're willing to pay more to keep the packaging, but in this economy many are not. We just didn't want to raise prices.