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Pampered Chef: Theme Show HELP: Entering shower P3 with remote bride

  1. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Need your best thinking on this...

    My team member "Betsy" has a shower here in Washington where the bride lives on the east coast, the host is her friend on the west coast.

    How can guests order for both themselves and for the bride and not pay direct shipping to the bride?

    I thought of making the bride a co-host, and that solves the shipping issue, but then the sales don't count at the same level.

    Betsy is close to achieving 15K and needs every dollar she can get.

    Ideas? Suggestions?
    Jun 14, 2009
  2. SpiritdancerIA

    SpiritdancerIA Member Gold Member

    I'm having trouble figuring out how the sales don't count at the same level on a show with two hosts? I'd thought the total show is what counts, and then there is a decision as to how to split the host benefits. I've had one case where one co-host just wanted the host special, and no other benefits, so one got the benefits and one ordered the special.

    I suppose "Betsy" could turn in two shows (one for local west-coast shipping, one to go to the bride), but that would definitely affect the host benefits.
  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    Sales do count at the same level when you have co-hosts. You just need to make sure that you indicate in P3 how much of the FPV to allocate to each co-host.

    In fact, according to policy, we are supposed to use co-hosts for shower shows so that the shower host and bride each get a PHD number.
    Jun 14, 2009
  4. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member


    In this case I would enter the bride's gifts in as a guest order under the bride's name and have them shipped to her. You can combine the shipping that people who didn't order for themselves paid to cover her shipping and I'm sure she will be willing to pay any remaining (if any) shipping or you can gift the difference to her.

    Guests who also ordered for themselves will just be paying for their own shipping. The problem comes in where they thought they'd get the guest special...

    If you put the bride's gifts on the co-host order they do not count toward the host benefits (and are not commissionable for the consultant) so she'll get less for free (fewer host benefits) that way. - this is where you (Scott) are getting that it isn't then at the same level (at least this is what I am hearing).

    The bride's host benefits (as co-host) would also have to be direct shipped and there IS direct shipping charged for that co-host order too IF the "show" (guests orders) is shipped somewhere else.

    So in other words, you are putting TWO orders in the bride's name and having them both direct shipped to her. One as a guest (the gifts) and one as a co-host (to get the host benefits).
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
    Jun 14, 2009
  5. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Anne and Beth - thank you for your expertise. I've been out of town, so will find out what 'Betsy' did on entering this.
    Jul 9, 2009
  6. Lifeat50

    Lifeat50 Member

    I will be doing my very first bridal shower on September 5. The bride will be flying in. From what I understand from this thread, I should do the following:

    1. Set the bride up as a guest and put all her gift orders on this guest order so that her gifts count towards the show total and I can ship directly to her.

    2. Also, set the bride up as the co-host. Can the bride be a guest and a co-host? If this is possible, then her host rewards can also be shipped directly to her. The rest of the orders can be shipped to my host who is local for those local guests who order for themselves.

    Is this right?
    Aug 12, 2009
  7. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

    Not as a guest, just as the co-host.

    You might set her up as a guest under her middle name or her married name or something. This way the bulk of her orders can count toward the show total. Others paying for items for her would just split a single shipping cost.
    Aug 12, 2009
  8. pvt35115

    pvt35115 Novice Member

    Make the groom a guest and the bride a co-host...that way they have a sales receipt in one of their names for all the gifts and she gets the fpv
    Aug 12, 2009
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