I had the opportunity recently to sit down (by email) with Melissa Askren, an A to Z Expressions partner. The company specializes in beautiful letter art – a hot trend right now. With an official launch date of August 3, 2012, this is a new opportunity.
Let’s see what Melissa has to say about what is store for Independent Business Owners.
Please explain your commission structure: Our commission is 40%
What are the Start-Up Costs, And What Is Included? Our startup is $450 ($50 off through the month of September) Your kit includes over $3,000 in retail merchandise. A proof box of photos (for guests to thumb through) and a box of color and black and white prints to sell. The kit includes glass, clips, pre-fabricated (Made in the USA) floating frames with holders, cellaphane roll to wrap finished products in, a table cloth, a promotional pop up sign for table, ordering sheets, and personal business cards.
Are There Inventory Requirements? There are no inventory requirements because the IBO will always have the “proof box” of prints for any customer to thumb through. The IBO will order the photo picked out from our online website.
Do You Offer a Personal Consultant Website? If so, is there a monthly fee? At this time we do not offer a personal consultant website, however we do set the IBO up with their own personal A to Z Expreesions facebook page in which they are administrator of. No fee of course.
What Are the Quotas to Maintain Active Status? not available at this time.
Are Bonus Opportunities Available (personal sales bonuses, downline commissions, etc)? There are photo royalty opportunities! Amateur photographers will enjoy this. They have the opportunity to submit photo letters to A to Z. If we decide to add it to our online catalog of photo letters, that photographer will earn .25 royalty every time it is purchased.
Is There a Company-Sponsored Hostess Rewards Program? A to Z offers the IBO’s to promote that hostess’ receive a free letter for every 7 sold at the open house. A to Z Expressions provides this to the IBO at no charge.
What Are the Requirements to Become a Consultant? (age, residency, etc.) We do not have any age requirements, however we do go through a screening process in which a company representative makes a call out to the potential IBO after they have filled out the online survey. This is a great way to be able to explain the entire business and our dream. This is open to anyone nationwide… and internationally!