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Pampered Chef: Maximizing Host Benefits

  1. KimmyDarling

    KimmyDarling Advanced Member

    This might sound really dumb, but are there any general rules of thumb y'all have that help to maximize the benefits to the host? Such as what the best choices as half-price items are, etc?

    I'm playing around with a host order in PP right now, but don't want to miss some obvious trick that will help her get the most products for the least $$.

    Dec 6, 2006
  2. beepampered

    beepampered Veteran Member

    I can't wait to see other, better responses but here are some thoughts:

    Always remember to give the host the guest special if they spend $60 out of pocket.

    Encourage the host to try to get to the next level if they are close

    Explain the host combination items on the inside back cover

    Remind them about the monthly host special and ask them if they have a friend/relative that would like to use it if they don't

    Ask them if there was anyone at the party that MIGHT book a party so they can get the past host special. This also helps me know possible bookings that I might have missed.

    Ask them if their was a particular host special coming up that they were interested in so you can encourage their friend to book a party them. Also, if they are about to buy a stone you might say, "you can get that 60% off if Sally holds a party in February, would you like to wait?" Hopefully, they'll encourage Sally to hold that party.

    Tell them they aren't being charged shipping and that tax is not on the free product. Often, host are really excited to know they saved $4 plus tax on $140.
    Dec 6, 2006
  3. KimmyDarling

    KimmyDarling Advanced Member

    Thanks, Bee. Those are very important suggestions.

    I was thinking more along the lines of whether or not there are some tips on calculating the best combination of free vs half-price stuff in Pampered Partner. Such as, do you always do the most expensive items at half price, etc.
    Dec 6, 2006
  4. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Senior Member Gold Member

    Usually, I suggest they purchase their most expensive items as the 1/2 price choice. However if your host who has little or no money to spend, do the exact opposite. They can use their 1/2 price choices on the most inexpensive items on the list. Sometimes they won't want to use the 1/2 price choices at all. (sometimes I ask if I can use the choice or ask them if they have a friend or relative who would like to purchase a product at 50%)

    When I'm talking about the host benefits I do explain that the 1/2 price Host Combinations are the best bang for their buck IF it's something that they'll use.

    Sometimes I ask them to give me a few minutes (tell them you'll call them back) so I can play with the items they want to get them the best deal possible. Move things around (what's free, 1/2 price or discounted) in their order and see what happens to the total.

    Dec 6, 2006
  5. KimmyDarling

    KimmyDarling Advanced Member

    That is exactly what I do. I'm glad I'm on the right track. Thanks!
    Dec 6, 2006
  6. DebbieSAChef

    DebbieSAChef Senior Member

    I do the same thing!

    I always do the same thing with my hosts. Some have the money to spend and use their half price items for the most expensive items, or the half price combos.
    Others have a tighter budget and use their half price for lower priced items and use their FPV and discount to get their higher priced items.

    It just depends. Some ladies just give me a list and their credit card number. So I find that I play around with PP to give them the best deal so they know I tried to do what is best for them, instead of just charging away and not even trying.
    It was fun to try to do that for myself at my open house show. I sold about $600+ and I played around until I was satisfied and stayed in my budget.

    Debbie :D
    Dec 6, 2006
  7. lisacb77

    lisacb77 Veteran Member

    I play around with the 1/2 price items until I get the lowest possible total. Sometimes the most expensive work as 1/2 price, sometimes taking those as FPV work better. Just depends on the amount earned.

    I also book all maybes so they don't lose out on booking benefit. I date them the 1st of a month to "cue" me i.e. if they are interested in January I do 1/1 for the date.

    Last I always rebook the host, they may want to do a catalog show when the new one comes out. Or if it's a good friend or family member and I have some outside orders (i.e. craft fair or open house) I can then put it in their name, extend their discount etc.

    Dec 7, 2006
  8. micocina

    micocina Member Gold Member

    *Important Tip*

    Are you aware that Hosts can receive the Guest Special if they spend $60 in products... and the 60% and the 1/2 priced items count towards the$60???

    My Director had this confirmed by HO.
    Dec 7, 2006
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