Thursday, October 14, 2010

Metropolitan Baskets

I have had great success by mixing and matching wood and stain choices with the medium metropolitan baskets. Many customers buy our baskets in different stains so you can mix and match the basket color with a different color lid and inserts. The Black basket with a white top has been my most popular one but I put together the others so you could see! Hope you like it! Don't forget to go below and see who the ad is.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Dip!

Here is a dip I have been making for close to 20 years. I have it at every open house and anytime people are over. I have been getting requests for it. You don't have to have JUST TLC food at your open houses. Mix it up a little.

1 16 oz. sour cream - we don't use fat free or lite
1 Knorr's Vegetable Soup Mix
about 1/4 cup chopped pickled Jalepeno's

Mix that up good

Fold in 2 Cups (one 8 oz. bag) SHARP cheddar cheese

Don't mix too much - you don't want to break up the cheese too much

refrigerate for a few hours and serve with toritilla chips

you can add as many of the jalepeno's as you want - the hotter the dip, the more then drink and the more they shop! Of course - be responsible!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Boost your business with the Beverage Barrel Retiring

Take advantage of the retirement of the Beverage Barrel. It's a Hostess Exclusive item and is retiring at the end of August. Now is a great time to get some more shows on the calendar even if only book shows. Actually it's very easy to get some last minute book shows so your customers can get the Beverage Barrel.

A $250 show in August is so easy. Sell 4 candy corn combos and then with just $14 more in sales you get to $250. Sell 9 sets of the appetizer plates. I think most consultants want 4 sets for their own don't they - that leaves just 5 more sets of the plates to sell to get the beverage barrel at 1/2.

Don't stop at the $250 level though because when you get to the $350 level and get two bookings you can purchase one of the Framed Wall Art or Mirrors (up to a $99 value).

So take advantage of the retiring Beverage Barrel. Use it to get a few more shows a few more sales. I love my Beverage Barrel. I use it all the time at my open houses. I fill it with sangria, margaritas, or water with lemon!

Hey - while you are here go down to the ads and see who's ad is the ad below.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Email Signatures

At the end of everyone's email we have our Name, our title, something about Made in America Matters, our email address, our website address and various other items. Why not add a picture of a new product to your signature when you send out emails. What a quick and easy way to start sharing all of the new products with your customers and even people that you send emails to but they don't buy from you.

Maybe when they see one of the new products it might get them interested. Also add to your signature something about how we have so many new products and to have them contact you if they'd like a new catalog.

Change the picture every week. Every Monday morning change the picture. One week have a basket, the other week maybe show a food product and the following week add a another new item. With so many new products there's always something to share.

This is a quick and easy way to share the new products with little effort, you can change it all the time and costs absolutely nothing. My favorite line "It's a No Brainer!"

Want to see how I have done it - send me an email - just say hi in the email and I will say hi back. Please don't send me tons of emails with questions because I won't be able to get back to them all. So say hi and I will say hi back and at the end of the email you can see what I have done!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Build a Basket

Here is an idea on how you can use the Design a Basket program to get sales from people you know. Build a Bear is very popular because people get to build something that reflects their own personality. Withe the NEW Design a Basket they can do the same thing.

Have a Build a Basket Party and invite everyone you know. At the party everyone can choose one of the five baskets available. They can then choose their colors and add tack covers. They can add a tag and now even personalize the lid.

People can design a personal basket for each of their kids, add their favorite colors, the tack covers can reflect what sport they participate in and the lid can have their name on it. Someone can design their own personal basket just for their own use. People can design a basket for whatever special event they want. The ideas are unlimited which gives you so much opportunity!

You can use this idea at an Open House too which is what I am going to do. When people are done shopping I am going to have them visit the Build a Basket area. There I will have a few design a basket samples, I will have the color strips, tack covers and some of the tie ons. I will also have some plain lids for some of the baskets with the pictures of the customization that can be done that are on the back of the flyer. I will invite everyone to Build their own Basket!

Could be fun! Good Luck!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Creating New Product Excitment at the BEE

Hey everyone. I can't believe the BEE is about 7 weeks away. Where has this year gone? I was on the phone a few days ago with Jean Rinehart and we were talking about the Bee and how important this Bee will be. Having us all together at one Bee will be awesome. We were also talking about how when the company used to show us new products there would really be some screaming and so much excitement. It seems that that excitement hasn't been there the past few years. Jean and I want to help get that excitement back. If you are reading this blog - pass this message on - at this years Bee we are going to be on our feet. We are going to be yelling and screaming for new products! Let's stand together at this Bee and really show the company that we love the new products and that we really ARE excited about them! I hear they are going to be great and am really looking forward to seeing them!

Pass it on!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February Hostess Bundle Makes getting a show together easy for everyone!

As all Consultant's get ready for April when EVERY Consultant must submit $100 in sales each month why not get into that routine now. The February Hostess Flare Bundle gives all Consultants a reason to get at least a $350 show together this month. As Consultant's don't we want EVERYTHING. So since there is a Hostess Flare Bundle why not work to get that. The Bundle includes the small, medium and large flare baskets and all 3 Contour Flare Bowls. Get it as your 1/2 price item and pay just $100. It retails for $256 so getting it all for $100 is a NO BRAINER!

Here is how you do it.

Since you are working to get the Flare Bundle, on the show buy your medium and small lids for the contour baskets and the protector for the large contour basket and the liners for all three baskets. That gives you $80 in sales. Add a Summertime Stripe Travel Mug since they are only $10 for every $50 purchase. So now your show so far is at $90 and you now only have $260 left to sell. Sell 2 complete Easter Basket Sets with Tie ons and now you only have $38 left to sell. Now just sell 1 Large Contour Flare Bowl and that takes your show to $352.

With your $350 show as your 1/2 price item you get the Flare Bundle for just $100 like I stated earlier and with your $50 Hostess Dollars get the Large Flare Lid and the Med. and Small Protectors for the Med. and Small Flare Baskets.

You now have the complete set of Flare Baskets and Contour Flare Bowls for just getting $260 in sales other than the items you put on the show to fill out the baskets. You can get to the remaining $260 anyway you can but selling only 2 complete Easter Basket should be relatively easy. You can also sell the Contour Flare Bowls. A complete set of those would be just $80 so these are at a great price point for price conscious customers. Anyway just sell what it takes to get the $260 in sales. With just a little work every Consultant can get the $260 in sales .