Monthly Archives: October 2015

In business with Chocolate Adventure

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

News From Chocolate Adventure

After a very long dry spell Brisbane is finally seeing some rain and cooler days. We work in an airy environment and it feels strange to need the lights on first thing in the morning. Time to make another batch of specially blended hot drinking chocolate to get our brain cells working. We have experienced an extraordinary October topping our prior best month sales by more than ten percent. A huge thank you to you for achieving this. Commissions and recognition will be completed Monday. Hoping that it’s rainy and cool where you are
– Jay and Kay

IMPORTANT PARCEL INFO

Startrack Despatch Update

It’s official – Startrack drivers like our chocolate. We are now marking our boxes with“Content: chocolate compound – not edible alone”. We will also be removing the option “authority to leave” in the near future and requesting that a mobile be rung to determine the best place as an alternative drop if you’re not home eg neighbour, work address etc. Every delivery address will require a mobile number for this to be achieved – so if admin hassle you for guests’ mobile numbers be nice to us – five orders have been resent this month alone – affecting both you and your guests.

November Promo – FREE Gummi Bears

It’s getting closer!!! When Presenters, hosts or guests spend $40 or more at a party, that person will automatically receive a free packet of Gummi Bears. This Promo is valid from Nov 1 – Nov 30 2015 (not available for cart orders)

Sales Rewards Structure

We are very excited to implement a sales reward structure for our fantastic Presenters. Here is the link if you would like to print it out to place in the prominent place to further motivate you in your business ☺

Melbourne Cup Promo

Our successful Melbourne Cup promo comes to an end next week. Tues Nov 3 is the last day that our fantastic wine glass pen offer will be available at only $21 (set of three). Thank you to our wonderful Presenters for promoting this product over the last few weeks. They are handy at large gatherings… after all, no one likes swapping glasses! Also a great gift idea and very handy for writing birthday wishes and personalised messages to your family and friends on their bathroom,bedroom mirror, fridge, window etc ☺ They clean off any non porous surface easily and don’t smudge. Click here to see this fantastic promotion and may your horse (or horses) come in on Tuesday!

New recruit kit upgrade – Economy to Extravagant – ends next Monday

When any of our fantastic Presenters sign up a new recruit from now until the end of October we will upgrade their initial kit purchase from “option economy” to “option extravagant”. Extra value and products to get your recruits motivated to start their new Chocolate Adventure business with our wonderful products. Here is the link for our current kit options.

Stationary Printing Options

We have just added a non-personalised stationary folder to our One Drive directory so you can print or read the latest updates on all generic stationary. If you have any ideas about what could be added to this folder that other Presenters may benefit from please let us know. Most of these files are also located in the portal downloads for easy access.

Chocad Tip

Lucky Draw Prize

Chocolate Adventure is introducing a new form which is a lucky draw prize that Presenters can give to their guests to collect information and stay in touch with your guests. You can easily find out how interested your guests are in Chocolate Adventure. It’s also a great way to stay in touch and build your contacts/customer base. Here is a link to the form in One Drive so you can have it available to print as necessary

Catalogue Insert Update

 The latest catalogue insert about our new cocoa based drink “Crio Brü” is available in portal downloads now. Here is the link for this great new product. Trista is also sending an email to the general public introducting Crio Brü. Our catalogue inserts containing ChocAdv new products released this year have been a great success. Most of these new products will be added to our 2016 catalogue. Inserts will then be removed from the portal downloads once the new catalogue is available. More inserts will become available as we source more fabulous products for you to promote in 2016 enabling you to grow your business

Catalogue Download

Presenters will find our full catalogue in PDF format in the downloads section of our Portal. To get it now click here. This is a useful talking point, promotion and selling tool to have on your portable device when you are out and about and have no internet connection available.

Business pack request

Encourage people you feel may be interested in Chocolate Adventure to ask for a business pack at this link The link is also available on our website.

Introducing Crio Brü

Introducing Crio Brü 

Crio Brü is a brewed drink made from 100% premium cocoa beans, roasted to perfection. Named after the most prized of cacao beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü will astound your taste buds with its complex flavors and subtle aromas which come right from the cocoa bean itself!

Brewing Crio Brü is easy. Any way that you can make coffee, you can make Crio. Whether your using a French Press or coffee maker with permanent filter, just follow the same directions as you would to make coffee. You can even mix your favorite coffee grounds with Crio, making a Brü all your own!

You’ve never tasted anything like them…they’re fantastic!!

Dairy and Soy Free
Gluten Free
Sodium Free
Antioxidant Rich
Cholesterol Free

BREWED COCOA SELECTIONS

Cavalla: Premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of dark spice, coconut and cinnamon.

Cavalla French/Dark Roast: Premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of coconut and cinnamon.

Coca River/Equador: Premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of green banana and blackberries.

Vega Reál: Premium roasted cocoa with natural hints of strawberries and citrus.

CRIO BEANS

Enjoy these delectable chocolate covered cacao beans made from the finest and rarest cacao.
The beans are crunchy, delectable, and perfectly finished with a coating of dark chocolate.
These delicious Crio Beans present a fruity body with deep chocolate notes and no bitter finish.
The perfect 3pm pick me up.

Buy Online 

Book a Party November Special Offer For Parties

In business with Chocolate Adventure

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

News From Chocolate Adventure

During the week an email lobbed into our inbox from World of Direct Selling which included two great articles. First article was related to recognition and the second covered losing Presenters. We’re small enough to be able to change things quickly. In place now is a plan for rewards and we’re refining all strategies for keeping Presenters happy and motivated enough to stay with us.
Last Friday we ran our own Girls Night In supporting Cancer Council Queensland’s fundraiser. The night was heaps of fun and thanks to our wonderful Presenter Lisa Paxman, we raised over $700. Link to some photos from our home made Photo booth. Camera, tripod, corflute frame and $12 prop set from overflow
The last week has had us experiencing a few hiccups with Startrack. As we grow we hope they see us as worthy of looking after. If you would like us to follow a tracking ID let admin know.
Eating more chocolate than we should – Jay and Kay

 November Promo – FREE Gummi Bears

When Presenters, hosts or guests at parties spend $40 or more that person will automatically receive a free packet of Gummi Bears. This Promo is valid from Nov 1 – Nov 30 2015 (not available for cart orders)

Exciting News!!!

We are currently running a Melbourne Cup Promo for our wonderful wine pens, ONLY $21 for all three colours (set) and they are a fabulous product to promote to your hosts and guests! They are handy at large gatherings… no one likes swapping glasses! Also a great gift idea and very handy for writing messages to your family on the bathroom mirror, fridge window etc 🙂 They clean off any non porous surface easily and don’t smudge. Click here to see this fantastic promotion and may your horse come in!
Christmas is just around the corner. Our Christmas catalogue insert was released last week… lots of exciting new products which are great for Christmas gifts. These fantastic new products are now available for cart purchases too 🙂

 New recruit kit upgrade – Economy to Extravagant – only one week to go…

When any of our fantastic Presenters sign up a new recruit from now until the end of October we will upgrade their initial kit purchase from “option economy” to “option extravagant”. Extra value and products to get your recruits motivated to start their new Chocolate Adventure business with our wonderful products. Here is the link for our current kit options.

  “Girls Night In” Cancer Council Promo

Our Cancer Council “Girls Night In” party last Friday night was very a successful and fun event. The total raised on the night was $763.

As you can see from the photos, there was a lot of fun, festivities and celebrations going on!!! One of our local Presenters Lisa Paxman hosted the Chocolate Party on the night. She walked around with the samples, promoting the products and giving information to our guests about Chocolate Adventure.  A few sales were made on the night and ChocAdv donated 50c from each product sold to Cancer Council.
Overall, the night achieved the main objective which was to raise much needed funds for research into breast cancer.

Chocad Tip

A great idea for Presenters is to get testimonials from your hosts or guests.  Follow up after a party and ask if they are happy to give you permission for you to put their testimonial on your marketing tools and Social media pages.  This not only builds trust but shows that you are great at what you do and have fantastic products to offer. This is a simple thing to do but can make such a difference to the future of your business.

Catalogue Insert Update

 Our catalogue inserts containing ChocAdv new products released this year have been a great success.  Most of these new products will be added to our 2016 catalogue. Inserts will then be removed from the portal downloads once the new catalogue is available.  More inserts will become available as we source more fabulous products for you to promote in 2016 enabling you to grow your business

 Catalogue Download

Presenters will find our full catalogue in PDF format in the downloads section of our Portal. To get it now click here. This is a useful talking point, promotion and selling tool to have on your portable device when you are out and about and have no internet connection available.

Business pack request

Encourage people you feel may be interested in Chocolate Adventure to ask for a business pack at this link The link is also available on our website.

In business with Chocolate Adventure

CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

News From Chocolate Adventure

Things have been a bit unusual at head office this week with preparations gearing up for our own Girls Night In. Lisa Paxman (QLD) will be hosting our event and we have plans in place for raising a great sum of money for a vital cause. Three new Presenters have joined Chocolate Adventure in the last four days and when we look at our location map, it’s great to see our numbers growing and visually where we all are. We’ve saved the most important and exciting news until last – MINT LEAVES ARE BACK! Now both coated in chocolate and uncoated. Thank you again for all of your great orders and support. Jay and Kay.

Exciting News!!!

Yay! Believe it or not Christmas is just around the corner. Our Christmas catalogue insert was released to you yesterday… lots of exciting new products which are great for Christmas gifts.  These fantastic new products  will be available to the general public tomorrow and promoted on Face Book.

We are also currently running a Melbourne Cup Promo for our wonderful wine pens, ONLY $21 for all three colours (set) and they are a fabulous product to promote to your hosts and guests! They are handy at large gatherings… no one likes swapping glasses! Also a great gift idea and very handy for writing messages to your family on the bathroom mirror, fridge window etc 🙂  They clean off any non porous surface easily and don’t smudge. Click here to see this fantastic promotion and may your horse come in!

New recruit kit upgrade – Economy to Extravagant – Only two weeks to go…

When any of our fantastic Presenters sign up a new recruit from now until the end of October we will upgrade their initial kit purchase from “option economy” to “option extravagant”. Extra value and products to get your recruits motivated to start their new Chocolate Adventure business with our wonderful products. Here is the link for our current kit options.

Catalogue Download

Presenters will find our full catalogue in PDF format in the downloads section of our Portal. To get it now click here. This is a useful talking point, promotion and selling tool to have on your portable device when you are out and about and have no internet connection available.

“Girls Night In” Cancer Council Promo

In October Chocolate Adventure will donate $10 to Cancer Council for every order over $300 ($20 for $600 etc.) for a party that is specifically held for “Girls Night In”.  When you place your portal order simply let us know it was your “Girls Night In” and we will forward the correct funds to Cancer Council at the end of October. You will need to register your “Girls Night In” party here for this promotion. Email your registration number at the same time you place your party order. The team here at Chocolate Adventure will be having our own “Girls Night In” fundraising party here in Brisbane on the 16th October – any excuse for some fun right! Our $50 hampers are a great raffle item for your “Girls Night In” party. You can promote your raffle leading up to the party and on the night.

Chocad Tip

Top Tips for Your Market Stall

Like most things in business, selling at a market can be exciting, overwhelming, successful and lots of fun. Of course it’s always great to promote your business in an exciting environment where you can promote products, parties or even find new recruits!  Here are a few of our top tips to make your market stall experience work better for your business.

  • KEEP IT SIMPLE – make sure your full range is easy to see, even passing at a glance
  • STAY ORGANISED – Keep your table looking tidy and clutter free throughout the day
  • PRICE IT ALL – Customers are unlikely to purchase items that don’t have a price.
  • MARKETING MATERIAL – Have your business cards ready with your Presenter ID on it. Have them out on the table for people to pick up as often they wont ask for a card. So often these days people wander around looking at items and then go home and purchase online. Make it clear that you are on Social Media so that they can find you easily. Business cards are one of the cheapest tools of promotion – invest in decent card quality, good individual design and make them interesting. Show off your products on your card, offer a promotional code, include your market date appearances on your card, or have an interesting quote or picture. All of these encourage the customer to keep your card – maybe even stick it to the fridge or pinboard for all of their family and friends to see J
  • PRACTICE THE SET UP. Get a visual of your stall before you head to market so that you KNOW it is going to look fantastic. Have a theme whether it be colour, shapes, patterns of products etc – even take photos to see which set up looks the best from different distances (5m–10m away).
  • LEVEL UP. Use boxes and fabrics to give your display a lift.  People will stand at your stall a lot longer if there are different levels to look at as this is appealing to the eye. Eye level is particularly appealing
  • COLLECT INFO i.e. email address, mobile number, where they live etc. Keep in touch and send them new promotions and upcoming product releases, two for one deals etc
  • Our TOP TIP is have all of your social media accounts with the same name as it makes it easier for the customer to find you i.e LeesChocolateAdventure for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest etc.
  • BE YOURSELF – Lastly, but most importantly, be yourself! Talk to people and have fun. Listen to them to gauge whether they are interested in buying product, hosting a party or starting their own business. Let your personality shine through and allow customers to learn a little bit more about the person they might just want to do business with.

Business pack request

Encourage people you feel may be interested in Chocolate Adventure to ask for a business pack at this link The link is also available on our website.