I met Heather a couple months ago as I was looking for a Tupperware rep to interview. She graciously agreed.
Tupperware has been around since 1946, so I had heard about it and was aware that they were a kitchenware company. There were a few items I was aware of, but they were items my grandmother had owned, so they were dated.
After interviewing Heather, I asked if I could look at some of the products.
I may have gotten slightly excited!! One of the first things she pulled out was a set of mixing bowls…in purples and pinks!! Um, hello, you had me at purple!! Ha!! so obviously that was my first Tupperware purchase.
I feel like I had finally arrived at adulthood ;)
I also looked longingly at the modular mates, silly, but true. They had me envisioning my kitchen pantry perfectly organized. Sigh…a girl can dream.
Heather is a wife and a stay at home mom to 4 kiddos.
She grew up around Tupperware and already loved it, but she hadn’t seen the new stuff so she attended a party to check it out.
She had no intention of selling Tupperware, but she decided to have an online party and the rest is history.
Here is her story:
Tell me a bit about the company you are with:
Tupperware is a home products line, mostly for the kitchen and was founded in 1946.
What was your big WHY for joining the company?
To purchase items at a discount. I never intended to sell it, but I’ve started selling and I’m enjoying it.
What products does Tupperware offer?
Tupperware offers home products that include prep, storage, containers and serving for the kitchen and the home.
What does your average work week look like with Tupperware?
I spend up to 10 hours a week on average updating sales on my FB page, doing FB parties and finalizing parties, and following up with customers.
How do you sell your products and get it out there in front of people?
I take products with me in my daily interactions with those around me. I often get asked about products when I am using the. I also use the products throughout my home, which is a great way to show how items can be used.
What are the start-up costs to become a Tupperware consultant?
The start-up kit is $110 (this can be done in two payments) plus tax for over $400 worth of products.
What is the pay structure?
Commissions of 25% are paid out on sales.
There are also sale bonuses for reward tiers.
Another bonus is that each month consultants can purchase a sample of what’s on sale and select catalog items.
Are there requirements for maintaining your consultant status?
Consultants are required to sell $500 over a four-month period.
To maintain your consultant status, you are to have $600 in sales within 8 months. To restart after 12 months, without submitting $600 in sales, you must purchase the starter kit again.
What are your personal favourite products?
What advice do you have for someone who may be considering joining Tupperware?
To be honest, I didn’t realize how much time it would require. Be realistic. What you put in is what you get out of it.
But with all that being said, the deals and incentives have been worth it.
Any final comments or thoughts?
You may need to spend more initially to get started, so expect that. Also, don’t get discouraged.
Tupperware has a strong reputation and really great products! If you love all things kitchen, gadgets, storage, tools, then you may be the perfect candidate for joining Tupperware.
If you have any questions please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out Heather's site here.