Now that we’ve talked about what baskets parties are and what kind of container to bundle your Basket Party; should you have them local or long distance; whether or not to include product samples and if so, which ones; make it online or offline; how long to keep it open; should party orders go to the host or to the consultant and some other factors you may not have considered today’s post will wrap up this Scentsy basket party series with whether or not to give, sell or loan a warmer to the host.
The answer is All of the Above – you may give, sell or loan a warmer to your basket party host. It’s your business and you are free to choose which option works best for you. Take a closer look at possible alternatives:
Give: You may choose to offer your hosts a free warmer if they host a qualified party. This may be an enticement to encourage hosts to collect orders. This demo warmer would be entered as a business expense in your accounting. The downside to this is that giving away warmers cut into your profit margin and may send a message that our fantastic host rewards aren’t all that fantastic. When in actuality, we offer a generous host benefit program as it stands. You should be able to find hosts who want to have a basket party without needing to throw additional bones.
Loan: Offer the use a warmer for a specific period of time. Customers are much more likely to order if they can experience Scentsy. It is reasonable to offer to leave it with the host for a week along with some wax to melt. Then when you collect the orders and payments you pick up the warmer and then offer it to the next host to borrow during the duration of the basket party. The upside is that it’s a low financial investment to maintain a few loaner warmers. [Read more…] about What is a Basket Party – Pt 3