This post is basically sharing my recent experience of a Bluebella party and mine and my friends thoughts and ideas on how it can be improved.
I recently went to a Bluebella party held by my friend, I was really looking forward to the evening and finally getting to look at some of the products in real life after seeing them online and generally get an idea about the products.
There was a rail with quiet a small selection of items, a couple of dress up items, couple of undies, a corset, tutu and a couple of nightwear items. On the table there was a few toys and lubes and we was all given a BlueBella brochure.
The items of clothing and underwear, I and many others felt were over priced, we couldn’t understand how the company could sell the corset for £58 yet if we was to host the party get it for just £12 as a hostess gift (which the lady who worked for Bluebella didn’t make clear till after a lot of questioning was only £12 if the party sold over £200 worth of goods).
The sizing we also found wasn’t consistent but that could be down to the fact the lady who worked for Bluebella kept stretching things to show how far they could fit someone (there was a few big ladies in the group), which obviously doesn’t do the products very good if she is doing this at all her parties. The sale section of the rail was tiny and wasn’t much of a sale with only about a fiver being knocked off the price.
Now moving on to the toys, there wasn’t much selection and some seemed to have a marked up price compared to how much they sell for, from here. There wasn’t anything like massage lotions, candle, games ect ect which would have been nice to have a look at.
There wasn’t many games and there was no raffles, just a Bluebella lottery which was £2 a number.
Of the two games we did play only one game was there prizes, which was a basic cock ring and a trial size lube which some felt wasn’t a fab prize considering it was a ladies night winning something like a small bullet vibe or the basic finger ring would have been better as it would have been something for us not for our partners or much use if your a single lady.
We all felt it would have been nicer to have more chance at winning items, having a few more party games and there being a raffle with a few draws.
Over all we was all quiet disappointed with this part of the night and I don’t think anyone placed an order with Bluebella, many of the ladies was saying how better the Ann Summers parties are and I have to agree the Ann Summers party I went to was much better with there items being of the same and some times better quality for quiet a lot less money compared to Bluebella, plus more verity of clothing, underwear and toys. They also do a lot more games and raffles compared to the Bluebella.
1) Have a larger variety of display items, both on the rail (underwear, clothing ect) and on the table (toys, books, games, lubes, lotions and potions, candles, ect).
2) Pricing was quiet a huge thing for all of as, as a competitor has similar items for better prices and in our opinion Bluebella and Ann Summers are of similar quality with Ann Summers being slightly better quality in some items (an example the material and make of the police women’s outfit).
3) More games and raffles these things along with the people really make the night and we had the people just not enough of the games and raffles.
4) Make things like hostess gifts clearer as to how you get them/what you have to do to get them. As from what we all made out from the start you got things for simply having the party not that the party had to sell X amount first.
I think if the above can be addressed and changed it would get repeat bookings and get bigger like the ann summers rivals but for now its left around 25 women un-impressed. :(