CSG - Retailing and Team Building

Discussion in 'Coastal Vacations' started by screamingeagle, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. screamingeagle

    screamingeagle New Member

    Hi Friends:
    Is it possible to do team building AND lots of retailing at the same time?

    Take Care,
    Robert
     
  2. roger

    roger New Member

    Yes Robert, emphatically it is.
    While it's not for everyone, retailing is an avenue I believe deserves serious consideration.

    I'm doing both actually, in fact I employ different strategies in building my business and retailing makes up a large component of it. All my leads for retailing B2B are self-generated and I didn't spend any money on marketing materials.

    All I used were my fingers to dial and my voice to talk....I'm now working on a presentation for a company that spent $30,000 on incentives last year. It's not a sure thing I get the deal but it's nice to be working toward a goal!

    [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  3. OnlineMoney24 7

    OnlineMoney24 7 New Member

    What are some of the biggest pros/cons for team building vs. retailing? From what I can see, I would like to focus on retailing, not just B2B but individuals as well.

    And if those individuals/businesses like the product I sell them and they are happy, they in turn will recommend others to me. So I benefit from word of mouth advertising (which I feel is the best form of advertising) and my buyers get a wholesale vacation package in returned.

    And another thing is that I see a lot of people talking about training people and building teams and being successful. However, I haven't heard too much about the product that everyone is doing this with. What I mean is, I would like to get more detailed information on the vacations. Not just a list of where you can go, but which hotels you can stay at in the 20 some vacations in L1, if there are any blackout periods, etc. Does anyone know where to get these details?
     
  4. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Jat, there is a very detailed product and retail presentation with the CSG pert team on Saturday afternoons at 1pm est. You can register and reserve your complimentary ticket by visiting [Link removed - Admin] You are also welcome to ask any questions you still have after learning about the product in detail after the main presentation there is open q&a.

    YES, it is not only possible but enjoyable and great exposure for your business to take the product to the retail front.

    The advantage is that most businesses really see the investment as rather small for long term advertising and promotions and tend to go platinum more frequently. The dis-advantage is that they already have a business and are not usually interested in running their own Coastal business. Usually but NOT always! So, if that is the case you will not be training them nor taking their 2 pass up sales.

    I hope that you continue to have a lot of fun with it! I have not pursued retail intensively, but have made a few sales almost by accident just by helping people out. With a small child, I don't have the ability to be out on the town much. That too, will come in a few more years!

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  5. jlDunn

    jlDunn New Member

    Hi Jat,

    About more detailed information, I would definitely take Jani's advice and pick up a ticket to the show, or there is a live Q&A call with the PERT at 7pm tomorrow, I can take you if you want...

    The other advantage is of team building, is that you don't have to prospect all the time, you can focus a lot of your efforts on helping others get through the business, and earn from training them (getting their 2 training sales!).

    Lindsay
     
  6. roger

    roger New Member

    Quoting: OnlineMoney24 7I haven't heard too much about the product that everyone is doing this with. What I mean is, I would like to get more detailed information on the vacations. Not just a list of where you can go, but which hotels you can stay at in the 20 some vacations in L1, if there are any blackout periods, etc. Does anyone know where to get these details?

    To answer your question I would encourage you to go to the official Coastal Product Call this Thursday at 7pm Mountain time. It is hosted by Coastal's Product Director, Stephanie Johnson.
    The number is:

    (620) 294 3000 xt. 1103#

    [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  7. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    I had a B2b client ask me IF the condo card and car rental cards can be used to say book a condo or rent a car for someone else and than be able to charge a client.

    Okay let me break the question into 2 parts
    1. Can a condo or car rental be booked by the person who owns the package for someone else in that persons name?
    2. can the person , lets say a travel agent , who gets the discounted rate to book the condo in someone elses name than charge the client more ex: travelagent is able to book a condo in Florida for $200 a week can they than charge the client $300 week?

    Terri
     
  8. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Quoting: OnlineMoney24 7However, I haven't heard too much about the product that everyone is doing this with. What I mean is, I would like to get more detailed information on the vacations. Not just a list of where you can go, but which hotels you can stay at in the 20 some vacations in L1, if there are any blackout periods, etc. Does anyone know where to get these details?

    These are some of the vendors that are in the package:

    Carnival Cruise Lines, 27 years in business
    Quest International, 19 years in business
    Alamo Car Rental, 28 years in business
    Adventure Outdoor Resorts, 11 years in business
    Pro Travel Solutions, 33 years in business
    Exchange Systems Plus, 13 years in business
    Transmedia Dining and Entertainment, 18 years in business
    Access Development Corporation, 18 years in business
    Hotel-At-Half Price (ITC-30), 27 years in business

    Terri
     
  9. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    The answer to the first question is YES, but you must be willing to give your cards to whomever you are booking for so that they may present them if asked to. Which is rare, but not unheard of.

    The answer to the second question, I don't really know! I think it would actually go against the ethical guidelines? EG that bit about not breaking up the package and selling it individually? I've never heard that scenario being posed though, so maybe someone else has?

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  10. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Jani, I don't mean reselling the vouchers or the cards what I mean is
    if a travel agent can get a good deal on renting a condo for a client using the condo card can she than sell that booking to a client.

    Hard to explain because the pkg really isnt a consolidator to agent relationship.

    Terri
     
  11. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Where's Harold? Haven't seen him around here in a few days.

    Terri
     
  12. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Quoting: luvtravelJani, I don't mean reselling the vouchers or the cards what I mean is
    if a travel agent can get a good deal on renting a condo for a client using the condo card can she than sell that booking to a client.

    Sorry, Terri. I did think that is what you meant but I don't think I used my words clearly. I think the agent must be able to lend the card to the client should it need to be presented. I'm not really clear on whether there can be a mark up on the price. Thing is, the card run through the booking system and in my experience I know the price I paid at check out time. I don't know that the providers would tak on an extra fee?

    The way around it might be for the agent to charge through the agency a separate administration fee, rather like a finders fee? I think they are in buisness and deserve to be paid for their work too.

    I just don't know how it would work on the admin end at the providers and I'm not really sure if that constitutes a violation of BOD guidelines or not? I know you certainly can't resell the cards or certs individually or at a mark up. But fuzzy though on can you book someone a holiday with a card and attach a commission to it. My gut tells me no- but it may be a BOD question. I have never had someone ask me that before!

    I would be most interested to find out the answer!

    I don't know if that helps you or not? Maybe get on a BOD product call or zip them off an email.

    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  13. roger

    roger New Member

    Quoting: luvtravelwhat I mean is
    if a travel agent can get a good deal on renting a condo for a client using the condo card can she than sell that booking to a client.

    I asked our Product Director, Stephanie Johnson, a similar question to yours but not exactly. Why not call Stephanie and ask her directly? She's usually reachable live and quite helpful. I emailed you her phone number Terri....you can tell her I sent you [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Roger
    ps - I spoke with Harold yesterday, he's alive and kicking!
     
  14. jlDunn

    jlDunn New Member

    Quoting: screamingeagleIs it possible to do team building AND lots of retailing at the same time?

    Robert, you should get on a call with Lisa Moore with PERT, she could definitely answer this, cuz this is what she does!!

    My husband and I have just started doing it.....If you are looking into retailing I would definitely suggest getting on as many product calls and theatres as possible. My husband is handling the retailing part right now, and you definitely need to get your training in!!!

    Business people don't often want to go to learn about the product on a call or online, they want you to be able to tell them about it, and show them about it!

    Lindsay
     
  15. screamingeagle

    screamingeagle New Member

    Quoting: jlDunnRobert, you should get on a call with Lisa Moore with PERT, she could definitely answer this, cuz this is what she does!!

    I'v resisted getting on any of the training calls, for some reason. I guess I've just enjoyed listening to the recorded trainings and the global theater presentations.

    I will do it this week.

    Take Care,
    Robert
     
  16. matiasmommy

    matiasmommy New Member

    Robert, if you enjoy the recordings you shall LOVE the live calls (they are where the recordings come from!). In some ways a much better resource as there is questions and answers at the end. So that way when the information and questions are fresh in your head and the particular expert is right there you can get it straight right away!


    Cheers

    Jani Teeter
    L3 Director, CSG
     
  17. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    Quoting: rogerI emailed you her phone number Terri....you can tell her I sent you

    Roger, please pm where you emailed the phone number cause I didn't get it.

    Thank you very much!!!

    Terri
     
  18. roger

    roger New Member

    Hey Terri,
    I emailed you her number at: Danwes@winningwithcoastal.com.....should I send it to another address?

    [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  19. luvtravel

    luvtravel New Member

    No that will work, just haven't gone there yet.

    Thanks again!

    I will call her and let you all know what I find out. Best to get it straight from the top [​IMG]

    Terri
     
  20. jenms

    jenms New Member

    Quoting: luvtravelCSG is being put down by the wealth builders group and others..help!

    No one from Wealth Builders was putting down any other group in that thread. Nothing disparaging was said (that I read) about CSG. Can people PLEASE stop bashing other groups you are not a part of?

    I know Dawn (WCYS) would never say anything bad about anyone - she's one of the nicest people on the planet. And the only Wealth Builder that I saw post on the thread was Mark, who always comes across as professional and all he posted was:

    "Hello Everyone!

    Not to be biased but the Coastal Wealth Builders Back office is pretty comprehensive and pretty easy to navigate as well. It could use some tweaking but for newbies it works well.

    Share The Wealth

    Mark Vidales"

    Does anyone see any indication of Wealth Builders "Putting down" CSG?

    Jen (CWB)
     

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