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Pampered Chef: Does anyone combine companies?

  1. I am thinking of becoming a pampered chef consultant as I love this type of job. :p I am currently a consultant for a Swiss skin care line. Cooking healthy would go along with my shows great. Does anyone else combine two companies into one show? I thought about preparing foods for my skin care shows with pampered chef products and presenting them at the end of my consultation for the skin care. Do you think it may be a bit overwhelming to consumers? I think if the skin care doesn't suit their needs and wants the cookware should. A great way to at least get everyone to purchase at least one product before leaving. :) Don't hold back on your opinions I am open to it all good or bad! :eek: Thanks so much!
     
    Jan 5, 2005
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  2. DebPC

    DebPC Legacy Member Staff Member

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    I know of some consultants in my downline who do 2 different companies. Not at the same show though. When I started 15 years ago we were prohibited to demonstrate 2 different companies at the same show. Don't know about now though.
     
    Jan 10, 2005
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  3. Great Idea!

    I don't know of anyone, but I think it could be a great concept! I think the 2 lines are separate enough to work well together without any overlap! I just became a consultant and love it. Feel free to contact me via e-mail and we can chat or discuss it more! Good Luck

    Debbie
    PamperedchefbyDebbie@yahoo.com :)
     
    Jan 10, 2005
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  4. The consultant agreement with Pampered Chef states that you may not demonstrate other products at a Kitchen Show:

    The agreement specifically states:
    I will demonstrate or sell only Company products at Kitchen Shows. I will not demonstrate or sell any other products, including any products made personally by me, as part of my Pampered Chef business, at any Kitchen Show® or at a Company-sponsored event or meeting.

    You might also want to check the agreement with the other company you are selling for because they might have a similar clause.

    If in doubt, check with your upline Director for their opinion. This is just mine.
     
  5. I sell three different porducts

    First I'm a pampered chef consultant for over a year now are have recuited another consultant the sells jewelry. She always was more active that I was. Thats when I decided to do another company. I also do at home wine tasting parites and jewelry shows. Now I'm right where I want to be with shows. :) I tell everyone at all my shows all the companys that I do and most of the time there are people that want to have shows but not PC. I hit everyone tasts by doing three. :)
     
    Jan 17, 2005
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  6. I am slightly skeptical

    Do you make out better with one company than the other? If a customer only has $50 to spend then it may be difficult to "guide" her/him to purchase PC over your other business(or vice-versa). I had tried doing Partylite along with PC and found it too overwhelming to do a really good job at both. (I also work a full time job, have 2 kids and a husband who works second shift) I do think it is a good idea to "share" your shows (essentially with yourself), but what will the hosts & guests think? How do you market BOTH so that customers will not feel overwhelmed. I wish you the BEST of luck!!!

    Lori W :)
     
  7. I have been doing better with wine tastings then PC but I let people know at my show that I do both and I get bookings for both. I feel that not everyone likes the same thing. But Wine is winning
     
    Mar 25, 2005
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  8. I also sell Watkins products and wanted to get into PC. I think they would work well together but I don't think I could do this unless it was a party at my house because I think that the hostess would feel cheated. If she has a sales goal in mind to get free PC products she wouldn't want me to mention another company to take away from her sales.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Tonia
     
    Mar 25, 2005
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  9. pcbrandy

    pcbrandy Member

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    I would let the guest know after they place their orders that I have another business they might be interested in. Since bookings no longer help the host get more free, it wouldn't hurt her sales. I would be happy to talk with you if you are interested in becoming a consultant for the Pampered Chef. Good luck and live everyday as a new one!
    Brandy
     
    Mar 26, 2005
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  10. Brandy, that is a good idea about telling them after they order. Thx.
     
    Mar 26, 2005
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  11. noellewilliams

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    If I am not mistaken, once you accept directorship you are not allowed to work with any other direct selling companies.
     
  12. mkbc

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    I don't see anything wrong with doing 2 things at once. I am a Mary Kay Consultant and I'm thinking about doing PC only for the starter kit and the extras. In MK we make 50% of what we sell, so I was thinking about using PC as a way to meet others.
     
    Apr 10, 2005
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  13. PamperedGinger

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    Noel,
    You are right. You can be a consultant for other companys UNTIL you accept directorship. Once you accept directorship you must only do Pampered Chef.
     
  14. jdavis

    jdavis Veteran Member

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    I was also wondering about having two direct selling type jobs like PC and something else, I have a fulltime job right now and I REALLY want to get out of it so that I can spend more time with my 4 boys (8, 6, 5 step, 1.5). My husband works fulltime also and we really have a hard time making ends meet, so I thought this would be a good idea, I am VERY busy and my fulltime really wears me out.
     
    May 20, 2005
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  15. PamperedGinger

    PamperedGinger Advanced Member

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    Why have 2 different direct sales jobs as opposed to doing Pampered Chef more? If you have 2 shows a week, you can earn about $800-1000 a month. If you did more, you would earn more. I would work harder on one instead of 2 different ones to keep up with.
     
  16. you have to remember that not everyone likes the same thing. I'm just opening my door to more people. I wish that I could sell me pc but thats not always the case. Plus I do think at times that there are to many consultants out there.

    Christine Pitman
    www.pamperedchef.biz/chris

    The Traveling Vineyard
    www.freehomewinetasting.com
     
    May 23, 2005
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  17. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Here is my take on it. 1st, you can only be fully committed to one company. You can do some business with several, but you won't be able to acheive all that is possible if you are really doing less than part time with each. I personally would rather focus my energy and time on the one that is sending me on a Carbean Cruise.
     
    Jun 15, 2005
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  18. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Zooski1

    On your personal website you state that the August special is a set of 3 Stoneware bowls. It is actually a set of 3 Stainless Steel bowls with Lids. You might want to change that for your Lazy host(ess)es.

    Just FYI
     
    Jun 15, 2005
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