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Pampered Chef: Incentive for using a credit/debit card?

  1. WendyAebi

    WendyAebi Member

    I think I saw this here, but my searches aren't turning anything up. It was basically a page (or maybe a small booklet?) of fun/random/helpful tips that you could give anyone who used a credit or debit card to pay for their order. Does this sound familiar to anyone?? If you have it and wouldn't mind posting it or pointing me to it, I would be so grateful!
    Nov 26, 2005
  2. MSmith

    MSmith Member

    you can use the celebrations recipe cards. I did this at one show after my director mentioned that she does it. Out of 17 guests, all but 2 people paid w/ plastic! (and guess what? One of those checks bounced!!! my first one, too.)

    Nov 26, 2005
  3. Have Host Charge it!

    I have the guests use a credit card or write the checks to the host. Then I have the host use a credit card for the balance due to me. I've done this using Pampered Partner and have not had any problems. MUCH better than having to worry about checks clearing and screwing up my bank account. I suppose if the host doesn't want to use a card, you could tell them them there is an extra wait time of 5 business days for the check to clear your bank.

  4. WendyAebi

    WendyAebi Member

    But the Recipe for Success says we can't put more than one other order on somebody's credit card.

    I think I must have seen the little booklet I'm looking for on a Yahoo group. I appreciate the input, though!
    Dec 1, 2005
  5. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

    Uh Oh

    I just put through a show where there are three orders on one card. I entered the card info on each of the three orders even. I thought the rule was that you could not put an entire show on one card. Thanks for the heads up and I may get a call from the home office!
    Dec 2, 2005
  6. Multiple Orders on CC

    I closed a show that had at least 5 orders on the host's CC. The order has shipped and been received with no call from HO. :) Each person had written a check (or cash) directly to the host and she then used her CC for each of those orders.
    Dec 2, 2005
  7. WendyAebi

    WendyAebi Member

    Well, yeah, I know that Pampered Partner has the *ability* to take cc's that way. My impression from talking to my director was that the credit card companies didn't want to be on the hook (warantees, airline miles, etc., for example) for orders that did not belong to their card holders so that's why PC discourages it--because of their agreement with the various credit card companies.

    As an aside, do you want to know what I found out from another direct sales consultant? Lots of other companies have their consultants pay the fees every time they accept a credit card! I was shocked. What a nice benefit for us that PC covers it through HO!!
    Dec 2, 2005
  8. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

    I had heard that to and found out...

    That those fees can be upwards of $10 or more! Could you imagine running umteen credit cards at $10 a pop and having to pay for it too!
    Dec 2, 2005
  9. luv2cookathome

    luv2cookathome Member

    I just closed a show yesterday and the host used her check card for all her final outside orders plus her order so that she wouldn't have to hold her show open any longer in order to mail me the checks. She is over 50 miles away. She just had those people write her a check so that we could close her show over the phone. I've never been told we can only run one or two orders off one card. :eek: I guess I better spend more time reading my RFS binder. :eek: If the HO calls me then I'll just explain what happened. Hopefully they don't hold up the Show or call though. :eek:
  10. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

    I just submitted a show where the host paid for all the orders but one on her credit card. The other guest paid with her own credit card. When tallying up the hosts order, on the right it shows the balance owed by the host (for those who have not yet paid). So I just entered one big payment under her order. I did not enter her cc# under each individual order.

    The show shipped yesterday, so I guess it's fine!

    So no worries everyone! Like John pointed out, the whole show can't go on one card, but the bulk of it can!
    Dec 3, 2005
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