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Pampered Chef: Bookings New & need HELP-School Fundraiser event!

  1. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    :eek: Ok so I get invited today to participate in my daughters school fundraiser-vendor fare for next week and haven't the slightest ideas what to do at my booth? So my question is what do I do with it? My booth is free. But unfortunately I have no cash and carry items to sell at all! And with my orders taking soo long (2 weeks to arrive) I cannot get them before friday! So what do I have avail. besides Opp. info, Booking info. for them?
    I was thinking about making a cookie or treat to wrap up in a bag then attach some cute poem for them with my contact info to sample and go but other than that I haven't the slightest idea what to do? HELP! It's so last min. My heads spinning! Any or all advice would sure help out! :eek: :confused:
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  2. Kristen

    Kristen Member

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    Hi Heather,

    Boy does this sound familiar! I got the opportunity to have a booth at a bridal fair about a week and a half after getting my starter kit!

    If I were you, I wouldn't worry about having items to sell on-hand. Concentrate on orders (I'm assuming you'll set this up as a fund-raiser for the school?) and bookings. Be sure to talk to the products you have and even those you don't. Maybe bring some apples or potatoes and demonstrate the products.

    When I did my bridal fair I had taken a F/W catalog and put all the pages in those clear paper protectors and put them all in a binder. You may want to have that available for people to look through to order.

    Also, be sure to let people know if they book a show with you then and there, the fundraiser will get an add'l $3 from Pampered Chef.

    You can also offer a drawing for a gift certificate or free kitchen show to get some leads for future shows.

    Hope some of these ideas help. Good luck!
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  3. PC Latoya

    PC Latoya Novice Member

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    You could offer some kind of booking incentive. Which they would get when they host a show and that would buy you some time.
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  4. PCAbby

    PCAbby Member

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    Gift Certificates too

    You could also focus on Pampered Chef Gift Certificates-either your own or the regular ones
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  5. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    how do certificates work with FRs?

    Is there a difference between doing PC vs. my own?
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  6. cakepampered

    cakepampered Member

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    I think that I have the same problem. I, too, am participating in a

    I think that I have the same problem. I, too, am participating in a school vendor show -- they only want cash-and-carry items available for sale. I have no idea what to offer! The show is in about two weeks. I just know that somebody on this wonderful board knows what to suggest for me. What items are easy to sell in this circumstance?? Any and ALL ideas will be taken with much appreciation!

    Sincerely,
    Teresa :)
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  7. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    YOu could do either, but when it's through PC, they'll send a gift certificate out to the person with a catalog and instructions on how to redeem it. They need to either do it through the main website or mail in their order. You get the commission on the original purchase of the gift certificate.

    If you do your own gift certificate, you would make it redeemable only through you and chances are the person would maybe spend more in the long run. You wouldn't actually enter the order I would assume until the person actually used the gift certificate. In which case it wouldn't count as a sale for the vendor event. Only when they redeemed it. I hope that makes sense! I'll keep brainstorming for you! :)
     
    Oct 26, 2005
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  8. krzymomof4

    krzymomof4 Veteran Member Silver Member

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    If you are worried about not getting cash and carry items before the event, why not make it into a "catalog show". Only downside I can think of is you might be running all over town to deliver the orders when they come in, unless everything is getting delivered to the school.
    As for cakepampered..I was always told to keep it simple. Since in our business we don't really have an inventory and it isn't encouraged, get things that you can easily get rid of if they don't sell. Season's best, mini spats, cake testers. I don't know how your state is, but I was told that you can't recharge sales tax since you have already paid it. Maybe someone else knows more about that.
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  9. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    how do you donate per. commission towards FRs?

    I want to give 5-10% of my commmission towards my kid's school fundraiser. I was told it's not done through PP? Do I just cut the school a check once I receive my comm. check after the fundraiser?
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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  10. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yes, you just write a check and get a receipt from the school for your taxes.
     
    Oct 27, 2005
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