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Pampered Chef: Sales Unsuccessful catalog show - what do I do?!

  1. mrshamel3808

    mrshamel3808 Member Gold Member

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    I have a catalog show going on and it's supposed to close today and she's only had 2 orders with $79 in sales. I've suggested lots of different people for her to branch out and ask and that's how she even got 2 orders! I'm extending the show til Monday and encouraging her to ask all her neighbors, but what happens if she never makes the $150 in sales? I know I can't have the show open forever, and she is my 4th show in my first 30 days (she said she wanted to be) so I don't want to extend it past next Tuesday (Wednesday is my 30th day). I don't have any individual orders so I can't add them to her show or anything. Have you ever had a show where the host doesn't make it even to the first level?! What did you do?
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  2. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    Do you have another open show that you can add her to as a co-host so she can get host benefits?
     
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  3. gaddischef

    gaddischef Member Gold Member

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    I would call everyone I know for orders to get to the $150 -- then put yourself in as the host and add these $79 in orders to that show---
     
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  4. teresah551393

    teresah551393 Member

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    Ditto gaddischef. I had to do that last week for a catty host. I just combined it with an outside order and got the host special myself. I am having to do it again this week too. I need to find about $50 in orders this weekend. If I am the one getting the orders together, I am getting the host special.
     
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  5. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    If she or you can't get the orders, $$wise it would be worth it for you to make the extra up in an order, b/c you will $100PC dollars for 4 shows and if it puts you over the $1250 it is another $100 since youare still in your 1st 30 days, but that is totally your call!
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  6. JMT

    JMT Member

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    is the host planning on ordering? that could make up some of the difference too.
     
    Apr 10, 2009
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  7. mrshamel3808

    mrshamel3808 Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, she is planning on ordering. I'm considering having her order in her husband's or daugher's name to reach the $150 then she'd at least get something free. She has til tomorrow so we'll see! She knew to work over the weekend, maybe seeing some more family & friends for Easter got her some more customers!

    If I order to reach the $150, are you suggesting that I use the free products and just order hers as a discount? Or create a new show with me as the host and not give her anything as a host? If I reach my 4 show & $1250 goal then I get $200PC dollars which would be more than what I'm spending to make it a $150 show right?
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  8. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    The host can also just place her own "guest" order--if it's for herself, it doesn't have to be in someone else's name. It's okay for her name to be listed as a guest as well. It just means that she has to pay $4.25 for S&H and those items aren't at a discount (when she qualifies for one due to show level).
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  9. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    Yes, I would keep the free and give her the discount.
    With the second question YES!! You might have to spend a little to get to the $150 (which might not be that much if she is placing an order as well) but then you get the $200 in PC dollars, that could be Conference registration!!

    It seems that you are right on top of things, but be very aware of your sales in your first 90 days, you don't want to miss out on the PC dollars by a few bucks in sales!
     
    Apr 13, 2009
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  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    You don't get any free product with a $150 Catalog Show...sorry.
     
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  11. mrshamel3808

    mrshamel3808 Member Gold Member

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    Yeah, I noticed that.

    I didn't know you could put her as a guest as well! I'll do that for sure! Thanks for the help guys!
     
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  12. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    So i seem to be having the same dilemma....she only has $80 in orders. If I find someone to sell $70 of product, who gets the host "benefit"? It's a catalog show....sigh
     
  13. mrshamel3808

    mrshamel3808 Member Gold Member

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    Do you have any individual orders that you can add to it? It comes out better for both because the individual gets the cheaper shipping and it gets the catalog host a boost in sales. I gave my original catalog host the host benefits because I had just a few individual orders added, not another person go collect orders. My director gave me a great idea. She said to send out an e-mail to all my contacts saying that if anyone placed a $20+ order by XXXX (date) they would get a free gift valued at $5! So I just would add a mini-serving spatula or something like that to the person's order and it not only adds to the sales but I make commission on it so it in the long run it's worth it. I had 2 orders come in from that and then I had to spend about $25 on my own but I had a past host discount and since I made commission on it it came out to way less.
     
    Apr 27, 2009
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  14. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Great Idea! Many thanks! I have an open house on Thursday....anothe HWC show hopefully to submit on Tuesday, so I have really no individual orders....I may have to "sweeten the pot". I hate the idea though because I don't want to have my customers play the wait and see approach in the future.
     
  15. Intrepid_Chef

    Intrepid_Chef Legend Member Silver Member

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    I'd tell you to put it as a cooking show because you surely cooked at some point ... but then I would have somebody yelling at me for breaking the rules. So I won't.
     
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