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Tupperware Dealers - Is This A Home Business For You?

Apr 30, 2008
People who look for home based business opportunities tend to look for new or trendy products to start their businesses. If you are searching for the right product for a home based business, don't overlook some of the old but tried-and-true companies whose reputations for quality products and successful marketing programs are outstanding.

Tupperware began when Earl Silas Tupper created his line of airtight containers for use in the kitchen and other home storage. The product concept is straightforward and the products are of high quality. Tupperware actually provides a lifetime guarantee in some countries and has a good track record with consumers.

Mr. Tupper was one of the first direct marketers. The products are sold through independent distributors on a variation of the party plan where the hostess and consultant make money. Tupperware is marketed around the world in more than one hundred countries. The company has a long record of success using this distribution model using a variation of the party plan.

Providing flexibility and freedom are important elements of the business philosophy. Consultants can choose one of several marketing approaches. Starting with the first level, Membership Only, participants purchase at discount prices. Book Order Specialists take orders or offer catalog parties to customers, friends and family. Fund Raiser Specialists offer the line as a fundraiser to churches, schools and organizations. Internet Specialists open Internet websites. Demonstration Specialists hold in-home parties and do some of all the previous types of sales. The Royalty Program is available for those who are interested in recruiting additional consultants.

Tupperware offers two start-up business kits. The Executive Business Kit is just $130 and includes everything you need to get started. Certainly, most people that are serious about having a home business can afford this one.

The rewards of selling Tupperware come in the form of commissions up to 35% on your sales, royalties on new reps that you personally recruit and various incentives you can earn such as free products, trips, jewelry and even autos. The company provides free training and support for its reps, including one on one coaching and conference calls.

The brand recognition that Tupperware gives its distributors an advantage since prospective customers will often have heard of the product. A flexible program allows you to choose a market niche that you are comfortable pursuing and the support is there.

I tend to like business that have a strong repeat order component. Razors need razor blades, cosmetics get used up and so on. Since we have lots of Tupperware in our house that has lasted for years, if I were a Tupperware rep, I think I would want to market a consumable product along with it. My favorite consumable is currently Xocai Healthy Chocolate, a health food that tastes delicious and is good for you. It keeps the customers coming back for more.
About the Author
If you are seeking a home based business, why not check out Chris Gatenby's web pages on Xocai Chocolate and GBG Health & Wellness. Chris Gatenby is a leading internet marketer from Florida.
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