Thank you Caroline for being the first guest blogger in my new Friday blog posting venture; I know everyone will enjoy your chosen topic:
As a business you are constantly evolving to find different ways of selling. Party Plan (PP) has been around since approximately the mid 1950’s and, in some cases earlier, ebbing and waning depending on the current trend of what is in or out. Currently going through a revival with the likes of Jamie at Home, Pampered Chef, Virgin Vie to name a few so what better way for a crafter to sell than give PP a go.
1. Have a core sample of products that you know you can make again easily plus catalogues for the hostess to gain orders prior to the party.
If someone expressed an interest to be a hostess give them a ring about 2 weeks after the event to follow-up, letting them know any promotions you are currently running. These could be an offer on single purchases over say £50.00, extra commission if they get 2 more party bookings for you on the night.