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Pampered Chef: Sales Does this sound tacky??

  1. jigsmom

    jigsmom Member

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    I am wanting the HWC apron really bad!!! I only have one show going now and I have to submit two. Anyway, I thought of hosting an Internet Catelog Show and email past host, friends, customers, etc. I am offering free shipping as a thank you for their order. I am also going to have a drawing for the host benefits whatever tey end up being. Here is the actual email that I have drafted. Does it sound too tacky?? Any comments, questions, suggestions would be very welcomed!!! TIA

    Hello!! I am trying something new with my business and I would like your help!! I am hosting an "Internet Catalog Show" that will run thru April 14th. As a thank you for your help, I will pay for all local shipping for orders delivered to me for delivery by me. If you wish to have the order direct shipped to you, I will pay $4.25 of the shipping cost.

    Here are the instructions for placing your order online:
    1) Go to my website. Of course, it is in the email but I didn't want to have it out hear in case of internet violations!!!
    2) Click on "Shop Online" in the bottom left hand corner
    3) Choose "option 1 - Already invited to a Show and would like to place an order"
    4) Put in Axxxxx Lxxxxx and click search for host
    5) Select Axxxxx Lxxxxx in the list
    6) Pick your selection and check-out. Please Note: If you have hosted a show within the last year, make sure you put in your past host discount number for your 10% off!!!! If you need it, call me or email me.

    Of course, you can call or email me with your order and I can place it from here. You can view the new catalog online and let me know what you want.

    For all those that place an order, your name will go into a drawing for the "host benefits". The drawing will be held on April 15, 2009 and I will contact the winner via telephone.

    Thank you!! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.


    If anyone has any other ideas for a show, let me know. This is the only quick solution that I could come up with!! And with Easter weekend coming up, I don't think an Open House type thing would work. :confused:
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  2. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    I would mention something about "Mother's Day is right around the corner" SHOP EARLY!!
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  3. elijahstrust

    elijahstrust Member

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    oooh, that's a great idea...a Mother's Day sale !
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  4. jigsmom

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    Oooo, that is a great idea. Thank you!!! :)
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  5. lauradahl

    lauradahl Member

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    Make sure they know what the "host benefits" are. Tell them someone will be my Mystery Host and win all the FREE product, half-price selections and the 60% off April Host Special...plus unlimited products at up to a 30% discount (all prizes pending show total).

    I'm doing this right now as an April Fool's sale with a percentage discount and shipping discount so I can get that apron too. Good luck....I had a "show" based on my sales in my first day so I say go for it!
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  6. BlessedWifeMommy

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    How about saying...

    With Mother's Day just around the corner, I am offering an "Online Catalog Show" for my Prefered Customers. As a thank you for your order, I am offering free local shipping. If you prefer to have your order shipped to your (or your Mom), I will pay $4.25 of the shipping cost. Please place your orders ON OR BEFORE April 14rh.
     
  7. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Not tacky at all. You've gotten some good reminders (like explaining host benefits). One of my 2 early April shows will be a personal catalog show. I've got several small orders that I'm putting in one show. I'll use the Host Benefits to stock my shelves for event drawings or charity donations.

    In honor of my PC anniversary (and to make sure I have at least 1/2 off my NC registration) I'm offering free shipping and a Reusable PC Shopping Bag for anyone who places an order of $50 or more in April. Hosts whose shows come to $500 or more will get a full set of bags and an entry in my Surprise Giveaway Drawing. I'm planning to give away a full set of the HWC products.
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  8. dancedivine

    dancedivine Member

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    If you pay the shipping for all your guests, won't you end up spending way more than the apron is worth?
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  9. jigsmom

    jigsmom Member

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    Thanks ladies...I knew I could depend on you!!!:D
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  10. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Yes, it is possible, but the apron isn't for sale, you can only earn it. So if you want the apron, and need to come up with a second show before the 15th it is worth it.
     
  11. Jules711

    Jules711 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    I think it's a good idea to say free s/h with a certain amount. Of course, if you get several $20 orders will you just put them together? That way it may be 3 orders, but one s/h charge? You don't want to end up not making anything on the show and then have to deliver products as well.

    Typically, with a mystery host show, I don't give any discounts. After all, they are trying to win. I understand wanting to get the apron though. I, too, will be put in a miscellaneous show. I love when they land where they are doubly useful.

    Good luck!! Oh...and SO not tacky! People LOVE a sale. The only sales I find tacky are Kohl's when they try to give me 15% off when I KNOW 30% ones are out there. Haven't they learned that I actually USE the 30% off ones? :)
     
    Apr 6, 2009
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  12. junkfortara

    junkfortara Member Gold Member

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    I love it- I just sent out my own "New consultant/Mother's Day" email to my friends and family.

    Thanks for the great idea!
     
    Apr 8, 2009
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  13. junkfortara

    junkfortara Member Gold Member

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    Oh but I do have a question- if I create the show on my website with my name as the host-- do I create it in PP+ under my name as well and then just add the mystery host as the co-host?
     
    Apr 8, 2009
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  14. Krista Burson

    Krista Burson Member Gold Member

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    Create it on the website.... Then the next time you are in PP+, "Sync" the two, and the show will be automatically created in PP+
     
  15. jigsmom

    jigsmom Member

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    Not one single order...:cry: I honestly do not know what to do to make this business work.:confused: My brain hurts from thinking!!!:(
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  16. PamperedK

    PamperedK Veteran Member Silver Member

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    How many people did you call to follow up on this email?
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  17. julia.poe

    julia.poe Member

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    A consultant cannot co-host. I found this out the hard way. I would put it in P3 under someone else's name.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  18. jigsmom

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    A consultant can "act as a host"...there is an option of "Consultant Acting as Host" when you set up your show in P3. Consultants do open houses and grand openings all the time as the host.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  19. PamperedK

    PamperedK Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Yes, but a consultant cannot co-host. You asked "do I create it in PP+ under my name as well and then just add the mystery host as the co-host? "

    You cannot add your mystery host as a co-host.
     
    Apr 15, 2009
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  20. Yakmama

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    So did you get the apron? I did a last minute catalog show- but I didn't offer any extra incentives. I just said that I really wanted to earn an apron and could they please help me out. I got $300 in 2 days. Sometimes all the extra incentives aren't necessary.
     
    Apr 17, 2009
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  21. jigsmom

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    No, I didn't get the apron :( ...I only got one order, $32. I guess I will try for the tote in May...not looking good so far with booking, but maybe. I tell you, this economy thing really stinks in my town or that is what I keep hearing...but the malls are still packed.:mad::confused: Oh well...I keep plugging along!!

    Congrats on your apron!!:)
     
    Apr 20, 2009
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