As a host of a direct sales party, there are some things that you can do to increase the amount of sales that you get and therefore, increasing the amount of product that you get for free or discounted.
Invite Everyone – Invite everyone you know to attend. Even if you do not think that they will attend or that they have any interest in the product, invite them. Some people will surprise you by showing up and being your biggest spenders, or even booking their own party.
Remind People – Remind people of your event. Some people book their schedule a few weeks out but some people cannot tell you what they are doing until a few days before the event. For this reason, make sure to send a few reminders and call a couple days before the party to remind them that it is almost there.
Collect Outside Orders – If you have people who tell you that they wish that they could attend, but cannot, give them a catalogue and tell them that they can still order. Sometimes they just tell you that they cannot attend as they do not want to attend or spend money, but by offering to show them a book, you will find out who truly wants to attend and those that are just avoiding it. Remember, not every product works for everyone, so if they just do not want to attend, that is okay.
Give Testimonials – When you invite people to the party, make sure you tell them how much you love the product. This gets people excited to attend and prepared to spend some money at your event. If they need to speak to their partner before spending money, this allows them an idea of what they may want to buy and establishing a budget.
Share the Website – Even if your consultant does not give you a website for people to check out, find the companies website and share that with those you invite. They can then see the product in advance and start planning what they may want to buy.