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Pampered Chef: Consultant Number on Stamp, or not ?

  1. AprilM

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    Hello

    I'm new to the forum...

    My wife April is a new Consultant and I do all the back office, business management, accounting and income tax part of the business. Additionally, most of the Pampered Chef Plus post show ordering.



    My Question

    Should we put April's consultant number on the Merrill/Marketing Impressions stamp we are Ordering, or NOT ??

    Pros: It might help if the Consultant Number were on the catalogs, mini catalogs and other materials etc.. if a potential recruit went to sign up under April and the consultant number were on the catalog they would have it to ensure the new consultant signed up under April and not someone else so she would get credit for the new recruit

    Cons: I thought having the consultant number on all materials might be a security risk since it's also the logon name to get into consultants corner.



    The stamp I'm considering ordering from Merrill for $13.95 will be as follows

    The Pampered Chef Logo
    First Name Last Name here
    e-mail address here
    pamperchef.biz

    or

    The Pampered Chef Logo
    First Name Last Name and Consultant Number here
    e-mail address here
    pamperchef.biz



    I've already using same labels I created until I get a stamp put wanted to try a stamp because I thought it might be easier and also more cost effective



    thanks in advance for feedback

    Paul
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  2. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wow, I wanna clone you Paul. I'd give an arm for someone to be doing all the office parts of my biz. She's a lucky gal!

    I vote for no consultant number. I have the Merrill stamp and only did my name, phone number, email? & website. I don't put my home address or consultant number on anything unless its a return. All depends on what you want to use the stamp for. I primarily use mine on catalogs and for the 3part order forms. Did use it on recipe cards but am going back to labels on those.

    If someone is going to sign up as a recruit under your wife, I honestly think she will be communicating enough with the person to tell them her consultant number OR I didn't need my directors number as you send them to your website (which is on the stamp) and it automatically put that info in. That's my 2 cents. :D
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  3. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

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    I have my consultant number on a lot of stuff. I am not worried about the risk of someone else getting onto CC using it. The CC password is not too easy; it's also not as secure as my office job requires. Nobody can order anything with just a consultant number, even if they do crack the CC password.

    That being said, I leave it off most of my labels and rarely use the Merrill stamp.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I stamp all my stuff with the Merrill stamp. I do not use my consultant number.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  5. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I noticed there's no phone number on your stamp. A lot of customers would prefer to call...yes, they can go to the site and look it up, but they may not be near a computer when they want to call.
    Just a thought.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  6. pclinskie

    pclinskie Member Silver Member

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    I don't think consultant number matters, BUT you do need a phone number.
    Those who have the merrill stamp, do you not think the writing is to small? I did not like Merrills stamp. I use Staples.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  7. ShellBeach

    ShellBeach Veteran Member

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    Yes, I think the Merrill writing is too small.
    Also, I got mine when they forced you to also put your address on it...nobody cares about my address!
    Name, phone number, and email would be the minimum info.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  8. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think the Merrill stamp is way too small. When I first started, I was so eager to get a stamp that I went to Staples and got one. Had I known about our discount through Office Max, I would've gone there. Then I ordered one through Merrill, but was really disappointed at how tiny the lettering is. So, I only use the stamp for receipts, but print out 2x4 labels for the catalogs. The stamps also take a while to dry when you stamp catalogs, or other glossy papers, so that's another reason why I like to use labels.

    On your stamp, you'll really want: name, phone #, e-mail, and PWS

    I don't think it's crucial for the consultant # to be on there.

    --Oh, also, I got the free one from Vista Print, and it is a very small stamp.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  9. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Consultant number was more important before PWS, when HO was testing out online ordering and customers needed a consultant's number to submit an order. Now, other than filling out an online agreement, it's not necessary. I'd leave it off - it can confuse people.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  10. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I do think the Merrill Stamp lettering is small but I think it looks nice with the logo. Do I think its too small? No. Just it could be a size 10 font instead of 6/8. If you're customer base had poor vision, then you may have an argument, otherwise, it's doable.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  11. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

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    If you customer base is under 40!!! ;)
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  12. AprilM

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    Actually I will have the phone number on the stamp, I just forgot to list it when I posted this post

    thanks so much for all the reply posts

    I just ordered a Merrill stamp (the one without the address) and I did not include the consultant number (but yes it has the phone number as well as e-mail address and her website).


    I also ordered 500 business cards and a name tag so my beautiful wife will look professional when presenting.


    Paul
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  13. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Paul- Can I get your phone # to give to my hubby? He's been asking how he can help with my biz :p I'd like one of you around, your wife is very lucky!
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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  14. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Gee! What a great husband your wife has! Mine doesn't entirely support my business. Oh wait, I should remind him he's currently using the Weber Grill I got with my incentive last year for HIM!

    I love the Merrill stamps, I don't think the writing is too small. Before they came out with two stamps you weren't forced to have your address on there, you just had to delete it. So I have one without my address with just a blank spot there.

    One tip is to make sure you have room when you are stamping the catalogs. It needs a little time to dry. We have a kitchen island (well more of a pennisula sp?) that I clear off when I stamp my catalogs. I start at one end and lay them out. It works great and by the time I'm done the first ones are dry.
     
    Sep 26, 2009
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