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Pampered Chef: Bookings Bookings from catalog shows

  1. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    I'm working on an idea to get more bookings from my catalog shows. I was thinking of maybe making up a stamper from vista print saying something like "book a show off ________'s show and receive a free gift!" I'd stamp it on the outside order forms that I give to the host. Or maybe I don't even need a stamper - I could just type in that line on the outside order forms. But I really just need help with the wording I think. Thoughts? Ideas?
     
    May 11, 2009
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  2. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You might try to encourage the host to get 3 bookings and receive a free cookbook of choice. If you make the host the one to encourage the bookings it may make it easier.
     
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I use the Catalog Host Bingo I got from here. (You should be able to find it if you do a search.) It's helped me. Plus, I always ask the host if she wants to book a show off herself by saying, "Since you know how easy Catalog Parties are, do you want to plan to do another once the new season is here? If so, we can schedule it now."
     
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  4. jross93

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    Along with the other advice that's been given...don't forget to word it as "Book and Hold a show....to receive a free gift" to try to cut down on cancellations.
    Jen
     
    May 11, 2009
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  5. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I did forget to say "book and hold a show" - close call!
     
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  6. jenniwest04

    jenniwest04 Member

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    There are some host tic-tac-toe games if you look through the file threads...I'm on a different computer or I'd attach mine-I have ones for just catalog and for just cooking shows...anyway, you can adjust them, but getting a booking is one of the squares!
     
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  7. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    Oooh.. I love the catalog show bingo!! Thanks. :)
     
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  8. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    I give all of my hosts and now I will include my catalog hosts, a gift certificate that I made up that says she gets $15 from me when 3 or more of her friends book and hold shows of their own. That way they only get it if all 3 hold. If they have more bookings the gift value does not increase, I tell them that it just helps them in case one cancels or something. I had one host get 5 bookings! 4 of those held and after the third one (at the 3rd show) we totaled her order and subtracted $15. I don't care if it is big or small, I just take $15 off and I don't count it against the current host either. It REALLY helps me get bookings! I have only had to actually pay out on 2 or 3. That says something about me being able to keep shows, I get a lot of cancellations but that is something else I need to work on. I do make sure that those who host know that Suzy Q. isn't going to get her gift cert. if they don't all hold their shows. They care a lot more about Suzy than they do me, so I tie it all in to her!!! Hope that helps. If I can ever figure out how to add an attachment I will, but I am not that computer saavvy?!
     
    May 11, 2009
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  9. schel

    schel Advanced Member

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    I like this idea, I really want to get some bookings off this catalog show. Is your gift cert in a word doc?
    Schel
     
    May 11, 2009
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  10. sk8rgrrl99

    sk8rgrrl99 Member

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    I really like this idea too! Does your initial host ususally place an order on the 3rd show to redeem her gift certificate or place an individual order?
     
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  11. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    I have a document word or microsoft or something like that. Sorry I don't know much about the technical stuff, I can try to send it to as many who want it or you can email me directly, am I allowed to give my email here? If you put Host Gift Certificate in the subject I will reply and attach the document. Sure wish I knew more! All the hosts that have redeemed it have always placed an order at the shows that have held and use the GC on their order at the show. 5higginsATbellsoutDOTnet
    Someone who know how, email me, I will email you the document and you can figure out how to upload, I just tried, sorry.
     
  12. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Here is the file:
     

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  13. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    Thank you so much Holly! By the way, this month I printed it on pink cardstock. It was prettier and more sturdy, hosts can keep up with it better that way!
     
  14. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I am glad I could help! That sounds like a great idea.
     
  15. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Have you tried just calling those who ordered and asking them? That's what I do. I can trace a LONG line of shows (still doing shows for this group) and several consultants on my team back to one catalog show in my first year of business. It's fun to do that. :)
     
    May 11, 2009
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  16. pamperedchefqueen

    pamperedchefqueen Novice Member

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    Great advice Debbie!! Inspiring for those of us who are still "phone shy" :)
     
  17. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    I just call and let them know how long the order will take, remind them to save their receipt for guarantee purposes, give them a few tips for their purchase (since these are things I would usually discuss with people at a live show), and then ask them about the business and about hosting. Just pretend you're sitting down face to face at checkout and it's really quite natural.
     
    May 12, 2009
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  18. Katiek77

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    Teresa,
    I would love to get the $15 gift certificate that you use for bookings for catalog shows. How do I email you to get if from you? Thanks so much.
    Katie
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  19. kcmckay

    kcmckay Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Just curious about this? Do you give regular order forms to catty hosts? I usually use OOF so I mail the reciepts to host after I've finalized but before the orders ship so they will have receipts that way. I really like this idea.
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  20. Katie,

    I also give OOFs for catalog shows. I make sure the "ditty" is printed on the back in case they have a change of heart. After I submit the order, I print out the orders on P3 and give to the host to go in the guests' bags.
     
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