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Pampered Chef: Had my first show

  1. MichelleT

    MichelleT Member

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    Well I had my first show tonight and it was no where near what I expected. I had 17 RSVP's + almost every one of them said that they were bringing a guest. Well 13 showed altogether. No bookings off of it. I think it's because I invited some people from my husband's work who had been to a different type of party this afternoon and were somewhat...lit. Anyway, only $353 in sale so far. :( I was seriously hoping for 20 or more people and that I might be close to qualifying. Oh well. Better luck next time I guess.
     
    Sep 17, 2005
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  2. WOW!!! To have your first show have $353 in sales is terrific!!! It can be a little frustrating when you have a goal set for a show and it doesn't quite meet our expectation, but sit back and look at what did happen. Sales of $353 meen that you get paid $70.60!!! You have 13 customers to follow up with and you will NEVER have to do a first show again.

    As far as bookings are concerned did you get a chance to ask each person in attendance if they would like to receive FREE product? If not my suggestion would be to call them back today and after an introduction of who you are say something like, "Thank you so much for attending Suzie's PC show last night. What did you enjoy the most? (wait for reply) I had a terrific time and it was a lot of fun to meet so many of Suzie's friends. Did you know that Suzie qualified for (insert amount of free/discounted product that she will receive)...How would that make you feel to receive FREE Pampered Chef products? (wait for a reply) I currently have this day or this day available which would work better for you? (Insert your next two available show dates and then wait for her to respond).

    Perhaps by doing a little customer service follow up you could add a couple more bookings to your calendar and help the Hostess from this show have the opportunity to receive the Hostess Specials at her upcoming bookings.

    CONGRATULATIONS on such a terrific show!!!
     
  3. Mackailey

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    Holy Cow.. Thats a GREAT first show!!!! I havent had a show over 300 YET!! (granted Im still new).. But thats awsome!!! I offer booking incentives.. I've been offering the small bar pan as an incentive.. I send around a flyer that says if you book and hold a 300 show and keep that date.. I will enter yourname into a drawing and you will get that pan!!! Its worked.. everytime ive done it ive booked 3 shows.. and the pan is only 14 bucks plus with the discount.. its only around 10 bucks!! :p
     
    Sep 24, 2005
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  4. Awesome Show!!

    THAT IS AN AWESOME START!!! MY FIRST SHOW WAS ON THE 29TH OF SEPT AND I WAS COMPLETELY SHOCKED BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT TO BE OVER $600. ($265.55) I WAS SO EXCITED AND IMPRESSED. (WITH MYSELF AND THE HOST) HA HA :) . I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT AT ALL. I WAS GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH $150.00 TO MAKE IT QUALIFY. THEN I TURNED IN A CATALOG SHOW THE NEXT DAY AND IT WAS $268.47. I ONLY HAVE TWO CATALOG SHOWS GOING FOR OCTOBER SO FAR BUT A COUPLE OF MAYBE'S ON KITCHEN SHOWS. I AM GOING TO TRY MY BEST TO GET THEM WITHOUT BEING TO PUSHY. I ONLY NEED $317 LEFT TO QUALIFY AND WANT THE SHOW TO GO STUFF TOO, BUT I GUESS WE WILL SEE HOW THINGS GO. I ALSO WAS WONDERING ABOUT OTHER INCENTIVES THAT ARE GOING ON TOO, BUT THAT IS IN ANOTHER POST, I GUESS. I WILL STOP TYPING NOW SINCE THIS IS GETTING A LITTLE LONG. HA HA :)

    SEE YA ALL,
    MEGAN
     
    Oct 6, 2005
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  5. ltkacz

    ltkacz Guest

    Customer Service is KEY!

    First - does your host have any outside orders? I'm still new as well, only doing 3 shows so far (however, my first month sales were over $1700), but I have noticed that the outside orders can really add up! Each show I've done so far had almost as much in "show" sales as "outside" sales. So, I would work that advantage.

    Second - I am assumming you did the show evaluation cards. For every e-mail address you received on those (or on order forms) I have sent an e-mail to those people stating: "Thanks for attending Susie's Pampered Chef party last night. I hope that you had a wonderful time. Also, thank you for placing an order with me. I value your business and will work hard to earn it. Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say Susie's party will be open until (name a date and time), so if you would like to add to your order you may do so. Also, if you know of anyone else who couldn't attend the party but would like to order, I'm sure Susie would welcome the additional sales." Something along those lines. If they didn't order during the show, I would modify the e-mail to state the show would be open until XXX to place an order. I also say, if you would like to earn free products as well, book a show.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Oct 6, 2005
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  6. MichelleT

    MichelleT Member

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    Update

    I didn't get any outside orders. I think it was because I invited everyone I knew to that first show. I think I was just dissapointed because it didn't go as I wanted, some of them, like I said were a little "happy" and were pretty loud, so I had trouble being heard by my other guests. Total in commisionable sales for the show was $372. My second show...no one showed! However, you're right about the outside orders, the host ended up getting over $200 in outside orders! I've done three shows, and I have 3 bookings, so I'm pretty happy with that. I'll qualify by the end of Oct. (I hope!) :)
     
    Oct 10, 2005
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