The entire “business” of Mary Kay consultants and directors is built around lies. If they told you the truth, you’d never sign up.
No, Ali Zornes and her unit aren’t selling $500,000 this seminar year. What they are doing is ordering about $225,000 of wholesale value products and selling a little bit of it.
The $500,000 figure is a lie because:
- It assumes all products that are ordered are actually sold to a customer
- It assumes that all products are sold at full suggested retail pricing
- It includes Mary Kay’s “double credit” promotion that has run a couple times this seminar year, which multiplies the retail value of products ordered by 2 to inflate these “$500,000 sold!” numbers
Relatively little of the products that are ordered are sold. Many of the sales are at a discounted price. Ali herself has been discounting so much that she makes almost no profit from product sales. Poor girl has stockpiled tens of thousands of dollars of inventory that she effectively bought her way into the Cadillac. (And despite pretending to make big money, she couldn’t even pay a recent vet bill.)
If the opportunity is so wonderful, why lie about how much is sold? If so much is being sold, then just tell the real numbers!!!