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First off, if you’re researching different companies to join and Tupperware has made your short list, Welcome! We’ll be discussing everything you’ll need to know so that you can make an informed decision about deciding to become a Tupperware Consultant. The most basic questions are answered on the Join page, but here we’ll be going a little more in-depth. We will be covering your new consultant kit, the Confident Start Program, Tupperware policies, consultant discounts, quotas, and incentive programs. If you have a question about anything not covered, or desire more details, please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer for you.
New Consultant Sign Up
There are a few options when if comes to signing up with Tupperware. You can sign up on any consultants Tupperware page by clicking on the “Join Us” button, and filling out the required information. Under this option (as of right now, to the best of my knowledge) you will be charged the full join price of $99 plus tax. The other option is to contact a consultant directly and have them sign you up. By going through a consultant, you now have the choice of choosing to pay in full ($99 plus tax) or with the split payment of $39 plus tax down and the remainder. Please note, if you chose the split payment option of $39 down, you will be taxed for the entire $99 up front.
The New Consultant Kit
Interested in learning more about what comes in the kit? Hop on over to this post for an in depth review of each item.
The Say Yes Offer
The “Say Yes” offer changes at the start of each sales month. It is basically a “Thank You” bonus item for joining. For instance, I have seen Tupperware offer the Stack Cooker (which retails for $114.00) for $25.00 when you registered as a new consultant. The bonus item changes every month and we don’t find out what the item is, or at the price it will be made available, until the day it starts. Occasionally, very rarely, they will give you the Say Yes offer for free during the first week. This usually happens 2, maybe 3 times a year, so if you hear a consultant talking very enthusiastically about getting an item for free if you sign up with them, that’s why.
Tupperware also offers you an “Extra” incentive for signing up, which is a second bonus item (again, at a drastically reduced price) when you submit a standard party before the end of your sign-up month. A standard party is $500 in sales.
Consultants who register new consultants are also eligible to purchase the Say Yes offer and the Extra offer (if the new consultant qualified) at the same discounted price. The items that are offered are intended to help familiarize you with the different products Tupperware has to offer as you start your new business.
The Confident Start Program
You’re automatically enrolled in the Confident Start Program after submitting your first order OR on your 31st day as a Consultant (whichever comes first). You’ll have 13 WEEKS to meet the program goals. Not everyone will complete the program goals, and others will achieve them in less than the allotted maximum time. The Confident Start program allows you to earn free Tupperware products to help support and build your new business.
- You will receive a commission of 25%. When you submit a party order, you keep 25% of the party retail, less the cost of any Sales Aids and Bonus Items (including shipping), and any applicable costs for and taxes on the Host’s gifts.
- A standard party is considered $500 in sales. For each standard party you hold and submit, you will be earning a commission of $125
- When you submit 3+ standard parties* ($1,500+ total) in a sales month, you will earn a 5% monthly bonus on your total personal sales.
- When you submit 8+ standard personal parties ($4,000+ total) to receive a 10% bonus that month on your total personal sales.
You can receive your commission and any applicable bonuses by mailed check, or you can sign up with a Tupperware card and have it deposited into your banking account. This payment is issued on the third Monday after the end of the sales month. You will only receive a payment from Tupperware if your submitted orders contained credit cards or if purchases were made through your online storefront. Because Tupperware allows you to accept cash (some consultants also accept checks) for customer orders, you receive that portion of your commission upfront.
Yes, as a consultant you do receive a product discount. You receive 25% off items you purchase for yourself, which is equal to the amount of commission you would have earned had it been purchased by a customer.
Each month you also receive a list of items from the monthly brochure that you are able to purchase at a discount of 35%. The 35% discount is intended to help you expand your Tupperware collection which may then be used for demonstrations or personal use. In order to be eligible for the 35% discount, you must be labeled as an “active” consultant. To be an active consultant you must have a minimum of $250 in sales in a rolling 4-month period. This is the equivalent of selling $63.00 each month.
Tupperware charges everyone for tax and shipping, as a consultant you will NOT receive a discount on either. Your discount is for the purchased item only.
Your Monthly Quota
Other than maintaining $250 in sales in a rolling 4-month period in order to be an active consultant and eligible for the 35% discount on select items, there are none. You could do one standard party ($500) every 3 months and be good. Once you hit your rolling 4-month period of less than $250 in sales, you become listed as an “inactive” consultant. After one year, if you have not submitted any sales, you are no longer a registered Tupperware consultant. If you were to decide to sell again, you would need to re-register as a new consultant. If you have become inactive, but are still a registered consultant, you would need to submit $350 in a rolling 4-month period to become active once again.
When you become inactive, you lose your ranking and any down-line you have will be transitioned to the person directly above you in your organization. You do not regain these should you decide to start selling again, you would be starting all over again from scratch, and working your way back up.
Like I said above, your goal is to hit at least $63.00 in sales each month. If you are joining Tupperware with the intent to work it as a full time, or even part time business, then this will not be a concern for you. Because if you are truly working this business $250 will be considered a slow day. If you are joining for the discount so that you can outfit your kitchen, you can easily budget out your wish list to $63.00 each month and decide afterwards if you would like to pursue Tupperware as a business or simply lapse into inactive status.
Tupperware parties can take place in the home, online, or through catalog parties.
- The Home Party is your traditional Tupperware party, where you set up and demonstrate items for purchase within the Hosts home.
- An Online Party usually takes place as an event or in a private group you create on Facebook.
- A Catalog Party is where you provide the host with catalogs, brochures, and order forms. They collect the orders and return for you to submit.
There is no right or wrong way to host a Tupperware party, all three options are acceptable. While most consultants have a preference for one type of party, they usually allow their Host to decide what would work best for them. However if circumstances do not allow you to travel for Home Parties, you may certainly specialize in Online or Catalog Parties.
Consultants who have completed the Confident Start Program, or have been an active consultant for 14-weeks or more, are eligible for weekly incentives. These are usually exclusive Tupperware items that are only made available to consultants, either for free or for a minimal charge, when certain sales goals for the week are met. No consultant is required to participate, it is merely an added bonus for working your business.
Like all companies, Tupperware has policies about how you promote and run your business. The rules are fairly straight forward, and I highly suggest you take a moment to look them over.
Deciding to Become a Tupperware Consultant
Hopefully this has covered any questions you might have had so that you can make an informed decision about joining Tupperware. Should you decide to become a Tupperware consultant there are actual training programs in place to help guide you through understanding and launching your new business. These would be made available to you through the Tupperware consultant website, your organization, as well as your team.
The information I have provided should be considered a very basic introduction to what you can expect when joining Tupperware as an Independent Tupperware Consultant, and is accurate according to my understanding and all training that I have received. I am an Independent Tupperware Consultant and am in no way speaking on behalf of the Tupperware Company or as an official representative. The information given is subject to change at any time.