Just curious if anyone offers same day booking incentives.
no, I don't want to pressure anyone, that is just a recipe for disaster. Plus, I usually want to do a sketch and have them approve it before they book and I can't sketch in front of anyone. Every tasting I have done has resulted in a booked cake so there is no added reason to give an incentive.
Same day bookings made me nervous. I WANTED them to think about it and be sure before handing over their non-refundable money.
i DID offer an "early booking incentive". When I sent their quote to them, I included a discount "if booked within 10 days". for a $3500 catering/cake package, I'd offer them something like $200 to $250 off (depending on my mood and how the numbers worked out). I'd say 9 out of 10 took it. My data that shows the lag time between tasting appt and booking showed they were booking faster once I implemented this.
I am the same way...I encourage them to go home and read over the contract, etc. I also offer if they book within 7 days free setup and delivery. It works out quite well!
I love same day bookings. I do all my sketches during the consultation, prepare the invoice based on the number of servings and design and ask for the order. If they need to think it over, I will guarantee the price quote for 7 days but will not hold a space on the calendar. I don't find it a recipe for disaster in the least. Waiting often means that a bride can't get me. I offer a little discount, but not much.