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Pampered Chef: New Products available June 1st ???

  1. chefmel

    chefmel Member

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    Does anyone know if you can pre-order the items on Page 37? Sort of like a "back order" status where the guest can add them to the orders at May shows, but then those specific items would just not ship until June? I have a catalog host that has several guests that want to order both the HWC items and the Ice Cream Sandwich makers, and want to order everything at the same time. (She's trying to talk a guest into booking a June show, but the guest has not agreed and we are closing the show next week.)

    Thanks!
     
    May 5, 2005
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  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

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    guests cannot order the mid-season products until June 1 and they cannot order the HWC items after May 31. Sorry.

    Shawnna
     
    May 5, 2005
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  3. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    What if there is a show at the end of the month of May and they don't turn it in until June 3rd? I want to be prepared if I am asked this question. Does it have to be a June show to be able to order the new items?

    Kristi
     
    May 13, 2005
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  4. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    Kristi-
    Yep, it has to be a June show to start ordering the mid-season products. You can keep a list of those from your May shows who want the new products and just take an individual order or add it to a show for those particular products. They'd pay shipping again though. Some consultants pay part or all of that if it's a preferred customer or something like that.

    You can't have a show that has orders for both HWC and new mid-season products unfortunately.

    Becky :)
     
    May 13, 2005
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  5. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Thank you Becky! It seems like it could possibly happen but I just want to make sure! :p

    Kristi
     
    May 13, 2005
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  6. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

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    If nobody at your May show wants the HWC items you could count that show as a June show by changing the date. I have had shows at the end of the month and counted them for the next month.
    blessings, :D
     
    May 13, 2005
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  7. rhonda4554

    rhonda4554 Guest

    When I have a guest who is interested in purchasing the new mid-season products, I offer them the opportunity to purchase a gift certificate for themselves. That way they are able to give the host credit, and a $20 gift certificate will pay for the product and most of the shipping when they order it themselves after June 1. Of course...I do ask them if they would like to host a show and get it for free before I mention the gift certificate :)
     
    May 13, 2005
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  8. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Great idea Rhonda!!
     
    May 13, 2005
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  9. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    specials in more than one month

    I too offer the gift certificates but many guests choose not to go that route because to use them they have to pay direct shipping charges.

    Show specials are for the month that the show is held in and hosts understand if you explain it and of course, you want them to have the best show possible. I encourage them to see if any of those asking for the June items want to book. Then at closing, what I do is tell the host to book off her May show and then when she is delivering the products she should say "I'm sending in a follow-up order so we can get the mid-season products. Do you want anything else?" If she gets enough orders we put it in as a catalog show and she can get both the BBQ tools for $40 and the table cloth for $15 (host and past host). Even if a friend is doing a June show for her she could do this with those that won't be invited to the friend's show.
     
    May 14, 2005
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  10. Stephanie S

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    Gift Certificates

    I am interested in offering Gift Certificates, and I have found some great templates in the files on this site. I am curious to know what methods of payments you accept for Gift Certificates? It is cash or cheque only? I'm not sure I understand how I could add it to the total cost of their order if they are paying by credit card. How would I get the $$?
     
    May 14, 2005
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  11. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    clarifying gift certificates

    The gift certificate templates on this site are for gift certificates that the consultant will honor they are not official PC gift certificates and are not placed on the show unless they are USED at the time.

    If you use the official forms from PC enter it on the guest order form and it will be included on the show and you get the commission from it. That's why they have to redeem them via the web or mail and pay direct shipping on what they buy with them.
     
    May 14, 2005
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  12. Stephanie S

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    Clarifying Gift Certs cont'd

    Thanks Beth, I didn't realize that PC had their own official gift certificates. Where do I find them?

    And if I do choose to create "consultant" gift certificates that I will honour I am assuming that people will only be able to purchase them with cash or cheque. Am I correct? Or is it possible to create an overpayment using someone's credit card through Pampered Partner and it will all balance out?

    Sorry for all of the questions. I'm just getting started!

     
    May 14, 2005
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  13. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    They gave you samples in your SS kit and if you use Pampered Partner it's #9998 and you fill in the amount and information.

    If you create your own you can only accept cash or check but I usually only use them as incentives and they're a gift from me. Those can not be used on the party unless they're redeemed...

    Questions need to be asked! Never apologize for asking! It not only helps you but lots of others who have the same question or maybe hadn't even thought of it yet!
     
    May 14, 2005
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  14. Stephanie S

    Stephanie S Member

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    Thanks for your help! I'm sure I'll have many more questions in the future!

     
    May 14, 2005
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  15. Where you are in Canada, you will need to check with your Director on the gift certificate thing. Here in the US, customers can order PC gift certificates that are submitted with the show so the host gets full sales credit and then PC sends the gift certificate for us.

    I know there is a lot different for you guys so check in you Recipe for Success or with your Director.
     
  16. PamperedEsther

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    re: Canadian gift certificates & pre-selling midseason products

    FOr mid season additions to our catalogue (or monthly product specials available only for a specific month such as the HWC products for May) I always collect "pre-orders".
    For example, I process the April show order & make another order for the HWC products (I sometimes give a past host discount so that they save 10% because they are paying shipping 2 xs). I submit April show orders as normal and save May 1st orders in a file, enter them as a separate show dated May 1st. On May 1st, I submit my collected HWC orders as a catalogue show or kitchen show if I've had an open house... It only takes a couple of orders to hit the $200 (the min. sales for a Canadian Kitchen Show). I have it shipped to me but you could have it special shipped if that is a problem for you.
    I'm collecting mid season orders now in addition to the show orders - I find that people don't mind waiting a bit. I encourage customers to pay with credit card (easier to keep track of for me)
    One note, if next month guest special is a discount on a reg. product (like 20% off stones) I don't "take sales" from the hostess.

    About Canadian gift certificates - they are not available to order from Pampered Chef to our clients ... yet! I'm hoping that they will announce the gift registry & gift cerficates at National Conference. I use my own that I've copied from here. Browse through this site or on the web - you should be able to find something that will work for you.

    Just one helpful hint - make sure that you put a line on your homemade certificates that they are "Redeemable only with Esther Dietrich, Consultant #18620" + all your own contact information (web, email, phone). That way when they go to another consultants show & try to get that consultant to honour it, the consultant can easily let them know that it needs to go through the listed consultant...

    Hope this helps...

    Esther
     
  17. Stephanie S

    Stephanie S Member

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    Hi Esther,

    When you take your pre-orders for products not yet available. Do you charge the total amount on their credit card, including their pre-order for items that they are waiting for, all at once? Or do you run their credit card through a second time and let them know that's what you'll be doing?

    I'm having a lot of guests that are interested in the ice cream sandwich maker, and I am afraid that if I don't take their $$ for it right there on the spot, they'll change their mind.

    any ideas?

     
    May 15, 2005
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  18. PamperedEsther

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    Oops, pre-orders...

    For pre-orders, I use credit card only. I've never had a problem with it. It is just easier for me - I set up a June 1st show & enter the orders after every show. So, customers get 2 credit card charges, one for the original show & the second for the June 1st show. Credit cards mean that I don't have to keep track of cheques or cash... If people want me to call them when they are available, I always send them a flyer early may, follow up by the last week of May so they can be submitted with mu June 1 show.
     
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