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Pampered Chef: Sales Gold Party

  1. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    A former guest from a show (who is also a TS consultant) sent me a message today saying a friend of hers is having a gold buying party, and is interested in having DS consultants from various companies there for her guests to spend their money.

    Anyone done anything like this before?
    Aug 24, 2009
  2. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    So, the guests get paid for their gold, then hopefully turn around and spend the money on PC, TS, and other products? Interesting concept, but doesn't sound like you'll have time for a demo. Will you be able to set up a table in a mini-fair style? When will this take place? If it's in September, I'd do it as cash and carry, with all the sauces, some rubs, a few small items, etc.
    Aug 24, 2009
  3. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

    I've done one. It was almost like I had a "booth" inside someone's home. There were four vendors. I probably sold $180 of catalog items. Cash and carry might have worked better since they had cash but I didn't do that. I was amazed at the amount of money some people got however there needed to be a bunch more people to make it worth it. I was set up across from the gold guy which worked out well. People would sit and wait for him to go through their stuff and I'd get a chance to talk to them. No bookings or recruit leads but it would have been possible with a different crowd.

    The host was in the midst of a divorce and that was the main topic. Not a lot of positive energy....Good luck....
    Aug 24, 2009
  4. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    I didn't get a lot of info, justa message asking if I wanted her to pass on my number. I responded just to say to go ahead and send on my information, I'm sure I can get some of my questions answered by the person actually setting up the party.

    I don't really have any C&C, and I don't really want to invest in any either. It's also this coming Saturday, which is DH's poker night, so I would have to find someone to watch DS (although his godmother's been asking when she can watch him again).
    Aug 25, 2009
  5. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    Then again, I'm less than $100 away from $750 in sales this month which would qualify me to get paid as a Senior Consultant...
    Aug 25, 2009
  6. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

    I say go for it Noora....people will be looking to buy....you can have some display items....and make some great contacts. I also wouldn't invest in C&C...have a "Win a Free Cooking Show" Drawing....
  7. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

    I've done something like this, I just demoed our Salsa w/scoops, got over 200. in orders. It was pretty far away, so I made the lady the host & told everyone the products would come to her house. They were fine with it...HTH
    Aug 25, 2009
  8. Nanisu

    Nanisu Veteran Member Gold Member

    I'd say go for it too, if she is not charging you anything. Promote bookings big time! And recruiting (want more gold in your future? consider our business oppty... type of thing). Good for you. A booking is a booking.
    Aug 25, 2009
  9. Janis

    Janis Novice Member

    I did this in my home actually a few months ago. I set out the quick stir pitchers (one with lemonade and one with water), I had a bock of cream cheese with the pineapple rum sauce on top with crackers around it on the bamboo, and had the oil dippings with bread for them to try. I got a number of orders and I think 2 bookings. It's worth a try. :)
    Aug 25, 2009
  10. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

    So it looks like I'll have to find a baby sitter :)

    Thank you for the input everyone!
    Aug 25, 2009
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