Astra Studio Product Development Consultancy
Product Development Process
I use a gradual progression, so at each stage both my client and I know what we have created so far, what needs to be done to improve or change it, and how much is being spent on the process.
Typically, anywhere from ½ hour to 2 hours+, depending on how much you want to discuss. You may arrive with a basic idea or a fully formed concept. First half hour no charge. Can be done in person or by skype/phone.
Research Session 1
Time-frame is product and client-dependent. Generally, 1 – 2 hours+.
Development Session 1
Anticipate from 2 hours to 4 hours+, depending on what we are creating; whether the client wants multiple varieties of a product and how many etc.
Review Meeting 1
Either at studio, or I can courier out and we can discuss by phone/skype/email. First invoice provided, so you can keep track of what you are spending on the development process.
Research/Development Session 2
Anticipate from 1 hour to 4 hours+.
Review Meeting 2
Either at studio, or I can courier out and we discuss by phone/skype/email. Second invoice provided.
Research/Development Session 3 and additional Sessions
Anticipate from 2 hours to 4 hours+ each, depending on stage in development process.
Hours increase, if we are still working on previous corrections.
Final Approval Meeting
Training, if required
Either at studio, or I provide written instruction and we discuss by phone/skype/email.
Product Development Costs
Hourly rate for product development work is $20/quarter hour increments or $65/full hour. Plus, GST.
Additional costs to the client are the purchase cost of ingredients and any courier costs.
Following completion and client approval, each recipe is provided at a cost of $300 for the main recipe for a product range and $50 for any variants.
e.g. body wax range $300, 6 varieties in total (original + 5 extra varieties x $50) $250 = $550
This includes full training in how to make your products, complete ownership of all recipes, information regarding suppliers of ingredients and basic back-up support as you begin your own production.
Excessive hours charged out at rate above.
Product Endorsements available
If you would like to state that your product has been clinical aromatherapist/herbalist-endorsed in your marketing, I offer that service.
This involves me pulling apart your recipe and ensuring every ingredient is considered safe and appropriate for your target market. Hourly rate of $65/hour above applies.
GST-registered. Invoice supplied at each stage of development.
All prices above exclude GST.