Posting Prices on Facebook

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I often put specials on Facebook without specifying the price.  For instance, I just put up a "Stay Saturday this week, and Sunday is half off".  I prefer not to put exact prices because it could turn some away that might otherwise have called to ask, and then I could sell them on it and get the booking.  When you just put the price out there, with no "fufu" to go with it, it just isn't enticing to me. 

So I put that special out, and two people asked for the price.  I put the total out there, but I sure didn't like doing it.  What do y'all do?  I'd like to find a way to avoid putting it out there, but when a direct question is asked, I hate to scoot around it also. 

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Instead of putting the price on the FB post, put a link to your reservation system. If they're interested, they can click it and see for themselves.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Instead of putting the price on the FB post, put a link to your reservation system. If they're interested, they can click it and see for themselves.

And hopefully, make a reservation while they are there!

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I would put on a price - I won't ring up a place without a price its that simple

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Only guest call today went like this: Do you give AAA discounts? How much? Click.

Just post the price with a short 'here's what you get' list and save yourself the grief. Those who can't afford it won't bother you. Those who can will be happy to know they can afford it! I won't call if no prices are given because it's embarrassing to have to say I can't afford that. Sure someone could go look at your website but why make them work?

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Those who can't afford it won't bother you.

Right!wink  See other thread!  lol

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I get frustrated when I can't find the price of anything.  If there is no price tag, I won't buy it.

We put our prices on our printed brochures.   So for me, go for it.  People want to know before they go through  the trouble of asking the partners, lining up a babysitter, finding a date that works. 

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I have no problem with being direct with prices on my website.  But on Facebook, I'm trying to appeal to the masses, not the one person that came there specifically looking for lodging accommodations.  On FB, I want to woo them with the pretty pictures and the temptation of saving some $$$, and then "sell" myself when they call.  Am I the only one that feels this way?

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Appeal to the masses...how many people LIKE your FB page. Those are about all that will see it...as I understand it...unless it is shared by some. I wouldn't put too  much faith in FB these days.

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BananaE29 wrote:

I have no problem with being direct with prices on my website.  But on Facebook, I'm trying to appeal to the masses, not the one person that came there specifically looking for lodging accommodations.  On FB, I want to woo them with the pretty pictures and the temptation of saving some $$$, and then "sell" myself when they call.  Am I the only one that feels this way?

Seriously? 'Appeal to the masses'? Why??? You have something special to offer, don't try to appeal to everyone. Show a lovely photo and say something enticing and then give the price.

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