Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Active? Inactive? Terminated? Gone....
Hi all... great question from one of our readers..
Actually, I do have a question....in order to keep my active status, does that $200 wholesale have to be at one time, or can it be in a couple different shipments in different months.
Okay... once a consultant places a $200 w/s ($400 retail) order in a month she is officially "active" - at this point she has earned the discount privilege which means any size order during the month she placed the $200 w/s order and the following two months will receive a 50% discount no matter the size of the order. (Important thing to remember though is we do contribute $8.75 (plus tax) on the s/h. So it would make sense not to order one lipstick, even though you would receive the discount. This is also the time period a consultant is considered active. After this time period a consultant is considered "inactive" - it is really not as bad as it can be made to sound. Nothing happens to an inactive consultant except in order to receive the discount, the 200/400 rule applies to receive the discount. But!! if you don't need to order that month the consultant just doesn't have to place an order. She can wait until she needs to place the order.. be it one month, two months, etc... now if during the following two months after the order is place if a consultant places several small orders during the same month and they combine to $200 w/s, the clock starts over again.
(for those looking to maximize their profits, it would make sense to do as few orders as possible in a month so that the $8.75 s/h doesn't end up eating all the profit on the orders.)
So an example.. a consultant place a $200 w/s order January 10th.. in February so places no order, the beginning of March she place a $100 w/s order and the end of March she place a $100 w/s order, together they total $200 w/s so her clock starts again. She has the remainder of March, April, and May where she is active and no minimum order is required. If she placed a smaller order than that, she would have to do the $200/$400 in April, or in May, or in June, etc... it wouldn't matter which month she did it because to receive the discount it would have to fall under the minimum order requirement.
The only disadvantage to being inactive is that if you have a team and your are receiving a commission check, you will not receive the check. Now, I really want to point out... if you are going to receive a $4 commission check and DO NOT need the product, it would be rather silly to place a $200 order to receive a $4.00 check. Wouldn't it?? The other thing is if your recruiter is on on target car or diq, an inactive consultant doesn't count....but that should not be the concern of the consultant if she doesn't need the product. It would be the recruiters responsibility to add more team members so that she doesn't have to pressure ones to order if they don't need the product.
After 6 months of non-ordering a consultant "terminates" sounds awful, but it isn't that bad either... if you had a team you would forfeit your team, you do not count for your recruiter or director as a team/unit member but in order to reinstate, all it takes is a $200/$400 order and you are an active consultant again.
If a consultant goes a year without placing another order than she is no longer a consultant and would need to submit a new agreement. The key is that at any time after a consultant goes inactive, it only takes an "qualifying" order to activate them again.
From reading other sites, they try to make it sound that you must do an order every three months, honestly the only thing a consultant must do is one $200/$400 order a year and she could stay a consultant the rest of her life. Many of my personal use consultant order just twice a year.
I will agree that to stay an "active" consultant it would require a $200 w/s every three months but as I said, one would need to have a reason to be active.
I hope I explained this well... but please ask and I will clarify until it makes sense.
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