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Pampered Chef: Manual Order Forms vs. Printed Reciepts

  1. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

    I'm a new consultant, just made my 30 days yesterday, and have been looking at the supply order form to see how much different items will cost me to replace/replenish. I keep seeing P3 sales receipts, is this an easy alternative to the carbon copy order forms?
    I'm also guessing that I will need the latest version of Adobe on my laptop b/c I'm not able to view ANYTHING without an error popping up telling me I must buy the latest professional version, which is a few hundred bucks!

    Just looking for ideas/opinions from those who know best :D
  2. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    I use both, I use the triplicate carbon copy receipts at my shows and the P3 receipts for outside orders and catalog shows.

    You can download a copy of Adobe Reader. It lets you read PDF's just not change them.
    Mar 27, 2009
  3. pjpamchef

    pjpamchef Member Silver Member

    You don't need to buy anything, but you do need to keep up to date with the latest read only version. It is free. And I'm sure someone will jump in if I'm wrong, but I think you can do that on Consulatants Corner.
    As far as the receipts go, I don't care for the carbon copy. I have a laser printer and what that allows me to do is download and print out the outside order form (Just page 1) to use at my shows. I tell them it is really just a worksheet and they will get their real receipt with their orders. When I finalize a show I print out the receipts of P3. This makes the Host's job WAY EASIER!! Those are so much easier for her to read!!!
    How you print them is when you click on a show, you can right click and one choice is print receipts.
    Mar 27, 2009
  4. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

    It is nice for guests to go home with a receipt, though, so I still use the triple form. It does have info on the back about their legal rights pertaining to canceling their order, etc. I print of P3 receipts for the host's order, any guests who had a change in their order, and all the outside orders. So I buy both.

    You can download free editions of Adobe. Here is also a website someone shared a while ago that you can go to and use to edit files. Perfect for the HO flyers and printable invitations! PDFescape - Free PDF Editor & PDF Form Filler - Your Free Online PDF Reader, Editor, Form Filler, Form Designer, Solution
    Mar 27, 2009
  5. kaseydee

    kaseydee Veteran Member Gold Member

    I prefer the PP3 reciepts myself - alot neater & easier. I use OOF usually at my shows.
    Mar 27, 2009
  6. funinyourkitchen

    funinyourkitchen Novice Member

    Thank you so much! I'll go to that site tonight!!!

    I guess I'm still torn as to what I want to do, I hate keeping the original of the triplicate forms and they do cost a bit more than the P3 recipts but I know as a guest I would like a receipt to go home with at the show, that way I would at least have some information on what I just did haha!

    I think I'll just order 1 pack of the printable reciepts and use them for outside/catalog shows and just go from there.

    Thanx again!!
  7. pkd09

    pkd09 Future Director Silver Member

    I use to use the OOF at my shows then sent the host the official receipt for each order but I found my postage costs were higher. Now I use the carbon forms at my shows (guests then get a receipt at the show) and the OOF for Outside Orders. My postage costs are much lower.
    Mar 27, 2009
  8. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

    I offer my hosts the option of having their order delivered to my home so I can divide and sort and bag everything for them. That gives me a good chance to get the P3 receipts printed off, folded and placed inside each customer's bag (and then I staple each customer's packing slip to the outside of the bag for easy identification). Some hosts opt not to do this, and in those cases I either mail the receipts to them or drop them off to the hosts at work or home, whichever they'd prefer. That way I don't have as much additional cost (I try to arrange to drop them off when I'm out running errands anyway, so it's not too much extra fuel/mileage). I like the P3 print-out receipts because some customers don't have the greatest handwriting, and the printouts are so clean and crisp in comparison to the triplicate forms. Just my $0.02!
    Mar 27, 2009
  9. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member


    Also - you want the 3 part receipts if you do any booths/fairs etc...so when someone places an order you can give them an official receipt.
    Mar 27, 2009
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