SOLIDWORKS Design & Help

Created by Angel Ramirez on 9 March, 2018

Should I charge my client on research time during the process of new product design?

When my client sends me a new idea, the first thing I do is market research on the most similar product to the idea, the currently available in the market, the closest product to the new idea, etc.

Currently, I add this time only after I make sure I will be able to create a workable design and that the idea is valid, but if we discussed that the idea will be invalid or over the budget, he cancels and move to a new idea, so my QUESTION is, how do I deal with this situation? should I charge him for the market research and the thinking and sketching I do in the idea, or not?

we work hourly.