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Pampered Chef: Closing a show?

  1. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

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    To Clarify the end of the month show, I had the show yesterday - do I have to close it by tomorrow for everyone to get their cookbooks and the host special, or do I have until the 15th to close? I plan on closing out on Tuesday or Wednesday, but I do still have a couple of catalogs out there and guests wishing to order. They are aware that I will be closing on Tuesday though, but need to know if I need to move it up a day for the host/guest specials.
     
  2. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    No you have until the 15th to get the specials, but to get the commision on the next paychecheck you have until Monday, got to close by the 31st!!
     
    Aug 30, 2009
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  3. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

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    Thanks, but this is my 1st show ever, so not a big deal about when I get the commission yet.
     
  4. MLinAZ

    MLinAZ Member Gold Member

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    It also won't count towards your August sales, it will count towards September sales. So if you have no other sales submitted for August, you wouldn't be active for August. This may or may not matter depending on when in August you signed your agreement.
     
    Aug 30, 2009
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  5. topchef.heather

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    Ohhh, does this matter? I assumed it would count me as active for August?? I signed my agreement Aug. 4th and was hoping that it would count towards my August sales. So is it basically better to just hurry up and close it out today?
     
  6. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    If you want August sales it has to be submitted today.
     
  7. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

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    I guess I get it, but that's so odd, I would think it would count towards the actual show date, not the day it closes. But oh well, what can I do...
     
  8. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    They pretty much have to count things as they're submitted. Remember, we technically have until September 15 to submit an August show. August commission is paid on September 8. There is no way that commission for a show closed on September10 could count toward August commission, which is how active status is figured.
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  9. topchef.heather

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    OK, so last question...is it better to be active an extra month, or just wait and have it count towards September's total?
     
  10. BlessedWifeMommy

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    If I read everything right, I think since you signed in August, you are active in August. So I don't think it is necessary to have sales in August.

    I am not sure you want to push your host to close today anyway. If I were in you shoes, I would wait and close it this week (in Sept.). It won't count as a September show for the incentive (submit 2 shows before Sept 15th), however, it will count towards bumming you to a higher commission level for September.
     
  11. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Being new, you need to closely follow your dates for your first 30 days, 90 days, and the promotion that was running the month you signed. In your welcome letter, it'll say what those dates are. There is also Kit Enhancement month in your 4th month, and here are the rules pertaining to that:

    New Consultants are eligible for Kit enhancement in
    their fourth full month of business if they have been
    active in the three consecutive previous months
    . If they
    have been active in only the two previous months, they
    can submit $150 in personal commissionable sales in the
    fourth month, and then place a Kit enhancement order.
    o A Consultant is considered new in the month he/she joins or until $150 in commissionable sales is submitted, at which time they are considered active.
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  12. topchef.heather

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    My 30 days is up Sept. 11th, so if I signed in Aug. I am active in Aug? And I will have 4 shows submitted by then, counting this one in Aug. But I will wait to submit it, if I am already considered active for Aug?
     
  13. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    You signed in August so you are "new" in August. You are not "active" until you submit $150 in sales. It is best to submit each month and of course you won't get a paycheck on the 8th if you don't submit by today but it won't matter otherwise to you or your benefits if you don't submit until September. As far as kit enhancement: If you have to skip a month the first one is the one to skip since you lose the opportunity to use it if you miss month 2 or 3 because they have to be 4 consecutive months (month 1,2 & 3 or month 2, 3 & 4).
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  14. topchef.heather

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    Awesome, great - that helps, thanks so much!
     
  15. Grandmarita

    Grandmarita Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Have you actually submitted three shows in August? Does this fourth show, if submitted today, get you above a grande total of $750 or $1250? At the first level, you get an additional 2%, and if you make it to $1250, you have qualified in your first 30 days, if I understand the system correctly. You don't want to miss that qualifying benefit.

    My experience of four years has been that those hold out orders seldom materialize, and they are small ones at best.

    If I were you, I would call my recruiter to be sure I don't miss any benefits that the
    delay might cause. How well do you know your Hostess and her guests? Will they
    really come through for you?
     
    Aug 31, 2009
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  16. topchef.heather

    topchef.heather Member

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    No no, I don't have any shows in August. I will have all 4 shows before my 30 days are up. I will have this one that was held in Aug. and then I have 2 catalog shows ending on Sept. 10 and I'm hosting a show on the 9th. I don't know if those will meet my $1250 first 30 day mark, but I will at least have the 4 shows down.
     
  17. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    That is a great start! :)
     
  18. topchef.heather

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    Thanks! I'm really trying for those 2 pieces of stoneware! :chef:
     
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