I am consistently amused by these types of documents that Mary Kay sales directors use to convince women that they need inventory. No one is “holding a gun to their head….” True, the new recruits have a choice. But over and over they are told the only way to succeed in Mary Kay is with BIG inventory.
Who signs up for Mary Kay with the intent to fail? Mary Kay consultants are taught to always take the advice of the sales director who has the experience and knowledge and is looking out for the consultant’s best interest.
Not to mention the fact that we all know that $6,000 wholesale is NOT needed to service 50 customers. Let the lies begin with one sales director’s presentation of inventory options:
Double Diamond – $6000 Wholesale
Starting with the Double Diamond Package is Awesome! This package will service approx. 50 customers, but not on a full line of course. However, it will start the foundation of your business on a level that will give you the confidence that you need to make sure that you will have what the customer will be needing. Starting your very first month you could feel assured that you could easily do 3 shows a week accomodating your New Customers with on the spot delivery, just like the department stores, only better because of the personal touch.
Super Achiever – $5000 Wholesale
Keeping in mind this is a little less then our Double Diamond package, however, not any less effective! It will allow 3 appts. per week with on the spot delivery to your newest customers plus giving you the freedom to book future appts. (approx . 3 more appts. not classes per week) will get you started in the right direction with your new business.
Emerald Star – $3600 Wholesale
The Emerald Star Package is my very favorite!! Why? because it gives the brand new business owner a complete line of the products she will be offering to her new clientele plus a little more. Keeping in mind this is just alittle bit more then one of everything that Mary Kay sells and even though that’s not much, it’s my favorite because it gets the new business owner comfortable with our product line.
Diamond Star – $3000 Wholesale
This level of success and below are for those who will just want to experience Mary Kay, not work it like a real business and here are the reasons why: #1 it is impossible to Deliver something we don’t have. I have come to learn that we can talk, but if our business is going to run like a business we must first understand how important it is to DELIVER! Let’s first take into consideration that just one of everything that Mary Kay sells is $2524 wholesale. Yes, one of everything will get you started, but thats just about it. If more than one person wants the same color, well, I think you know where this is going.. It’s not to say that any of these packages are wrong. In fact quite the contrary, each package is set up to service so many people and to help you get your business started with knowledge and understanding of just what each package is all about.
However, sometimes when we are making money decisions, we don’t take time to stop and really think about our own personality, and that right there is the “Big Mistake”. Because the very same way you would like to be serviced is going to be the very package you will really want. However, most importantly it will also be the very package you need. Why? Because starting at the beginning, you are going to be the very same person in Mary Kay, as you were out of Mary Kay and you are going to treat people exactly the same way you would want to be treated… which serves to show my point! In other words, if you were a previous user of Mary Kay, and loved having the products when you ordered them, (on – the – spot -delivery) then you will know how that feels to NOW what your future customers will come to appreciate.
So, the REAL question is not what you can afford, the REAL question is how do you want to run your business, and what would you like to accomplish? Different investments result in different accomplishments and personalites! This is not sometimes what the invester wants to hear, however, it is a hard vast business rule of thumb! Smaller packages = smaller thinking = smaller results!/ Big Packages = Big Thinkers = Bigger Results! I have found that the price that we are not-willing to pay, sometimes, becomes the Biggest Price of All!
Beginners Package – $2524 Wholesale
Approx. one of everything
Ruby Star – $2400 Wholesale – not even one of everything
Sapphire Star – $1800 Wholesale