Cake Tastings

Business By cakesbyamym Updated 3 Nov 2008 , 8:22pm by marmalade1687

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cakesbyamym Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 5:26pm
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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?

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sari66 Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 7:03pm
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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.

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marmalade1687 Posted 3 Nov 2008 , 8:22pm
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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!! icon_biggrin.gif ) 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!"

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