Back in the 1960s, women started a movement that would forever change the way people shop. It was called a Tupperware party. This was the place where women would go to socialize and look at all the new kitchen accessories of the decade. There were kitchen storage containers to hold food, make popsicles, gravy strainers, and even some kitchen accessories that held the kitchen storage containers. This was a way a way of life for some women, and some were brave enough to sign up to become consultants themselves, earning extra income to buy all sorts of things, as well as incentives such as free products.
Today, that practice still lives on in much the same way, only there are more companies for women (and a few good men) to choose from. From knives to baskets, pottery to bigger kitchen organizers, a person can pretty much outfit a kitchen without ever stepping into a store. Direct selling kitchen organizers and accessories can be done by a simple touch of going to a consultant’s website on a computer, and earning free product by just having an online party. The best thing about this system, which really started in the late 1800s with Avon, is a host can earn free product. This is a win-win situation for both the consultant, who is trying to earn sell credit, and a host who is trying to organize and care for the home.
A consultant is like a friend, who can come in and help sort out what a person needs are. This can be in the form of either physically entering the home or through a webcam connection. There may be way to just have an email or phone conversation. Whatever works best for the customer? Again, it all depends on the customer and the company. Once the customer orders, it is up to the consultant to check back with the customer to see how the product is working out, and if there are suggestions they might offer up.
Catalog companies like Ikea have taken notice of the direct selling concept and have incorporated it into their US stores. One thing that set Ikea apart from even direct selling companies is the DIY or Do it yourself approach. The item gets shipped to the home, and the customer puts it together. This keeps the cost down low in both the price of the item and shipping. Again, and customer service rep is there to help in case there are any concerns. The only difference is there are no incentives for free products, and no expert to help put the kitchen accessory together.
Ordering online or in the home, rather it is through an independent consultant or through a catalog can be rewarding when organizing a kitchen, and with an extra person, the homeowner can sort through the fluff, and have a beautifully, organized kitchen without the problems of shopping and standing in line to get that special basket to put pottery in. Just sit back, relax, and shop in pajamas at 5am when the mood hits. A great place to start is OrganizationAccessories.com.
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