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  1. Does anyone have something that they keep up show subtotals and also the hostess' order on. I am current tallying mine on notebook paper. Didn't know if someone had a good idea on how to keep organized. Thanks!
    Aug 25, 2005
  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    I am not sure exactly what you are looking for. If it is for your personal use, I use the Monthly Sales Diary to keep up with show totals, but as far as host orders, no I don't have anything other than the show tally form we get with our papework. I am currently using the show planner with my kitchen show hosts to show what they ordered, etc. For catalog hosts, I give them order forms to use with their guests, and I use one for their order and then take them home and enter them into Pampered Partner. Then I have a receipt of their order. If I want to know any totals I use Pampered Partner reports for most things.

    Aug 25, 2005
  3. rwesterpchef

    rwesterpchef Advanced Member

    Show Subtotals

    I'm not 100% certain that I understand your question. Subtotals of dollar amounts sold for a particular time period, subtotals of dollar amounts or quantities by products...just about any possible subtotal for your selected time period can be acquired through Pampered Partner's reports option.
    For the hostess, I'd just print a copy of her receipt. When I close shows, I actually use the "print" feature after I balance the show. It has a breakdown of the quantity of products guests ordered, and a breakdown of the hosts order.
    There are times I want to know how many cookware sets or something, I've sold. That's when I utilize Pampered Partner. With September being stoneware month, use the Pampered Partner reports to get a list of people that purchased any 1300 - 1465 product numbers. (granted, you'll get a few items that aren't stones also, but the bulk will be your stoneware info.) Call them and try to get a show going :)
    Aug 25, 2005
  4. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    I think you are asking how to keep a tally AT the show so that it's easier and faster to tell the host what she's earning?

    I personally use a laptop and pampered partner figures it all out for me as I do the orders. If no laptop is available then I would do as you are currently doing. Make a log in a notebook or a piece of paper and then add it up with the calculator at the end of the evening. I would tell the host that you will give her the final numbers once you enter it on the computer and then call her as soon as you have it on PP - especially if you made a math error on the calculator (the reason I carry the laptop).
    Aug 25, 2005
  5. ChefNic

    ChefNic Veteran Member

    That is what the show planner is for. PC makes everything so easy, and organized!

    After the guest leave I ask the host to get her show planner, I go thru all the sales receipts, add the product amount, and write it in her show planner... and talk to her about any guests who didn't come or place an order who she invited. She sees what sales level she is at, and if she asked the others who didn't order, she can make it to the next level.
    But I tell her when I get home, and enter all the orders into the computer, the computer will catch any mistakes if I made them. I tell her I'll email her the totals the next day , just in case I made mistakes.
    Aug 27, 2005
  6. Ann F

    Ann F Advanced Member Gold Member

    I use the Show Planner, too, to give the host an idea where she is and where she might want to go with outside orders. We set a date to close by phone. I call her, she reads me the rest of the orders, and I give her the "official" totals. Occasionally, she'll ask me to call her back in a half hour, but most of them already know where they stand prior to that call and they're ready to order all that wonderful stuff! I transmit as soon as I receive her check(s) in the mail.
    Aug 27, 2005
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