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Pampered Chef: How meany of you had to start over because of not getting the sales

  1. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    how meany of you had to start over because of not getting the sales requierment every month? i had one show last month which i closed on the 30th and maby one this month but not close to closing not even any orders yet on it. so my question is do i need to sart over in sales and the career and start fresh next month? i dont want to give up. but i feel as if it is giving up on me. i try very hard with little to show. Next weekend is my 6th booth and what do i have to show for them nothing. also how meany of you had to give up your career sales after 15,000? last year was my best year and thought that this year would be better. we are stuggling with somethings in our marrage right now. what can i do to do this besides working on the other thing?
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  2. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My suggestions for the booths is:

    1. They aren't about sales. You don't get many sales, usually.
    2. The booths are all about getting contacts.
    3. That said---you have to be "out-going". I've had consultants just sit in a chair and watch people walk by. This isn't going to build your biz. You need to be standing up and talking with people. I try to stand at the front of my booth and offer people a free recipe card (stamped with my contact info) as they are walking by. If they take a card, I tell them about my free product drawing and get them inside the booth area to finish the conversation. This leads to bookings, possible recruits, and sometimes sales.
    4. Booths are not going to give you the sales you need for the month. You'll also need to be booking shows as well.
    5. Follow up. If you are meeting people at booths, but never call them to follow up you are missing the entire point. Try to call them within 24-48 hrs. after the event to follow up and see which of your services they'd like to take advantage of.

    I'd talk to your recruiter about where your biz is and what they suggest to help you get back on track. Are you going to your cluster meetings?

    Do a search on here for booking ideas & GET ON THE PHONE! I know I need to be on it myself more in the next few days. Take the on-line training classes if you haven't already.

    I personally haven't had to start over with my sales, but can understand how frustrating that must be. Hang in there---it's worth it!!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  3. smspamperedchef

    smspamperedchef Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Hi! Just thought I would let you know that you DO NOT lose your career sales after just 1 month of not turning in $150. It is only after not turning $150 2 months in a row do you lose your career sales. If you are worried that you didn't have sales last month and haven't turned in anything this month it is not too late! Call up some friends and see if you can get some orders, go pamper a business and leave them with some catalogs, send out a customer connection e-mail. Offer an incentive to someone (small freebie) to anyone that gathers $150 in orders. What the lady (didn't look to see who responded) said about booths is absolutely right. Don't waste your time on booths if you aren't getting the leads you need/want. You HAVE to follow up with them within 24-48 hours and get them on your calendar or sign them as a recruit, or get their order! Booths don't do anyone any good by just attending. It is NOT the customers job to call us! It is OUR job to call the customer! They may take your catalog and say they will contact you but don't allow that. If they do call great! But make it a practice to call EVERYONE! Hope these tips help!
     
  4. pampered2007

    pampered2007 Member

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    Host your own show and invite anyone and everyone you can think of. You could have a mystery host! I did a mystery host show before and everyone had a lot of fun!

    As far as booths....I love working booths! Make sure you have some height to your display and make sure your table isn't to crowded.You can buy crates at your local craft store and then either paint or stain them. Those really look nice! For my fall booths I usually add some mini gourds or pumpkins to my display along with some fall leaves on the table. I hand out recipe cards as well and I try my best to talk to everyone that walks by. Be sure to make conversation with other vendors sitting next to you too. Give them a mini catalog and a recipe card :) And also the organization or chairperson who is sponsoring the show. Check on this site for pictures of booths that others have done. That could help with ideas too. Good luck!
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  5. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    Thank you all for the addvise that you gave me and i will do more. i got my supprise packs form conference and i love all of the stuff.
     
    Jul 22, 2009
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