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  1. ponvn591

    ponvn591 Novice Member

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    I have advertised my website and I know that people have looked at it but know one has ordered anything. I should get an e-mail if they placed an order right? Just wondering if the website is worth it.:confused:
     
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  2. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    How long have you been using it?

    Are they opening the web invites? (There's a way to look & see.)

    I'm on a military base overseas. Everyone here shops on line most of the time. So a website is crucial here. Plus it allows the friends/family in the states & on other bases around the world to shop online & it count toward my host's show. They LOVE that they can collect stateside orders & have them count. I do have shows with no web orders, but then I have shows with lots of web orders. It's definitely worth it to me. It looks like you are fairly new to the web page. Just give it some time! I advertise it on my business cards, flyers, catalogs, etc. Anyone who looks at any type of marketing material of mine sees it. It's even on the back windshield of my car AND my husband's car! LOL
     
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  3. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    also: I'm doing a monthly newsletter now which is sending lots of business to my web page.
     
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  4. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    Please be careful when advertising your site. HO has very strict rules about how we can do that. If by advertise, you actually mean "promote" by including information in messages to your family, friends and current customers, then you're OK. The policies are downloadable from Consultant's Corner, and should be read by every consultant.
     
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  5. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    The best use of your website is for outside orders on shows. Make sure your hostesses are using it to their advantage.

    Beyond that, it takes time to build up your customer base and just get those random orders. I've been a consultant for 4 years now and get those random orders only about 2-3x a month, if that.

    I also send out a monthly newsletter and make sure I tell EVERYONE about the Online Outlet.
     
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  6. tbsigma94

    tbsigma94 Novice Member Gold Member

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    I was thinking the same thing about people advertising their websites. I was googling something before and it took me to a consultant's blog page and there was a PC logo that took you to her website with "book a cooking show or order online" below it. Then below that it said:

    * The Kitchen Store that comes to your Door!

    I didn't think we were allowed to do this?
     
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    No, we're not allowed to do that. And besides that, it's the old tag line, anyway.
     
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  8. tbsigma94

    tbsigma94 Novice Member Gold Member

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    I noticed that, but it is a very current blog. The consultant was at the 2009 conference.
     
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  9. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Legacy Member Gold Member

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    What she said. :D

    It is priceless for gathering outside orders on a show. . .you just have to be sure you tell people how. I include this step-by-step information in every invitation I send (and I send all my host's invites).

    I get random online orders (especially now that I'm getting home office leads) from time-to-time and more after I send my monthly newsletter.
     
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  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Ummm, yeah - and again - What she said. :D
     
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  11. takamk

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    How can you look and see if people are viewing your website or opening e-vites? Thanks.
     
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  12. tbsigma94

    tbsigma94 Novice Member Gold Member

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    Go to your website from consultant's corner and click on working with your shows. Click on the green arrow next to where it says:

    VIEW: Open Shows Closed Shows

    and it will show you your shows. choose which everyone you want and it will show you what is going on.

    Hope this helps.

    Danielle :chef:
     
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  13. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    I don't know if there is a way to see if people are looking at your website, but as far as opening the e-vites...go into the Guest List, and on the column "last email sent", click on "View more" under the date/timestamp. At the TOP of the page, a box pops up and shows you if they have opened the email or not.

    The only pain about this box, is that if you have a list of 40 names in the Guest List..the box always stays at the top of the page- so you have to scroll up/down between clicking on "View More" and the box to see.

    it is handy though- because it's not uncommon for 1/3 or more of the e-vites to never get opened. Probably dumped in Spam folders...so I encourage my hosts to try to invite personally or give me their mailing address too for a postcard invite.


    Tip though: if YOU are doing the invites or entering the guests into the PWS for evites...log into your PWS as the host and do them. Otherwise, when you send the e-vite, or when the reminders go out automatically (if you leave that option on)..it will go out as YOUR name/email, and not your hosts! That makes no sense why they programmed it that way- it should always default to the HOST's Name or Email in my opinion- but that's not how it works. You have to be logged in as her host ID on your PWS. I learned that the hard way- several folks got MY email reminders and either didn't now who I was and ignored it, or it went to a blocked folder because I wasn't on their allowed-sender list.
     
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  14. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Ummm, yeah - and again - What they said. :D
     
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  15. ponvn591

    ponvn591 Novice Member

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    SO when someone is putting an order for a show on my website, what do they do? I know they find the item they want and click on the link that say something about how to purchase and then they go and click on the host's name,right? Well after their order is complete do I have to put their order on Pampered Partner Plus for them to get it or is their order complete when they did it?
     
    Aug 18, 2009
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  16. lockhartkitchen

    lockhartkitchen Senior Member

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    Their order is directly put into P3, which makes it really nice. Their order will then be shipped to the host, or directly to them (if they marked this option, which is slightly higher shipping, but necessary if living out of state). Website is definitely worth it. I'm really working wedding registries. They are so easy. Orders come in, are already paid for, and are shipped out from HO. How easy is that?
     
  17. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    They do not automatically transfer to P3 if they are associated with a show. You have to review the order first (I recommend adding them as a contact at this point too), then go to P3, open the appropriate show & click the "Copy PWS Orders" link (it's on the top half of the screen, you may have to scroll right to see it depending on how small you have your screen. It's in the same section where you would choose if the person is the host, co-host, consultant acting as host, etc. Once you transfer the orders, the host benefits will reflect the update.

    When you receive an individual order (not associated with a show), you will get an e-mail notification (which is delayed! These are not instant from the time the person hits submit) and then a couple of days later you'll see it show up in P3 under your Online Order tab (in the section where you choose Contacts, Shows, Non-Commission orders, etc.)
     
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  18. Porchechef

    Porchechef Member

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    I love my website- I have been getting a lot of web/outside orders! give it time :)
     
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