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Musical_Starling
July 15th, 2013, 09:21 PM
I've been thinking about selling some of this stuff from home, but I'm not sure which company to choose! I've never purchased anything from Scentsy or Gold Canyon, but I do have some Partylite products (MIL just sent me a Strawberry Rhubarb wax melt and I am in LOVE!). So I'm wondering if any of you have any experience selling this stuff. Any opinions or experiences you can share? I've also looked at things like Pampered Chef or Princess House, so opinions or experience for any of the "work at home" companies would be appreciated :) Except Avon, my sister already sells it and therefore has stolen most of my potential customers (aka. my family) :icon_giggle:

bubba
July 15th, 2013, 09:30 PM
The only thing I have sold from home is Tupperware, and I don't even know if they still do that! I have never heard of Gold Canyon, but I have products from the other two. Of those, I love Scentsy! It sells itself. Even my husband likes it and he doesn't like smelly things much at all.

ilive2craft2
July 15th, 2013, 09:35 PM
My sister has done several different ones of these. Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, an online party supply place, Uppercase Living and now Jamberry nails. I liked it when she was Pampered Chef, I have a house full of that stuff. However, that stuff is heavy to haul to parties. I am not a very girly girl, so Mary Kay and the nails are not really my thing. I did Discovery Toys way back when, but as talkative as I am, it was not my thing. Another one in our area is Tastefully Simple - good tasting food. One other one that I like the products is Norwex - it is a cleaning products company - antibacterial micro fiber cloths, etc.

Make sure to ask a bunch of questions - do you have to order new catalogs and supplies often? Some have better commission systems than others. Most of them are a type of pyramid - you get more % with more people "under" you and them keeping up their sales as well as your own. Some have fairly steep minimum sales per month or quarter to be considered an active rep.

Have fun in your quest, but definitely do something that you really enjoy the products for - it makes you a more natural sales person.

laf512
July 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM
I don't have personal experience, but my sister sells Thirty-One and seems to do well with it. It seems like every gal I know in my church carries a Thirty-One bag.

Of the three you mentioned, the only one I'm familiar with is Scentsy. I really like their wax melts. I've never heard of Gold Canyon, and I've never used or seen any Party Lite stuff.

bubba
July 15th, 2013, 10:31 PM
Tastefully Simple does have good products!

Grandma G
July 15th, 2013, 10:44 PM
I've never sold anything but I love Scentsy products. In fact, I just changed out one of my candle warmers not five minutes ago. I quit burning candles years ago. I never attend a party. The lady I buy from has an online site and I just order that way. And she also mails out information on new products periodically. I have my daughter and soon to be daughter-in-law hooked on them, too. Might be something to consider.

New York Sue
July 15th, 2013, 11:01 PM
I'll be honest here.
I've found these parties to be just over-priced wares. And then the push to HOST the next party....
NOPE.
When people come into my home, I want them to enjoy themselves, and NOT feel pressured into buying stuff because I served some lovely snacks.
I'm not going to 'host' a party on my friends' backs, so I can get $300 of free stuff. That's just NOT me.

Musical_Starling
July 15th, 2013, 11:12 PM
Scentsy certainly seems to be more popular, I may be leaning that way but I need to find out a few more details first methinks. Thanks for the hints Lisa, I never thought about minimum monthly sales! Eek! Definitely something to find out.

And I agree completely Sue, the parties are not quite my thing. I have never and will never host one in MY home in hopes of making money off my friends. If someone asked me to do one in their home, great! But I certainly wouldn't pressure anyone into hosting a party or push for them. I don't mind public speaking, I used to work on-air with our local community channel so speaking to groups is easier for me than a one-on-one conversation. I just don't like trying to force people to buy things. That being said though, when I worked retail my manager used to joke that I could sell ice to the Eskimos :icon_giggle:

Lilly
July 15th, 2013, 11:24 PM
I'm with Sue. I can't ask my friends to subsidize my lifestyle. And the equal bummer is that once you invite friends to your party then you have to go to all of their parties and it ends up costing you more in the long run. Especially since you probably buy stuf you don't need just to pay them back. I'm at the point where all my friends know not to ask me and none of us give parties any more. Whew for that.

nyscpa2be
July 15th, 2013, 11:29 PM
I'm in the "don't ask me, I won't ask you" bandwagon. I do like going to parties though, and will place a small order (under 25) if invited, but never volunteer for the "door prize" drawing where it is inevitable that your prize is hosting the next party. I do love Thirty-One and Pampered Chef, but I prefer to buy my own candles in person, so I can smell them. Not all partylite parties have had the full sample box.

Momofmonsters5
July 16th, 2013, 04:45 AM
I have found when your thinking of selling anything you have to know who your customer base is and what they can afford. If your surrounded by people who spend alot and can afford then the door is open, if your surrounded by people on a budget choices are different. Pampered chef is affordable at all incomes, scentsy is as well. Party light has great candles but there candle accessories are way over priced. That's just my opinion.

Monique
July 16th, 2013, 08:03 AM
Dee my daughter-in-law sells scentsy. I can put you in touch with her if you want.

Blondie
July 16th, 2013, 09:19 AM
I will pipe in and add that my DD sells Celebrating Home (used to be called Home Interiors). She is doing very well with it, as it has not been as saturated here as the scentsy, 31, pampered chef, etc. That may help you in making a decision - look to see how many representatives are in your particular area. I love the party lite, scentsy, etc. My DD considered those as well.
Good luck! And if you want to think about Celebrating Home, let my DD know. LOL. Seriously. another LOL.

Bubby
July 16th, 2013, 09:23 AM
Scentsy is one of my all time favorite products. I know the distributors do really well around here. I attended a Party Lite party a number of years ago. I think Scentsy would give you more reorder business overall.

Musical_Starling
July 17th, 2013, 01:39 AM
Thanks ladies!! I'm honestly considering Scentsy mainly because they seem to be the most recognized and there are only about 6 representatives in my area (which is the capital city + outlying suburbs). So I'm sending you a PM Monique! lol