• Join Chef Success Today! Get support for your Pampered Chef business today! Increase your sales right now! Download 1000s of files and images, view thousands of Pampered Chef support threads! Totally Free!

Advice for a new "catalogue" recruit?

chefmelody

Member
Feb 6, 2006
466
0
I have a recruit who wants to sign this week when I close her show. I am a little worried because she said she wants to be a "catalogue consultant," which was one of the options on the "Apron Comes in 5 Sizes" flyer I gave her. She asked what would happen if she didn't qualify, and I told her she wouldn't have to give back her kit, but I want her to qualify, of course!

Basically, she doesn't want to do cooking shows at all, and simply do catalogue sales. Is this possible? Has anyone had success with this? What advice should I give her?
 

tiffanypc05

Advanced Member
Nov 3, 2005
601
0
just as good!!!

For the first five months I was in the business I done nothing but catalog shows, and I make sure that all my recruits know that they do not have to do cooking shows...that terrifies some people...I have had 7 and 800 catalog shows so I'm not complaining if someone just wants to do that....as a matter of a fact....i have a recruit who just signed who will be strictly catalog and two more who are potential recruits who will be strictly catalog shows....
 

chefmelody

Member
Feb 6, 2006
466
0
That's good to know! What advice would you have for her for finding show bookings, though, since she won't be having direct contact with guests at a show?
 

tiffanypc05

Advanced Member
Nov 3, 2005
601
0
I would suggest

I would suggest sending out a letter asking for referals! I sent this out to get more bookings. I only sent a couple out and one lady responded with 5 or 6 bookings for me! I give her $5.00 off at she show! It's not to much out of your pocket to offer that and she will benefit from the bookings
 

soonerchef

Veteran Member
Feb 17, 2006
1,523
0
I always have a good laugh with any one who might not qualify by telling them "Now, if you don't qualify then you will be labled a "kit napper" and it's not a good thing...you don't want to be a "kit napper" do you?" It always gets them laughing and makes them know that "something" will happen if they don't qualify!:D :D :D :D :D :D
 

chefmelody

Member
Feb 6, 2006
466
0
soonerchef said:
I always have a good laugh with any one who might not qualify by telling them "Now, if you don't qualify then you will be labled a "kit napper" and it's not a good thing...you don't want to be a "kit napper" do you?" It always gets them laughing and makes them know that "something" will happen if they don't qualify!:D :D :D :D :D :D

So, what exactly DOES happen if they don't qualify and go inactive? I haven't been able to find an answer for this anywhere, and my director didn't know.
 

soonerchef

Veteran Member
Feb 17, 2006
1,523
0
Unfortunately nothing!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Just that all of us out here in TPC world know that they are unworthy of our knowledge and they don't deserve free stuff and that they are "kit nappers"!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 
S

showmehow2

Guest
Whoa...

A kit napper is someone who signs up knowing that they're never going to even try to get qualified or never does a thing toward qualifying. There could be people without a support base who might not have a clue how to get started or how to keep going. Let's not do too much labeling - I know all too well how tough it is in the beginning! (Still know how tough it is to book!)
 
Top