Fusion PCB pricing
PCB should be priced by the total sq cm used & not by fixed length & width measurements. This would stop crazy price jumps. Build a board that is 5.54cm & you have to move up to 10cm size board pricing. This crazy & shouldn't be happening. Please price your boards fairer for the total area of the boards used & not for the area not used.
Current PCB pricing is very good for prototyping, so no changes are needed. If you starting full scale production, then be a man and pay as needed. Current shipping costs could be better though.
The different pricing model of Seeed (than e.g. OSH Park) is good for competitive reasons.
Thank you for your suggestion! we are going to apply a new pricing matrix end of Apr, 2016. PCB price will be calculated according to the actual size.
This would make the pcb prices to go up to way they are on other sellers... Not good idea. SEED buys whole panels, and if panel is not totally used, it will make this service unprofitable for them. It is not economical to trash half of panel if people order 55,5mm pcb's from them and there is no space for 10x10 pcb. It is all about your desing how you use the space you pay for. panelize and panelize your pcb's.
In fact if you decide to double the order the price increases by more than double.