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Open house results

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RachelNguyen

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Hi all,

I just wanted to share the results of my open house.

I don't close until Monday, but so far I have about $400 in sales, with a couple more outside orders expected in.

Financially, it was kind of a bust, since I spent well over $100 on food and stuff. BUT, I got three bookings from it and reconnected with old friends, so in the end, it was a success!

It was a ton of work, which leads me to think that I will probably not do it again. I originally scheduled it because my March looked so bad and it was my third SS month and I wanted to get the bonus. I think my open house WILL do that for me, which makes it worthwhile from that perspective too. And I sold a piece of cookware! LOL.

So, in the end, I think it was a good experience. We had fun and enjoyed ourselves... and I made a couple of bucks from it, which is cool.

Just thought I'd share.

Oh, yes, I sent out about 50 or 60 flyers.

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Rachel
 
Mar 16, 2006
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You know, I don't think you did so bad. you did much better than me. My next door neighbor didn't even show up and I talk to her all the time. I had mine today and I got 5 people to walk in and abt the same as you in orders which one of my orders my not go thru and it's a big one. WEll anyway people that came were real pampered chef junkies. I found that they all wanted to see the new products. I was sorry I didn't have more to show in the new product line. A woman comented that if I did it again she would come. I am not sure if I will do it again. If I do it again. I will most definaly scale down the food. Maybe just chips and dip, a drink for the quick stir pitcher and some specialy item from the seasons best.
 
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RachelNguyen

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Ok, an update....

My neighbor called me this afternoon and told me that she was going to add an order to the Open house show. It was for a FULL set of Gen II cookware! LOL!

Well, because she placed an order, I put her name in the drawing for mystery host, and she won! So, we upgraded her to the two professional sets at half price AND she got to choose a couple of the stoneware pieces for free! I am so psyched. (I love this neighbor, so it is even cooler...)

But here's the thing, her order pushes me over the 2K mark for panorama points. WAHOO! I am holding out for the 7 piece set, though! ;-)


So, even though it was only a $400 show, it was a huge success. Oh, yeah, she's booking a party, too!
 
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