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Pampered Chef: Booths Setting up your own Vendor Fair?

  1. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    So, I've heard the idea a few times about setting up your own vendor event if none are available.

    Over the last few months, I've met/networked with quite a few other Direct Sales/Crafters in my area. Now, my town/area doesn't really have any vendor events that I've seen in the 2 yrs I live here, but we are a decent size town and they always have town events- so the traffic would probably be good. We also have two good-sized elementary schools (and a 3rd on the edge of town) in town.

    I'd love to try to contact the schools (PTA?) and/or the town chamber of commerce about a Vendor day - and I'm almost positive I could get the other vendors involved based on our conversations and them wanting business as much as I do. I was just wondering what others may have done to set up their own vendor events like that? PTAs, churches, towns??

    *does anyone have a letter/flyer, etc that you've used to introduce this idea to an organization?
     
    Jun 14, 2009
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  2. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Two of my girlfriends & I are doing something like this on Friday. We're renting a building for a few hours in hopes of getting some bookings. We're offering door prizes from each business & free samples. We put up signs around town, spread the word by mouth, & are sending out invites tomorrow.
    I am in 2 direct sales business, one of the girls is also in 2, & the other is in one. So there will be a total of 5 direct sales businesses.
    If we do well in this particular town, we are going to do this in another town & invite more businesses, and so ont. We're hoping to make it bigger & better. Not charging anyone to set up, just all splitting the building rent.
     
    Jun 14, 2009
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  3. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Try doing something at a park and gear it towards kids and moms.
     
    Jun 15, 2009
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  4. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Please remember that the contract you sign specifically states you cannot promote any other business while selling PC.
     
    Jun 15, 2009
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  5. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    Actually, I called The Solution Center, & until I reach the director level I can run another DS business. & as long as I have 2 different booths at a fair, it's ok. So I have my SIL working my other DS company while I will be set up across the room working my PC business.
    I just can not promote both businesses at once, or at the same table. Lucky for me my SIL will work for free products!!:thumbup:

    But thanks for bringing it up! I always need refreshers on policy!! :)
     
    Jun 15, 2009
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  6. Whitney---what is the other business you sell?
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  7. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    I PM'd you.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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  8. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    Glad to hear you have things covered, some people think they can get away with things like that but you took care of all the issues.
     
    Jun 17, 2009
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