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  1. Kimberlymmj

    Kimberlymmj Member

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    first became a consultant? How many order forms did you have? How many invitation packets, recipe cards? I don't want to waste money but I don't want to run short of anything. And the most important purchase of all...catalogs.
     
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

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    As for order forms, & invites & catalogs, what comes in your kit is enough for a while.

    I suggest getting recipe cards and labeling them with your info. Use them like a business cards. Also mini catalogs are great to have. You can mail them with invites (see threads on here about using them).

    If you do run short, your director should have some for you to borrow until you can replace them for her.
     
  3. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Did you get the business builder kit?

    Invites you can always print from home and use a regular envelope. (many of us do this now.) A pack of each recipe card would be OK. 1-2 packs of twixits, a pack of pan scrapers, and a pack of seasons best's should get you thru at least 10 shows.

    It really depends on how you plan to work your biz.
     
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  4. Kimberlymmj

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    Do people tend to leave the catalogs behind? What happens when you give your catalogs out to people and you run short for a show?

    How long does an order take to get shipped to you>
     
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  5. BlessedWifeMommy

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    HO is fast at getting supply orders to us. Usually they ship in a day or two. Depending on how close you are to Chicago, will depend on how long shipping takes.
     
  6. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    It does take a bit of planning. How many catalogs you loose depends on if you tell folks to keep their catalog if they like. If you do not you will loose a few but not many. Count on not getting back the ones you put in the host packet. If I am getting low and I have a bunch of shows and am either waiting on a supply order or when it is nearing the end of a season I will tell people straight out I am getting low and while they are welcome to keep their catalog I am getting low so I would love to have it back if they really don't need it.
     
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  7. Aunticooks

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    I took apart 15 catalogs and put them in the plastic page protectors in a vinyl report binder. This way I have catalogs that I take to each show and no one keeps them and then I bring along 5 regular incase someone asks to have one. If they ask for one then I feel like they will be a repeat customer.
     
    Mar 21, 2009
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  8. ChefMichele1

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    I love this idea. . .a bit time consuming in the beginning, but will save $$$ and damage in the end. I think I'm going to start this. :love:
     
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  9. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I am also one that has the catalogs seperated in page protectors for each season. It is a bit time consuming but that only happens once every 6 months that you change catalogs and you will find that you will always have the catalogs for your shows.

    I think that also depending on how you want to run your business is key. The invites are really important and the catalogs and order forms. Recipe cards are great to hand out w/ your info on them, people won't throw out a recipe card like they would a business card. The Season's Best cookbooks are excellent hostess gifts, if you choose to give a gift to the host or to use them as door prizes. I also find that the nylon pan scrapers are huge door prize hits. Everyone loves them and they will talk them up to the others at the party.
    As far as products go, host an open house and get some extra items for your kit for free. That will save you money.
    Best of luck to you!!
     
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