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post #1 of 8
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I've seen a lot of business pages on Facebook not disclose their prices on items like a dozen cookies, 2 dozen cupcakes etc (not custom stuff).

 

They tell the customer to message them or send them a message. What can be the reasoning behind not disclosing prices when the work is not really custom?

 

Do you tell prices when asked or do them through private message/email only?

post #2 of 8

Because the price for *that* cake is probably not going to be the price for the new person's cake. What if the cake pictured served 15 and the person asking needs cake for 50? Gonna be quite a difference there. Here's a tongue in cheek post I wrote once after the zillionth bad experience with trying to do business on FB. :D

 

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2011/12/why-i-dont-do-that.html

 

Actually, I have more than one post on my blog about the way business is mostly done on FB in my parts...ugh.

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post #3 of 8
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That's why I didn't mention cakes or custom work, but how about cookies, cake pops, cupcakes etc?
post #4 of 8

Oh my bad! I was so excited to link to my hilarious crap I didn't read your post thoroughly. I agree...why the heck not put prices on those? 

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post #5 of 8

I see facebook more for engaging people, viewing pictures, informing of specials/happenings, but not for selling. I'd have no problem with that on a website, but facebook just doesn't feel like the right place to post prices. Maybe I'm old fashioned. 

post #6 of 8
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Agree, tdovewings, but nearly every caker has a Facebook page for their business....which is used to promote their products.
post #7 of 8

My Facebook is just to share pics of my cakes. If someone wants to buy a cake, they need to go to my website for prices or contact me. I wouldn't want to validate Facebook that way. If I change my prices, I don't want to have to change facebook and my website and Pinterest, for that matter.

 

I have seen people publicly discus cake orders with customers on Facebook -- don't understand that at all.

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Thank you Azcouture and howsweet icon_smile.gif so not a good idea to mention prices on FB then!
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