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Pampered Chef: Booths Craft Show - Shipping

  1. Jillb

    Jillb Gold Member

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    Wow - I just got an free table at a local craft show for tommarow!!! I am having a cooking show tonight that I must close tonight and send in tonight (today is my 30th day and I want that extra pc dollards)!! so I am racing around triing to get stuff togeather!!

    Ok here is my biggest question - Shipping do I make everone who orders have the items shipped to them or just call and have everyone meet me for pick-up or drive around and deliver?

    Please advise!!!!
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  2. Krista Burson

    Krista Burson Member Gold Member

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    It's totally up to you. If I do a show that is local, I will deliver it. If it's a show that is some distance from me, I charge them direct shipping.
     
  3. gailz2

    gailz2 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Krista, I do the same as you. As long as I feel comfortable that I'll get $150 or more, they get the local shipping--but if someone purchases and they don't live close by, they need to pay for shipping directly to their house.

    Jill, Happy 30th day!! It seems like you are doing very well with bookings, etc. Congratulations and welcome to PC!!!
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  4. colegrovet

    colegrovet Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I charge everyone the $4.25 shipping and cover the extra to have it shipped direct to them.
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  5. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Usually, the special that I run for Craft/Vendor shows is Show shipping price for direct shipping. I HATE making deliveries - it's one of the reasons why I love PC - I don't have to deliver. It's worth the expense to me to not have to deliver everyone's product. I just put the extra $ in as a consultant gift, and write it off at the end of the year. :)
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  6. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I have the items shipped to me if they live in my area. I like having that extra connection with the person when I deliver their products. I have some to deliver tomorrow that I'm going to check with them to see if they want to book a show.
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  7. cookinforyou

    cookinforyou Member Gold Member

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    I did a big event a good distance away and I had it shipped direct. I am doing a local show tomorrow and will probably deliver, that way I can make sure I give the best service I can. I am also building my business. 90 days on the 19th
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  8. Janis

    Janis Novice Member

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    I ask them if they would like it shipped directly to their house....they always say yes. Then I just add it up and tell them the total. I have an event tomorrow. Guess I should get my stuff organized! LOL. :)
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  9. ChefPaulaB

    ChefPaulaB Veteran Member

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    One time I just called everyone when their stuff arrived and told them that I'd be at the local BK between 5 and 7 pm for them to pick up their stuff. It was a playland, so my kids played while I waited for people to pick up their stuff, there were only a couple people that couldn't make it and we worked that out. But they were all local, I wouldn't try that if they weren't local...
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  10. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    I have been struggling with this same issue for an event I have tonight.

    I was thinking about paying the difference on the ship direct, however, there are going to be 200 women there with at least $25 to spend and only 15 vendors. I don't know if I could cover the cost difference right now. However, I don't really have the time to be running around and making deliveries. hmm.....I better make up my mind soon, as I leave in 45 minutes. :)
     
  11. pcchefjane

    pcchefjane Senior Member Gold Member

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    I give "free local shipping" as a gift at booths! I had $180 in orders at my last booth and most of those were 1 or two items of $15 or less! They bought because I gave "FREE SHIPPING"! All I did was put all orders under a single person but gave them individual receipts. I also had one lady buy the new Professional Shears who was in visiting relatives from FL. I gave her $4.25 discount and shipped to her. That was orders I probably would not have had if I hadn't done that.

    I am doing a Stop N Shop at an elementary school tomorrow. To encourage parents/ community to shop, they have all the sorted orders delivered from each vendor to the school, then the PTO sets up a time where everyone picks up their stuff from all the vendors they shopped from. It works out really well since people like the idea of not having to run around and find all the people they purchased from. We pay $10 + 10% of our total sales! I am looking forward to a very productive day!
     
    Nov 6, 2009
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  12. cheflorraine

    cheflorraine Member Gold Member

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    How did you give them individual receipts if you put the orders in under one person?
    Also - how did you handle payment? Cash, cheque, cc??
     
    Nov 13, 2009
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  13. AmyDare

    AmyDare Member

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    I'm guessing you could give people individual (hand written) receipts, and then enter everything in P3 under one name. You'd have to deliver the items, and it might cause an issue with the warranty, though...I think.
    (so, my "guess" answer is really a bump!)
     
    Nov 15, 2009
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