I think so much depends on your operation.
Low price points, significant quantities of any given style…Make
some in the popular size ranges, ready to go, pick one up and buy it
thank you. The impulse purchase. How many people are willing to wait
X time for you to make a $50 piece? By the same token do you want to
special handle a single sale of that amount?
High end, something special… stock a minimum quantity. No use
tying up money in excess inventory. You might not mind specialing
something for a few thousand.
That’s for retail. If you are wholesaling it still depends on the
above but differently. Retailers like delivery goods, especially if
they can get terms. The trade is predicting the demise of terms.
Bulloney I say. Any maker who can offer terms will have the edge over
competition that doesn’t. But I digress.
It also depends on the sizeability of the given styles. waxes can
sometimes be sized before investment, finished rings can be sized but
as a retailer I would prefer you don’t sell me something that has
been sized, I can’t be the only one. Some combinations are just tough
to produce no matter what so make those as you take orders for them.
Balance what’s good for you with what’s good for your client. Which
button makes the sale…press that one.