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Pampered Chef: Flyer promoting an online show?

  1. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Before I start making one, thought I would check and see if it's already been done!

    I've had a lot of interest in this and wanted to start putting it out there to my guests who want the benefits of hosting but don't want to do much work. I'm doing my second online only show right now and I think there's a lot of potential there.
     
    Jan 7, 2006
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  2. Hi Deb!
    I'd really be interested to see what you come up with. I'm starting to offer online shows as well and would like to promote them at my upcoming shows this month.
    THANKS
    ~Jen
     
    Jan 8, 2006
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  3. Swirl

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    online show?

    Please explain to me what an online show entails. Does this mean there is no kitchen show and it is all done online? And I would be very interested in a flyer on such a show.
     
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  4. DebbieJ

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    Yep--no kitchen show, no catalogs, no outside order forms! You know, some people do EVERYTHING on their computers--even their grocery shopping!--so this is a way to tap into that market.

    Every "guest" must go to my website to look at the products (which will be easier to do very soon--once the leadership details are announced and put in place) and place their orders, entering in the host's name of course.

    I've done one like this so far with most coaching via email and then one phone call to close. That was it! Granted, it was a very small show. I think with the host's order it was about $250, but that's $250 I didn't have before and six customers I didn't have before! It's great for out of town friends and family to host shows for you.

    I have another one going right now with a friend from church because our schedules just never matched up for a Kitchen Show and she is feeling overwhelmed with busy-ness and didn't want to have to pass catalogs around. When she heard about the January special, we discovered that an online-only show would work best for her right now. We just sent out the "invitation" emails last night and I had a $100 order come through this morning!

    I"ll work on a flyer this week and post it when I'm done. I figure if they're going to limit us with our websites so much, we have to find a way to work it.
     
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  5. showmehow2

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    Great ideas!

    :) I'd love to see the flyer when you have it done. Sounds like a win-win for everyone involved! One question - do the guests pay the direct shipping or does the order get sent to the host and he/she distribute? Sounds like that may be a great way to utilize my website which hasn't done much for me! Thanks for all the ideas and keep us posted if you get the flyer created.
     
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  6. DebbieJ

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    As for shipping, I usually just have it shipped all to the host or the guest can choose direct shipping. The host should do *something* to earn her rewards, after all. :p

    Okay, I just whipped this up, so it's not perfect, but it's a start.
     

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  7. showmehow2

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    Thanks!

    It looks great. Thank you a bunch. I'm not good at creating stuff but if someone else starts it, I can usually make changes.
     
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  8. DebbieJ

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    I'd love to see your version if you do change it to meet your needs. Like I said, I just slapped together in about 1/2 an hour, so...
     
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  9. Swirl

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    Deb I love the online flyer. I think I'm going to try this one for my way out of town customers. This is really a great idea. Wonder if our websites were mentioned at confrence? I hope having a website pays off in the end. I just started one the end of Jan and am yet to get an order on it....really hard to do when you can't advertise.
     
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  10. DebbieJ

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    I've received outside orders for shows and just one individual order.

    I put a label on all invites that says:
    "Preview our catalog online at www.pamperedchef.biz/........ If you are unable to attend the show, you can place your order online by entering your host’s name in the boxes on the top right of the homepage."

    It's worked pretty well.
     
    Jan 8, 2006
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  11. Harrle

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    On-line only flyer

    We have discussed catalog/on-line shows with-in our cluster, if you are treating your on-line show like a catalog show you might want to promote they get $200.00 in outside orders. At $150.00 they don't earn anything for free - if they get $200.00 they at least get $10.00 in free product.

    Thanks for the flyer - it looks great!
    Leea Harris
     
    Jan 9, 2006
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  12. kimmers

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    I don't mean to be a downer, but I think that I read somewhere on CC that they were changing things so that online customers do not get the monthly host specials. That it actually has to be a "Catalog" show, not just an online show.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong, because I would like to do more of this too. :confused:

    Kim
     
    Jan 9, 2006
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  13. DebbieJ

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    From what I understand, any INDIVIDUAL ORDERS not attached to a show would not be eligible for the guest special.

    However, an online show is basically a catalog show with an online catalog instead of a paper one. So when submitting those orders via PP, it would be a catalog show and the host (who gathered addresses and sent out emails) would get the benefits.
     
    Jan 9, 2006
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  14. kimmers

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    Thanks for the clarification Deb. That does make more sense.

    Kim
     
    Jan 10, 2006
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  15. pcnewbie72

    pcnewbie72 Novice Member

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    that is a great idea. Would definately be a way to boost up sales. :)
    Would love to hear how the current online only show you have going turns out! Great flyer too for just putting it together.
    Thanks for the info.
     
    Jan 11, 2006
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  16. Paige Dixon

    Paige Dixon Veteran Member

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    When my baby was due, I didn't book shows two weeks before or two weeks after the due date. I put together a "Baby is Due" sale to compensate for the missed shows. Luckily, it was during the Stoneware sale, so I think that helped. I didn't have an email list then, so I printed up cards explaining that I'd offer 20% off their order, which could include 20% off the already 20% off stoneware. PHosts could also apply their 10%. Obviously, I only made about 5% after offering this discount, but I was able to keep my sales going for whichever incentive was happening, etc. Since I didn't know which day exactly my baby would come, I specified that ordering would be taken only by voice mail or email only for one day. I also specified that credit cards were preferred. I mailed out and handed out a ton of cards promoting it however in hindsight, past hosts were pretty much the only ones to take advantage. I would limit my expense to Past Hosts next time, inviting them to include their friends in the deal. I used the host benefits to "buy" a crateload of bamboo spoons which I still am using as door prizes. (And my baby is 2 1/2 now!)

    I hope this sparks some ideas. I have a consultant on my team that has alot of trouble getting her shows together, I've had quite a few complaints about her from hosts and guests. I'm out of ideas to help her shape up, so I've encouraged her to concentrate on the registry and online shows. I'd love ideas on promoting them enough for a part timer to stay active.
     
    Mar 22, 2006
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