I don't know what the deal is, but the past two weeks, I have had three cake tastings to be cancelled/no shows. I rarely, if ever, have cancellations, but I'm contemplating doing something that I swore I would never do...charge for tastings.
Any thoughts? What is your policy?
I don't charge for tastings as it's in my budget as a business expense.
No shows suck, at least have the decency to call and cancel.
I still don't charge for consultations/tastings either, but I do send out an email a week before just to confirm the booking (Indydebi has a really good one that I used as a template for mine! Thanks Indy!! ) Since I started using it, I have cut down my no-shows to nil - the ones that would have canceled call ahead now to let me know that they will not need the appointment. It is usually a case of "we booked the appointment, booked with someone else in the meantime, but forgot to cancel our appointments with other bakers...thanks for the reminder!"