Allicat9 wrote:L.I.W wrote:
I work in bridal and technically I should strongly discourage purchasing from the interwebs. But whatever, just if you are internet shopping please be respectful of salon members time and do not come in and try everything under the sun on with no intention of buying instore.
Anyway, re the surcharge most designers charge a flat fee between $50 - $100.
Unfortunately, buying online is now the way of the world - not just wedding dresses, but people going to golf shops/clothing stores/electronics stores, using the salesmen to work out what they want and then buying it online.
If you struggle with it, it best to look into ways of providing such good service that people can't help but want to buy from you. To be honest, wedding dress shopping was a horrible experience for me for the most part!
There has been great feedback about this particular operator and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Not looking for an argument or lecture. I do not struggle with people choosing to buy online. What I do find disrespectful though is people visiting a brick and mortar store, trying on heaps of gowns/shoes/golf clubs whatever you are looking for with no intention of buying from that business who provides them with the service.
If you take the time to read this thread you will note that I have posted here several times saying this business has a good reputation. I was not saying don't buy from them. I simply think its a good thing to remind anyone buying anything that if you are buying online keep it online and don't waste a small businesses time pretending you are interested when you are not.