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Catalog Show from Overseas???

redd3708

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May 3, 2006
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Alrighty....I have a friends in the US that I think would like to host a catalog show, BUT I am overseas in Japan. How would I go about do that? I know I would have to send her catalogs, order forms, etc....but would her shipping be only $4 since she's in the US? (For us "Overseas People"....we either do direct shipping or 15% of their product total.) I'd appreciate y'all's help. :)

Oh! One more thing...would I have to incorporate her state tax and such?
 

Jennie4PC

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May 24, 2005
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It would be $4 shipping since it would be sent to the hostsesses house and yes you would charge the tax in her area.
 

stephanieboyd

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I do this all the time, Redd!!! The beauty of our websites, we have the capabilities to do it!!!! If all of the customers are in one place, yes use the $4 shipping!!! If they are spread out all over the country (like most of mine are), use direct shipping!!

You can go into CC and get each tax rate based on zip code if they are all spread out. You can enter each one differently using the 'Special Tax' button on PP. If you are just shipping to the host in one place, use the host's tax rate for her zip code.

If you set the host up in your website, all of their customers can go straight there to order!! They can choose 'Ship to Host' or 'Ship directly to customer' on the website. This way they can use their credit cards instead of you having to wait for their checks, or the host's check to get to you before you submit!!! The host can even e-invite instead of just telling people about it when she sees them!!!

Let me know if you need anything else!! I know how it is, and I feel your pain being overseas!!!
 
Oct 18, 2005
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The 15% shipping option ships the show to the host right? If so, the host could get into major trouble with the Post Office if she's using her PSC box (if the Post Office has the same rules as the ones here). My husband works at the Post Office here in Okinawa so I get to hear about all of the horror stories. Just the other day a Host for one of those Pleasure Parties lost her box because she had her show shipped to her. Not only that but everything was confiscated and people aren't able to get their money back. Now she has to rent a PO Box out in town. I just don't want any of that to happen to you or any of your hosts! I'd definitely check the rules and regulations at your local Post Office before sending everything to the hosts.
 

stephanieboyd

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This is precisely why I only use direct shipping!!! Most of the time, at least for my customers, it's cheaper than the 15% too!! Once you spend $65, it's $14 no matter how much more you order!! I use that incentive to get people over that mark, they think they are getting a better deal that way!!!!
 
Oct 18, 2005
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Yeah I totally agree. Direct shipping is so much better. I also tell my customers that spending a few extra bucks in shipping is definitely worth not having to wait for the Host to deliver all of the products to them. Once I tell them that, they usually don't have a problem with the shipping charges.
 

redd3708

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pampered_usmc said:
The 15% shipping option ships the show to the host right? If so, the host could get into major trouble with the Post Office if she's using her PSC box (if the Post Office has the same rules as the ones here). My husband works at the Post Office here in Okinawa so I get to hear about all of the horror stories. Just the other day a Host for one of those Pleasure Parties lost her box because she had her show shipped to her. Not only that but everything was confiscated and people aren't able to get their money back. Now she has to rent a PO Box out in town. I just don't want any of that to happen to you or any of your hosts! I'd definitely check the rules and regulations at your local Post Office before sending everything to the hosts.

Then why does PC offer the 15% shipping rate if we can get in trouble?
 

stephanieboyd

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It's actually a recent change to the policy. PC has always gone strictly by MPS rules and regs, some bases have changed so they changed too. It will vary base by base. I just don't take the risk with being at Ramstein, you may want to call to be sure at your base. Like I said, most of my customers are happy to go with direct shipping. Our packages usually arrive in about 3-4 days, they are always pleased with the quick turn around because they didn't have to wait for the hosts!!!
 
Oct 18, 2005
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I think the 15% shipping charge is more for the states and American Territories that lay outside of the US....Hawaii, Alaska, Guam...ect. It takes about 2 weeks for our products to be shipped to Okinawa so I'm sure Yokota would be about the same. I sent Pampered Chef an email asking them to start making outside order forms for strictly Direct Shipping but I never got a straight answer from them so I started making them myself. My customers would always get confused on which shipping to use with the other order forms. This really helped a lot. I attached June's outside order form in case you would like to use it. :)
 

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redd3708

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Oh thank you pampered_usmc! That would help out alot. Do you make your out outside order forms for each month?

stephanieboyd said:
Our packages usually arrive in about 3-4 days, they are always pleased with the quick turn around because they didn't have to wait for the hosts!!!

Do you mean....that the guests don't have to wait for the host to hand out their orders? Or is there a way to send-in each order separately but under the same host? (Sorry, I am still new to this.)
 
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