I had my first in-home Posh party this past weekend and I am using the word party very lightly. I really did it more as a girls night to just relax and wind down after a long week. I bought wine and dessert and we all just sat around and talked. I had a table full of testers open for everyone to look at, test, smell, etc. and a table of products for cash & carry. Oddly enough most everyone ordered out of the catalog, but that’s okay because I have a vendor event in a few weeks and I’ll need all the stock I can get!
My advice would be just to relax. Don’t push products on people because the products will sell themselves. Just let everyone move around on their own testing the products and your sales will come naturally! Do something fun like Posh & wine or margaritas & masks. Don’t necessarily make the party be about you getting sales, but about people coming to relax, hang out, and visit.
Be sure to have catalogs, order forms, price sheets, pens, etc. You don’t want to have to search for prices when someone asks you how much something costs. I had my iPad out and used Square to take credit card payments. If you sign up through this link you can get your first $1000 with ZERO fees! My pink displays come from Stack Displays and they’re super easy to assemble. I used galvanized buckets and a 3 tier system I have for parties for everything else and I love the way it all looks set up. I also made scent jars with mason jars and chunks. While I don’t think home parties are my forté I do feel like they generate more sales than a Facebook party due to the sampling. People are able to see and smell what they’re buying instead of having to just guess what a product is like. Go out of your comfort zone and host at least one in-home party! Make you’ll like it.
Posh mood while writing: Bahama Berry