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  1. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have a friend who is doing a catty show for me, and she lives in DC- she will be passing catty's around to her coworkers, friends, etc.

    In addition her mom and sister live here in MA and they will be placing orders, but also have a few MA friends who would like to order. They do not want to do their own catty show- just want to add it on to my friend's.

    I would hate for like 8 people to have to pay direct shipping... is there a way to enter this as a show with co-hosts and have two shipping addys?

    I'm 99.9% sure the answer is no, but thought I'd check anyway ;)

    Any other suggestions? TIA!
     
    Aug 27, 2009
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  2. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    Yes and no - you can have co-hosts, and the items can be shipped to separate areas, but they'd still pay the direct-shipping to MA. I would just put all of the MA orders on one order and have it shipped to one person and have them all split the direct shipping cost to her house, since that's essentially what the guests are doing who are having their items shipped to the DC host.
     
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  3. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Thanks Cathy, that's what I was thinking of doing :) Good to know!
     
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  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Just don't feel bad and try to pay for it in someway yourself! If they want to place the order, they will pay for the direct shipping. I've had a few local shows with several out-of-state orders and no one expected anything otherwise.
     
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  5. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    ITA with Bobbi - people "get it" that they have to pay direct shipping charges these days, so don't feel bad! I don't offer combining orders unless people balk about the shipping cost, and I NEVER cover the cost myself! That's just bad business! (ie - you make NO money!)
     
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  6. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    It's fine, I usually have at least 1-2 out of state/direct ship orders per show, but I will definitely combine for this one, since technically it is like a co-host but in 2 different states!
     
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  7. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    Gotcha - makes sense to me!
     
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  8. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I think if anyone is ordering a Lifetime Warranty item, or something with a long warranty- I wouldn't combine. I've seen others say that Lifetime Warranty purchases are tracked by guest name for future warranty needs. If they lose their receipt, it would be better to have it in THEIR own name. Just a thought....
     
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  9. cathyskitchen

    cathyskitchen Senior Member Gold Member

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    That's a good point, Bobbi - that's the one thing I point out when people ask about combining orders. If they are buying a lifetime warranty item, I don't recommend it.
     
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  10. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Yes, very good point. I will look out for that...
     
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  11. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I personally would not combine the orders to save shipping. Our direct shipping prices are not that bad and only seem bad when they purchase anything under $10. That way all the guests have the proper receipts in their name.
     
    Aug 28, 2009
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  12. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    Also be aware that catalog shows cannot have cohosts.
     
    Aug 28, 2009
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  13. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Debbie, interesting piece of info I wasn't aware of... I've never done a show with a cohost before, so I haven't really looked into how it works! Good to know, thanks! :)
     
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