Why Product Prices Vary

Jun 2022

washing dishes in a copper sink.

One of Sinkology’s core values is to keep our products accessible, meaning easy to find and easy to buy. And while direct purchasing on our website isn’t available (yet!), we partner with some of the world’s largest retailers to make sure you have quick access to your favorite kitchen and bathroom sinks.

If you’ve spent time browsing Sinkology products on various websites, you may find that prices for the same product fluctuate from store to store. So, what gives?

Cost Variables
As a company, Sinkology sets the price only for our products themselves. This cost is determined by the materials, labor, shipping, and operational expenses we incur to actually create those gorgeous SureFire farmhouse kitchen sinks and other products. Our costs may change over time as cost of materials and shipping changes, but generally we understand what the cost of creating the sinks will be.

Once the sink goes to our retailer partners, there are additional costs involved that may impact the final price you pay. It becomes a combination of the price of our sink plus whatever additional costs a retailer needs to cover to make the product accessible to you. This can include stocking fees, marketing, store management, shipping, and of course the staff that help you buy the product. While some retailers buy enough of our product to get a discount on bulk purchasing, others buy just enough to meet current demand. 

The end result is that there may be some variations in prices for our products depending on which retailer you’re shopping with and where you’re shopping, as in-store pricing and online pricing can also differ.

spraying out copper sink

One Consistent Guarantee: Quality
Although prices may change from location to location, Sinkology goes to great lengths to find the highest quality materials at the best prices possible. This means that from the very beginning of the manufacturing and design process, we are trying to keep the costs as low as possible for our customers. We know that retailer partners will add their own increases to the price of our sinks, so we control everything we can in the process: materials, base cost, and quality.

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