Originally Posted by vgcea
Thanks for all the input. mcaulir your post sheds some light on why this may not work and I appreciate the points that you've brought up. This thread is to find out if it would work and your scenario is one that we would have to be careful to avoid falling into.I for one am not good at baby sitting adults, and if I got together with other BUSINESS owners to do this (one reason why I posted in the business section rather than decorating), I would expect the utmost professionalism, and for each person to be fully responsible for the conditions laid out.
The only reason I would drive around delivering cake materials like UPS is if I'd completely lost my mind
You have such faith in humanity!
Seriously, though, i'd be interested to see how much you saved, compared with how much time it took you to
-send emails/make phone calls to everyone to let them know about the order
-receive emails/phone calls confirming
-place the order
-receive and divide up the order
-be available for everyone to show up for their part
-organise and check money.
If it took, say, an hour, cumulatively, to do all that, you would really need to be saving more than the hourly rate you pay yourself to make it worthwhile. Or would you charge the others more, because you would be doing all the extra work and saving them all the money?
Plus, I think there would always be cases where people are unavoidably late to pick up their order, or forget to pay promptly, no matter how professional everyone is. Or the time you set for everyone to pick up their order wouldn't suit everyone, or one person wouldn't want 8inch boards this time.