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  1. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I must be really challenged as I cannot figure this one out...
    Any insight is greatly appreciated! (Before someone asks - Dir is on vaca)

    I'm trying to close out a show - my first one I did on my PCDebit so it was a piece of cake (it was my own show). Now this show my host is paying by CC. Where do I enter the total amount to cover her show?

    On top this, what is throwing me off is I have entered a Consultant Gift under her order as she didn't want the one bowl (and I do). Do I enter my Debit to cover the Consultant Gift or does that come off of my commission?

    Last but not least (sorry!), if I wish to place an order from a Host - can I do so? Can I enter a CC for my expense or does it have to be a Consultant Gift or PC Debit?

    Thanks so much. My apologies for so many questions. I hope it makes sense because I have myself so confused it may not be clear. :(
     
    Jun 29, 2009
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  2. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    I hope this works....but I have answered your questions above :)
     
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  3. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Caressa - I'm down to the wire with 4 shows to submit by midnite tomorrow and I none of them are going smoothly (its prob my nerves).

    From a financial point of view - ok forgive me now everyone if I am breaking a rule by asking this question (go ahead and tell me) but does this make sense or is it spending money in the wrong way... my host is 43.75 away from the next level. I want the Trifle and a Peeler for $6. That would put her at the next level for $30 more free. If she is ok with me getting the $30 more free, is this legit? I'd make commission off of the 45.00 sale, correct? ($10.80 based upon 24% commission rate) so I spend 45.00 plus tax (which is like 35 after commission) to get 30.00 free. It sounds like a sales tactic but again - I may be looking at this wrong.

    Talk about feeling so lost all in one night!
     
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  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    So you are saying you'd add a Guest order for your Trifle Bowl onto her show to bump her up to the next sales level, and then ask her for that additional $30 free that'd it woudl result in? I would NOT do that....I don't know if it's "legal" or not, I'd guess no. But from a customer service standpoint, I certainly would NOT do it. It would be one thing to add an outside guest order (even if it is your own) to her show, but let HER have the benefits. You will get the commission on the show/order, yes.

    I just think it would be tacky to ask her for her host benefits and would look bad to her- wouldn't help your business alot either I'd imagine. Whereas if you go ahead and place your order and she gets an extra $30, she'll love it! And be a customer for a long time likely. You get commission and SAT credit, plus points for Disney, etc.
     
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  5. Chef Gilles

    Chef Gilles Member Gold Member

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    I totally agree with Bobbi! You got to work your business right!!! You might want to add that you are adding your order to her show as she was such a great customer but don'T ask for benifits from it..you will already get enough with commission and the extra perks.

    Final call is yours though...
     
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  6. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for the input. It was the host (good friend) who made the offer, I wasn't trying to take anything from her. I didn't even know how to address it b/c I don't like to break rules as I'm the girl that gets caught when the rest of the world gets away with everything. :)
     
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  7. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    If she made the offer, then I don't think it's an issue. You didn't mention that part before ;)

    I honestly don't know if there is a written rule. I know of consultants (I've done it once) who got the Host Monthly Special when the host didn't want it and it was a friend.....so if she's cool with it, you guys work it out. Unless someone else knows for sure there is a RULE, sure!
     
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  8. Chef Gilles

    Chef Gilles Member Gold Member

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    Melissa, if you were not a consultant, you probably would have gone to your good friend's party and purchased some thing. So why not make your purchase and insists that she takes the $30 more in rewards....Imagine how much more she would appreciate you as a friend...she might also have been testing you by offering to see if you would actually take it from her. But if she insists that you take it, TAKE IT..... last word from me "follow your heart"....
     
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