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The Special Offers for August include the large Starter kits with all 150 samples at a 10% discount.


If you haven’t got a full kit yet, this is worth going for.

My personal preference is for the 150 Kit, the full stationery pack has items I don’t use.
If you want to arrange your kit in a more logical order don’t forget you can download index strips to go between the rows here
http://scentsforyou.co.uk/downloads_23.html

Look for the Sample Case Labels half way down the page.

These come with both numerical order strips, makes it easy to find samples and identify out-of-stock samples, and in Fragrance Wheel order so you can identify which perfumes have similar fragrances.  Both are colour coded
I took advantage of the last time this discount was offered and have both!

This is the front of the new Unleash Your Dreams leaflet FM have produced.  It’s available for download from the company website but not yet available to buy.

It’s a 5-fold leaflet that we can’t print ourselves, so I have converted it to a Trifold leaflet that I print on both sides of an Ar sheet, fold into 3 and hand out.

If you also can’t stand waiting for new toys, you can download it here
http://scentsforyou.co.uk/doc/Dreams.doc

This is just for use until the printed version is available.

Prize Draws

There are regulations about prize draws, you can find more info here
Organising small lotteries – November 2009

and in their leaflet

Running a lottery – November 2009

But it seems you cannot fundraise without a license, and the draw must be made as part of the event, and all the proceeds must go to the winner.

The easy way is to buy a book of lottery tickets, sell them for £1 a time, customer gets ticket, stub goes into draw box.

When all the tickets have been sold or the event is about to close, the draw is made and the winning ticket is drawn and the holder claims all the proceeds as their prize.

Another way is for the customer to choose an entry into the draw.  For this I have produced a list of 36 FM perfumes.

I print them on Avery 36 per page labels so the customer can peel off their choice.  I stick it on a card with their contact info and put it in the draw.

If the draw is at a party, where everyone knows everyone, that’s all you need, pass around the sticky label sheet and sell blank contact cards for £1 each (Want your own party? on the back) and get back 36 entries for the draw.  Get someone to select and announce the winner and give them a gift token for the amount sold.

I make the gift token for 10% more than the money taken so I’m squeaky clean and cannot be charged with making money from the draw.

If the draw is at an event and the customer may not be there when the draw is made, I stick the same sticker from a second sheet on an info card that they keep as a receipt and so that they have my contact info.

If you are doing an event and have sold all the tickets, and given out the prize gift token, you pull out the makeup stickers, or the skin care stickers or the home care stickers and start all over again.

Free offers

Vistaprint email me with special offers every month and I usually browse through them looking for inspiration. This month I spotted free postcard sized fridge magnets. I looked at the options and this pictured jumped out at me, and I thought that’s a picture of an FM distributor dead chuffed that she found FM. So I added the text and logo and there it was.
They stick on cars, lamposts, handdryers, and lots of other places. I’ve also added it to the posters on the FM Tools DVD

Although you can send potential distributors to the FM website, it is not ideal and it is possible to lose your contacts to other distributors.

So some distributors have set up a general website for all distributors to use.

The website is not fully finished yet, but it will give you an idea of what will be available.
You can email or message  the site address to a potential distributor and they will have to come back to you for more info.

www.fminformation.com
As you will see, the video link is not there yet.
It doesn’t look as if it can capture email addresses and looks safe to send your contacts to, but don’t forget to follow up.

John Bain
ScentsForYou.co.uk

Want to see how the professionals do it?  These photos are from the Nuance section of the Duty Free at Sidney airport.

Travellers can use Michael Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel – approved by fragrance houses and perfumers – to match the style that best suits them with their favourite brand. They select the type of fragrance they like, and three similar ones will be recommended. The store’s colour-coded ticketing system makes it easier to locate the chosen fragrance

We can do exactly the same, ask the customer for their favourites, identify which sections of the Fragrance Wheel they like best, and recommend 3 FM perfumes from that section.