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    Don't do it!!!!!

    Lol...
    Well if you do do it, don't believe all their hype and rubbish. At the end of the day it's all about more money for the people at the top and as a demonstrator you are way down the bottom.

    There are other party plans that are less work and give better returns. Also, while there are many 'tupperholics', you can only store so much Tupperware (which doesn't stack/next well) and it's not something that people run out of and need again semi regularly.

    Sorry if this offends but I've been there done that and would have liked some of these things pointed out to me before I started.


    There are positives too, but not worth it IMHO

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    Sorry, only just read prior posts. Didn't realise you'd already made your decision when I posted the above!!

    Happy to delete my post...

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    I'm not doing it for the money,

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    Ok.

    My response wasn't predominantly about money.

    Rest assured, the people above you ARE doing it for the money.

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    Well yeah, it's a job so most people will do it for the money. I am! Not the only reason though. Trying to meet new people and get out into the community, only lived in this area a few weeks.

    So I'm giving it a try too. Signed up today. Starter party next Friday. Hope I get some guests!

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    Just so you have a better idea of how much work goes into a party:

    -Secure date with a host.
    -Give party pack (which you packed previously and stamped all the literature) and explain things/choose theme etc.
    -call host a way out from party to check how organisation is going and check numbers.
    -confirm with host day before.
    -pack up your kit (all plastic wrapped to keep it shiny)
    -lug it into the car
    -drive to party (might be close, might not. Might be an hour away.)
    -arrive, set up your stuff. Takes quite awhile.
    -put your overly outgoing self on and look the part.
    -thank host, give prezzie, do demonstration and try to keep it interesting and interactive.
    -go through people's orders with them (they usually take their sweet time, and why wouldn't they?) and try to book parties. If anyone dates then give party pack and party plan them.
    -add up party figures and allow host to choose their free stuff/tell them to plug outside orders if it needs to be bumped up
    -meticulously pack up your kit
    -lug into car and drive home.
    -bring kit inside.
    -create all new customers and put their orders into DWOS
    -receive delivery at cost (at least this is better as used to have to pick it up from distributorship yourself)
    -get all Tupperware out of the boxes and cross check against invoice. Hopefully it's all there. PITA if not.
    -get customer order forms out and pack each individual customer's bag, again triple checking you've got it right. (You need heaps of space to do Tupperware, it will spread all over your lounge room by this packing/checking stage)
    -contact host about when would be convenient to deliver the goods.
    -pack 'the goods' into the car.
    -drive back to host's
    -drop off Tupperware.
    -drive home.

    That. Is. A. Party.

    So don't believe any of this 2-3 hours per party rubbish!

    You will be away from your family either physically (d'ship meetings, team meetings, parties, training) or mentally (following up hosts, trying to book parties, doing orders, handling replacements BIGGEST PAIN IN THE REAR!!!) far more than you anticipated. And if you've been recruited by someone who is part of a distributorship far from you (I was, but you don't have a clue at this stage) then bear in mind that you'll be driving to it for weekly sales meetings, which you are obliged to be at.

    I did so well at it that they tried really hard to get me to promote out to manager. Come tax time, my accountant told me I was running my business at a loss with all the expenses (especially travel), and I was doing well! Got lots of star demonstrator awards and qualified for heaps of freebies. It's not fun being a portable shop with small items. With Tupperware? Again, PITA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissy12 View Post
    Just so you have a better idea of how much work goes into a party:

    -Secure date with a host.
    -Give party pack (which you packed previously and stamped all the literature) and explain things/choose theme etc.
    -call host a way out from party to check how organisation is going and check numbers.
    -confirm with host day before.
    -pack up your kit (all plastic wrapped to keep it shiny)
    -lug it into the car
    -drive to party (might be close, might not. Might be an hour away.)
    -arrive, set up your stuff. Takes quite awhile.
    -put your overly outgoing self on and look the part.
    -thank host, give prezzie, do demonstration and try to keep it interesting and interactive.
    -go through people's orders with them (they usually take their sweet time, and why wouldn't they?) and try to book parties. If anyone dates then give party pack and party plan them.
    -add up party figures and allow host to choose their free stuff/tell them to plug outside orders if it needs to be bumped up
    -meticulously pack up your kit
    -lug into car and drive home.
    -bring kit inside.
    -create all new customers and put their orders into DWOS
    -receive delivery at cost (at least this is better as used to have to pick it up from distributorship yourself)
    -get all Tupperware out of the boxes and cross check against invoice. Hopefully it's all there. PITA if not.
    -get customer order forms out and pack each individual customer's bag, again triple checking you've got it right. (You need heaps of space to do Tupperware, it will spread all over your lounge room by this packing/checking stage)
    -contact host about when would be convenient to deliver the goods.
    -pack 'the goods' into the car.
    -drive back to host's
    -drop off Tupperware.
    -drive home.

    That. Is. A. Party.

    So don't believe any of this 2-3 hours per party rubbish!

    You will be away from your family either physically (d'ship meetings, team meetings, parties, training) or mentally (following up hosts, trying to book parties, doing orders, handling replacements BIGGEST PAIN IN THE REAR!!!) far more than you anticipated. And if you've been recruited by someone who is part of a distributorship far from you (I was, but you don't have a clue at this stage) then bear in mind that you'll be driving to it for weekly sales meetings, which you are obliged to be at.

    I did so well at it that they tried really hard to get me to promote out to manager. Come tax time, my accountant told me I was running my business at a loss with all the expenses (especially travel), and I was doing well! Got lots of star demonstrator awards and qualified for heaps of freebies. It's not fun being a portable shop with small items. With Tupperware? Again, PITA
    I'm sorry that it didn't suit your needs,
    On a flip side if you broke down any job there would be a long list of things to do and prep

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    Yes that's true. But other jobs don't blatantly misdirected and mislead you about what's involved. Things are hugely sugar coated and glossed over. They drip feed you information so you don't know what you're really in for until you're fully in.

    I'm not trying to be negative, I'm just putting the information out there that I wished was given to me before I put so much into it.

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    thank you for your perspective. it's good to see things from another side.
    I'm the sort of person who believes you get out what you put in. I also know for a fact every job has hidden catches.

    Even if it takes 7 hours based on $150 "profit" you still earn more than minimum wage per hour, so that can't be a bad thing.
    I know most are doing it for a hobby that earns some extra and obviously cheap and free products.

    I hope you find something that suits you and you're passionate about


 

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