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homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 09:18:20

My idea with this isn't really to do with selling the products on. But I like the products myself. So rather than keep ordering the products at full price WIBU to become a 'consultant' and have one 'customer' i.e. Me?

Annie592 Fri 21-Apr-17 09:27:26

Do you order very large quantities of whatever this product is?

ShotsFired Fri 21-Apr-17 09:31:55

Will there be immense and non stop pressure for you to recruit more consultants below you? A la Younique etc?

Berthatydfil Fri 21-Apr-17 09:33:01

Is this forever living juice plus Herbalife or some other pyramid scheme mlm.?

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 09:35:00

I'm not totally sure although you do get a number of products when you pay to start up. But I think you might order products yourself for your 'shop' but then mine isn't a shop! I guess it might be worth asking?

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 09:35:50

It's not Younique or any of the other well known brands - don't like them anyway. As far as I know there's no pressure but there might be.

Berthatydfil Fri 21-Apr-17 09:40:59

Do you use all the items in the start up kit?
Will your up line be happy for you to do this and not sell more product/bring in more consultants? (Ie make them more ££)

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 09:46:54

I really don't think it's like that - don't get the impression but I could be wrong. It seems more along a vegan/cruelty free sort of shop.

CotswoldStrife Fri 21-Apr-17 10:11:22

Often these companies have a minimum order amount over a time period to stay 'active' so it would be worth checking that or ordering everything you need at reduced rates during the first three months

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 10:26:18

Haha thanks cotswolds

Toobusytowee Fri 21-Apr-17 10:33:10

I know quite a bit about these types of schemes. The products are often low quality and high price. You may not be getting a good deal at all by joining for a discount. These companies always look reasonable and respectable at first but they can slowly slowly suck you in until you start losing serious amounts of money. If you PM me the name of the company I will be happy to look into it for you. Or contact me on BotWatch www.facebook.com/liestopper .

brexitstolemyfuture Fri 21-Apr-17 10:39:15

What's the name of the company?

RortyCrankle Fri 21-Apr-17 11:51:34

If the company is a MLM I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Check out the long running thread on the Money Matters Board about MLMs.

CotswoldStrife Fri 21-Apr-17 11:55:37

It is likely to be a MLM tbh, but what the OP describes is known as 'kitnapping' I think! Where you buy the starter pack for the reduced price products, I've had friends who do MLM try to get me to do this.

DuchessK Fri 21-Apr-17 11:58:04

If MLM you are likely to lose friends.

Olivialoves Fri 21-Apr-17 12:12:37

Why hasn't the OP said the name of the company?

anotherdayanothersquabble Fri 21-Apr-17 12:44:56

I know people who do this with Neals Yard products. It's easy to then feel tied to the brand, buy all presents and products from the same brand etc which could mean you don't try other things or end up spending more than you would otherwise on that brand (become a brand bore) but if you already but the products and you can cope with the encouragement to buy more...

SomethingBorrowed Fri 21-Apr-17 12:57:34

I guess it could work.
Put it all into a spreadsheet: starter kit price, products prices, what you currently buy etc.

Is there a min order amount each month? And what happens if you don't reach it?
Oh and check the t&c for when you want to get out, do you have to pay something?

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 15:01:06

I don't want people to think I am trying to push it on them?

homebytheriver Fri 21-Apr-17 15:01:34

But yeah it's Neals Yard smile

BewtySkoolDropowt Fri 21-Apr-17 15:34:42

I have a friend that is a consultant with Neals Yard, and has tried to sign me up in the same way.

1) they do cheap joining offers every now and then, wait til they have one
2) she says there is no pressure to sell, you have to spend I think £80 in one month, once per year to stay on.

I decided against it as I mainly use just one product and would have to buy three at once to get to over £80, but if you'll spend that once per year its worth doing.

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