I’m sure all of us have our ideas about what being an independent consultant is. Some may think direct sales companies are all a pyramid scheme, and someone else might disagree. Perfectly Posh sells body lotions, soaps, and the likes through a direct sales model. I have been an independent consultant since August of this year, I believe. So, yes I’ve only been an independent consultant for a few months but I have actively been selling! However, a few things have made me feel dissatisfied with this company.
Let me start off by saying I love these products. I have tried different face masks, body lotions, and hair care products. They are so easy to sell because the products smell wonderful, and the packaging is very cute. I received 20% commission for each product I sold, and I got paid weekly. If I sold a hundred dollars worth of product every week, I would get almost twenty dollars in commission. I especially loved their Never Grow up face cream because I felt it hydrated and brightened up my skin. I recommended these products to my mom and her friends consistently bought this product. The best part of it all is the products are very inexpensive, so I don’t feel bad about selling to my friends because I do believe they work. Many of their products are vegan and free of animal testing. I mean, come on. Pair that with those cute labels they use and every girl just has to have one.
I did not like this company’s lack of support. Originally, I had signed up for the wrong team, and I put a request in at the beginning that I wanted to switch someone else’s team. They never made the switch and after a few months of waiting I called up to let them know just forget about it, I’ll keep the team I’m on right now. So I explained why I wasn’t going to make the switch to my intended sponsor’s team but she kept pushing. I received an email from someone else on her team asking for closure on this subject manner. When I gave my “closure”, I was very upset to find out the next day I was transferred to their team without my given permission.
Meanwhile, I had placed an order for a few different customers back in September that I did not receive until a month later! I thought their shipments had always been slow to arrive but a month later?! I was freaking out because I did not want to lose these customers. I eventually did lose them as customers because they were upset the products they had already paid for weren’t here. They asked for their money back and I did so. I was left using their products for myself.
When I tried to call Posh Support about this mess they said the day I placed the order was a record breaking sales day for them. In other words, they couldn’t keep up with the demand. However, a month to receive a few beauty products in the mail is way too much time. I sold Perfectly Posh to make a few extra dollars for myself and it was quickly turning into a side business for me. No information was given to me about my order so when my customers asked what was going on I was clueless, too. I received a few Perk points (redeemable for a free or discounted product) and that was it.
When I expressed my displeasure of this whole ordeal on the private Facebook group for all the consultants, my comment was quickly erased. At that point, I started thinking This isn’t worth it anymore. I’m all for making money but if others are thinking about joining Perfectly Posh they really to take into consideration that this company is relatively new in the direct sales market. That was one of the selling points for me when I joined in the first place. It wasn’t like Avon or Mary Kay: this was a new company that I knew my friends might be interested in. However, I think they haven’t worked out some of the kinks when it comes to shipping and getting to support requests. Sad because I truly wanted this to work out for me, but I felt very disheartened after all of this. I’ll remain a buyer, but I won’t be selling for Posh anymore.