Review of the Scentsy Business Opportunity
Have you heard of Scentsy scented candles? Candles are big business and you have probably never seen candles quite like these….’no flame, no wick’. If you love candles, you might also be excited to know that Scentsy has a home based business opportunity.
Before you choose a home based business opportunity, it’s important that the products are high demand and high quality. The National Candle Association claims that candles and accessories pull in over two billions dollars annually in sales. Being a Scentsy independent consultant, you can carve out a slice of this multi billion dollar pie.
The Scentsy products are truly unique in the marketplace. There is no flame or wick which means that they are far less likely to be a fire or safety hazard in homes, offices, kennels and dorms.
Scentsy began offering a commission-based sales opportunity to individuals in 2004. Just seven years later, Scentsy has nearly 75,000 independent Scentsy consultants, in the US and Canada.
You will be pleased to know that Scentsy is a member of the DSA (Direct Selling Assocation) and adheres to the strict code of ethics set forth by the DSA. They are also a member of the online Better business bureau. (BBB.org)
Scentsy Review – The Consultant Opportunity
For an initial cost of around $100, you can become a Scentsy independent consultant. You must reside in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico or Guam. No UK or Australia at this time, but look for that to change in the future.
The $100 starting cost provides a new person with product samples, brochures and training items. Taxes and shipping costs are additional.
Consultants are assigned a personalized consultant website, so that they can make effortless sales online, night or day. New consultants can use the website free of charge for the first three months; after that time, there is a small $10 per month fee for the site.
There is no need to physically stock merchandise at your home or office and there is no need to handle payments through your own merchant account or paypal account. All major forms of payment are accepted at the Scentsy site.
Using affiliate tracking technology, sales generated at your Scentsy site will be tracked to you, so that all commissions are correctly credited.
I am not a Scentsy consultant, so I cannot provide a detailed review/overview of the compensation plan. If you are wanting to learn more, you will want to speak personally with a Scentsy consultant. Here is what I do know about the compensation:
- Consultants can make up to 30% on personal sales volume
- Leadership bonuses of up to 9%
- New consultants have a commission rate of 20%; this goes up to 25% after $1,000 in personal sales volume is earned.