In this LuLaRoe Review, I am going to share with you helpful information about the company,products, and business.
Do you love fashion and shopping for clothes? Are you passionate about helping other women become full-time stay at home moms? Then if you said yes LuLaRoe might be the opportunity for you.
LuLaRoe Review | Who Is LuLaRoe?
The company known as LuLaRoe started in 2014 and is founded by DeAnne Stidham a former network marketer now turned fashion entrepreneur. The company focuses on helping people sell comfortable, affordable, stylish clothing, and offering the opportunity to their fashion consultants to earn an additional stream of income to their household.
LuLaRoe has a presence mostly on social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook to inspire people to look great, feel great and earn additional income doing it with “Pop-Up” parties.
LuLaRoe Review | The LuLaRoe Collection
Not all fashions are like this in fact the LuLaRoe Collection pieces are one of a kind because of the materials and textile designs that go into the collection. The collection includes skirts, dresses and legging for women and young girls to fit all body types. The materials have special hand washing instructions to prevent shrinkage and damage to the clothing.
Of course, not all body types are the same so that is why these clothes are sized a little big and may require some tailoring because each fabric is different. Plus the designs may or may not be for everyone it all depends on the print, I do like some of the flower prints but the geometric ones for the leggings and dresses are not my taste.
LuLaRoe Review | The LuLaRoe Compensation Plan
To get started with LuLaRoe as a business builder it will cost you around $4,500-$6,500 depending on how much clothing you want to carry as inventory for your weekly popup parties. The clothing is available in different sizes so you will be paying that much for 250-450 style pieces as your starter inventory.
Your initial order to start out is going to get you 300 pieces of clothing that will cost you out of pocket from $5,000-$6,000. These numbers are coming from actual LuLaRoe Consultants who got started in the business and made the investment to get their business properly set up for their pop-up parties and online sales through Instagram, Google Hangouts, and Periscope.
Business starter kit includes:
Thank you cards
Hardbound spiral planner for the year
Sign in sheets
I noticed that the women who are hosting the home parties themselves are doing great and selling the clothes within their first two months. Some of the top LuLaRoe consultants are earning the larger income with the focus on building their downline sales team to earn the fast start bonuses as you should be when it comes to this type of business opportunity. Just know that the LuLaRoe leaders that are earning thousands of dollars are getting those results because they are leveraging internet marketing.
Some of the leaders who are really earning big is because they are putting in the investment of $4,500-$6,500 on average to purchase for their inventory. Then once they get an order either through online or their pop-up party they will have to package it up and mail it to their customer. That means you will be paying for expenses such as shipping, handling and sales tax for the items you are selling for LuLaRoe.
There is not enough information on the corporate website to show the compensation plan or the cost to get started. The only facts I was able to dig up was that on the get started page they want you to email directly the company or to locate a consultant with their online consultant locator.
As for the clothing well I honestly haven’t tested the material on my own body, I have seen the colors, patterns, and styles of the pieces look like and to be blunt based on my observation of the information and videos I have reviewed online seeing other consultants show I noticed that the styles are more for mature women compared to high fashion trendy styles.
Download The LuLaRoe Compensation Plan to view the full details of the payment structure and different levels of achievement.
To get started in LuLaRoe here is what you need to do to sign up.
1. You must fill out the application and agreement either on paper or online through a LuLaRoe consultant. If you end up filling out a paper application you must scan and send it to the company either through fax or email along with a copy of your voided check to make it official.
2. Fill out your Onboarding checklist which is your initial order where you will need to select 275-350 pieces to get your home based business inventory started.
Your initial order will include:
80 pairs of leggings that are packed in 2 bags in quantity of 40. This means the packs include 15 one size fits all, 10 tall and curvy, 5 tween size, 5 kids size small/medium and 5 kids large and extra large.
You don’t have to go with this it is just an example because it all depends on what you choose to sell from your inventory in your business. Therefore the total out of pocket cost will depend on what styles you want and you will receive 44-75 pieces for each style.
Package #1 will cost $4,812 for 336 pieces.
Package #2 will cost $5,365 for 365 pieces.
Package #3 will cost $6,784 for 463 pieces.
There are 3 different ways to get paid with LuLaRoe consultant:
Fashion consultant must order 33 pieces per month in order to receive payment and they must be active.
Sponsors who are active must order 175 pieces per month in order to receive payment.
Trainer who are active will get paid when their downline is ordering at least 1,750 pieces every month, not including their own personal sales.
Coach qualification will be earned when you meet the requirements of a Trainer and have at least 3 personally sponsored Trainers qualified.
LuLaRoe Review | Pro Vs Cons
So now that you know about the company, the products you will have to sell, and how you get paid if successful let’s talk about the pros and cons based on actual LuLaRoe consultant testimonials.
Pros of LuLaRoe business:
Get to own your own home based business.
Buy wholesale and sell retail to customers to earn profits.
The product you are selling is affordable.
The material in the clothing doesn’t wrinkle and is very soft when you try them on.
The fashions get updated seasonally so you’re not selling the same styles all year round.
Access to Audrey Invoice System provided by the company to create your sales invoices.
Weekly training for new consultants to help with getting started.
Weekly opportunity calls to help with recruiting other sales representatives.
Cons of LulaRoe business:
Purchase of clothing closet and hangers is not covered by the company, you will have to add this as an extra business expense.
Sales are not as fast and very slow going in the first few months.
Customers can’t try the clothing if they are buying through consultant referral websites.
Host 3-5 or more Pop-Up parties in your home or hostess home to make enough income to recoup your investment.
The company expects you to spend hundreds of dollars for inventory.
The clothing pieces are not true to size and run big depending on the material.
Might have to have your LuLaRoe wardrobe tailored to fit.
Each piece retails for as low as $20 up to $60 compared to other clothing retailers.
LuLaRoe Review | Conclusion
As you can see this home party plan business opportunity seems great and does work but only if you go ALL IN basically. Although the LuLaRoe scam rumors are not true you will feel that way because all the money you just invested into getting it started doesn’t equal more than the amount earned in profit.
The way you are instructed to build this business is by making a list of 50-100 family and friends, host weekly pop-up parties, pass out flyers, purchase hundreds of dollars for clothing every month, post look of the day videos on YouTube and you haven’t even made your first sale yet? You have to be realistic about your business and think about what you can do that is going to bring in enough cash flow to sustain your primary business longer.
Right now many LuLaRoe consultants are failing to get consistent sales and the reason why is because they have no clue how to build their own list of leads and convert them into sales. In order for you to become a top leader in this company you are going to have to learn how to market yourself by attaching a funnel system that will increase your cash flow on a consistent basis.
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Rich Guzman & Anastacia Hauldridge