Hi, I just received a potential order for 250 wedding cookies, the event organizer asked for samples to show the bride for approval. It's the first time someone asks for samples. I don't mind making some samples, but I don't want to do them for free. How can I explain to the even organizer that they won't be for free?? I'm too shy to say it directly.
To me it is worth the cost to put out samples but....
keep it to a minimum - like 6.
Otherwise you are going to have to 'say it directly' - "I charge $XX per dozen. I will be glad to deduct that amount from their total if they finalize the order."
I had a bride who wanted a sample cut-out-iced cookie. I made 1 for the sampling.
I would offer samples if they are asking. That is a good size order especially if you charge per cookie. I always offer samples for brides when I am doing bridal showers.