As with almost everything we have discussed, the prices of your shaved ice or snow cones will vary depending on your location. If you have competition in your area, we suggest keeping your prices close to your competition. If you are the only shaved ice business around, you will most likely be able to charge a little more for your products.
The price at our shaved ice businesses ranged in the above average category. We had the only shaved ice business in town and had a fine reputation of serving a quality product.
If you attend special events, like festival and carnivals, or are located in high traffic, tourist areas, your prices should be adjusted accordingly. 12 ounce cups of shaved ice can easily sell for $2.00 to $3.00 each in high traffic areas. We have heard prices reach as high as $5.00 for a 16 ounce cup. Now that is a great profit!
Below is a breakdown of suggested retail prices for your shaved ice and snow cones.