Chapter 5 - Let's Get this party started!
C2C STORYTELLERS: STORYBOOK SUCCESS PROGRAM
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Parties should be the backbone of your Usborne Books & More Business. How you choose to run a party (format, theme, date/time, etc.) will vary by preference. How you plan and prepare for said party, will greatly effect the success of your event.
The general gist of what to include at your parties:
Facebook (FB) Parties are a great alternative to the traditional home party. They allow a hostess all the same benefits of an in-home party, but with the convenience of being online. This is a plus if your hostess doesn't want to clean her house, but also a great way to pull friends and family together from all over the country!
A Facebook party with UBAM is held on an EVENT WALL, usually at a specific time, like Thursday evening at 9pm. On your event’s page you can share posts, upload photos, invite more guests and edit event details. Below we have provided you with a few sample scripts and graphics to use in your FB Parties.
Here's an additional resource with 'Facebook Party Tips' to consider for your FB Parties.
NOTE: The mentioned Change Makers Pages are unique to her team, we have access to the Usborne Achievers Product Knowledge Page.
Usborne Books & More party hosts are eligible for the following Standard Host Rewards when the party sales reach $100+ AND there is at least one (1) booking. NOTE: That one (1) booking requirement can be fulfilled by the Host booking their own/next party!
MERCHANDISE ALLOWANCE: These free books are awarded based on the party’s sales volume. HALF-PRICE BOOKS: These books are provided at half of their full-price value. There is a limit to the amount that can be redeemed in this category, based on the party’s sales volume.
In addition, the host may be eligible for the Monthly Host Special or Double Free Books after meeting the sales and booking requirements specified on the rewards charts. These rewards are provided as follows:
MONTHLY HOST SPECIAL: This special varies from month to month and will be announced monthly via a rewards chart issued by Home Office. This special builds on the standard Host Rewards.
DOUBLE FREE BOOKS: This category is available only to consultants who are in their Incentive Period (first 12 weeks). Consultants who are in their Incentive Period can opt to offer either Double Free Books or the Monthly Host Special, whichever provides the most rewards for the host. -- The host also may be eligible for additional Party Bonus Books, offered at the consultant’s discretion as an added incentive:
PARTY BONUS BOOKS: This category allows the consultant to provide the host with up to $50 of additional books at 65% off when the host has met certain consultant-determined goals such as reaching a certain number of orders, number of guests, number of parties booked, etc. These incentives are to be determined by the Consultant and can vary for each Hostess.
*Hosts are responsible for the shipping fee on their free and discounted books, charged at 8% of their full price value or $6, whichever is more. Tax is charged based on the delivery zip code and is applied to the discounted book price along with a $2 host fee.
* Consultants are allowed to host their own events to help launch and build their businesses, and can redeem host rewards off of these parties when they have met the requirements outlined above.
NOTE: All information posted above is subject to change. As Home Office updates policies and systems, these resources may need to be altered. Please notify the Leadership Team if additional information is available and has not been updated on via the Hub.