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Individual Orders!

Feb 14, 2006
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Ok, I am new and not a "qualified" consultant yet. I just purchased my yearly subscription for the website and was horrified when I went to it and found no link or way for my customers to place individual orders! The only way it is showing anyone can place an order is by having a host's name to put in. Ok, I don't know if they're updating the websites or what, but I just refered a caterer to my website to place and order and now I don't know what to do! I would have them put it under one of my shows, but then what happens if someone in my family decides they want to place an order? I doubt they will want to email me for a current host's name every time. I know that feature was available before...is it just because I'm not qualified yet? I wonder about this because my recruiter's website has the individual order feature. If so, that's really unfair because I paid just as much for my website as everyone else who is qualified.

Sorry for venting, but I am just a little irritated right now. That means a lot of business for me at the moment and I am trying to get on my feet as a new consultant as fast as I can.

Any ideas?

~Kristen :confused:
 
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Kelley Sells

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Feb 2, 2006
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I hear you!!!

Hi Kristen,
I too found that out, AFTER i subscribed to the website....you have to have your 4 shows or 1250 in sales under your belt and THEN they can order....soooo what you do is set up your name as the host :p so when the caterer wants to go in and place the order, they can put in your name, get outside single orders, do the same thing, .....

Same with the Wedding Registry...you don't get that either until the qualification period is over....and that aggrivated me as I had put an ad out in the local paper for the wedding pull out of the ability to do that.....so am I loosing a customer because of it, i'll never know.....I'm sure they have their reasons, but it should be known BEFORE you sign up for the website.....

Kelley
 

fruit76loop

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Sep 13, 2005
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No...

personal orders or wedding registries until you have qualified! That is how it is for all new consultant's. It Pampered Chef's way to motivate you to qualify! So get those 4 shows or $1250 in sales done quickly!! :D
 

lizcooks4u

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Feb 14, 2006
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fruit76loop said:
personal orders or wedding registries until you have qualified! That is how it is for all new consultant's. It Pampered Chef's way to motivate you to qualify! So get those 4 shows or $1250 in sales done quickly!! :D
I can't remember where I saw the sales taxes for the different states? I have a garage sale type fair to do very early tomorrow but also am working on some show orders too. I have an individual order for someone who lives out of state but works at our hospital as a consultant, I thought I could place her order as an individ order on website. But I can order it under my name as a show and just either give it to her or mail myself, not a problem, anyways I can't find on the web what the sales tax is for Cotton Valley, LA any help is greatly appreciated.

THANKS;
LIZ
 
Feb 14, 2006
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Yeah, I guess I am mainly angry at the fact that I didn't know about that before hand. My husband and I are on a tight budget and one of the reasons I justified it to him was because of the possibility of outside orders like from the caterer. So even if I put my name in as a host, what if they don't order enough to meet the $150, then what? He was telling me that he wanted to "try" a few items before he placed a large order. I understand the whole cooking show as the core thing...but I am new to the area and one of the ways I thought I could get extra business was to sell to caterers since I am familiar with that business. My director told me to do a show for them...well, I mentioned that, but he has no idea when that would work because he is extremely busy. *sigh*....ok, I'm done venting now. I wish I could say this was motivation for me to qualify, but honestly, its more of a huge disappointment. Oh well...

~Kristen
 

pamperedbecky

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May 6, 2005
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kristenskitchen said:
Yeah, I guess I am mainly angry at the fact that I didn't know about that before hand. My husband and I are on a tight budget and one of the reasons I justified it to him was because of the possibility of outside orders like from the caterer. So even if I put my name in as a host, what if they don't order enough to meet the $150, then what? He was telling me that he wanted to "try" a few items before he placed a large order. I understand the whole cooking show as the core thing...but I am new to the area and one of the ways I thought I could get extra business was to sell to caterers since I am familiar with that business. My director told me to do a show for them...well, I mentioned that, but he has no idea when that would work because he is extremely busy. *sigh*....ok, I'm done venting now. I wish I could say this was motivation for me to qualify, but honestly, its more of a huge disappointment. Oh well...

~Kristen
Yep, just like Kelley said above, just put a show each month under your name and put a "News" item that explains how people placing individual orders would just enter your name as the host. Then you'll get a notification through email that they're placing orders and if you get enough each month, you can count it as a show or just add it to another show. When they place an order on your website as part of a show, you will still need to enter it into PP, so you can actually add it to another show if you don't get enough orders to make it a show of your own. I hope that makes sense.:eek:

When we first had websites, we couldn't do individual orders either and plenty of us still had very profitable websites!:) The only way people used to be able to place orders through our websites were on shows. There was no option to do individual orders until about a year ago. Maybe it wasn't until last summer. I can't remember exactly. Before you know it, you'll be qualified!!:D
 

sweet

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May 12, 2005
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make yourself the host, they will have to put your name has host but you could always have your "own"show at all time
 
Feb 14, 2006
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Thanks for the help! I have a phone appointment with the caterer this afternoon so I will get on CC and add a show to my website under my name. I can't wait to see what he orders! Thanks for all the advice!
 
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