Vinyl Cutter Investment Strategies

Pay off your equipment investment quickly.

If you’ve been considering purchasing a vinyl cutter to increase sales and offer your customers a faster turnaround, here are a couple of example strategies to help pay off your investment and increase your profits.

 

1 Athletic Team Decoration

If you're looking to be a team dealer and selling a lot of team wear, then you'll see an extremely fast return on your investment.
Wholesale Jersey Cost: $12.00
Heat Applied Material
(name, number, team)
$2.00
Labor
($20.00 per hour/60 minutes
x 3 minutes per shirt)
$1.00
Total Cost per Garment $15.00
Selling Price $30.00
Less Cost $15.00
Profit $15.00
The investment for a vinyl cutter is approximately $2,000.00. With a profit of $15.00 per jersey, it will take 134 jerseys to pay off the cutter.

2 Retail T-Shirt Business

Creating customer shirts with a variety of graphics or sayings on demand will have you paying off your investment in no time.
Wholesale T-Shirt Cost: $3.00
Heat Applied Design
(one color average cost)
$0.67
Labor
($20.00 per hour/60 minutes
x 5 minutes per shirt)
$1.67
Total Cost per Garment $5.34
Selling Price $22.00
Less Cost $5.34
Profit $16.66
The investment for a vinyl cutter is approximately $2,000.00. With a profit of $16.66 per shirt, it will take 120 shirts to pay off the cutter.

3 Embroidery Business
Add-On Sales

Adding a cutter allows you to offer another service to your customers at a lower cost and with a quicker turnaround.
Wholesale Polo Shirt Cost: $9.30
Heat Applied Material
(left chest logo)
$0.67
Labor
($20.00 per hour/60 minutes
x 3 minutes per shirt)
$1.00
Total Cost per Garment $9.30
Selling Price $18.00
Less Cost $9.30
Profit $8.70
The investment for a vinyl cutter is approximately $1,695.00. With a profit of $8.70 per shirt, it will take 230 shirts to pay off the cutter.


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