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Old 07-28-2014, 03:42 PM
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Default Please enlighten me

There seems to be many companies popping up with no sign up fees.
No quotas. My question is what would be the incentive for someone
To buy retail when they could sign up and buy it wholesale
Themselves. For immediate and bigger profit, that will come
From retailing the products. As far as long term, residual income
From people you recruit and the multiplication effects are of
Course the reason to do team building. But until
You build a team you are not going to make much money. Because
Most of the time it's like 2% or 5% of wholesale, right?

So for me I would want to also do lots of parties and have
A strong retail base customers. But that's why I don't like these
Free, no quotas companies because again even if the
Customer could care less about the business side .
I wouldn't feel so great selling them retail esp if it's a big order
Knowing they can easily buy it wholesale at no cost to them.

What are your thoughts on this?
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:53 PM
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These all raise a red flag for after my experience with the Athome disaster - it is a headache I would not want to revisit - and I am also very hesitant at being a customer for any of them as well.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:22 PM
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Most of those type of companies don't last very long. Some start off with a bang with high recruiting numbers, but then go out as quickly as they came in. I'm with you. I'll always go with a company who is in it for longevity and has sustainability.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:26 PM
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I have to agree that it raises a red flag. If someone wants to be in business, it always requires some kind of investment. I think people who go into it understanding that also do better.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:15 AM
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Keep in mind all the retail companies out there that offer incentives if you buy into their membership; Sam's club, GNC, Sally's, even some bank fees for that matter, etc.

The companies want to be sure that you as a potential member are serious about the opportunity as well; a small charge as a form of insurance per se. Hopefully, if the company is solid, you are entering into a 'small fee' agreement that protects both parties essentially.

The company I represent charges a small sign up fee. In return, they stand behind a 100% money back guarantee/satisfaction.

Good luck with your search and do keep us posted on whatever you do!
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