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Pampered Chef: Sales DCB Set and mini catalogs a success!

  1. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    This is the first month I sent out the mini catalog as my invitations. Also the first month I used the DCB set with free pocket thermometer. Wanted to let you all know how it went:

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I had 8 guest, and show total was about $750, will get grand total tomorrow, might have another order to add. The host was very motivated and worked hard to get people there! She got $140 in free product and said she didn't want anything else, not even the free chilzanne! I asked if she would mind if I used her half price items and specials and she didn't mind at all! I think I am more excited about that! (I have never had a host have a problem with that!) I sold 3 or 4 DCB sets, they loved the special! They filled stuff out on thier order form and then wrote special!!!!! That was so nice! It did get a bit confusing but they were all happy with it!

    Bummer I can't use mini catalogs til Sept! Oh, well, at least is worked so far! I have 2 more shows this month that I used them for. hopefully it will work out!
     
    Jun 19, 2009
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  2. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Congrats! That is a great success!
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Very awesome! Congrats on a great show! And thanks for updating us so that we too may have some success with your tips. = )
     
  4. maddy123

    maddy123 Novice Member

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    I am sorry but DCB Special?
    I am new and must have missed it .
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  5. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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  6. maddy123

    maddy123 Novice Member

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    Thank you Sarah!
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  7. I have a question about the mini cat invitations. Do you slip an invitation inside of it and mail? Print invite on a label and stick it to the front and mail? Or, do you slip an invite and a catty in envelope? I would like to start doing this, but am unsure what would be the best way.

    Thanks
     
  8. teresah551393

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    I bought 2"x4" labels and printed all the party info on and put that on the address area of the mini and stamped my consultant info on the your consultant space, then put it in an envelope, it fits in a #10 business envelope, I printed small return address labels with my hosts info so they would know it was from her! I had heard that they sometimes get messed up in the post office machinery so I didn't take the chance and used envelpes. It worked for me. Commissionable sales were over $750 and I can't submit it til the 30th, they were all teachers and I need to hold a check til the 29th. I am hoping one or two more will order before all is said and done!

    I honestly don't know if the mini catalog helped more or if it was the deep covered baker set I offered that helped, but it worked. I am trying the set out again this Tues. and next Sat. Hoping I hit at least the $1500 level for SAT.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  9. Crystal Patton

    Crystal Patton Advanced Member

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    I also send mine in an envelope because the first time I sent them taped shut they got really chewed up. I print out a full page invite too (see attached) and fold it around the Mini-Catty and my business card.
     

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  10. Thanks so much. I have 5 shows on the books for the first part of July and I really want to use these. I will get these out in my hostess packet.

    Thanks a bunch! :)
     
  11. That's awesome, Theresa!

    I too listened to that INCREDIBLE call and decided to put the DCB set to work for me at my class Friday evening! It was a couple's Grill Party, and can you believe that 6 out of 7 couples purchased the DCB or Create Your Own Set?!?!? I am still on a "high"! :) She still has orders coming in too, and the show is already at $752 com. sales!!!

    As you said it was a little confusing on totaling the orders, still trying to figure out the best way to enter them into P3, but nonetheless I will be continuing my word choices and recipes at my remaining shows for June and probably July too!!!
     
  12. taterbug

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    I sold two "bundles" and one DCB by itself at my show Saturday morning. I didn't even use the DCB in the demo because the host picked a different recipe. Just by showing it, talking about its uses and presenting the bundle opportunity, people were interested in it. And to top it off, while I was showing and talking about how great the Salad Chopper is for cutting the chicken, the spring fell out of it and I just went on to say how great PC would be about replacing my chopper. Even with that happening, I still sold several Salad Choppers.
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  13. teresah551393

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    That is great to know! The show I have sat. won't need the DCB but now I think I will pick up the ingredients for Dump cake and make that just to have a chance to show it and talk about the sets. I still really want to hit atleast $1500 for SAT. My biz has been slow but I am really trying to pick it back up!
     
  14. My class was a "couple's grill party" and while the food was on the grill I did the 3 ingredient dump/cobbler cake in the DCB and talked about the special while it was in microwave, and mentioned a few other DCB recipes. They were SOLD, as I said 6 out of 7 couples ordered either the DCB set or Create Your Own set!!

    On another note, how did you enter DCB set sales in P3 from your last show? I'm trying to see if there is a better way, than me just putting the difference (10% discount) in as Consultant Gift?!?!
     
  15. taterbug

    taterbug Member

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    I am not offering the 10% off. I am offering a free gift with the $99 purchase, such as the pocket thermometer. I am also giving free shipping to someone who purchases the bundle and books a show that night/day.
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  16. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    I too am not offering a 10% discount or free shipping. I am offering a free gift, the pocket thermometer with the purchase. I like that better even though it costs me a little more. My host gets credit for the free gift, I get commission on the free gift, the customer goes home happy! I entered the cost of the set, $99, plus whatever else they ordered and got their payment for all that, then I added the pock. therm. and entered it as consultant gift, now I also get to write that off taxes. I think it is a win-win-win for everyone!
     
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