Scentsy reps have been battling what some are calling ‘strict’ policies and procedures at the well known direct sales firm. Compliance issues have been brought up in recent conversations, as there seems to be some confusion among consultants.
First and foremost, it’s probably not a good idea to compare apples to oranges when looking at two companies side by side. Sure, some things may look alike at first glance, but when you get a little deeper into the weeds the story changes.
Those who chose to get involved at Scentsy must understand there are all sorts of moving parts and most times there’s a reason behind policies that are set in place. For consultants who sit back and question these ‘rules’, it could land them in some hot water, especially if they start raising a case based on what other companies are doing. But what if that’s not the case? What if these consultants are right?
Scentsy claims their guidelines are set in place to protect the integrity of the brand while conveniently encouraging their consultants to think outside the box. As a Scentsy rep, your selling avenues could come from home parties, online sales and marketing, social media parties, fundraising or anywhere in between. However, staying within company regulations while conducting business in each these ways is where we have seen the confusion.
Threatened with shutdown…
Here are the comments from a Scentsy rep who found herself on the verge of getting shut down by corporate.
“The stuff is nice, but I don’t promote Scentsy full-time. Even on a part-time basis, I was receiving emails from Scentsy headquarters for all kinds of rules that I had broken. I guess I should have reread before I started Scentsy, but wow, it sure can be strict at times! I was even blocked off the Facebook fan page for posting about my carry – all being available. Unbelievable.”