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Pampered Chef: Bookings Book to Look "Prizes"?

  1. Okay, what products are you offering in your Book to Look box?

    My director told us to be very careful about giving away too much at first so I'm concerned about that as I need to make some profit to be able to make this work. But at the same time, I want it to be worth them following through on the booking, ya know? Also, how exactly are you getting them at the cheapest possible price?

    Do you do it for every show? Just a couple? Would you do it at a fair?

    TIA,
    Pamela
     
  2. Mystik

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    I went through the catalog and chose items that were $12 or less. Like someone else said, if you put it on the hostess' order when you close the show the item will get the hostess discount and you get commission on it.
     
    Feb 23, 2006
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  3. shano

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    I like to do products that are a liitle bigger but not pricey. Like the small micro cooker! It's only $6.00 and I order it on their order so I use their 20% discount.
     
    Feb 23, 2006
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  4. AFwife

    AFwife Guest

    My items are under $12 and only ONE is $14

    These items they choose from the BTL box is what they get as a hostess gift from me, and they don't get it until after there show is done and submitted. It comes in with her stuff.
    Oh and I put it in her order so if she happens to have gotten 25% off then so do I. :D
    Have fun!
     
    Feb 24, 2006
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  5. ChristineH

    ChristineH Guest

    what is Book to Look?
     
    Feb 24, 2006
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  6. chefmama

    chefmama Guest

    Feb 24, 2006
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  7. I tried this at my last show and it really helped. I received four bookings. I gave small gifts and one small round stone. (It was fun b/c everyone wanted the stone). I am just looking at it as an investment in my business. It also helped those maybies turn into yeses. I am just starting out so this also made it easier for me to suggest hosting a show to my guest.
     
    Feb 24, 2006
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  8. sweet

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    My question is: how can you right it off your income taxe, as a give to the host, if you put it under the host's order?
     
    Feb 25, 2006
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  9. Harrle

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    When you enter in the hosts order you give them the total, then I would enter in the item you are going to give them for booking the show. You will then have a balance due which will be the cost of the item less the % discount their show is at, plus tax; you will then add another payment for this balance due - that payment will be 'consultant gift' (this is already in the drop down menu). If I remember correctly you will be asked either when you enter the consultant gift or when you close the show if you would like to add this as an expense. When you go to do your taxes you can generate a report of all of your consultant gifts.

    Be careful on the amounts though... I know I read in another thread on this website that there is a $ limit per show or person you can enter for a CG, I think it was around $20.00. Do a search on consultant gift and it may come up for you.

    Good Luck!
    Leea :cool:
     
    Feb 26, 2006
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  10. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    It's $25.00 :D
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  11. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I just started this concept at the 3 day festival I worked this past weekend. I had 7 boxes (chinese takeout boxes from Smart & Final decorated with stickers). I used new S/S products that were under $15. In the shifts I worked I had 2 catalog shows and a cooking show booked on the spot. The total amount of CG's is about $20 for the 3 shows and definitely worth it.

    OT - one of the catalog shows if for a woman in Arizona. This will be my first truly "online" show. The host was very impressed that even though we live so far apart, I could still be the consultant for her show. I love my website!
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  12. sweet

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    I'm looking for the place of the consultant gift and I don't find it.
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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  13. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    In Pampered Partner


    When you put in the item, and select the payment button, one of the payment options is consultant gift.

    I hope this is what you are asking for.
     
    Feb 27, 2006
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