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Pampered Chef: Bookings PC Rocks vs. other DS!

  1. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    Okay, so I was supposed to have a Thirty One Gifts party tonight...low and behold no one could make it and only two people ordered! That never happens with PC! :D

    So anyway, I check out the host rewards, figuring maybe I can eek out enough sales/orders to reach a minimum show...and alas, for this company sales have to be $200! That's crazy considering what the product is! Then, it gets worse...the hostess special this month is a discount off of a purse...but your sales have to be $450 or you don't get anything!!!! Are they serious?

    Anyway, the stuff looks cute and all but PC is sooo much better in every way!
     
    Sep 24, 2009
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  2. quiverfull7

    quiverfull7 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    The very best way to confirm how great our company is is to host a show with someone else!
     
    Sep 24, 2009
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  3. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Do an online tupperware party and see how little you get. I was embarressed when I tried to sell it.
     
    Sep 24, 2009
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  4. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    Our minimum show isn't much different ($150), but at least you get something for it!! $15 and a discount, plus the monthly special and free shipping, and the discount....I think our benefits really put alot of other DS companies to shame! Shoot...we have so much, that it's hard to tell it all to a host/potential host- because they get confused/overwhelmed so fast! :D

    I'm surprised more of them don't try to 'copy' PC in that way. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, right?
     
    Sep 24, 2009
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  5. chefsteph07

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    I think Tastefully Simples "new plan" copies us in a few ways..they just changed it this month.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  6. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    What is TS's new plan?

    Just curious, because there are big signs on both ends of my street for a Tastefully Simple Open House, so someone on my street is selling it...
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Sep 25, 2009
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  8. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Hmmm, interesting - but still, no where near as good as PC.

    For a $500 party - you get $65 in free product. No half price products (unless you have bookings) no further discount on products, and the fine print states that the host pays tax & shipping based on full retail value! Also, no special monthly bonus that I could see on that page.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  9. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    My new recruit that just signed decided after having a TW party. Figured our stuff was so much easier to sell and the benefits are so much better.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  10. dkitten13

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    I agree, I think TS is still tough - let's not forget, its not as easy to get to $200 with them as with us since we are talking about mostly food items that don't have big ticket prices. I know $50 doesn't sound like much but it really is if your talking about trying to squeeze out orders to reach it like I'm trying to do for my 31 party! I was barely at $100 and if I had to make it to $150 I might have been able to do it. But to $200? No way.
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  11. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    That could be a great way to help a recruit lead who's on the fence between 2 DS companies figure out which product to sell as a consultant....encourage her to host a show for each one- or the one she maybe HASN'T yet done a party for. So if she's trying to decide between TS and PC...she's hosted a PC show, then encourage her to host a TS show and see what she gets, how the consultant works- ask the questions. (Could backfire, but probably not!)

    And if she hasn't done a PC show, then if she can't host a show, have her observe one- through closing (so she can see all that the host gets). *thinking out loud here*
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  12. dkitten13

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    Bobbi, my thoughts exactly! Our cluster is doing an opportunity night and this was one of our plans of "attack" to show off how great PC is and how easy it is to get parties compared to other plans.

    I just love PC! Wait, didn't I already say that? ;)
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  13. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I couldn't have said this better myself, I agree completely!!

    Before I started selling PC, my "circle" of friends/family were PC loyalists, and I had not been to very many other DS parties. But since I've started selling it and have come into contact with a lot of other DS representatives, I have become so grateful for our excellent Host Rewards Program!!
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  14. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    This is a great discussion. Has anybody put together a flyer comparing us to other DS companies?
     
  15. nene960

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    I had a TS party a few weeks ago (before the new host program). I had a $400 show and hardly got anything. PC by far has the best hostess program out there. Other companies give no incentive for a host to want to host again. Our 10% host discount is amazing in that aspect. Not just are our host benefits amazing but our startup costs are INCREDIBLE. I have a friend who just signed up to sell jewelry and she has to pay $700 for her kit and a $400 a year jeweler's liscense. That is absolutely ridiculous. I looked into several other companies and this is by far the best. My newest consultant said it best when she said we are selling something that EVERYONE needs! I truly believe that is why is it so easy to find hosts and the reason people want to sell PC!
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  16. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I just started with another company (just for the free and discounted food) and noticed it had very close host rewards as ours. Only after you eat it, it's gone. lol
    Wildtree Herbs - Rewards
     
    Sep 25, 2009
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  17. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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  18. What you have to have 15 individually shipped orders to get $15 more free. Blah blah!!!!:yuck:
     
  19. mrshamel3808

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    I'm hosting a Sensaria Spa party tomorrow for my mom's neighbor but really, it's only so that she hosts a PC party with me. She used to be a PC consultant and claims she makes more money selling Sensaria because the products are consumable and people are repeat customers. But personally, I think people are more willing to pay more for high quality non-consumables than pay more of money for high quality consumable products. There were plenty of things I'd like to have in the Sensaria catalog (body butters, sugar scrubs, nail treatments, fun stuff), but I doubt they're THAT much better over all than what I can buy at the salon or even Target. I'm sorry, I'm not going to pay $16.50 for a bottle of shampoo when I can pay $5 for shampoo at Target that I'm happy with! The thing with skincare and body care is you usually have to use products for a while to see if you really like them, but you have to invest upfront before you knwo whether it works or not! And people's skin and hair are SOOOO different from person to person that while it may be a good quality product, a cheap product may work better for me than an expensive one. I've tried more expensive face washes over the years and have finally found a generic brand that I buy at Target that I'm really happy with.....

    Yeah, I'll stick with Pampered Chef thanks! I will say though, the host program is pretty comparable to PC.
     
    Sep 28, 2009
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  20. ChefForrester

    ChefForrester Novice Member

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    I found this here in the files - might be slightly out of date but v. good info for a recruit on the fence between pc and another ds company.:thumbup:
     

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  21. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    TS really pushes the direct shipping route. Last time I went to one of their parties, direct shipping was the only thing mentioned. There was no show shipping. So all the 15 individually shipped orders means is 15 guest orders.
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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  22. milkangel

    milkangel Advanced Member

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    TO me i love tastfully simple. I do not mind the host benifets they just got better from last year. I still think pc is the best.
     
    Sep 29, 2009
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