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View Full Version : Considering Mia Bella...Questions


yooperchick
02-18-2006, 07:14 PM
I have been lurking around for a little bit, and I am hoping someone could
answer some questions....

1.) Are there prices listed for Mia Bella candles anywhere? I've been to a
few of your websites, and I do not see prices. I ask, because where I live
is relatively lower income. I would like to know the retail price as well as
my distributor price to make sure they are affordable.

2.) Is it possible to set up your own webpage with products so then your
customers can go to your website and order? Or do they need to contact
you to place an order?

3.) I've read a few things about samples. What all does the company
provide for you to use with marketing and do you have to purchase
everything yourself? What sort of investment is there?

4.) Do you need your own business insurance? I ask because you just
never know now-a-days.

Maybe Mia Bella isn't right for me, but what I am looking for is a product
that I could sell locally. I wouldn't be looking to add people selling under
me. I just want a great product to sell myself where my profit is decent.
As mentioned before, I live in a relatively low-income area but it's cold
here and the winter is long. A lot of us burn scented candles from
Walmart (and they are aweful - but what do you do when the choice isn't
there?). Word of mouth where I live is huge (low population) and I already
know key players who would love this product and from there word would
spread like wildfire. Oh, and I am only looking for part-time because I
am currently working 40 hours/week from home.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Tricia

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UNcommonScents
02-18-2006, 07:25 PM
Hi Tricia!

I have an extensive overview of the business and our products on my
personal website: <a href="http://www.supersoycandlebiz.com" target="_blank">
UNcommon Scents!</a>

We have approximately a 100% profit margin on our products when sold
at the suggested retail price, but you have the freedom to set the prices
higher or lower according to the market in your area.

If you visit the company website:
Mia Bella (http://www.isellwax.scent-team.com)
and click on "products" you will see consultant supplies listed. We are
fortunate to have a large selection of high quality professional business
materials available through the company, and the prices are great. You
are not the manufacturer of the product, so personal business insurance
for liability is not necessary.

Mia Bella has a terrific fundraiser program, which may be a wonderful
opportunity for you to help organizations in your area raise funds for
their programs, while also earning an income for yourself. I also feel that
because of the quality and longer burn time of our products that the
average candle, they are well worth the price (think 3 walmart candles to
equal the burn time of one Mia Bella!) You will also be able to offer
anyone interested in the candles the opportunity of joining the Candle of
the Month program, which will allow them to purchase all Mia Bella
products at the wholesale distributor price. (And allowing you to earn
passive income- 10% of whatever the people you personally sponsor
purchase.)

The great thing about Mia Bella is the *flexibility* and the 3 ways to earn
income. You may even want to consider marketing our products online
once our online ordering for customers is in effect. Which will be soon!

Feel free to PM or call me for more information and to get all of your
questions answered. I have a great info kit with scent samples, literature
and a cd-rom presentation that I would be happy to send out to you.

Congrats on your decision to look into Mia Bella- the more you learn, the
more excited you will become!

Sincerely, --Kitt
Edited by: UNcommonScents

Lori Moreno
02-18-2006, 07:27 PM
Hi Tricia,


We love MIA BELLA lurkers!


There is a pdf price list!


You make a very great profit when you sell our products retail, for example you buy the 16 oz. jar candles for $9.50 wholesale and can sell them at the suggested retail of $18.95.


Btw, I am in Chicago and love feng shui (I even took classes in it) and Margey is going to be in your neighborhood shortly.


Feel free to call me 773-577-1942 or email me [email protected] ([email protected]) with any additional questions.


Lori Morenosmileys/smiley4.gif


Lori Moreno
02-18-2006, 07:29 PM
oops HI KITT CANDLE GODDESS!!smileys/smiley17.gif


We were posting at the samte time!


Tricia, Kitt is in Wisconsin, we are the Midwest Scent-Sational Division!


YAY!smileys/smiley32.gif


Lori Morenosmileys/smiley4.gif

UNcommonScents
02-18-2006, 07:31 PM
WOW- that was CRAZY!

Lori and Margey, we all three posted within a minute of each other! LOL!!

OliviaHyder
02-18-2006, 07:35 PM
Hi Tricia!


Good luck on your decision! Everyone here is wonderful! If you would like I would be more than happy to call you and answer any of your questions!


Best of luck on what you decide!smileys/smiley17.gif


God Bless!


Olivia

Lori Moreno
02-18-2006, 07:38 PM
smileys/smiley36.gif


There is something about the midwest, I tell ya!


ohhhhhh yeah!


We're so cold, we have to keep in motion (typing/talking!)


and of course


BURNING OUR MIA BELLAS!smileys/smiley32.gif


Lori Morenosmileys/smiley23.gif

SandyMilton
02-18-2006, 07:55 PM
Trish, something to consideris the taxes. The company will collect sales tax for you, however the tax they collect is based on full retail price. If you choose to get a resellers tax certificate, you will not need to pay the company for your purchases, and will only need to remit to your state the tax for the $ amount of the price you sell the products for. This would actually be a benefit to you if you are planning to sell your candles at a lower price than the suggested retail price. This was my round about way of answering your question #1 lol! Yes you can set your own pricing, which is why we don't have prices showing anywhere. It's to give the distributor more flexibility.


#2 - At this time you cannot place the products on your own webpage - sometime this year the company is revisiting a shopping cart on the websites though, but it is still in the planning stage - they want to do what's best for the distributors.


#3 - Many of us make our samples from the votives that come in our candle of the month club package - or any other votive order we happen to make. Either grate one up (some put them in baggies and mash them as well) - put about a spoonful in a small 2"x3" ziplock baggies (found in Wal Mart for 97 cents per 100). Those baggies we attach to business cards, brochures, etc. Something where someone can smell what the candles are like - and take it with them smileys/smiley2.gif


#4 - Business insurance - if you are selling the products as they come from the company, then no. You didn't make them, so no insurance is needed.


I will add that although I live in a mid-range economic location, the candles sell like wildfire in face to face settings! I show what I have and let them know I'm gathering orders to place on (and give a date - paydays work VERY well for this!) - and to let you know which ones they want! Tell them what payment methods are available and you will be collecting the amount on that date. All you need are approximately 7 candle orders paid in advance (just as all other direct sales items are - paid in advance), and you have all the funds needed to submit your case order!


As you get repeat customers, give them a votive of a different scent you think they may like with their order as a thank you smileys/smiley1.gif

*Bama*
02-18-2006, 07:58 PM
Congrats Tricia for looking at this awesome biz opportunity! Truly a unique and amazing business.


Best wishes

southernbg
02-18-2006, 08:06 PM
Hi Tricia,


I wanted to stop by and welcome you to the board. I wanted to also answer some of your questions.


1. We do have a price list availabe to use but we have to option of setting our own prices. So you are free to set a price that works best for your area.


2. We are currently prohibited by the company to create sites that sell our product. People can however contact your directly through your Scent-Sations site.


3. The company has brochures, postcards, door hangers car magnets, shirts, and other materials to help you build your business. I know a few sponsors that provide a few things to the new recruits to help them get started. So you may not have to put out to much of your own money to get started.


4. Some states require it and others do not. You contact your local clerks office and find out what is reqiured of you.


There are so many wonderful things about this company. You can work it anyway that you want to. So if part time is what you need, by all mean go for it. Please feel free to ask all the question you need to. You should be comfortable in your decision. Also, please remember to interview several sponsors before choice the one that is right for you.


I wish you the best of luck in your research and decision!


Many Blessings,


NatalieEdited by: southernbg

lovethiscandle
02-18-2006, 08:10 PM
Yes, it is very cold tonight - going to be 35 below windchill - birrr!


Tricia, are you in UP or lower MI?? From your name, I am guessing the UP. I live close to the UP near the Marinette WI/Menomonie MIborder.Small world!


I haven't had a problem with the prices yet, because we still have other popular higher end brands that are around the same price in the local drugstore. I do give discounts in quantities which seems to help sales also.


Everyone has given you wonderful advice - Good luck in your search!

SandyMilton
02-18-2006, 09:07 PM
4. So states require it and others do not. You contact your local clerks office and find out what is reqiured of you.





It is also VERY good several reply! I just learned something new today LOL! This is good information, thanks Nat!

cinnamonmomof3
02-18-2006, 10:55 PM
I just wanted to add one thing. You said your area was low income so even if you sold them for less, like say $15 you would still make $5.50 a jar candle. That's a good profit smileys/smiley1.gifWhat I would also doto show people the quality of our candles is to half burn a walmart candle and half burn a Mia Bella candle, you will see a big difference and can show others why ours are a better value!!

yooperchick
02-18-2006, 11:45 PM
Tricia, are you in UP or lower MI?? From your name, I am guessing the
UP. I live close to the UP near the Marinette WI/Menomonie
MI border. Small world!

I am way up in the UP, like my username suggests smileys/smiley2.gif

Thank you to everyone for the information. I have a lot to read and alot
to consider. I've never been one to jump into anything, and I'm one that
believes that knowledge=power. If I have more questions, I will be sure
to ask. You have all been very helpful!!

*Bama*
02-19-2006, 08:12 AM
Goodluck Tricia and if you have any other questions just let us know.

UNcommonScents
02-19-2006, 08:19 AM
Tricia,

A girl after my own heart! Have fun researching the company. Make sure
you attend one of the business opportunity conference calls held by the
company this week- they are really the best way to get *all* the info
about the opportunity and to learn about the company.

If you'd like, I would be happy to conference you in to one of the calls so
it is on "my dime"- just PM me if you're interested. There is also a
fantastic live online presentation Tomorrow night- I hope you can
join us!

Call schedule below:

MONDAY 02/20/06
MONDAY NIGHT LIVE WEB CONFERENCE CALL WITH DIRECTOR JOHN
MACFADDEN--8 PM EST
Go to www.miabella.ca/conference
and download program. You can listen through computer speaker or go
to1-620-294-4000 special passcode 178811#

TUESDAY 02/21/06
OPPORTUNITY CALL: 9 PM EST--SR DIRECTOR, BOB SCHMITZ & GUEST
CALL NUMBER: 620-294-4000 PASSCODE; 222143#


WEDNESDAY 02/22/06
2 PM EST--OPPORTUNITY CALL--DOUBLE DIAMOND KELLI WISSINK
CALL NUMBER: 620-294-4000 PASSCODE; 222143#

THURSDAY-02/23/06
9 PM EST --OPPORTUNITY CALL--TO BE ANNOUNCED
9:45 PM EST--TRAINING-
CALL NUMBER: 620-294-4000 PASSCODE; 222143#

SATURDAY 02/25/06--
12 NOON EST--TRAINING--to be announced
CALL NUMBER: 620-294-4000 PASSCODE; 222143#

In all you do, CHOOSE Success!



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