Posted by Carl Jones on December 29, 1998 at 11:51:40 :
In Reply to: Rentals, discounts and commission posted by Andrea on October 15, 1998 at 02:12:47 :
I know this is a late response, but business has been wild.
I itemize the rentals on my bill (that we coordinate) Everything on my invoice is subject to the 15% Catering Service Charge. (Food and beverages, Linens, China, Tents, Service Staff, Decorations.)
As explained earlier, my Catering Service Charge is defined to the customer as a fee for the coordination, planning, management and overhead associated with doing an event. It is further explained that this is not a gratuity.
: I have found that we have spent big bucks in labor hours working on rentals for off premise events.
: I work with one rental company that gives me 15% discount-which is great- we do alot of business.
: My problem is- how do I recoup $s spent on countless hours of organizing rentals booked by clients?
: The situation would be- the client books the tent before the caterer then caterer winds up finishing the rental order so as not to be screwed up on day of function. This happens all of the time.Then, of course are all of the changes.My assistant spends 8 hours a week an this (minimum).