I've decided to go for it. Selling cookies that is.
So far, I've only made cookies for family and friends. I knew that I'd eventually want to start selling, but there's so much to be done to get started.
I need a commercial kitchen to bake out of. I've got that.
I need a license from the health department. That's in the works.
I need a website to show my cookies and prices. This is the major problem. I just don't know how to price! Well, I know the prices I want, I just don't know how to clearly get that across to potential customers.
Do I charge by the platter - small, medium, and large?
Do I charge by individual cookie?
I've seen it done both ways. (I've actually had it both ways on my website already! First I had individual prices (per 6 cookies), now I've changed it to per platter. Now I don't know!)
I prefer to show the price of each individual design and allow people to "build" their own platter. Then there's the question - State the price per individual cookie, the price per 6 cookies, the price per dozen? Oy.
If I just show the prices per platter, won't people want to make changes to it? Like add a few extra cookies, or different designs, or something? I would think so.
I'm thinking about a combo plan. I can show actual platters and their prices. I can also show individual designs and their prices for those that aren't interested in any of the platters as they are.
Will I confuse them? I want it to be clear, make it easy, and not scare them away with the prices.
Is there anyone with advice from me - either as a buyer or a cookie seller? Here's my new website.
I just started a facebook business page. I'd be thrilled if you followed me there. I posed the question on my wall about suggestions for my website. I'd love to hear your thoughts either here or there.
Oh, and before I go. . . I made these cookies last weekend. Can you spot the ridiculous mistake that I made? I need a do-over!
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