Today’s post will be our Scentsy Review.
There are many Scentsy reviews posted on the internet. We are going to take a look at them. We will also do some personal research into this company and see what they have to offer in the multi-level marketing niche.
Scentsy are unique in their business plan. They have a very interesting concept on how to keep their distributors satisfied while making things as easy as possible for them to reach a successful level in the business.
What makes this company so unique and inviting when it comes to MLM companies out there? Let’s take a look and see what the word on the street is, so to speak!
Scentsy is a privately traded multi-level marketing company. It was founded by Kara Egan and Colette Gunnell in 2003 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following the creation of a wickless candle, they soon caught the attention of the Thompsons. And soon they were bought out by the same in 2004 and moved the company to their present headquarters.
Scentsy are now headquartered in Meridian, Idaho and do business in North America, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
Heidi and Orville Thompson are both CEOs of the company and they distribute scented candles.
They also report having 950,000 distributors worldwide.
Wickless candles have become the norm. Couple that with some of the best pricing, awesome scents around and a variety of other products for sale with the same quality as their candles and you have a winner in our book!
All products are sold directly from distributors and are backed by a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
There are always stories that follow MLM companies. And Scentsy, if not immune to that (as stories cropped up about their wax being dangerous to breathe, especially by babies), has had this myth proven incorrect.
The business model
This is where we think this company stands alone in their niche. They offer a simple plan of paying 25 percent commissions on sales of their products through their distributors exclusively. This means that they do not make their products available to the public but rather through their distributors. So you simply cannot find them anywhere else.
There are no retail sales allowed!
This is also set up the same as many of the most popular MLM business plans. That is, you can also recruit new members and they will be placed in your downline. Thus you will then be able to receive a percentage of their sales along with your 25 percent of your sales.
You will have access to seminars, an online training center, your very own personal website, and one on one consultant support. There are also team page, live events, an online work station, monthly newsletters, and much more.
Scentsy is also a member of the Direct Selling Association.
To get started with Scentsy you will need to buy a $99.00 starter kit with $10.00 shipping and local taxes.
Once you join you will be mentored under the distributor who recruited you.
There are many reports of distributors not making any money or making very little. One can also find complaints that the company targets the wives of military members. This is because they are easy to recruit due to the lack of being able to maintain regular career jobs because of constant relocation.
We feel that this would make sense. This is because of the lack of experience and commitment of your average person looking to venture for the first time into a MLM career. This would be a perfect setting for failure.
After a bit of research, these numbers are about average sitting right around 95 percent. This is due to the fact that it takes a certain type of person to both sell and recruit through any MLM company.
Most first time distributors will not be able to raise the amount of business and recruits it will take to make this work. So they get discouraged and walk away before they get to the point of making money.
In other words, they really are not committed to making it work at all costs. That is really the mindset you need in MLM.
It is not for everyone. That being said, those who excel in this type of setting are able to become top sellers and make huge profits with a company like this.
You have a proven quality company, product, and exclusive distributorship. The rest is up to you.
- Exclusive product distribution
- Quality products that are 100 percent backed by the company
- Good commission rates
- Company training station
- Tools for building your business
- Personal website
- One-on-one mentorship
- One time start-up fee
- Team events
- Member of the Direct Sellers Association
- Small success numbers
Our take on Scentsy
Even with the small success numbers, for the right person (and there are many of you out there) this is an awesome deal to get involved with!
If you can sell one-on-one in a party setting, like to be a people person and be creative in your selling and recruiting, you can make a good living in this company.
The number of tools and support you need are there. The product is also there along with the solid company. You also get the backing of that company for both the products and the distributors. And you even have an exclusive way of marketing the product!
You really do have all of the ingredients of success!
We give this a big thumbs up and encourage people with the right kind of skills to jump on in and get started!
We hope this review will help you in your journey to find the right multi-level marketing company to invest in. And we really hope you have success in your quest!
Be sure to check our other reviews out posted at the top of this page under the reviews tab, and until next time, happy marketing!
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