The reason that they gave us was that we were independent contractors and we could only give their name when we were able to give all the information about products and such.
I loves me some Pampered Chef, but I recognize that in most cases I'm paying for the 'brand'. I'm cool with it, but I don't expect others to feed my addiction :)
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Pampered Chef and Tupperware seem to be in a slightly different category than the others, in that there seems to be less pressure to recruit new salespeople.
Spot on! I completely believe that the Melaluca products are as non-toxic as they claim. Just as I believe that the Pampered Chef products are as helpful for cooking as they claim. But you are so on the money (he he) pointing out that the whole thing centers around AVOIDING being competitive in a crowded marketplace. Selling a crap product would torpedo the whole enterprise. But so would trying to be openly competitive on the shelves of stores. When a product really is a good idea (and non-toxic cleaners are decidedly a good idea), the competitive marketplace piles on. That particular type of product is very hot right now and Melaluca would be given a run for its money if it was sharing shelf space with all the other companies selling in stores these days.
Spot on with the comparison to regular sales jobs too. My BIL is in sales. He does quite well because he is very good at recruiting customers to his company. The more customers he recruits, the more money he makes. But he's never recruited somebody to work for the company. He has no incentive to. They would be in direct competition with him for recruiting from a limited customer base. And that is the key difference between a normal sales job and this sort of thing.
Tupperware seems to be going more mainstream--they have kiosks at the mall now, for an example.
Pampered Chef? Not so much. The salespeople still push recruitment pretty hard, but I'm a reformed Mary Kay lady and I'm now quite comfortable with my role as consumer rather than salesperson :)
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You just sized up exactly what I despise about these home demonstration companies.
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