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Pampered Chef: Bookings Joint Tupperware/PC party... need help!

  1. redsoxgirl

    redsoxgirl Veteran Member

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    Anyone do one of these?

    I had a show yesterday and there was a Tupperware consultant there and she asked about doing a show together. Our intention is to show how our products can be used together, not do 2 different shows.

    Anyone have any ideas???
     
    Mar 21, 2009
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  2. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    I'd be careful. I did a booth at a fair today, and there was a Tupper Ware rep right behind me. TW "thinks" they're competition for PC because they now sell cookware (seriously? when you think Tupper Ware do you think cookware?), and ice cream scoops and food choppers. I've looked at their website in the past, and I don't think they compare (of course, I'm just a little biased). I would have her agree ahead of time not to even discuss products the two companies have in common, because you don't want her to give guests the impression they can buy products of similar quality at a better price from her (especially since they're not a better quality OR a better price).
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2009
    Mar 21, 2009
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  3. I probably wouldn't either. If you do do it together---then I would suggest stearing clear of whats the same and go with what's different---Bamboo, Knives, Lifetime Warrenty on Cookware...etc......
     
  4. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think they have knives now, too.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  5. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I wouldn't do a joint party with TW either - their product line is starting to look a little too much like ours.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  6. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Remember, also, that any time you do a joint party you need to expect your sales to be cut in half. Most people come to a show with a set amount of $$ they can spend. If they have to buy from two companies, they will just split it between you.

    Combo parties can be fun...but I have never had a profitable one.
     
    Mar 22, 2009
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  7. Anytime I have tried to do a show with other "consultants" there from other companies, it never works out. My sales are at least 1/2 of what they would have been. I would not do it.
     
    Mar 23, 2009
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  8. I did a joint show with a girl who sells pocketbooks. I wasn't thrilled about it but I had known the girl since I was about 5 years old. I went, set up in the kitchen, had the recipe done ahead of time, she set up in the dining room.........and the guests started coming in. There were people that only bought from me and some only bought from her. Very few bought from both. But I ended up with a $1000 show because the host had some outside orders too.
    It worked out fine but I just wonder if the show could have been more than $1000 if she the pocketbook girl hadn't been there. Yea, that sounds greedy I know.........but I still have to wonder.
     
  9. PChefRenee

    PChefRenee Member Silver Member

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    Joint parties have never worked out well for me either. They sound like a good idea, but, like Kelly said, everyone comes with a set budget in mind and usually order a little from each because they feel they have an obligation. My sales are always much lower than usual and both of us (consultants) leave feeling like it was a waste of time. I've given it a shot and won't ever do one again.
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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