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Pampered Chef: Bookings Using Recruiters Website for 1st show

  1. PamperedSD

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    Newbie here! I just booked my first show. My recruiter suggested that I use her website to send out the invites and for the hostess to use to get outside orders. Has anyone ever done this? I'm worried that 2 names would confuse the guest and that I wouldn't have access to the information on my terms. Any suggestions?? I was thinking I should just not worry about the online orders and use evite to send out the invitations. Thanks. :confused:
     
    Jul 17, 2009
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  2. Liquid Sky

    Liquid Sky Advanced Member

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    My team members have done this thru my website. You can edit the email that goes out to quickly explain that you are using your upline's website to run your or suzie host's show. It goes over very well....plus....every host should follow it up with an email or something kind of giving a heads up on what's going on with another consultant's name on the invite :)
     
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  3. Maragib

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    i did this with my first show but then just decided to front the money and get the website for myself running before i qualified, they add on the fre 90 days to the end of your subscription once you qualify. That being said i didn't even recieve an online order till my 4th show.. but i was the same, i wanted to be able to do it on my terms - and have my web address on the biz cards i was handing out.
     
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  4. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    I have never heard of this. I have heard of sharing P3, but not the website. Personally, I think it would be confusing. Just my opinion though. :)
     
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  5. kdangel518

    kdangel518 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    How would that work? If say the orders come through your director's website, how do you get them into YOUR P3 to count towards the host's show/your commision? :confused:

    Never heard of this!
     
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  6. PCMomto4

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    I am pretty sure that you can manually enter the orders that are received through the website into your own P3, that was how you used to have to do it.
     
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  7. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    One thought though, what if someone pays by credit card? How do you copy that order over into your P3, since it's all encrypted? It seems like it might get confusing and a chance that people might get mixed up. Also seems like extra work for both you and your host to have to get the word out. People get confused easily, and I wouldn't want to be leading someone to someone else's website. They might remember it and go back to her in the future instead of you.

    I think I'd just set up my own website. You're going to want one anyway. It'll be great directing people there at the get-go. Plus then you can go ahead and get your business cards or a stamp w/ all your info. I wish I had done that when I first started. Also, in the beginning I called in favors to my long-distance friends and several did catalog shows. Having the website would've made things so much easier.
     
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  8. PamperedSD

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    Thanks for all the input. For my first show I will go ahead and use e-vites (I'll search around on here for advise on that). I can't afford to get the website right now but I will get it after my first show (hoping it pays for it). I don't know very many people long distance and for now I'm not doing a launch show so it should be okay with out a website for a short time.
     
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  9. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    It's definitely do-able to do shows without a website. So you'll be fine! :) It's also nice how you'll get the 90 days free website at first once you qualify. Best of luck!
     
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  10. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

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    You could just call the customers and explain the CC info didn't come through (they don't need to know details) they'd be happy to give you a CC number again.
     
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  11. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    When you print the order out from the website it gives the entire CC number.
     
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  12. TrishPCMommy

    TrishPCMommy Member Gold Member

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    When you review the online orders for the show (which you have to do in order to download it to P3), the entire credit card number is on the guest's order (top right corner). Only after it's downloaded to P3 is it encrypted.

    If it helps the host collect outside orders, go for it until you get your own website!

    Your upline or recruiter can download the online orders to P3, print the orders so you can insert all of the contact information and product orders into YOUR P3 and as long as you wrote down the cc number when reviewing the order on your upline's website, you'll have the cc number too. Sometimes the outside order guest prefers to mail a check; you'll know this by the "please contact guest for payment" message on the order.
     
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  13. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I have set up several shows for my team mates. If you purchase the website before you qualify, you can not take online orders so it seems like a waste of money to me.

    My recruits tell the host that the show is being set up with me, so they already know my name will be in the email. I send the email to the host telling them it's ready for them and that so and so will be in contact to help him/her have a great show. Any orders that come through, I simply forward to my recruit. As Trish mentioned above, we do get the full cc info, so I simply relay it to my recruit. They then input it manually into their P3.

    Haven't had a problem thus far. All contact info also goes to the recruit so she can use for cust care calls.
     
  14. taterbug

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    You can take online show orders, even before you qualify. You cannot receive individual orders or set up wedding registries. I set up my web site prior to qualifying and did have someone place an online order for a show.
     
    Jul 18, 2009
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  15. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    You're right. You can take online show orders, just not outlet, individual, and registries.
     
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  16. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thanks guys, that is good to know. Sorry for the misinforming! I always wondered what the point was if you couldn't take orders, now it makes sense! lol

    Oops!
     
  17. taterbug

    taterbug Member

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    I was under the same impression as you regarding show orders through the PWS until I received an online show order made through my site, before I had qualified. Needless to say, I was shocked and surprised.
     
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