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    How do you let your clients know that it is okay to tip?

  • #2
    put a little sign up that says *tips are greatly appreciated by out bathers and groomers* *tipping get you into heaven* or something cute like that. make it really outstanding and put it where they can see it, and change it up once in a while, because after a while your reg. just get used to it and forget about it. and peeps that come in reg always notice new things. help any?

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    • #3
      Edited.
      Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 04:58 PM.

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      • #4
        the people that check out my grooming clients (hopefully after ive LEFT THE AREA!) ask them if "theyd like to leave a tip for the groomer". heh heh!

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        • #5
          as the actual owner, i don't really care if people tip or they don't....what i love is when they call you when they get home and tell you that their little darling has never looked so good!!! i would say about half my clients tip...and it's usually the hard working people that don't happen to be loaded that are the best at tipping.. i live in a 'touristy' area, so there are alot of people in the service business(waitress, bartenders,hotel workers,etc,) they are the best and most consistent tippers.

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          • #6
            I'm not into soliciting tips in any way, however if you're going to do it, here is one way I learned from another board member:

            She had a sign hanging in the front of her salong that said, "Your tips are appreciated, AND HERE'S A TIP FOR YOU: Long nails can be a serious problem for your pet...bla bla bla"

            So she OFFERED a tip for them along with mentioning that they can tip the groomers. It was a little less offensive than the typical, "Your tips are appreciated" type of thing.

            Tammy in Utah
            Groomers Helper Affiliate

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            • #7
              being mobile, there is no way to come out and say Hey, tips are ok. Unless they ask. Then I say they are greatly appreciated, but not necessary.
              If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!

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              • #8
                I always thought a tip sign was pretty tacky, and never used one or put up a tip jar. You could just set out a jar on the counter and stick a few $5 bills in it for seed money. I've always been blessed with lots of great tipping clients without doing anything except giving excellent service and quality work.
                Old groomers never die, they just go at a slower clip.

                Groom on!!!

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                • #9
                  pampered pups is correct. most people know that's it's ok to tip. they either will or they won't. set your prices so that you are happy without it.
                  Certified Master Pet Tech Pet CPR, First Aid and Care Instructor
                  "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." Henry Ward Beecher US Congregational Minister 1813-1887

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                  • #10
                    What has always amazed me is how people will leave the "coffee guy" a buck for making a latte but not a dime to the groomer. I once had a lady give me $40. to pay her 39.65 grooming bill and told me to keep the change...I gave the .35 to her 5 year old and told him to put it in his piggybank! Can you say rude!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I agree with Karla - I find most signs pretty tacky. They are everywhere, too.. the smoothie shop even has one! Your prices should never be low enough that you need tips to feel you are making what you are worth.

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                      • #12
                        Sometimes I actually tell a client...Boy Mrs J gave me a nice ti ptoday...Or I tell them about my friend Pam gave me a grooming tip..I"m going to treat her ti dinner w/ the Outback gift card a client gave me for Christmas...Then they think.. Gee , I never thought to tip her...so they do.Just innocently slip it in in conversation.Is that tacky? I am such a friendly chatter box..hope they don't think it's bad. Naaaaaaaa

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                        • #13
                          tips...

                          I guess I better get rid of the stirofoam cup I carry in the van...lol

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by baddog View Post
                            What has always amazed me is how people will leave the "coffee guy" a buck for making a latte but not a dime to the groomer. I once had a lady give me $40. to pay her 39.65 grooming bill and told me to keep the change...I gave the .35 to her 5 year old and told him to put it in his piggybank! Can you say rude!!!!!!!!!!!
                            WOW, that is rude, but I really like the way you responded to it! "Keep the change," shoot, that's tacky.

                            Tammy in Utah
                            Groomers Helper Affiliate

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                            • #15
                              I have always thought about making a tee shirt printed that states "It's OK to TIP, I don't bite"

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