(Closed) Put pricing on your Webpage!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have to agree I had the same annoyance looking for a photographer – I dont want to contact you for a quote, I want you to give me a rough price before I contact you so that months later you’re not still sending me pointless emails about booking with you.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Dr Pepper:  I got super frustrated because nobody listed prices on web sites (I work nights too, btw) so I had to call and email.  Then they wouldn’t answer my questions directly and some even got pissy that the first question I asked was about pricing.  Apparently, they like wasting their time when I’m trying to weed out vendors I can’t afford.  Lame!!!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve noticed it’s so common for photographers not to include pricing on their websites at all. I finally found a few that put starting at or whatever, which is fine, but it’s so annoying when they don’t even ballpark it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Amen sister!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I understand that there trying to sell themselves on you before hitting you with a bill but really do it with your portfolio and then give me an idea. My DJ is a co-worker however but it took him like 2 weeks to send me his fill in the blank quote email which I cant stand. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally agree about the communication, too!  I HATE giving my phone number out but most of the websites required them in order to get pricing information.  Then I would get phone calls, like two and three, from places asking me to call them back.  Email me prices, if you’re in my budget, I will call YOU to discuss further! 

FYI – when you, as a vendor, call me more than once, you just come off as desperate!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I agree about pricing transparency but for nagging vendors, use a Google Voice number (you can block people, set it not to call you, or unlink your number entirely) + separate email address just for vendors.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I hate vendors who do not even ball park a price so I simply didn’t waste my time contacting any without pricing on their website. Maybe I missed someone great in my price range but I didn’t have to deal with the hassle of contacting vendors I din’t know I could afford and I was 100% happy with my vendors in the end. Use your voice and only contact those who list prices.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I AGREE SOOOOO MUCH! Quite frankly, if they put pricing on their page, it would probably save them AND me from wasting time and energy! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh I hated when vendors called me! Why can’t they just write me emails back??

The no prices online bothered me too…

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

big fat ditto!

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wish I could afford a photographer based on how awesome their portfolios are, but I can’t. So I definitely need upfront pricing.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I know what you mean.  I usually just contact those who will have the email contact so that I can send them an email and have them send me a package/quote so I have everything in writing. If they don’t reply back, chances are they don’t need my business.

If you are still very old school and use phone as main contact only, I don’t know if I want to deal with you on the phone on a daily basis. (especially when I am at work!)

When I fill those “contact info” form on their site, I just put phone n/a or prefer email.  If they forced me I will just put a fake one.  Sorry but I don’t want to be bothered on phone calls!!!!!

 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I sware i’m at the point where i judge how expensive they are before even bothering to contact them. Crappy pictures and a horrible website… okay i’ll give you a shot because MAYBE i can afford you….

Good website with proffesional pictures… yea i’m not going to even waste my time.

I sware its like they think that brides don’t care about the price. Um yea i’m not rich so have a nice day. You obviously don’t want my money so take a hike.

I decided from the start that i’m just going to email because 99% work 9 to 5 like i do… i cant have wedding vendors calling me at work.

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