One of the things that people tell me they are always looking for more information on is the Norwex Business Opportunity. Hiring and training new Norwex Independent Sales Consultants is one of my favorite parts of my job, and I want to make sure that you have all of the information that you need to make an educated decision.
Here are the most frequently asked questions about becoming a Norwex Consultant – things like how much commission you can earn, how much your start-up cost will be, etc. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question that isn’t answered here!
Becoming a Consultant FAQ
- SSN (US) or SIN (CAD) - this is requested to ensure proper reporting of income received as a result of business transactions
- Credit Card number - Norwex will need to have an active credit card on file. This card can be in your name or in the name of your spouse. For new Norwex consultants who receive the starter kit for FREE, there is the understanding that you will need to sell $2000 (retail*) within the first 90 days, or Norwex will charge you $200 for your starter kit at the end of the 90 days. The credit card number you give them will be held on file to cover this $200 charge.
- Mailing address, phone number, and other basic information about yourself.
- You get your starter kit for FREE, with the understanding that you will need to sell $2000 (retail*) within the first 90 days, or Norwex will charge you $200 for your starter kit at the end of the 90 days.
- You can pay $59.95 for a small consultant kit. You then have 90 days to see if you can sell $2500 (retail*), and if you do, you get a $200 shopping spree!
- You get a larger starter kit for FREE, with the understanding that you will need to sell $2000 (retail*) within the first 90 days, or Norwex will charge you $200 for your starter kit at the end of the 90 days.
- 2 EnviroCloths, BacLock™
- 1 Window Cloth, BacLock™
- 1 Dusting Mitt, BacLock™
- 1 Telesopic Mop Handle
- 1 Large Wet Mop Pad, BacLock™
- 1 Large Mop Base
- 1 Large Dry Superior Mop Pad
- 1 Sample Size of our Ultra Power Plus HE
- 1 Norwex Carry-All
- 10 Catalogs
- 20 Customer Order Forms
- 5 Hostess Guides
- 5 Hostess Envelopes
- 5 Hostess Order Forms
- 10 Party Invitations
- 50 Product Quick Guides
- 1 Business Supplies Price List
- 2015 Product Price List
- First Steps Guide
- Fresh Start New Consultant Guide
- Success Builder Brocure
- 10 Sales Summary Forms
- Purpose Booklet
- Product Information Sheets
- 1 Annual Awards Brochure
- 1 Microfiber Brochure
- 1 Opportunity Brochure
▶ What other benefits are there to coming a Norwex Consultant besides earning commission on my Norwex Sales?
- When you act as your own hostess (for orders of $350 or more), you get the current Norwex hostess gifts for free! You can do this as often as you like.
- Consultant Shopping Sprees & FREE products.
- As you begin to develop your own Norwex team of active, qualified consultants, you earn COMMISSIONS on your team sales each month.
- NOTE: "Active" means that you have ordered your first $250 retail ($162.50 with your discount) in products.
- Norwex offers amazing monthly and annual incentives, including FREE TRIPS!!
- For more information on INCOME POTENTIAL with Norwex, you can see some examples on my norwex.biz site.
- Product and Price - Does the company offer a high quality product for which there is a strong demand in the real world marketplace? Is the product fairly priced and priced competitively with similar products? Can the product be demonstrated, and does it stand out when you show it to friends? Is the product proprietary to the company, and available only through its distributors? (Have you ever noticed that you can't buy Avon products in stores or Shaklee vitamins at pharmacies?) Is it backed up with a customer satisfaction guarantee? Is post-sales service or customer assistance available? Do the people who participate in the program buy the product enthusiastically based on its own merits, even if they don't participate in the compensation program?
- Second, No Investment Requirement - Can you participate in the company's program without having to make any investment other than purchasing a sales kit or demonstration materials sold at company cost?
- Third, Look at Purchase and Inventory Requirements - Can you become a distributor or sales representative without having to fulfill a minimum up-front purchase or inventory requirement? (When you are pitched to put thousands of dollars of inventory at the very beginning, run fast in the opposite direction.) Does the company's compensation plan discourage inventory loading? Garages and backrooms filled with product serve no useful purpose to anyone.
- Fourth, Look at the Sales Commissions Sources - Are sales commissions paid only on actual products or services sold through distributors in the network to the end-user or ultimate consumer? (This means that products don't end up in basements and closets. They are used, because they have genuine value.) Does the compensation plan avoid paying commissions or bonuses for the mere act of sponsoring or recruiting? (If it pays headhunting fees, it is illegal.)
- Fifth, Check the Buy-Back Policy - Will the company buy back inventory and sales kit materials from distributors who cancel their participation in the program, as long as these items are in resalable condition? (This policy is required in states that have adopted multilevel distribution statutes.)
- Sixth and Very Important, Look for Retail Sales - Is there an emphasis on actual retail sales to end-consumers? Can the company demonstrate efforts to market products to the ultimate consumer? Do the company's distributors have ongoing retailing requirements to qualify for commissions? What is a "retail sale?" The industry and many MLM statutes include both sales to nonparticipants and purchases in reasonable amounts for personal use by distributors. Some regulatory groups, including the FTC, have historically rejected personal use as a legitimate retail sale. Stay tuned as this debate continues. The legislative trend is definitely supportive of the industry position.
- Seventh, Expect an Active and not Passive Role for Distributors - Are distributors in the company required to actively participate in the development and management of their networks? (Many of the MLM statutes require that distributors perform bona fide, supervisory, distributing, selling, or soliciting functions in moving product to the ultimate consumer.)
- Eighth, Watch Out for Earnings Misrepresentations - Do the company's literature and training materials scrupulously avoid claims of income potential that is promises of specific income levels other than demonstrations of verifiable income levels within its program? (The Federal Trade Commission, attorneys general, and postal inspectors all have their eyes on the matter of earnings representations. The acceptable approach emerging is that there should be no earnings representations unless they are based on a verifiable track record of the average earnings of distributors. For instance, a company should have statistics to show the percentage of active distributors and the average earnings of active distributors.)
- Finally, Look for Good Training - Does the company offer its independent distributors solid training opportunities in sales and recruitment? Are different levels of training offered to match the increasing levels of experience and responsibilities of distributors?
- A Current Consultant is a consultant that maintains retail sales of $250 every 6 months to remain current in our system. This does not have to be purchased all at once, but can be purchased over the course of the 6 months. When a consultant does not meet this minimum requirement they will be considered as “Inactive” in our system.
- An Active Consultant maintains sales of $250 every 3 months.
- An Engaged Consultant is a consultant who has $250 in sales in the current month. Promotions are based on engaged consultants. As a Team Coordinator through to Senior Vice President Sales Leader, you are also required to meet your minimum sales requirement. Please refer to the current Success Builders brochure for more information.
- purchase the sales kit and sustain a minimum of $250.00 (retail) in personal sales over any six month period in order to remain active.
- represent Norwex Enviro Products ethically and in accordance with Norwex's policies.
- participate in training if you sell Norwex products to others.
- be responsible to correctly submit and pay for your Norwex orders.
- keep your own tax records as an independent contractor.
- make no false or misleading statements concerning Norwex Enviro Products or its products.
- seek prior approval from Norwex Enviro Products if you create media, develop materials or place any advertisements of any kind for use in training, soliciting, or attracting customers and/or representatives.
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Questions about Marketing My Norwex Business
- sell direct to friends, family, or people that you meet through your business
- do trade shows and exhibits.
- sell at flea markets, farmers' markets, etc.
- conduct online sales through a norwex.biz website
- your own personal Norwex consultant website (just like suzanneholt.norwex.biz)
- a monthly newsletter that is sent out to your customers at the beginning of each month.
- unlimited newsletters, for you to be able to email your customer list whenever you want!
- and SO many other features to help you succeed in your Norwex business!