Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: How do you promote your cookies?

  1. #1
    Moderator CindyW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Posts
    1,642

    How do you promote your cookies?

    Do you promote or advertise your cookies, or is it all word of mouth?

  2. #2
    Senior Member PaintedCookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    1,544
    Brindy I promote on Facebook, Mad Mimi for email promotions (free if you have under 100 emails which is what I have) and I donate to several organizations in town that always brings me new customers. And in the beginning, I gave away a lot of cookies, but after a couple of years it has really started paying off.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Nanny's Sugar Cookies's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Fredericksburg Virginia
    Posts
    427
    I started off by giving away "free samples" of my cookies in hopes of getting orders and it did work, thankfully. Then my brother created my website http//:www.nannyssugarcookies.com but this fall I added a blog just to be able to post new cookie designs because I don't know how to manage the website. Word of mouth is the biggest generator for my business. also I have my website on the ingredients label that goes on the back of each cookie favor, this method reaches a lot of possible customers
    Nanette AKA Nanny's Sugar Cookies, LLC
    www.nannyssugarcookies.com
    Facebook - Nanny's Sugar Cookies LLC

  4. #4
    Senior Member focadima's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    S. 'Burbs of Chicago
    Posts
    4,249
    well I am VERY new to this--but I also post photos on FB--my own personal one..not a cookie business one. I get a number of orders through this. I also brought cookies to a number of events last year--or especially when I went to graduation parties!
    I am a horrible self promoter

  5. #5
    Senior Member Yadkin Valley Cookies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    687
    I started by giving out cookies to everyone local that I worked with, like banks-dr, dentist, county offices
    ( I work in government) and taking to family gatherings.
    I also use facebook which promotes some local business (sometimes mail order too). I now have an etsy
    shop that keeps me hoping too.

  6. #6
    Senior Member alysestanley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wichita, Kansas
    Posts
    412
    I have a Facebook page and also a blog for my non-FB customers.

  7. #7
    Moderator CindyW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    MD's Eastern Shore
    Posts
    1,642
    Thank you guys for all the great ideas. I will be putting them to use!

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    7
    Hi!

    I have a website and a FB page. However, word of mouth is my biggest one.

    I figured it out, and I have spent almost $600 on print advertising my first year I was open, and I got hardly any orders from it. Maybe a dozen? Over a year.

    Then, when I do an order for say, a baby shower, there are times where I would get four orders from that one. So I could pay for advertising that doesn't work, or I could get paid to make cookies for parties and then get more orders from that, lol!!

    If it's really slow I will make themed cookies for a business (teeth/brushes for a dentist, dollar signs for a bank) and just take them to their office and introduce myself.

    I'm not good at this part at all either.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Adrienne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Trinity,Florida
    Posts
    423
    I have a FB page and blog-Florida Cottage food law does not allow advertising on the internet-so word of mouth and craft fairs have been my source so far. I was thinking of doing a flyer and either put on cars at local stores or in my neighborhood. Also I have a full time job, so I get a few orders from co workers.
    Adrienne

  10. #10
    Senior Member focadima's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    S. 'Burbs of Chicago
    Posts
    4,249
    I am trying to promote this year through FB--I did get a few orders through my personal FB site but now I am trying to build up and network through my cookie FB

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Karen's Cookies: Cookie Decorating Simplified