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Pampered Chef: Sales Black Friday Sales

  1. Jen1409

    Jen1409 Member

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    Anyone doing anything special for Black Friday?
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  2. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I hadn't planned on it..but now I actually have a show booked that evening..so..I think I might offer something special for the people who show up.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  3. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    No only because I'm already doing an anniversary sale and I have to work that day.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Good grief- it's that time of year already!!? :D
    You'll probably find lots of things people did last year in the Files section (search "Black Friday"). I did one last year- and got 2 or 3 orders - enough I was able to submit as a show. I was new though, so didn't have alot of people in my contacts. I haven't decided yet about this year - I personally will be out of town and NOT working - so IF I do something, it will be an online show I create. I'll have to think about it.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  5. Becca_in_MD

    Becca_in_MD Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'm thinking about doing an online 10% off sale. It will depend on how the rest of Nov. goes and where I am with S-A-T. That's the good thing about Tgiving being so late in the month.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  6. raebates

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    I'm planning one. Here's what I'll be offering:

    7:00 am - 8:00 am Receive 25% off your order
    8:01 am - 9:00 am Receive 20% off your order
    9:01 am - 10:00 am Receive 15% off your order
    10:01 am - 11:00 am Receive 10% off your order

    Customers will either email or call and leave messages on my voicemail.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  7. peortega

    peortega Novice Member

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    are you sending out a flier to communicate the sale? If so, would you please post? This will be my first Black Friday and I need all the help I can get. Thank you.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  8. raebates

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    I do a flyer on a half sheet of paper. Here's what it says:

    Black Friday Sale


    Save 10 - 25%
    Friday, November 27th
    7:00 to 11:00 am​

    • Look through your catalog or visit my Pampered Chef website (website address).
    • Make out your list. As you think about teachers, coaches, co-workers, friends and family, don't forget to treat yourself!
    • Call me (Phone Number) or send an e-mail to my email address.

    7:00 am - 8:00 am Receive 25% off your order
    8:01 am - 9:00 am Receive 20% off your order
    9:01 am - 10:00 am Receive 15% off your order
    10:01 am - 11:00 am Receive 10% off your order
    Order $50 or more during the sale and get free shipping​

    It's that simple. Just call or e-mail me during these 4 hours and receive a fabulous discount! Be sure to leave the following information:
    • Your name
    • Your phone number
    • Let me know the item number(s), item name(s) and quantity of each you would like. I’ll be sure to verify your order information with you before submitting the order to our home office.
    • Leave your credit card number and expiration date of your credit card or let me know if you’d prefer to pay by check. I’ll get back to you with a total. (All payments are due by 12/5/2008.)
    You’ll receive your order within approximately 2 weeks, just in time for the holidays.

    Feel free to contact me before Black Friday with any questions.

    Happy Shopping! ​
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  9. niktim3

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    What do you do about shipping?
    Direct to you, or the customer?
    Thanks... I was thinking about doing htis later in month, for SAT of course!
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  10. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    It depends. Some of my customers are very local to me. Those I deliver. Others I have shipped right to them. If they're sort of near but not really close, I ask which they're prefer.
     
    Oct 28, 2009
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  11. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    This year with select Simple Additions on sale for 20% off, you may want to change that sale discount! People could end up with pieces a lot cheaper than you would get commission to cover! How would you cover 25% off anyway? I'll look up my Black Friday flyer from last year and post later!
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  12. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'm not suggesting that anyone else do what I do. I'm simply answering the question about my Black Friday Sale.

    I don't make any commission on the 25% off people. But, they don't cost me anything, either. They simply add to my commissionable sales for the SAT. Well, they might cost me $4.50 in shipping if they spend $50 or more, but that just gets me closer to my goal.

    I share more details with the people who get the flyer--either through my newsletter or in person. The 20% off Simple Additions doesn't apply, since I'll submit this as a December catalog show. Still, I'm not sure why the 20% off would make a difference. PC offers the 20% off. The 25% I offer would come off the reduced price.
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  13. peortega

    peortega Novice Member

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    Rae,
    thanks for sharing!
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  14. chefheidi2003

    chefheidi2003 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Rae..I love your sale..I might do something like that..thank you so much for sharing.

    I have to agree with the SAT sales..I really would like to earn some free stuff this year..I don't normally..but I would really like to.
     
  15. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Rae-Make sure to change your December date to 2009. Do you find that you get most of your calls/emails during the 25% off time? I've done this type of sale before and people want to preorder since that's when they are thinking of it so let them have whatever the first discount was. I tend to get a lot of immediate responses from my newsletters. So how do you handle that?
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  16. raebates

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    Thanks. I caught that after I'd posted it here.

    Actually, I find that most of my calls/emails come during the 20% or 15% time.
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  17. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    But how do you deal with preorders? Or have you not dealt with or considered that?
     
    Oct 29, 2009
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  18. junkfortara

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    My director just shared a nearly identical sale idea with various discounts depending on the time... she also offers free shipping if they pick it up from her. I'm planning on using the idea as well! Not for money-making, but for SAT!
    I'm curious to know other's opinions on the presale too. I'm thinking I would offer the 10% off if someone says they just can't call in or email within the specific timeframes....
     
    Oct 30, 2009
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  19. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I don't do presales. Just like you can't go to the manager of Best Buy or Toys R Us and say, "I can't make it here at 5 a.m. on Black Friday, so I want to buy one of your super sale items now," you can't take advantage of my sale except during the stated hours. Period.

    Junkfortara--it doesn't surprise me that your director shared something similar. I got mine from someone else. Frankly, I rarely have a completely original idea. :)
     
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  20. I love this idea! thank you for sharing!
     
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  21. nene960

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    I did a Black Friday sale last year and had over $1000 in sales. I am going to do one again just on Saturday instead of Friday. I guess it will be a black saturday sale :) I am doing it with several other consultants from other ds companies and we are going to do it in a neutral location. We are going to try to advertise on the community billboard to get some people outside of our customer base. We may even advertise in the paper.
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  22. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I did this one last year and here it is updated for this year. I had NO takers last year but my customer base is about doubled since then so hopefully I will do as good as nene did! I really want to have a HUGE SAT month!
     

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  23. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'd like to advertise something like that, but I'm going to have to wait until some of my other shows close. I don't want anyone not ordering from one of my hosts because they can get it from me cheaper later.
    Rae, I use your stratagy with my fundraisers. I don't make anything from them, but I get new customers and it adds to my monthly sales total.
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  24. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I did add a disclaimer last year that if they were ordering from one of my Hosts (and named them), I would be glad to honor the specials as well for their Show orders. As I said, no one took me up on it!
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  25. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I don't tell anyone about it at my shows. I think that would be unfair to the hosts.
     
    Nov 3, 2009
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  26. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Jane, Don't take this the wrong way, but there is ALOT going on with your flyer. It was a bit tough to read. Maybe a few less items would be helpful for your customers! Just an opinion.

    I did a Black Friday Sale last year with sales like Rae's and I did almost $500 with it...after the discount! I am doing another one this year!!

    Good luck to everyone!
     
  27. mrshamel3808

    mrshamel3808 Member Gold Member

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    I'm doing something similar to Jane's only I've combined a few of the time slots to 2 hour slots instead of 1 hour slots. I searched on the files and combined a few black friday sales flyers I found. This is my first year so we'll see how it goes! I only have 2 shows booked this month so far (have a few calls out for booking) so I'm hoping this will at least give me one more show!
     
  28. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I love this idea too and am going to give it a go!!!
     
  29. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'll be leaving for the weekend on Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving....so I'm considering doing it on "Cyber-Monday" instead!! :D That's the "online" version of Black Friday anyway- seemed appropriate. :D All the folks returning to work but really just shopping for deals I guess!
     
    Nov 5, 2009
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  30. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Bobbi, the great thing about having people email or leave a phone message is that you don't have to be home to have the sale. I'll actually be out shopping during my sale. I'll only answer my phone if it's The Furry Guy or our son. I'll check emails and messages after I'm home.

    Of course, Cyber Monday works well, too.
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  31. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    This is true. ANd if I copy your's (imitation is the best form of flattery, right?) then it would be super simple for folks.
     
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  32. cookinforyou

    cookinforyou Member Gold Member

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    thanks for sharing this is great!!!
     
  33. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I'll be in NYC for Thanksgiving (Macy's Parade live, woohoo!) and Black Friday shopping myself during my sale, so I won't be answering my phone either. Yay for voicemail and email!! I hope it turns out well!!
     
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  34. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Oh! I used your sale information and created a postcard...thought I'd share!! I mailed this out today!
     

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  35. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    :( I don't have Publisher, do you have another program that you could save it to?
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  36. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    Chris...I think that is a better idea. I will use Elise's idea of combining some hours and eliminating others! Thanks for the suggestions! Maybe it will be more "user-friendly" this way!

    Check this out and see what ya'll think!
     

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  37. mountainmama74

    mountainmama74 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Let me see if I can convert it to a pdf...
     
  38. loreo

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    No pressure but wondering if you have had a chance to work on this. I'll be out Friday as well :)
     
    Nov 9, 2009
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  39. jterre

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    wondered if you were able to do as a pdf... i don't have publisher either and would like to see your idea
     
    Nov 14, 2009
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  40. Vicky

    Vicky Novice Member

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    Question: If you are using your website for Black Friday discounts, how will the discounts you are offering be applied? I would like to do a Black Friday Sale and I love all of these ideas that you gals have. Are you setting up a Black Friday Sale on your Website and then transfering the sales to your Pampered Partner Plus software? I'm confused on this........
    Thanks in advance for your replies..........
    Vicky~~
     
    Nov 15, 2009
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