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LuLaRoe Review – Don’t Sign Up Until You Read This First

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?

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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

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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
Hangers
Flyers
Catalog
Fabric Swatches
Promotional materials
Training booklet
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.

If you enjoyed this review leave a comment below we like to hear from your experience and know where you are stuck at in your LuLaRoe business.

 

See you on the next post!

 

Rich Guzman & Anastacia Hauldridge

 

253 thoughts on “LuLaRoe Review – Don’t Sign Up Until You Read This First”

  1. Jessica Cooper

    I would recommend talking to/interviewing a consultant or the home office prior to posting a review about this company. There’s so much more to it than what you wrote, and there’s MANY holes in your explanation.

      1. I’m a consultant and would love to chat if you all have anymore questions or need someone to work with!

    1. Jessica I think that’s a real good overview actually. The onboarding process has changed. But LLR has 2 groups those who are killing it and those who aren’t. Often times these big teams are big because they look to one person and one prespective limits them. SEO and ecommerce off of FB is where the homerunscare being hit.

      1. I agree, it’s a good overview, but a bit dated (including the “compensation plan download” link which I found helpful for getting started but not for explaining the compensation plan).

        I’m currently waiting to onboard and am spending a TON of money getting organized (no one’s really talking about this) but this is intentional–I have a bigger vision for what I want my business to become, which supports your point about perspective. Speaking of, I actually plan on “killing it” (slang for “doing very well compared to others” or “blowing away the competition”) with my investment. 🙂

        By the way, what do you mean by “homerunscare being hit”? I was under the impression that an ecommerce setup was against company policy, am I wrong? I’d LOVE to be wrong about that!! 🙂

        1. Rah.
          I agree the compensation plan is a bit different the cost us substantial….
          I’m not a big fan of MLM’ s and what wasn’t mentioned is the increased outsourcing of LuLaRoe. It was started because the founder wanted an all American made line. Leggings Korea , others to follow… And I’m growing weary.
          I’m not opposed to outsourcing but I’m quickly realizing you me anyone can go and buy the same product cheaper and get it faster and control what you get…. Personally I do not want to be like every other LLR consultant. The last comment was a typo those who are taking LLR off of FB are hitting home runs… The consultants that successfully use social media forums such as Pinterest IG and so on are taking off… They’re reaching a whole new market as they should.
          Good luck…

          1. That’s funny about ebay because there are Lularoe products all over ebay. If someone is gonna spend $5,000 on inventory that should be more or less allowed to sell their items as they see fit! As long as the consultant is making their money back, why does it matter? Unless of course this affects your “upline” bonusing

  2. As an LLR consultant you hit it on the head. The onboarding changed to one choice not 3. So FB is killing LLR – why bad images – bad presentation – and FB devalues products on the onset. When someone sees anything sold in a FB Grp people think what’s wrong with this.
    This is what I see. People change their profiles to LLR by on everything – you just pigeoned holed yourself and from a style prespective presenting LLR with other brands is key… It grows your audience…
    I see a lot of ppl trying to be like other people and you have to be you.
    Nobody is using Pinterest to sell, IG . That’s the problem people who strategically know social media and don’t let a brand define them will have the most success.

    1. Anastacia Hauldridge

      Thank you Alice for that comment! its all about being your unique self and branding YOU through effective and proper marketing through internet marketing. So many of our students we have coached have excelled their businesses online just from learning list building strategies and applying it to their primary business. ~ Ace

    2. Hey Alice first of all I love how you are helping people here who need more information in addition to my review. I think you should get out there more and therefore, let’s connect and I’ll interview you here and update the post with your interview.

        1. Great! I will email you and we can schedule the interview and post a new update here with you featured. Appreciate you getting back to me 😉

          1. Jackie N Candace Alley

            Please be sure to consider different perspectives. Alice made a phenomenal statement, however it was not mentioned about choosing a sponsor etc. which happens to be a VERY important part of joining this business. As I stated, we have been building a team over the past several months and I can share numerous instances with you where people have asked to join our trainings because they are getting absolutely no guidance from their upline. Please just consider interviewing a few consultants to get the vision and views of more than one person as it is difficult to base thousands of business owners opinions and thoughts on one interview and what one consultant may feel very important to express thoughts on, my or another consultant may have totally differing valuable points and none are of any less quality than another, just differing viewpoints. Thanks in advance for considering this input.

            Best Regards,

            Candace Alley

          2. I’m very opened to interviewing any consultant that is willing to step up to leadership and help others in their LuLa Roe community. But what you said its very true, part of joining a team is to be selective of who to partner with and the mistake that always happens is people end up being sponsored by someone who is not qualified or experience to train and guide their team members to grow which leads to failure. This happens all too much in the industry of every home based business Candace so thank you for sharing your views. If you like to be interviewed as well just contact me like Alice did here. With that being said I am going to interview Alice and share with everyone here her answers with an update to this review so stay tuned for that. I think that is great of her to want to step up in leadership, so I will give her the opportunity to share her experience, tips, and advice about building a successful LuLaRoe business along with my tips for success with online marketing because I love helping people, that’s my passion and I already am a successful digital marketer that knows what works and what doesn’t and been trained by the best business coaches in the industry. So feel free to pick her brain and mine if you wish, together we all can share and learn from one another. Have a great day and I’m excited to bring this information to you guys…if it’s going to help and make a difference in your business then let’s do it.

            Cheers!
            Anastacia “Coach Ace” Hauldridge

          3. Jackie N Candace Alley

            I am so thankful for Alice stepping up and helping out. That is amazing and what the company is about. Please do not think I meant anything different or less. I was just stating that we may have different passions about different aspects of the business. I would be happy to be interviewed and provide the views most important to us as business owners in this industry. Thank you for taking the time and putting forth the effort to share honest and candid reviews on topics that can be beneficial to many. Please never let the negative critics get you down because we are all human and make mistakes, however what you are doing is AMAZING and much appreciated by those of us with a genuine heart and passion for empowering others.

            Best,

            Candace Alley

            PS…Feel free to email me at lularoealley@gmail.com if you would like to chat and have an interview.

        2. Hey @aprilandzelward:disqus on July 4th I emailed you not sure if you got my message but get back to me soon as you can so we can schedule that follow up for an interview. 😉 Thanks!

    3. Hannah Quijada

      Love it! You have to brand YOURSELF not your company. 🙂 Use the company as leverage but be yourself. Always.

      xoxoxo
      hannah

    4. Danielle Rudolph

      This is an absolutely positively inaccurate statement. I do about 95% of shopping for my daughter on Facebook b/s/t pages. Cloth diapers, babywearing, clothes etc. I have never once thought “what is wrong with this since its being sold on a Fb pag . Without Fb b/s/t pages, i would have very limited options on where to sell my items. With PayPal, it makes it super super easy to buy, sell and trade your items. I don’t have much experience with LLR. I currently only have a pair of leggings for myself and my daughter which I bought brand new from a Fb page but I keep up with a lot of consultants. Whatever other reasons there may be for Fb killing LLR, people thinking its cheap and defective is certainly not one of them.

  3. What happens to the clothes that don’t sell each season or particular sizes can they trade them back into the company to get fresh stock for the next season coming out or are you stuck with stuff no one wants?

    1. Hannah Quijada

      To answer your question:
      1) You can either sell them to other reps at wholesale OR send them back to the company for a 15% restocking fee + shipping.
      2) The LLR lines aren’t seasonal. Every week new patterns are being created. Seasonal would suggest that new patterns and styles are released once during each season. LuLaRoe makes around 2,500 of each pattern. So let’s say the new pattern this week in leggings is pinneapples on beach waves, trains and cars, etc. Only 2500 of each will be printed. Each stylist doesn’t know what items they will receive. When they order they select the line (out of skirts, leggings, tops, dresses,etc) and the sizes they want. So it’s exciting to see what your rep will get—“hence the OMG–she has XYZ! If I don’t get it now I won’t get it at all!” craze. Feeds on women’s addiction to shop. Few items aren’t sold as there’s something for everyone—even the super ugly prints. lol

      So several things are incorrect about this post—here are some facts:
      * The retail industry is around $4.3 TRILLION (http://www.emarketer.com/Article/Total-US-Retail-Sales-Top-3645-Trillion-2013-Outpace-GDP-Growth/1010756) LuLaRoe sold $75-ish mil in 2015 and are projected to do triple that in 2016. There’s plenty of business to go around
      * Like ANY business you must treat it like a business in order to succeed. LLR is not an overnight success– you have to haul ass to net a 6 figure income (same with ANY business structure you select).
      * You don’t have to only sell to family and pop-ups. You can sell online (periscope, FB, YouTube, etc) and of course in-person.
      * LLR has an 88% retention rate which is HUGE. Most retail DS/MLM/NM company averages 56%. There’s a reason for this. (https://www.directsalesaid.com/articles/industry-statistics)

      Here’s a great video on their comp plan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H_uTxGJMMg

      Make sure you do accurate research before deciding to join ANY company. 😉 Speak with someone at corp and ask for stats of what an average stylist gross’s a month, etc. Talk with local stylists and ask for REAL numbers—youtube videos help too.

      There’s negative information about every company so make sure you’re fully informed by first-hand experiences and solid research.

      Best of luck to you!
      oxoxxo
      Hannah

        1. Hannah Quijada

          Yes it’s permitted. They’re strict about Craig’s list and flea markets as they cheapen the lroduct. Many reps use IG, FB (private groups), YouTube and periscope. Swap groups etc aren’t allowed. This is outlined in their rules and guidelines policy’s.

          I’m very inquisitive before I decide to join a company and I go off of facts VS what we can read anywhere and everywhere. Lol I’m happy to chat with you RE the info I have. Are you in the queue (just curious!).
          Xooxoxox
          Hannah
          Lularoehannahq@gmail.com

          1. LuLaRoe by Shawnee

            Selling on EBay and Poshmark are NOT permitted. I’m happy to send you a copy of P&P to review, if you’d like! 🙂

        2. Jackie N Candace Alley

          You are not suppose to sell on Postmark and Ebay. LulaRoe is about building customer relationships and these outlets do not really allow for that. Someone also posted you can have a website and that is completely inaccurate. Please just do not sign with the first person you speak too. I have had about 20 or more people message me recently asking what they can do or if they can join our weekly trainings because their sponsor helped them sign up and they haven’t heard from them since 🙁

        3. Jackie N Candace Alley

          I am a consultant and have grown a team over the past few months. The most important piece of advice I can give any of you looking to join is interview several sponsors. Find out what your sponsor can and will do for you as you are with them forever once you submit that paperwork now and your sponsor can be a huge attribute to the success or failure of your business. We offer a sponsor plan to our team that includes weekly trainings that will greatly benefit you, a place we have built to get your inventory in front of over 25k customers at least 2x per month, and many other benefits that if you would like to hear the good, the bad, pretty, and ugly I am most happy to share with you. We have found great success with the company but it has not come without countless hours of time and dedication to our business and team. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance in answering questions or you would like more information on what we offer and provide our team and again please please please do not settle for the first vulture to pounce on you as so many consultants are just looking to build numbers and bonus checks and not out for the best interest of your business and you as a business owner and that is of the utmost importance because although the company provides weekly webinars and various trainings, the majority of your training and help comes from your up line aka sponsor, trainer, coach. Feel free to reach out with questions or for more information at lularoealley@gmail.com

    2. Yes, they can be traded to the company or consultants even trade just to freshen up their inventory. We seriously do work together to keep each other successful. It’s really amazing actually.

  4. Did you read your own post? I don’t disagree with you, but it’s ironic that your post contains so many grammatical errors.

    1. Leaving a comment on a blog is not the same as writing a blog post. One should absolutely hire an editor for their blog posts, but who on Earth would hire an editor for their comments? I don’t find it ironic at all that Adam’s comment, or mine, have so many grammar errors. I am not going to take the time to even proof-read or edit my own comment much less hire an editor to fix it up for me. I would however take those steps if I were writing a blog post for a major website. As you said, you “don’t disagree” with Adam’s point, so if we remove your double negative – you agree that this blog post is so poorly written that it’s not worth reading. We’re all on the same metaphorical page. Or, literal webpage. Commenting, generating page clicks and paying the blogger’s salary. Now perhaps that is the irony you were seeking…

      1. Bullshit. If you are going to publicly call other people out you better be coming from a place of perfection.

        You are just another internet blow hard. You have no self esteem and no knowledge of how to gain self esteem through worthwhile real world achievements. So, you turn to correcting others on the internet to feel better than someone. Anyone. Any. chance you get. How sad.

  5. Rachel Scholl

    Who is this fruit cake doing the video. My whole impression of the company went downhill before I even saw the crazy start up price!!! And for Christ sake get her a manicure Very unkept and unprofessional on a video 🙁

    1. Hannah Quijada

      Maybe that’s part of the point. 😉 Showing that EVERY woman can build their business if they’re determined. She doesn’t work FOR the company she she should be able to represent herself whoever she chooses.
      oxoxxo
      hannah

      1. Agreed…. I mulled over it for a month before I signed up due to the start up but the cost is all inventory… That “crazy” start up price helps to keep the people who are serious separate from those who won’t invest as much nor work as hard. It’s not a $99 sign up fee for a reason… That direct sales doesn’t work. Sure, building teams would be great but totally NOT the focus… Nor is the market saturated.

        1. I don’t know where you are that the market isn’t saturated. It’s ALL OVER where I am. And the CRAZY start-up price is because LLR’s buyers are their reps. Yeah, the people the reps sell to aren’t LLR’s buyers, and the reps aren’t retailers. They’re re-sellers.

          You know what? I wouldn’t invest $1000 in this company, even if I got all 381 pieces of trash. The reason I wouldn’t isn’t because I’m not willing to work hard (I actually own a legitimate business of my own), but because LLR’s business structure is awful, and it’s set up to screw their reps in the end.

  6. Kaye Kady Burchette

    You know, you can offer constructive criticism without sounding condescending and rude. It speaks volumes about you when you degrade others.

  7. Their stuff is not worth the money. I bought a lot of it and the shirts pill the first time u wear them. By the third time thye look almaot too worn to wear…..u can buy a 3.00 shirt at Walmart that never pills. Cheap material.

    1. So, I’m not a consultant at present, but I do have a lot of Lularoe items, including an Amelia, a Nicole, a Carly, several pairs of leggings, a Perfect Tee, a couple Classic Tees and a couple of Randys — all different materials — and if you follow the instructions on the clothing (and that were probably included on your invoice, as all of the consultants that I shop with have a box that you have to check to indicate that you have read and understand the proper care instructions) and handwash the items, they stay like new. I haven’t had a problem with any of my items. And I wear them A LOT. Just wondering if you handwash, or machine wash them, because that may be your problem. 🙂

      1. Some shirts pilled with first wear…..I wash on gently in a clothing bAg inside out….never dry. I don’t dry any of my clothes. They last longer and retain colors longer…..they were defective……LLR sent me some free stuff to cover the poor quality of the lens I had gotten. This was over a year Ago…..when the leggings were getting holes in the seams….now they r having issues again…..they’re items r not worth the retail they charge now,,,,I am not lying 25 of leggings plus tax and shipping. That’s 30.00… U can get them At the mall for half that…….40.00 for a shirt…..robbery……..

      2. Handwash? I thought this stuff was for busy mothers. A busy mother with several children doesn’t have the time to “handwash” leggings and tees. I can buy both of those at Walmart for $7 each and wash and wear them for a long time. Or replace them very cheaply. After a discussion about LLR today at lunch, I took a look at their website and all I can say is this is some of the most horrendous clothing I have ever seen. I would never invest $5,000 and hope to sell any of it for a profit.

    2. Before you even laundered them they pilled? I have a lot of tops too, mostly Irmas, and have washed in my machine (inside out on cold) several times and layed them out to dry with no problems, no pilling, and it definitely didn’t get pilled by just wearing. Something’s not right if all your shirts had this happen only wearing them once.

      1. You can’t tumble-dry these clothes? That is a huge minus, in my book. I mean, this isn’t high fashion we’re talking about. It’s “comfort” wear. Should be easy to take care of.

        1. Personal choice in clothing hygiene. I don’t dry ANY of my clothes because they shrink too darn much! I hang it ALL to dry! So this part doesn’t bother me about LLR since I’ve done it this way for years! Even my kids know “Don’t dry mom’s clothes!”

  8. Patricia Bechtle

    This sounds more like slavery than a business opp. I worked 6 yrs as a mfr’s rep , and never had to inventory anything much less pay upfront for unsold bulk items. Smells like a ripoff pyramid scam.

    1. Except working as a manufacturer’s rep is in no way analogous to operating your own business. You were an employee of another company, acting as a middleman between a manufacturer and his customers. It’s a very different scenario.

      Running a direct sales business is much more analogous to being a franchisee. If you were opening a retail store, would you expect to have to buy inventory? Of course you would. You’d buy the inventory of your choice to stock your location, and would make your profit on the sale of that inventory. The only thing different in the LuLaRoe scenario is that you don’t have a permanent storefront.

      1. In direct sales you are still an employee of another company, acting as a middleman between a manufacturer and its customers.

        1. No, in direct sales you are very specifically NOT an employee. You’re an independent contractor. You’re not paid a salary by the company whose products you sell; you make money when you sell those products for more than you paid for them.

          1. You’re wrong. You’re not actually an independent contractor. If you were, you could choose the payment methods, and you could choose the selling methods. They ban you from setting up a permanent shop, they ban you from selling another clothing label while selling theirs, and they mandate that you have ALL of your sales go through their payment system. They also choose the patterns you get. Saying you want 50 tops and 50 skirts isn’t really choosing anything when what you get from there is subject to their whims, and if you get crap patterns, you’re out a 15%-“restocking” fee.

          2. I’m not defending LLR – I’m not familiar enough with their DS agreement to know the details of it – but employee and independent contractor are terms with specific legal meanings. The fact that someone may have to abide by specific terms or limitations has nothing to do with whether they’re legally considered an independent contractor.

            And yes, under *any* DS agreement, you are an independent contractor. All those things you list are part of the terms of the contract. Just like franchise owners aren’t employees of the corporation, they’re independent contractors who have paid for specific licensing rights but are in return required to fulfill certain requirements and obligations as part of that licensing agreement.

          3. I don’t think you understand DC, Angie. Under a legal DC, you have a job to do, but /how/ to do that job is up to the DC. When an employer stipulates everything from how you’re allowed to accept payments (especially when requiring all payments go through them), puts stringent rules on how you’re allowed to sell (no setting up a permanent shop, no selling their label with another label, only pop-up parties and a couple online options, etc), you aren’t allowed to hire employees under you, only get people to sign up under them, and so on, you aren’t a DC.

            But that’s moot since LLR calls their reps retailers. You can put more limits on franchises and real retailers, but that opens up a new can of worms since they aren’t operating as if their reps are retailers or franchises. Banning permanent stores is a red flag. Charging sales tax on order that are supposedly business wholesale purchases is a red flag. Disallowing the hiring of employees is a red flag.

            What they’ve done is created a situation where they’re charging their own retail to reps, and telling their reps to go resell the merchandise. Do you think McDonald’s or Target are charged a sales tax on the items they obtain to sell? Absolutely not, because they aren’t the customers. The end customer pays the sales tax. LLR’s end customer is their reps, and their charging of sales tax is evidence of this.

            It’s been stated that LLR’s reps aren’t franchises or retailers or wholesalers, that they’re in fact resellers. That is correct. LLR’s reps are resellers with the contracts of employees. I hope a class action is started. Since I’m not an LLR rep myself, I can’t initiate one. However, I did once work as a DC with requirements severely limiting how I could do the work, and I found out that the requirements moved me from DC categorization to employee, which came with it a lot of rights I’d been illegally deprived of. LLR is banking on their reps being sheep and not questioning their legal rights in this situation.

          4. OK, first problem here is that we keep getting different terminology thrown in, and we’re ending up trying to compare apples to oranges. I don’t know what you’re using the abbreviation DC to mean, and obviously I have no idea what situation you were in to be able to discuss it.

            My only point when all this started was pretty simple: LLR is a direct sales company that makes use of independent contractors to sell their products. It doesn’t matter what title they use for those contractors, they’re independent contractors. While the details and requirements vary, the business structure for LLR is basically the same as Mary Kay or Tupperware or any of the dozens of other direct sales companies out there.

            Since I’ve never seen it, I have no idea whether their DS agreement is a good deal, whether it’s more or less restrictive than other companies in the industry, or whether the reward is worth the risk. I *do* know that a requirement to purchase inventory does not in and of itself make a company a scam, which was the point I was making in the first place.

          5. Jackie N Candace Alley

            We are not charged sales tax on our products there is so much untruth spread throughout these comments that it’s unreal. The business is certainly not for some, but if you realize it takes hard work and dedication to be successful, you can certainly do that! I provide lots of opportunity for my team to succeed and have been blessed to have just what we intended to create…a strong team that is successful. There is a print for everyone and they don’t allow storefronts as that’s not how the business model works as it is more about building relationships and getting to know your customer base instead of being another mall clothing store…Also, Hollister, Aeropostale, other mall brands only sell their stores brand so I’m not sure where the whole rant is going about not selling another line while selling LulaRoe. I am happy, believe in my product, and my business that I have not the insecurities or issues that many have mentioned here and I personally conclude the same thing I always have…this business can be life changing if you want it to be, however if you are looking for a get rich quick scheme then go design a brand new product or keep dreaming that it will come along as that’s not how true success is reached and if it were, everyone would be doing it and then it wouldn’t be as successful anymore because supply would far outweigh demand! The limited product is obviously to create a sense of urgency if you want the item because they have so many prints etc, but again if we all had the exact same product then it wouldn’t take long before supply far outweighed demand

          6. Would you mind pointing out specific untruthes found on this comment thread? I’m interested in seeing the entire picture from all perspectives possible.
            Your language is very intentional and I appreciate you acknowledging the relational aspect of the business model. That’s a big draw for many “fashion consultants” There is absolutely a person for every print. “fashion consultants” are missing out on some key demographics for the more difficult to move designs!

          7. DestinationUnknown

            LLR just got slapped with a federal class action lawsuit for charging illegal sales tax. This lawsuit could potentially shut LLR down because between the damages & legal fees, it could be tremendous. The “consultants” should be quaking in their boots right about now.

      2. No. If you open a retail store, you don’t buy the inventory. You get it on account, which means your suppliers send you the goods, and you pay for what you sell AFTER you sell it, and ship back what you don’t sell. If you’re a small company, you *could* buy some inventory outright, but that would be your choice. You don’t have to. You can apply to open accounts with manufacturers.

        1. I’m not sure where you do business, but no, that’s not generally how it works – you’re describing a consignment arrangement, not an account. Yes, an account allows you to pay after you’ve made sales, but no, you don’t get to only pay for what you sell and ship back the rest. You just get to pay the bill in 30 or 60 days; whether or not you sell anything is your problem. And consignment accounts are rarely available to small independent retailers, especially new businesses – you usually have to be able to show a reliable sales record before a manufacturer is going to risk getting screwed if you send back an entire shipment.

          Corporate stores and franchises sometimes have consignment arrangements, but those aren’t the same thing as an independent retailer.

          1. One of my uncles was a manager at a store for a very large national chain, and it was. They store could pay for the merchandise, or return it for credit. They had a limited time of 30, 60, or 90 days to either pay or return. It’s not consignment.

            LLR isn’t treating their reps as independent retailers. They sell them items at their full price (as has been noted, their “wholesale” price to their reps is higher than the retail in stores like Target and Walmart, and similar items in the same brushed fabrics are available for $1-$2 on many Chinese websites), charge sales tax as if their reps are customers, then limit literally everything else.

            An independent retailer could set up a permanent shop location, choose their payment methods, hire employees, and carry multiple labels. LLR bans all of that. I suspect they wouldn’t enforce their own rules if challenged since their reps, who purchased the items complete with sales tax, are free to do what they wish with those items, even set up in a permanent shop with other labels, here employees, and accept cash.

            If they saw their reps as legitimate retailers, why are they charging sales tax? Answer me that. Answer me why they aren’t at all concerned with telling their reps about how they may need business licenses where they live to conduct retail businesses. Remember that LLR calls their reps retailers.

          2. OK, first, stores that are part of large national chains are an entirely different matter. Corporate owned stores aren’t independent retailers; most have very little control over what the store offers, if any. Corporate buyers purchase for the entire chain; individual locations simply receive stock through the corporation itself. It’s a different retail model.

            I didn’t say that LLR treats their reps as independent retailers, I said that their reps are independent contractors. I don’t have a copy of the agreement, so I can’t speak to specifics, but in generalities: the company agrees to be the supplier, the person who contracts with them agrees to sell the company’s products subject to whatever conditions are specified in the contract. They are not employees of the company, and they’re not paid hourly wages or salaries; they own their own business and are responsible for their own expenses, licensing, and tax liabilities.

            It doesn’t matter whether they’re calling them retailers or representatives or any of the dozens of other names that various companies use; legally, they are independent contractors.

          3. DestinationUnknown

            LLR “consultants” DO NOT “own their own business”—-they are trapped by the conditions of LLR. I suspect that in the near future, LLR will be faced with another federal class action lawsuit challenging the employment status of the “consultants”, since they are required to abide by the company’s rules about where to sell, how to sell, what payment system they must use, what they can charge for the items. The definition of an independent contractor and employee is specific when it comes down to whether or not the “consultant” is able to operate under his/her own rules, or they have to follow the company’s rules. When you own your own business, after you obtain your merchandise, you can do whatever you want with it—-sell it online, sell it on eBay, sell it at flea markets, sell it to your neighbors, get a storefront—and accept whatever form of payment you decide to accept, whether that is cash, credit/debit cards, PayPal, etc. Perhaps if LLR “consultants” could make their own decisions about those things, it would be easier for them to sell the crappy, ugly patterns that nobody wants.

  9. Jackie N Candace Alley

    I am a consultant and have grown a team over the past few months. The most important piece of advice I can give any of you looking to join is interview several sponsors. Find out what your sponsor can and will do for you as you are with them forever once you submit that paperwork now and your sponsor can be a huge attribute to the success or failure of your business. We offer a sponsor plan to our team that includes weekly trainings that will greatly benefit you, a place we have built to get your inventory in front of over 25k customers at least 2x per month, and many other benefits that if you would like to hear the good, the bad, pretty, and ugly I am most happy to share with you. We have found great success with the company but it has not come without countless hours of time and dedication to our business and team. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance in answering questions or you would like more information on what we offer and provide our team and again please please please do not settle for the first vulture to pounce on you as so many consultants are just looking to build numbers and bonus checks and not out for the best interest of your business and you as a business owner and that is of the utmost importance because although the company provides weekly webinars and various trainings, the majority of your training and help comes from your up line aka sponsor, trainer, coach. Feel free to reach out with questions or for more information at lularoealley@gmail.com

    1. Frankie Martinez

      Thank you, Jackie (or Candace). I have just discovered LuLaRoe and am very interested in learning more about being a consultant. I would love to hear what your experience has been like so far, what challenges you have faced, etc. This would be a big invest for me. Not only of my money, but of my time as well. One of my concerns is that I don’t consider myself a “sales person” and so I think a great support team would be essential for me. I have a lot to think about, but need more information. I will be emailing you!

      1. Jackie N Candace Alley

        Please feel free too! I am not a sugar coating person and will be VERY up front and honest about the good, the bad, the pretty, and the ugly! Please contact me as I am most happy to help you!!!

      2. Jackie N Candace Alley

        Frankie,
        Feel free to reach out anytime! I am always glad to honestly answer any questions you have. We are not vultures that will attack you and push you to join with us. We will gladly provide information, help you any way we can, and even help put you in touch with other consultants if we are not the best fit for you. As I have stated over and over, it is critical to have an established and grounded sponsor so they can help lead and guide you to help you be the most successful consultant you can be.

      3. Frankie, I would encourage you to check out Agnes & Dora clothing. They are very similar to LLR they have leggings and all. The big difference is the start up cost is half the price, clothes are true to size and you can hand pick all your clothing by style and size. Check out Agnes & Dora Rep – Jennifer kreider

    2. Connie Lasseigne

      I have a friend that is a consultant, but she recently started out so I’m looking for someone with more experience to learn from. I have had the benefit of seeing first hand how the process works upon receiving initial inventory through sales and shipping, I’m just looking for someone with a bit more experience and love the way you’ve described things you provide to your team, please contact me!

      1. Emmaline Edwards

        Connie I am a consultant and if You don’t get a hold of Jackie I would love to answer question so for you. I am, in my opinion, very successful. You can find me at Facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoeEmmalineEdwards

      2. My friend who will be meeting with me at lunch tomorrow to discuss this opportunity further started at the end of September and has sold $30,000. I think she is very happy with her decision. I won’t say you or I can get the same results, but I’m sure willing to try something other than relying on the Stock Market to help me get ahead.

    3. “If a person you are talking to is extremely negative then they are very unhappy”

      I disagree with what you’re implying here. LLR makes this “opportunity” sound like it’s pretty easy. “You get out what you put it” is a phrase meant to imply guaranteed success if you’re willing to put in a lot, when the reality is that there’s a LOT more to it than that. You can have a very hard-worker in an area where this clothing just plain isn’t popular who makes nothing, while someone who is lazy and just happens to be in an area where it’s popular who makes a lot. LLR makes it sound like you “only” need to throw a party once a week on up to thrice a week to be a success without leaving out how much else there is to running a real business. I’m deeply concerned about the naive and bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young women out there who are being painted this very rosy picture of this pyramid scheme (which is really is, and is only barely legal by having products you *can* sell, yet the focus is on signing people up under you…so they can earn you money…and they try to sign up other people, or on your case, you want them to get people to sign up under YOU so YOU get the bonuses).

      I have a business. I’ve had once since 1999. I’m way past the rosy glasses and wool. LLR’s customers are the reps. Do you think that Target has to buy the inventory they carry? Nope. They receive it “on account,” meaning nothing up front, and they pay for what they sell whether at full retail or clearance (which still nets them something) and return the rest. LLR’s reps BUY the stuff up front, and have to pay a restocking fee for what they return. LLR’s reps are re-sellers, NOT retailers, which is, among other things, why reps are being charged sales tax. It’s funny how, when I buy supplies from my suppliers for my legitimate business, I’m exempt from sales tax. You’re not.

      1. Jackie N Candace Alley

        You have scattered so many untruths throughout this feed that I’m not sure telling you anything will mean anything to you! I have been with the company just over a year, we live in very small town, however thanks to technology I am afforded the same opportunity to sell clothing to people all over the US and the world for that matter so while you may disagree this is my opinion that I am rightfully entitled to share. Further, you should gather more facts instead of spreading what you may *think* to be true as we are not charged sales tax on wholesale purchases from LulaRoe just to clear that confusion. Hope you have a wonderful day and that your business continues to thrive for me…the term different strokes for different folks plays loudly in my mind at present and that’s the beauty of being an American…I can have my business and you can have yours and we can all live in harmony together and respect one another.

  10. Hi Ace and Rich,

    I don’t normally do this, but I have to say, I’m disappointed with this post. I am not an LLR consultant (although I do love the clothes, I guess that makes me “mature” :D). But this post has quite a “salesy” undertone. I noticed on your story page, it’s pretty clear you’re not an MLM fan, based on your former experience. It would have been nice to share that here so readers know you have a bit of a bias (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you’re upfront about it). I also had a hard time getting through the post because of the writing. The errors in sentence structure, grammar and punctuation were all so distracting to me (TBH, I am a professional editor, so I probably notice things more, but I do know for a fact that a large percentage of society appreciates and expects good writing, especially from someone they are going to pay to do business with). I would strongly recommend an online writing course and grammar/punctuation course, along with hiring a contract copy editor. I know I speak for many when I say that lacking writing skills reduces a professional’s credibility (one big this that jumped out at me is your bio at the end of the post – “brainchild’s” The plural of child is children, and plural nouns almost never (pretty much never) require apostrophes. And no, this is not a sales pitch. 😀 And lastly, Grammar Girl is one of favorite sites to go to for grammar questions. Check it out! 😀

      1. Yes and…? That proves my whole point. Professional writers/bloggers who want to be taken seriously should employ an editor to review their writing. There is scientific, neurological evidence explaining why it is so difficult for our brains to catch our own typos. So yes, even editors need editors. However, I don’t think I need to hire an editor for my blog post comments. But I definitely would for any content I was going to publish as a businesswoman who wants to project professionalism.

        1. If you want to seen as a professional with any creditability at all you really should follow your own advice. Claiming expertise and then going on to make the very mistakes you are publicly chastising someone else for just makes you look like another petty, arrogant, blow hard, whose self esteem is so low you have to resort to publicly chastising others. Why don’t you strive to achieve something to be proud of. The boost to your self esteem holds the potential to be long lasting if it’s foundation is from a personal achievement and not correcting people and blowing your own horn. Especially, since you aren’t an expert and make the very mistakes you call other people out on while calling them out.

          1. Faith McGill-Cossick

            This here is sum real good avice fur that biggity kmpark

            i bot me a floury dress at the county fair. I new it was funny lookin’ right just by alookin’ at it but I thot it’d be a kinda fun this to ware when my Hunni comes acortin’
            Well, that glad raggedy thing is more’en fun!!!!!!!!
            It is downright FUNNY. Makes me look like a simpleton er a scarecrow.

            It is sum kinda ugleeeeee awhile. I am kinda skinny & stringy. I am 57 years old. (granny says a real lady never tells, though)
            Anyways, I wisht I can get back my money & be shed of this raggedy-ass frock. Dunno maybe on Halloween, i kin go as a lady clown & get me some wear outta it. (I seen a lady clown at the county fair too.

            Well, I better go. You take good care of yerself. And I wooden have nuthin to do with no more clown close.

            Yore Frend,

            Miss Snack Cake

    1. You know I know what you are saying, but here is the difference between writing professionally with good grammar and sentence structure. I did that before with an old blog and never made a cent with blogging now since I been writing from the heart and my own business experience saying what I want since this blog is my own internet realestate I have made over $39K. That should speak volumes about the difference of trying to do everything right compared to breaking the writing rules a little. I have already learned by my mentors that its not about being right and perfect just get it done. Too many people rather be right than be rich, well here is the truth I rather be rich than be right ;). It’s all good, your a professional writer and editor but if you keep trying to correct everyone on writing it will keep you broke. I just got tired of all that it really didn’t get me anywhere, so why fix what is not broken if I am already having success with the way I write. Plus my subscribers really dig my writing and errors …love or hate it girl it works I challenge you to try it you just might make a difference in your own business and start banking like I am.

      Cheers and success to you!
      Anastacia “Coach Ace” Hauldridge

      1. You do have a good point. That’s great that you’ve had success. I am curious about your freebie, though: “…over $146.72 in 12 hours”? I am surprised that attracts people.

        Seriously, though, it is a good point. Marketing writing breaks the rules all the time and to great success. I’ve been doing academic editing too. damn. long. But it is great money! 😀

        1. She didnt say you personally were broke. It was a figurative use of the word ‘you’.

          You made your point, you don’t like it, so just move on. You’re being antagonistic and it reflects poorly on you (literal use of word ‘you’)

          1. It would appear that’s exactly what that blog poster did as they only commented twice on the same day and haven’t been back in two months. Just like you left your comment a month ago, I leave this one now, and will likely never be back to this site again. Adios…

          2. Hi, kmpark. Posting from your real account now? To defend yourself no less. 😂

            That’s not at all what she did. You’re just a nasty, miserable girl. Guess what Amy? We can’t all be professional internet comment people correctors like you. Some of us have jobs, family, friends, and lives. Some days we have time to post more than once a day. There are times I have posted in Disqus comments three times in a week. Then there are times I haven’t had time to post for months. Like tonight. I’ve posted multiple times. I probably won’t have time like this again until Christmas day. In your career as a professional comment section people corrector try seeking out blogs where people discuss life and how to get one.

            See? You aren’t the only one that can be nasty. See you December 25th!

      2. It’s not that you need to follow all the rules of writing, I sure couldn’t do that! It’s that this post is so poorly written that it’s a nonsensical MESS. If that’s what gets big sales well then you’re doing things right I suppose. But I can’t imagine how a post so poorly written that it comes off as pieced together nonsense can be so successful for you? Each paragraph reads like it was written completely independent of the paragraph before and the paragraph after it. This post clearly is successful as it was the first result that popped up for me on Google but I just can’t understand WHY. It’s terribly written nonsense. I was relieved to see that at least the top comment was about this issue. it’s not just nit-picking grammar or saying blog posts should follow all the rules of traditional English writing. I just would think a successful blog post would make sense. Have a clear point. I leave this post with far less information about LulaRoe then when I came to it, and a poor impression of your website.

        1. I can appreciate your feedback and perhaps in the near future I will work on fixing sentence structure and what you call Nonsense. Wow! it may be nonsense to you but it works and others are commenting their experiences both good and bad so I’m doing something right.

          My style that you disagree with is my conversational blogging style. It’s mine, I own it and it works for my industry and generated me consistent sales. Now since your curious as to how this website that you just stated you don’t like is producing these types of results then why don’t you find out by contacting me directly. I’m okay with you not liking it, to each is own. But the majority of my subscribers who understand where I am coming from as I write my posts conversational style articles know where I’m coming from and love it.

          Before you go judging peoples websites and pointing fingers of peoples grammar and all that jazz please learn to be more open to seeing the differences of my results compared to your current results.

          You can ask me directly, hey I have nothing to hide and will be more than happy to share. Unlike other bloggers who write and hide behind their work never showing their face I don’t I keep it real. If you want to talk and pick my brain as my time is valuable then make an appointment like everyone else who asks me what I do. You just might learn something that I am doing in blogging that is getting the results you been wanting to get for your own blog but never been taught.

          You misunderstand what I do with this website and clearly its because you are not experienced in the home based business industry which is okay. There is a such thing in online content marketing that can generate leads, build a list and convert leads into sales should they want my offer.

          If your just writing content on your own blog and its never being seen, read, or shared then your doing something you feel is right when in the online marketing and advertising world its all wrong.

          If you don’t like my website then leave and follow something that is relevant to what you already do its okay. Trust me I’m not offended because as a entrepreneur I don’t take things personal.

          Ciao!

          1. I gotta say, you converted me. Seriously, thanks for defending yourself against my bias. I could (and may try but will likely fail because it’s an uncomfortable style for me) likely profit more where I live if I communicated in a more conversational style. (both written and verbal)
            Appreciate your perspective, Ace. Continued success.

      3. I really enjoyed your article! I found it informative and given from a straightforward perspective. The fact that it was informal made it nonpretentious and captivating, encouraging the reader to continue on. I find it unfortunate that although you devised a very honest, thorough piece that would serve useful for an individual considering attendance at a party or investing in this endeavor you have been greated with such disdain. Given the tone, demeanour and attitude of what seemingly is a “typical” Lue LaRoe customer, I for one will not be included in that demographic!

    2. This article was so painful to read and took twice as long as it should have. I kept losing the author’s point because so many sentences lacked punctuation to guide me into thought transitions. (P.S. I love Grammar Girl, too.)

    3. @kmpark…
      You may consider proofreading your own post. You have made a great effort in shaming Ace & Rich’s writing and grammar. One item you may wish to look up would be… How to properly use quotations & quite frankly a dictionary would probably be a great investment for you.

      This is just an example of your hypocrisy. ” I know I speak for many when I say that lacking writing skills reduces a professional’s credibility (one big this that jumped out at me is your bio at the end of the post – “brainchild’s” The plural of child is children, and plural nouns almost never (pretty much never) require apostrophes.”
      Open parenthesis
      The use of the word this instead of thing

    4. I felt like a jerk fumbling through this with the thought, “wow these guys are pros?” I’m definitely not a copy editor, but reading that article had my grammar sirens blaring. This is good advice!

  11. “unless your peer is as inept as you are”

    There are great suggestions here for this blogger. Unfortunately, they cease to be helpful when the suggestion becomes an insult. I will take poor grammar with kindness over a critical analysis that is mean any day. If you are truly wishing to be helpful when you make comments, I hope it will be done without insulting people in the future. Because then on a small scale you would be truly contributing to the betterment of others and that is noble.

  12. Frankie Martinez

    Anastacia, thank you for taking the time to write this article. You have provided some great insight, as I was trying to get some information on what it takes to be a consultant and how the company works, without much success. Now I feel better armed with some information to consider.

    1. Your welcome Frankie! you know when I wrote this post at the time there wasn’t much available about this company but since then all the consultants want to share their views, opinions, and own experience with me here which I am all for but the other part is the false accusations of the facts and what is missing and etc. Hey we can all be locked up in a room and I’ll give soo much to everyone in any company their marketing for that by the time they leave that room they will be rockstars in their own compensations because I know what works with online marketing. I feel bad for some people who are really amateur marketers and you know it’s not their fault it’s because they haven’t have the right support and up to date training. They are limited on what they can do with their business. Just keeping it real 😉 try me and you’ll find out how all my students made money in their own MLM businesses, their own offline business franchise, and their own self published blogs. These are very important skills everyone who has a home based business on the internet must learn with the right coaching and know.

      Cheers!
      Anastacia “Coach Ace” Hauldridge

  13. Hello ace I tried to find your email it may have went to the wrong account. I was so ready to go with LLR. Then the wholesalers began contacting me. Still insistent that this was a ready made business I asked for samples when the samples arrived ( USA made) … And I saw the price I was floored. LLR is a scam. Reps are paying retail customers are paying 3 times the actual cost on even more. Do you know how much the wholesale is on a $70 Sarah cardigan ? $14.51. How much do you pay ? Customers pay 70 bucks on average. Leggings guess… $4.50 to $5.50 per pair. That’s point number one in why LLR is not recommended by the BBB and not recognized as a company of excellence. Anyone who would invest 5000 dollars in the new dictated start up is insane.

    Go get a business license – you can then purchase from wholesalers. Studies show that presenting a product on a FB group devalues it by 50% .

    Social media is cracking down especially periscope on the mass numbers of reps using LLR and then their name to host broadcasts. The commentary board was placed to report those who take their name and remove it putting an MLM that is overpriced and in utter disorganization.

    The bubble will burst. As soon as I heard I was required to stay on FB required to go by LLR by April and unable to use ecommerce I said no.

    Let’s be honest… Some of the designs are ugly and you have no control over what you get. That is not special that is not a ” unicorn” that is called we got salvage patterns and are shoving them down your throat.

    Your presenters agreement says ” subject to change” . That means you and your teammates are at their mercy. This is not true entrepreneurship. You are not a business owner. You are a business rep…. Paying to play with something that is destined to go down the tubes.

    1. Oh and as far as a team I had 3 teammates in the queue all backed out. My sponsor who I was placed under was dismayed when I showed her my goods. The fact that they’re outsourcing ( started with leggings now piece by piece is going overseas ) makes their cost even less than the quality items I was able to purchase. I started all this in building a website for a rep. She does well but many recognize this will not last forever. If you have the desire to present women’s clothes build your own brand. It’s easy and people love genuine businesses done in excellence LLR has nothing excellent about them except the cult like following that surrounds them. As the reviews roll in the exposes go public believe me you will not want to be branded by them.

        1. With any new business it takes hard work and perseverance and it depends on how bad you want it!! My wife has been a consultant for less than a year and she has her initial investment paid for and has met some amazing people in the process. But there again she is very driven and wants to succeed. Most of the time negatively​ towards the business is from people that don’t want to sacrifice and put in the work to be successful. Yes there are ups and downs but you have to keep pushing forward towards your goal.

      1. I’m reading these comments strictly from a buyer perspective. I appreciate that you’re here giving good advice because, frankly, I worry about the people I know getting into the business getting stuck with a bunch of ugly product.

        I have about 10 pieces of Lularoe. Why did I buy them? Because my friends or, in one case, the daughter of a friend were selling on FB and I wanted to help them get a good start with their new businesses. I’m middle aged and, honestly, think most of the clothes are pretty ugly. I have one friend that wears lots of LulaRoe and looks great but she’s kind of the exception. She’s thin and has a talent for mixing weird colors and pieces and making them look cool with the right shoes. I like some of the crazy leggings but they’re too expensive to buy regularly. I’ve also noticed inconsistency in the fit of the leggings. They’re supposed to fit women 2-12. I’m a pretty standard 8 but some of the leggings feel like compression tights on me.

        When I needed stuff to match the LulaRoe I bought via the FB parties, I ended up on Ebay. It’s frustrating when you go to the online parties and can’t find an entire outfit to match because the patterns and colors are random. Also, when you’re looking at a little photo on your laptop or IPAD it’s hard to see the true colors of the pieces. Going on EBay made me feel pissed off because the prices are inflated there and, of course, EVERYTHING is a “unicorn”.

        I think for somebody with a BIG pool of friends of many ages and sizes (I think Lularoe is a big seller with larger gals because their options are limited at retail stores) Lularoe could work until people are simply over it. If that isn’t the case, your friends and relatives will buy a piece here and there but eventually you will run out of customers. If Ebay and Postmark are any indication, the market is already reaching saturation point.

    2. I agree. My friend sells LLR. Half of her clothes sold right away. The other half isn’t selling because it’s ugly. The basics sell fast and the cute trendy stuff sells fast. Some of the pieces honestly looks matronly like it came from Walmart. And don’t get me started on how LLR has to be washed! Ugh!!! Inside out on gentle and air dry. That’s fine the first couple washes but let’s be honest, when were running late and need to do a quick load or your hubby does the laundry… bye bye clothes.

      1. Victoria Fitzpatrick-Berryhill

        I thow my stuff in the wash and wash it with everything else, I also put it in the drier on low I have not had an issue but I do agree that some of the clothing is ugly

      2. johnstongirl11

        I washed a piece exactly as I was told and it still got ruined and I contacted the company three times and I’ve yet to hear back. Also the cardigan looks like something I could get from forever 21 for $10. Only bought to help a friend. Also I’m assuming the word “unicorn” translates to “only decent shit we have so we are gonna charge 3x the price for this” to these people cause everything else is hideous!

    3. I would encourage you to check out the Agnes & Dora clothing line. The clothes are similar to LLR but alot more classy and made in the USA. They are true to size and a whole lot cheaper to start as well as you get to hand pick all your clothing by style and size and it’s the only company that’s a true boutique and not a MLM.

      Check out: Agnes & Dora rep- Jennifer kreider

        1. Outrageously prices, where are you looking? 30$ for a top 44$ for a long cardigan when Old Navy and Gap have the same ones for 50$

        1. I am not a rep, but I could not disagree more. They have tops that are incredibly on trend, exactly what I see in boutiques. Take another look!

      1. The founder of Agnes & Dora is related to the founder of LLR. I believe she is a niece or sister. The clothes and price point are similar. If you are looking for something drastically different from LLR I would stay away from the Stidham family tree. Side note: Agnes & Dora is moving towards being an MLM.

        1. So a few things they are related but split for a reason. Agnes & Dora is all American made and the leggings that are not are being transferred over to the states. We have different clothes, tanks, long sleeve, hoodies. We are like a normal store where we can hand pick our clothing, Our price points are cheaper and we are not an MLM and not going there! We are also not a mormon company like they are.

          1. Ok, so LuLaRoe was all American made before too and the leggings are also “transferred” over to the States. Yes, the largest difference is that you can hand pick your prints. But the price point and the style of the clothing for all intent and purposes are very similar, I didn’t say the SAME. Even the stock photos are similar to LLR. I was told by an A&D Rep that they were moving into consultants building teams, maybe she’s wrong or maybe you are. But for a direct sales company that is planning to grow, MLM is a natural progression of this business model, so is outsourcing.

          2. So there is a reason they split. Families don’t start of together and then go there separate ways for fun. We will ALWAYS be american made in fact the only thing that is not american made is our leggings and they are in the process of moving them over. and yes we build teams but that’s for mentoring reason.

          3. How do you KNOW that A&G will “ALWAYS be american made”?

            There are a lot of good reasons for families to own similar businesses under different names. Right now, a lot of people who drop out of LLR are going to A&G. They created a net to help ensure that people who become disenfranchised with LLR (whether as a seller or an end-buyer) go right to them under a different name.

          4. DestinationUnknown

            So, building teams has nothing to do with building a pyramid where the consultants who have the most people under them make more money?

      2. I’ve checked out A&G their parallels it all comes down to this the cost of the product. Every single A&g piece I can find from my wholesalers for a third of what they are charging it’s obsurred . If you knew how many leggings dusters and 2’s you could get made in the states in the patterns you want through wholesale which also typically has no minimum order and 2 day shipping they’re all ironically located in California ?? These are MLM schemes and if you desire to own a business with longevity start your own brand look at Shopify stories you’ll find inspiration of how to cultivate and develop an online and in person sales force just like llr and A &G local businesses will gladly allow you the ability to host pop ups mimicking lllr and A&g have hosts do it similar yet right.

    4. Angie Cavaiuolo

      April, I’ve been considering Lularoe, but your post has given me pause. I like your idea of buying directly from wholesalers. Especially given that I have a retail location that I would not be “allowed” to permanently sell out of. Can you point me in the direction of US made wholesalers that make leggings and sarah style cardigans specifically? I’ve found mainly all oversees companies and the clothes run way too small. Thanks!

        1. April would you mind if I emailed you for some more information on US made wholesalers my sister and I were considering llr but I’ve been doing a lot of research not finding much good on them, I would like to find something I can do from home to bring in some extra money that I can do around my kids schedule. Thank you

    5. I’ve found very similar things on Chinese websites for 15%-20% of the “wholesale” cost of LLR’s stuff. The reps, who they call “retailers” (like how McDonald’s calls their employees “team members” to make the job sound better), are actually re-sellers, which is a HUGE difference from retailers. The reps even pay sales tax, and if they return items, even damaged, they have to pay a restocking fee to LLR that’s 15%. LLR loses nothing since they’ve already gotten their purchase price out of you, even on returns.

      To disclose, I have a actual business, and I, as a legitimate business person who isn’t a reseller of readymade goods, am exempt from sales tax when I make purchases for my business. Funny how LLR’s reps are paying sales tax. The reps are literally LLR’s customers.

      1. Jackie N Candace Alley

        There are many untrue statements in your post above. We do not pay sales tax, the customers that purchase retail product pay sales tax which is governed by the government not LulaRoe. Also, we do not pay a restocking fee on damaged items. I just wish people would ensure they have the facts before making statements as that is the largest source of rumors in my OPINION and though it may be something you heard, it’s simply not true.

        1. DestinationUnknown

          Interesting you should mention sales tax. LLR just got slapped with a federal class action suit for charging & collecting illegal sales tax. This has the potential to shut the entire company down because the damages + legal fees could be HUGE.

          1. Jackie N Candace Alley

            That has ZERO to do with consultants being charged tax on our purchases from the warehouse, so interesting you would mix the two when I said NOTHING about consumers, only that consultants are not charged sales tax when purchasing from the warehouse. Maybe it would have beneficial to read the post I was responding too!

          2. Maria Mercieca

            LLR is reimbursing anyone who paid sales tax illegally; let me know if you need the email for reimbursement. We now use a new system which applies consumers’ local tax rate to orders.

          3. Caroline Morris

            Marcia, what is the system? I have purchased a few things from different retailers and have noticed the sales tax I’ve paid varies widely. I always figured it was because I was paying the tax for the state of the seller so I was surprised to hear it was consumers local tax rate. I’ve noticed when I purchase items, sometimes I get sent to a site and sometimes just an invoice gets sent.

          4. Not everyone has switched to the new system yet, which is where you pay your local tax rate. If you are shopping with people in the old system, you will be charged their tax rate. If it exceeds your local tax rate, you will receive a credit. Or you can contact the retailer and let them know that the tax is more than your local one; many of them will adjust it for you. As for getting sent to a site or just getting an invoice, some retailers use Shop the Roe, which is probably the site you’re talking about. Some don’t. That’s a personal choice, but it’s unrelated to taxes or what system they are on.

          5. Maria Mercieca

            Oh, actually, I was just informed that you don’t even need to send them an email; they are automatically reimbursing all cards/accounts that were wrongly charged for tax. Payments are going through this morning.

      2. Maria Mercieca

        Where did you get this info? I do not pay sales tax, nor do I pay a restocking fee for damages? It’s a shame when people are posting things like this as if it’s fact and it’s 100% false.

  14. LuLaRoe by Shawnee

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that you have factually inaccurate information in this post. LuLaRoe was founded May 2013, and the onboarding information you provided has changed – the cost of initial investment, inventory items & quantities, and start up kit contents are all different than what you’ve listed.

    1. Yeah the packages have changed again and more expensive. Unfortunately, those are the only things you can discredit in the article, the rest is true.

  15. Sandra L Mort

    My goodness, people are CRANKY!!!!

    I am not a LLR consultant and the chances of being able to put together enough money to pull it off are slim to none.

    I am not a LLR junkie, recognize that there are some problems and see them trying to work through them. From where I’m standing, it seems that this is more to do with the unexpected demand, not problems with the corporate office.

    I have a friend who signed up as a LLR consultant after borrowing the money from a relative and made $5k of sales in the first 5 weeks. Other consultants have said it took 4-6 weeks to repay the cost of the startup. I’ve been asking and haven’t run across a consultant who wasn’t doing well. And when I say well, I mean making money hand over fist. Yes, this fad will die, but based on the system they have in place, nobody in their right mind is going to hoard massive amounts of stock when customers expect the latest patterns.

    It’s a lot of work, but it’s no pyramid scheme. It’s a basic direct sales company that happens to have been picked by the public for this year’s hot item. *shrug* Enjoy it while it lasts.

    1. It’s a pyramid scheme. They push reps to sign up other reps, and a lot of reps don’t even sell at all, just sign people up. Reps get 5% of what people they sign up buy. That is a pyramid scheme.

      Also you have to sell about half your inventory at their suggested high retail prices to make your money back, but a lot of reps have complained about how half their inventory doesn’t move because it’s sizes they don’t have customers for, bad patterns, or both. So if you can’t move half your inventory, you’re only breaking even, not really getting ahead. You sell half your inventory, and put that money into buying more, then again selling maybe half. You toil and don’t get ahead, and LLR keeps making sales off of you.

      1. Like Jackie said, you apparently don’t read what other people (i.e. Consultants who actually know) have told you, but 1st, consultants are NOT charged sales tax. Also, LLR does not “push reps to sign up other reps” and frankly I don’t know of any reps who don’t even sell but just sign more reps up. In their words, they would rather you focus on your own business, and not ask or pressure people to sign up. The consultants I know (and myself) made the choice to join, and approached an existing consultant to find out about doing it. Also, I don’t know where you get your “facts” from, but EVERY consultant that I know, who puts in the effort and time (that is needed to make any business thrive) definitely is making money. You don’t put all of your profit back into inventory. I mean, you could if you wanted, but that would end up being way to much inventory for one person to work with. I really see that for some reason, you’re very anti- LLR, and have no problem spreading rumors, but don’t want to find or listen to the facts.

      2. Wow, you are so misinformed. If there are reps that don’t sell at all, they are not receiving any bonus checks from their downline because they have to meet a minimum requirement to qualify for bonuses. So reps who don’t sell at all are bringing in $0/month. Are you assuming these things you are throwing out as facts or do you know someone in the business who is feeding you false information? I also saw you saying that we pay sales tax on wholesale orders? We do not. Personally, I made back my initial onboarding package investment during my launch weekend. My onboarding package was just short of $5000 and my launch sales were just over $5200. Obviously, I reinvested half of that money to restock and expand my inventory, so it took me another 4 weeks to actually be in the black. I have really loved my journey, too. I love meeting new women every day, hosting parties with them, doing live sales, while still being able to be home with my little girls every day. That’s just my personal experience.

        1. That’s phenomenal for a launch. Do you have a business background or been involved in direct sales before?
          I’m not a consultant or a consumer, hadn’t heard of LLR until a friend’s father was in the process of dying, and she needed support (emotional and monetary). As she can’t afford to cover her mortgage, she uses her final credit card to invest in LLR. As I helped her through the grieving process, she was beginning her LLR business. I was appalled at the idea this woman is this invested ($5500+$1000 on set up) without the any knowledge base what so ever. I was like, do you have a marketing plan or anything, and she stared back blankly.
          I read in a previous post team mentoring. It would be unwise to neglect the social aspect of this product. I’ll have to pray my friend finds a mentor and maybe can grasp the relational aspect of the company model. She and her son can come live with me, but I certainly can’t have them and the LLR clothing.
          I wish you continued success. Thanks for presenting your perspective.

  16. Be wary of any MLM that makes it’s money by forcing it’s reps to buy so much inventory. It’s called garage qualifying because it ends up in the garage. The company makes all it’s money there with no risk. Then the rep is stuck with having to sell it to get their cost back and hopefully turn a profit. Find a company that doesn’t force inventory on you to stay in the comp plan. They don’t even cover shipping?! Training looks weak? There are much better run companies out there with far less cost and risk to the reps. Yikes!!!

    1. LuLaRoe does not charge its consultants shipping on orders. Also, they have a buy back policy, allowing consultants to return their inventory if they decide not to sell. If it ends up in the garage, it’s not because of LuLaRoe. Training is offered multiple times per week online, as well as via a portal of recorded trainings available any time. In person trainings are offered multiple times per year and throughout the country. I hope this information helps you!

      1. Guess you can update your post now that LLR changed their buy back policy. It ends up in the garage cause LuLaRoe sends crap inventory and no solids expecting consultants to be able to convince buyers pattern mixing is the way to go even tho it looks like crap in a lot of cases

        1. Maria Mercieca

          oh man, I’m drowning in solid tops right now, haha. I guess LLR read this post and upped their solid game.

      2. LLR doesn’t refund 100%. THEY choose the prints you get, and if you get crap, YOU are out a 15%-“restocking” fee (their own wholesale cost is 10%-15% , meaning they are literally not losing money even on returns). If you open a bakery and sell my baked goods, but you had to buy the goods up front and *I* for to choose the flavors, then sent you nasty flavors, and told you I’d give you 85% back if you don’t like what I chose to send, would that be okay with you?

        1. I makes NO sense. So if you return something, LLR corporate is still making a pretty penny, because they will take those clothes and resell them to another consultant.

      3. I am currently a consultant and have been since the fall of 2016. It has been a very difficult few months selling these clothes. The seasonal leggings sell the best. I work full time and do this at night online and try to get pop ups going on the weekend. I’m getting all kinds of negative feedback that people are sick of all the Face Book notifications and most don’t want to have an in home party. Most consultants are very competitive and some very clickish and don’t want to share any of their contacts. I’m contemplating what to do. My initial investment is far from being paid off. I’ve tried everything. I’m considering quitting and returning what I have left. I feel this company was not equipped or educated to deal with the onboarding and training needs of the consultants. They create a frenzy by only putting out a limited amount of holiday clothing and limited time to buy it. Also you have to have a minimum order of 30 pieces. That’s a lot of money to invest when you are having trouble selling these clothes start with. As mentioned in this blog, some of the prints are just plain ugly and you are stuck trying to move them. Sorry to be a downer, but over all my experience has been bad.

        1. The company is well, very well equipped to make a ton of money for the top. I have a friend who claims “booming business” and it’s quite sad because let’s be real, it’s booming all right, like a bomb.
          I’m going to sound like a jerk here, but I say this as a 1st generation American…Some of your more “unique” prints are beloved by my community. (In general my mother and aunties spend a good deal of time shopping in the curtain remnant section of the fabric store. Then sew their clothes, but…) If there’d be a way to target specific communities, you’d perhaps break even and get rid of the hassle. I’ll think more on this and get back to you soon.

        2. Claire, just quit now. LLR keeps people in a vicious cycle of ordering more and more stuff when the stuff they already have won’t sell. It is essentially impossible for you to make a profit off this. Once you paid all your expenses, the only money you will have left will essentially have to go to buying more inventory.

          I don’t think anyone but a very small percentage of people at the top actually makes any money off of this. The math simply is not in our favor. It is not your fault if this is not going well – it was designed to be that way. If you need money, the just get a job. Even working at McDonald’s would pay better than this.

        3. Tammy Carlsen

          I got out of the que because I saw total disfunction. In the time period that I was in the que, at least three people on my team quit. I have since spoken with 2 other girls that recently quit and moved onto other companies, and another girl that is in the team that I was in, she is thinking about quitting too. The thing of it is, when you onboard, half of the stuff that you get is sellable, the other half is either ugly or last season’s merchandise. The consultant does really good selling her onboard package for the first month and then she takes a nose-dive. She then gets told to order more inventory because “the more you have the more you sell”! So she orders more inventory and again, half is good sellable clothing, the other half is more ugly stuff that she can’t sell. Then she gets upset, figured out that she wasted her money, and decides to quit. She then tries to sell them merchandise that she has left and she has a hard time…because it’s ugly…and she can’t even give the stuff away! Then whatever she has left she packs up to send to home office only to wait 6,8,or 10 months before she finally gets her money back for the returned merchandise! Oh yeah…and let’s throw in the fact that she had no control over her inventory because the company sends you whatever they want to send you…with YOUR money! You paid for that hideous stuff…and you had no control over it!
          NO THANK YOU! I am glad I learned early on. I am glad I got out of the que. Moved on to Agnes & Dora. Yes, it is the same family, but A&D are being ran nothing like LLR. Do your research. Ask questions. You will see!

  17. Shannon Rivera

    I have been involved in many MLM’s over the years. I find it difficult with most to turn a profit when you are forced to purchase large quantities of the product yourself in order to be “compensated”. LLR requires a hefty start-up fee, and I can’t imagine spending thousands of dollars up front. I have been added to a LLR Facebook page, via an acquaintance, and I find very few of the items attractive. That’s my own personal opinion, and many think otherwise. My most recent endeavor is Kyäni. I’m very curious if you have looked into Kyäni, and what you think of the company. I enjoy feedback, both positive and negative. Thank you
    truegrit.kyanisocial.com

  18. Marlena Miller

    What a great article. I am a newer consultant myself. I actually just launched my Lularoe business about 10 days ago. I’ve made over $4500 in sales in that time. I have worked countless hours though. I wanted to get off to a strong start because I’m a former business owner and I know what it takes. One key to success is relationships. Take the time to show your customers that they mean more to you than just a sale. I actually have three quebies (upcoming consultants that I sponsor) already. Guess what? I only knew one of them before Lularoe! Your love. Your light. Your caring heart shines through over all. If anyone would like to ask me any questions on my venture, please reach out. My email is Lularoemarlenamiller@gmail.com

    God bless! Xo

  19. With Vemma closed because more than 51% of sales was to participants and Herbalife fined 200 million dollars for selling more products to distributors than they can personally consume among other reasons. Lets see how long Lularoe lasts.

    1. They’ve been in business 4 years, and thier model is great. I love this company, but I’m not a salesperson.

        1. Jackie N Candace Alley

          If we are talking about LulaRoe they went into business in May 2013 so it will be 4 years in less than 2 months now 🤗

    1. Marilyn Stein

      No, LuLaRoe consultants are not allowed to open a brick and mortar storefront. All sales are done either by live pop-up parties, in home open house pop-ups, or Facebook/Periscope sales. Let me know if you have any other questions 🙂 I’ve been a consultant for 5 months now and can’t get enough of it!

      1. Would in-home open house pop-ups be allowed in the consultant’s home without the use of a third-party hostess? I am considering becoming a consultant and have visions of turning a spare room in my home into a boutique…and then having open houses once a week. No good? Thanks in advance for any info on this.

        1. That would actually be okay, there are many consultants that have their own home boutiques where they have “open office”hours.

          1. You are so welcome! Let me know if you have any other questions or are looking for a sponsor 🙂

        2. If you open a store out of your home, you may run into issues with zoning laws in your town. If you are on a low-density residential property (like a single-family home), then having “open office” hours where clients can just stop on by like a regular store in a strip mall might not be legal. The reason for this is that cities don’t want residential neighborhoods to become packed with cars so that people who live there can’t park on their own streets. You also need to check your insurance.

          Pop-up parties are seen as social events, but setting up a regular shop at your home can run you afoul of laws in many areas.

        3. Yes you can set up “pop-ups” in your own home, and can also have “open house” style where people can come and shop your inventory.

  20. LuLaRoe is an AMAZING company! I am a consultant and when I signed up in October 2015 LuLaRoe was my 3rd job. I was working a full time job, a part time job and LuLaRoe in any spare minute I had at home. Because of LuLaRoe it is now my ONLY job and I get to stay home and focus on LuLaRoe and my family. I made more with LuLaRoe in my second full month selling that with my other two jobs combined. My upline is amazing and we get multiple trainings weekly to help us in running our business. LuLaRoe costs real money to sign up because there is HUGE income potential. Much more so than with typical DS companies(I’ve done others) because you can make a full time living just off of selling your own product without ever having to build a team. Then if you choose to step into that leadership role there is a generous compensation plan for those who want to train and help others build their businesses as well. I’m so proud of the girls on my team who are ROCKING their business!!

  21. I completely appreciate this article. I am a business owner mysef and fell for LLR right away thinking it was my next step on the road to my life goals. Let me give everyone another viewpoint. When I was joining, I noticed a TON of LLR consultantants online closing their “stores” and going out of business bc the pieces they had wouldn’t turn over to build their stock. I started to see a lot of the ladies that I follow on Facebook keep the same exact style of leggings or other item for months bc nobody wanted them and the consultants are forced to come up with games or bundles or flat out sell the product at cost to get rid of them. While waiting to onboard there was a huge legging shortage. During this time I went to my up lines house to hear one of the owners of LLR have their weekly web chats online. The person on the other side of the computer was appalling to me as a customer. Her focus was mainly on the legging shortage and how to handle customers by saying that if someone wants to only buy llr leggings then don’t sell to them. This is when I started to veer away from the idea of selling LLR. The last issue that I had was my deciding factor to opt out of on boarding to sell lularoe. I was obsessed with their clothes. I’m a bigger girl and the leggings and oversized irmas were (and some still are) my bff’s. That is until a lot of my leggings started coming in the mail with holes in them and my Irma’s started to pill despite the extra care they warn you to take when washing your LLR. The price of their leggings are about $25 without tax and their shirts are about $35 without tax. That is way too much money for items to be defective or wear so quickly as some of the items I’ve had do. I could go to Walmart and buy $10 shirts and $8 leggings that hold up better than some of these items and I’m not happy about it bc some of the patterns LLR has are just too cool for school! As a small business owner, I decided that selling items that were not of superior quality, with interviews that blame the customer for the popularity of their leggings (which omg they are awesome feeling but its not our fault they can’t keep up with supply and demand and on another side note shouldn’t they be HAPPY they’re selling so much?) and might have a lot of items not sell causing me to lose money.. I just decided it wasn’t for me based on my core values. I hope everyone gets something out of this 🙂

    1. Anastacia Hauldridge

      Hey Kari, your welcome glad you enjoyed this post and thanks for sharing your viewpoint with everyone. I’ve noticed everyone’s experiences in LuLa Roe is different. There are some consultants who have made some return on their investment and doing well while others had to stop selling simply because they just got stuck with the inventory. Clearly as with any home based business program it is not for everyone and that is okay. You have to take your time and find the right one opportunity that is for you and make sure that your ROI is going to get you to break even otherwise your just tossing money out the window and that’s not a good way to run any successful business.

    2. I recently found two small holes in my favorite pair of leggings and when I mentioned it to my consultant she told me about holes in a couple pairs of hers. What am I supposed to do now? I love love love LuLaRoe and hate to see this start happening!

      1. Maria Mercieca

        Melissa, what leggings are they? I’m happy to try and replace. I can’t guarantee the same print, but I’ll do my best. LLR reimburses us 100% for any leggings with holes, regardless of who the customer bought it from.

    3. Yeah, I was disgusted when I saw the same video. I was a consultant at the time and that was the point when I thought to myself, “what have I gotten myself into?”. That person you saw speaking was DeAnne Stidham, the founder of LuLaRoe. Her husband Mark parrots the same thing, “If you can’t deal with the defects, then don’t sell the leggings” and then, “stop being a victim be a creator”. This is how they address problems in the company…zero accountability. Want to join?

      1. Maria Mercieca

        Actually, Kay, you can damage out holes in leggings for 100% reimbursement and therefore send the customer a new pair.

        1. Crystal Allison Moody

          I am interested in signing up as a consultant. There are currently no consultants in my town, yet LLR is wildly popular here. We are all purchasing from out of the area. I have followed this thread and feel that you know the business well. Your answers and comments have been well-articulated and show an understanding of how LLR works. I would like to signup under you, if you are willing. Please message me about getting started ASAP.

    4. Yes. As u see in my blog the items r not quality,10.00 shirts last better than eynr not quality items. Thats why I did not join.

  22. Thanks for the article. I was trying to find out more information. It seems this is becoming very popular in Utah (like many MLM’s) My niece spent her tax refund to get started and isn’t getting the miracle results she thought she would. She just had her first baby and was told this would be the way she could stay home for a few years. She is stuck with inventory she cant sell. I wanted to help her out, but they prices were high and nothing she had left fit my daughter or myself (my daughter is very short and I’m tall). There is also a lot of competition. There are so many young moms trying this in her area so how many times can the same friends go to parties to buy clothes?
    I understand this looks fun but she would have been better off spending the start up investment on some computer classes (which are dirt cheap at our tech school, about $150 each) to get some certifcations that would allow would from home.

    1. It is really sad to read things like this. Most of the women who get involved in this are not exactly flush with cash. I would bet that the vast majority of them don’t actually have 7k to “invest” in Lularoe. They either use a credit card or a tax refund.

      I am not trying to bash the women who get involved with this stuff, but don’t they stop and ask themselves if they are really qualified to own a business with no experience running a business? It has been 8 months, is your niece still doing this? Where I live, community college is still really cheap. That 7k could have paid for two years of tuition.

      1. I live in Utah so it seems like there are a lot of stay at home moms doing this so the competition has been too much for her. Luckily her husband got a raise and she has a cosmetology license so she can work a few hours around childcare. Same here, we have a state 4 year college that is under 10k for 4 year degree and a technical college that is $1.50 an hr(not a typo). I dislike that the tax return is used as a way to buy in. I was always taught by my dad to make sure I did my deductions so that I got a small tax return and bigger check every week, better to have your money all year , instead of a lump sum.

  23. As mentioned by others, before you sign up with Lularoe in any way be sure you’ve thought long and hard about who you choose to be your sponsor. This is the single biggest success factor for new Lularoe business owners. I myself am a proud and successful Lularoe fashion consultant with over 15 years of experience in marketing, leadership, mentoring and building teams. I recently wrote an online guide on how to choose a Lularoe sponsor, check it out! http://www.lulalisa.com/before-joining-lularoe/

  24. I’m a husband a a Lula Roe consultant of the past month, and there are some major red flags about their business model.

    First off, Lula Roe collects sales tax on every item through Audrey?! I am not a fan of this since there is usually major issues on charge backs and in the end Lula Roe pockets both the sales tax and your initial purchase on your order (feels like double dipping). Since you are making the purchase and acting as an independent contractor, no business should be collecting any taxes without some sort of employee benefit, so this is a major legal gray area.

    Secondly, since you are forced to go through their payment gateway (audrey) the customer service has been atrocious due to the fact that Lula Roe drops the ball on getting back to the consultant, whom is trying to either correct a purchase or has any other inquiries.

    Thirdly, they should not have so many barriers to selling. It seems that their mission to take a step back in time and to not utilize technologies efficiently that are here today is really creating major issue for mothers with families (which is whom Lula Roe is targeting). There is an major issue to setup in person “pop ups” and not being able to setup your own payment gateway is a major flaw that show how out of touch this company is with their customer (consultants/ and shoppers).

    Finally, any business that is dependent on third-party means is going to always have issues if that third-party does not support your product, or discontinues supporting that service (this beginners eCommerce 101 knowledge) . A lot of selling is done on Facebook. The major issue here is that you can only upload a certain amount of photos before Facebook shuts you down for 24 hrs. So usually when we have a pop-up sale, we are guaranteed to not have our inventory images uploaded up for that pop-up.

    1. My friend’s daughter is a new rep and I worry so much for her! Her husband is recently out of the military and in a new job. She has a full time receptionist job and a baby. She wants so much to supplement the family income so they can have a better life. The “business” looks like it could suck the life out of a person. She’s constantly setting up the parties and doing the photos and the videos. Then she has to invoice, pack and ship. One on line show down and onto the next one, so more product to be ordered, packed and photographed. Saturdays spent doing pop ups. All this after working all day, making dinner, doing laundry, etc. I don’t know how she does it.

    2. The fact that they mandate that sellers use their payment system, no matter what, even if a buyer has cash in hand at a party, proves that they don’t see their “retailers” as true independent business people. But at the same time, they charge their sellers sales tax, meaning that their sellers are actually their buyers. In the real retail world, you don’t buy the products up front. You get them on account, pay for what you sell, and return what you don’t. At LLR, you pay up front, including sales tax (making you their buyers), but they also mandate you sell HOW they say (for instance, you can’t set up a permanent strode-front and can’t sell other makers’ clothing at the same time) and they also require that ALL purchases go through their payment system (which a real wholesaler can’t mandate from a real independent business–this reeks of their buyer-sellers being employees).

      What I suspect is going on with their payment system: When you use an online or other payment processor, there is always a fee. PayPal, Square, brick-and-mortar in-store systems, etc. I suspect they’ve partnered with a payment processor company who is taking a cut, but paying part of that back to LLR, meaning that they’re profiting off of these sales.

        1. Maria, would you mind being specific when you say “there are so many things”? I’m not trying to throw shade, just curious where the inconsistencies lie.

          1. Maria Mercieca

            We do not pay sales tax on our wholesale purchases, we can use Square and other systems when our system is down, and we accept cash and checks (so I’m not sure what the OP is talking about when saying “even if a buyer has cash in hand at a party.”

          2. I was curious about the notion of such a rigid definitionl of payment system. When there are such adamant extremes, I find reality somewhere in the middle. Thank you!

          3. Hi, Chrysellys! I would love to answer your questions about LuLaRoe. I’ll send you an email later today. Thank you for reaching out!

    3. DestinationUnknown

      LLR just got slapped with a federal class action suit for charging & collecting illegal sales tax. This lawsuit has the potential to shut LLR down for good, because the damages & legal fees could be HUGE.

  25. I am a LuLaRoe consultant and there are so many flaws in this story, it’s not even close to accurate… Let alone erroneous spelling and grammar… While I’m a consultant, I’m also a copyeditor as well… So.. Actually, I’ve been with the company for a month. And no, my sales have not been slow… AT ALL. In fact, it has been so fast that I can’t keep up with my inventory. The information regarding the onboarding package is also incorrect. The welcoming package information…also incorrect… A couple of other pros: Consultants are not in competition. Everyone’s inventory is completely unique. Another pro: People get a boutique experience that is personalized without having to leave home. Do you have any idea how many moms have thanked me for a little bit of girl time and shopping without kids? Another pro: Not boutique pricing…. WHEW! And the most important pro of them all: Empowering women to feel good about their bodies regardless their shape or size… That’s the ULTIMATE pro… Because body shaming is real… And you should look it up… It’s the fastest growing company in the United States and is reaching unicorn status. You know… Like Apple and Facebook… Trust me, you’d feel better listening to your electronic trance music in a pair of the most amazing leggings you’ve ever felt. I don’t doubt that you’re an amazing woman.. but believe it or not, some of us really are changing the world, one pair of leggings at a time.

  26. what is up with everyone talking about sentence structure I’m pretty sure the writer didn’t write to get graded oye It’s funny how people need to comment on things just so they can feel like their helping someone run they’re business good to know that you’re visiting sights that your not interested in just to check out spelling and gramer.

  27. I was out as soon as I hit paragraph 4 of their story. They try to suck people in with Deanne’s heartwarming and heroic story of how she was a struggling single mother of 7 trying hard to be the best mom in everyway. It truly was inspiring and encouraging. LOL Right up until paragraph 4 when her loving and supportive husband Mark was behind her and her career all the way.

    Even if you are unaware of what pyramid schemes are and this is just another one of them they show you, before you ever spend a cent, that they are liars and con artists.
    If you read that bs story and lies and you fork over cash to these people you have no one but yourself to blame when you are out 3 – 6 thousand dollars. Hopefully, no one is dumb enough to put out more than that to get set up with this pyramid scheme.

    1. Hi Tanner; I found your story most helpful. I have a close friend who (just) last week literally, closed her Boutique in our town, & got sucked into this “At-Home” business. She saw a younger friend of hers doing very well w/ LLR so she was gullible & I think hasty. I would love to share your story w/ her. My biggest thing is frankly, I say the styles and particularly the prints, are ghastly!!! Has this “stay @ home Mom” ever worked a DAY in her life, IN the Fashion Industry….? Well I have. It’s my Profession. How she’s made it this far w/ this business & such lousey design/fabric taste, is way beyond me. The top-tier people are making all the money off these P.O.’s where you need to forfeit 6-grand up front, which is ridiculous and excessive. You are correct to call it a Pryamid Scheme. I agree. I’d like to warn my friend of the ‘risk’ involved and your overview would help. I would love to hear from you @ my E-Mail (if) you could share anything further since you seem to have experienced this. Thanx!
      Deanna “WriteStuff4U@mail.com”

      1. Agree with you and Tanner. I’ve never been suckered in to selling, but I certainly have wasted $ on buying various products. NO MORE!! And only way they can operate legally is to NOT CALL THEMSELVES a pyramid business. Something like that. I’ve gotten suckered into younique fiber lashes (ok, decent but not worth it when other hi end comps sell it on store shelves), the smell good people, what’s the name? Wax melts and such. WASTE!! yeah wax smelled good but no better or longer lasting than the $2-3 ones in stores. My last and most irritating one was Monat hair products. An old church friend from old town sent me samples-worked great!! I ordered $100 worth and my hair was even more horrible and no joke, smelled like cat pee. I cried and cried over that one. but I will say I broke down and heavily investigated the new lipsense craze. Found a random YouTuber giving honest pros and cons and really straight up honest. So I ordered and I can say this stuff is great!!! Also this stranger gave me a 1st time buyer 15% discount!! No one else has offered it. So I am really surprisingly impressed with lipsense if anybody is wondering. THE ONLY MLM PRODUCT THAT DELIVERS!!! 😊👍🏻

        1. One of the best ways to do wax is to get a tiny little crock pot (little ones for fondu, for instance), and cut up some nice-smelling votive candles. I line the little crock pot with some foil for easy clean-up, and toss some candle pieces in there. Much cheaper, much better, not supporting another pyramid scheme.

          1. I would take it as a win to just take 1000 bucks and buy all the Lularoe crap she wants at least we won’t be down 7000!

          2. Hopefully your wife understands that major financial decisions need to have both partners in a marriage in agreement.

      2. “How she’s made it this far w/ this business & such lousey design/fabric taste, is way beyond me.”

        The incredibly rich Stidham family has pulled a DeBeers. Before DeBeers, diamonds were just another stone. DeBeers marketed the hell out of diamonds, and they went from being a cheap stone like quartz to being incredibly expensive. The Stidham family has created an artificial demand (there’s no reason to have “rare” prints other than to make people rush to buy them so they “won’t regret missing out”). They also frequently change designs “with the seasons” to help make buyers feel like they need to buy an orange floral legging now because the blue floral legging is sooooooo last season. Basically they’re marketing to their “retailers,” who are actually their buyers (they even change sales tax to their sellers, which shouldn’t happen in a genuine wholesale transaction).

        Like you, I’m also in the fashion industry. I own my own business that I myself started in 1999 with a sewing machine and a single dress form. I’m appalled at how the Stidhams are lying to gullible people about the realities of running retail business (that are really re-sell businesses–the retail is from LLR).

  28. Actually the most important thing to know about Lularoe is that your sponsor can make a huge difference in your success and satisfaction with the company so it’s super important to pick the right one, rather than just going with the first person that you find. Once you sign up you’re basically can’t change sponsors. There’s a really good guide out there on how to find an amazing sponsor.

  29. Rio Terlinde Quinn

    I do have to say ALOT of this information in NOT accurate! I am a LuLaRoe consultant and would love to address and questions readers might have! Please do not go off this post! 99% of the information in Inaccurate!

    Lularoerio@gmail.com

  30. Wow after reading some of these comments I am just shocked at the blatant rudeness! But anyways thank you for your review it was very insightful and informative for someone like me who has just recently discovered the company from a Facebook friend. I was wondering why everything was so expensive. Sounds like a really hard company to make money with unless you have an avid and engaged social following or tons of friends!

  31. There is an alternative to LulaRoe. The company I sell for at http://www.mysilkybuskins.com
    The statements you made about LulaRoe were also concerning to me and thats why I continued searching until I found a very comparable company with greater perks. First let me start by saying that you can become a Buskins Legging affiliate for as low as a one time $10 fee. After you join you will never be asked to pay another cent..until you become addicted that is and start buying your own leggings. This brings me to my second point. As a Buskins affiliate you get a 25% discount on everything you buy. Whether you are making personal purchases or buying at a discount and then reselling for a higher price. Actually, you don’t have to buy at all if you don’t want to. You can sell online from your own free personalized shop and get 25% commission on every sale you make. You can track all your sales and/or purchases in your free back office. Buskins also offers free shipping throughout Canada and the United States.
    Now here’s the kicker. Buskins Leggings are made from the exact same material as LulaRoe leggings. 92% polyester and 8% spandex so they are the exact same super soft material.
    The biggest difference between the two companies is the price. Where a pair of LulaRoe leggings will run you around $50 or more, Buskins leggings retail at just $17 usd taxes in.
    Same great quality product and material for a fraction of the price of buying or selling LulaRoe. It’s worth checking out if you are a hardcore legging lover like me 🙂
    http://www.mysilkybuskins.com

    1. LuLaRoe leggings are $25, unless discounted. If they are over $25 they are not being sold by LLR consultants, but by people who buy popular prints and jack up the price!

  32. Is this review current? I am considering becoming a consultant and there are differences here to what I have heard pertaining to how compensation works and initial inventory purchase. Please advise and update. Thanks.

    1. Aloha Liz! I’m just getting back from my trip to Maui, Hawaii and saw your comment. To answer you honestly, this review is current as of the published date, but I am going to update it as I’ve been making contact with many commentators here who are following this blog post and will be featuring some key consultants from LuLa Roe to be interviewed. Soon as I hear back from them I will update the post with more information and helpful tips to grow your LuLa Roe business to success. 😉 If you need to reach out to any of the lovely ladies here who are having great results feel free to do so as they have an advantage with experience and growing a sales team.

      Ciao!
      ~ Ace

  33. Hi Everyone. I can say from a husbands standpoint that this business should be worked by all women. My wife finally has a job that she loves to do. I decided to help my wife with this business so that I can be a better husband to her, and to spend more time with her. To succeed with LuLaRoe, you just need to have a great attitude and put some time into it. Lularoe is your own business, so what you put in is what you get out of it. Our initial investment was $5500 and we made $5900 in the first 29 days. We have had over 1000 people join our group in the last 1.5 months, on top of our already 1000 people and its very simple to do this. You just have to talk with people. The clothing sells itself honestly. LuLaroe also provides weekly training and assistance so that you can go out and make your business succeed. If your interested in becoming a consultant let me know. My wife and I would be glad to talk with you. We provide unlimited training and assistance so that you feel comfortable and ready for success! fourpeaksboutique@gmail.com

  34. Matt Brandenburg

    I love stuff that feels like pajamas every day! love this dress I’ll get one too!! I’ve been looking for more lularoe leggings online and I can’t find any shops selling them, found this website searching google https://lularoeleggings.org but it doesn’t have anything for sale, do you know where I can find them?

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  36. I am a young looking middle aged woman. I was done with fly by night trends by the time I hit 30 years old. I do, however, enjoy classic, chic styles for social wear, comfortable clothes for home and small gatherings of close friends and family, and something in between for casual outings.

    I have no desire to go shopping on a social network for comfortable clothes that I cannot try on and that largely support non-US citizen’s financial prowess. Not that I do not buy some things that are made out of the USA, but when I can I certainly choose to support an American entrepreneur selling American or self made items.

    On a “personal taste” note, I prefer solids and some complimentary prints. Buisy prints and really bright colors are simply not my style but I enjoy those that it flatters. Just not for me.

    Start up cost is much too high for me to even consider. In addition to having to have inventory in my home or lease a spot for the clothing. Heck, I don’t even like doing that for Mary Kay and that is just a small space in my rather large closet. So I just allow whomever so will to order online. Not a girly type gals. Mary Kay parites were not my thing. When I throw a party, hoping someone will buy something is not on my mind. Just enjoying company.

    Having to wear or have my family wear LulaRoe attire, take pictures, and have a “Pop Up Party” on Facebook, Pinterest,, or elsewhere is SO not happening in this family. Ha ha. You would have to understand our schedule to understand that little inside joke. My husband would lovingly throttle me. lol

    In a nutshell, when I shop, I take my little self on to the store or USA entrepreneur of choice, get fitted or try on the close that are my taste and within my budget. If I do not like it after I get home, I return it. No questions ask and certainly no bartering. Too much work for simple attire for this kid.

    From what I’ve read thus far, it seems to be a lower and middle class family thing to do. Upper middle class do not have the time unless they simply view it as a hobby and could care less whether they make a profit or not.

    Below middle class cannot afford the start up cost without going into debt.

    We live once. If you enjoy it, sell it! If you don’t, don’t. Respect the choices of one another and live your own life.

  37. I’m not going to buy any of these leggings because first of all, leggings are not “my style.” I suspect truly innovative fashion could convince me to change my opinion, but from what I’ve seen the prints and patterns are simply UGLY. I know this is a matter of perspective, but the charm is lost on me. I don’t appreciate being coralled into people’s groups about this commercial endeavor. The model seems to depend upon people thinking it’s “friendly to support” people they know even if they don’t like the product, because that’s what “good people” do. It’s a pretty sad harnessing of people’s feelings, IMO. I’m happy if people find success in matching others to products they want, but the call for “friends” is so paltry in my experience. I barely know the people who want to sell to me, in fact, a few of them even despise me because my political beliefs are so different from theirs that they’d never let me be around their children. I wish they’d just leave me alone.

  38. Christopher Shafer

    you can get the same leggings at Walmart for 5 dollars.do you know why they Dont have an actual store??SCAM.no different then scentsy,the company is trying to save money by ripping people off and these idiots are buying right into it.

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  40. So it takes a lot of money to start up ! Maybe to some around $7,000.00 is not much but sure is to me. Sounds like a good business for the right person. A salesperson! Thanks for the info !

  41. I am in my middle 40s, 5’7″, 160#, never had kids or been a mom but I do own a business and Inwork from home. The LLR styles don’t appeal to me because I prefer a more classic, tailored style, natural fibers, less patterns and more neutral color choices. That said, the bulk of the women I know/see buying and wearing LLR are mid-20s to late-30s, which, to me, these gals are young. Many are young moms but also have careers. I have no idea what you mean by saying LLR clothing is for/appeals to “mature” women. Is that an age or body type/size reference? Either way, you’re entitled to your own opinion but, from my perspective you’re way off base.

  42. Idk I know a handful of friends who are consultants and are doing amazing every job and business owner has is ups and downs but they are doing very well for themselves. All stay at home moms and some single stay at home moms two who are actually going on the LLR cruise. Yes start up is extensive I agree but my friends made that all back and then some on three months. I think it’s all about how you run your business if you run it half assed..well what do you expect. Everyone is different but the ones I know are doing amazing!

  43. I don’t mean to be rude and I find it amazing and wonderful that this opportunity has turned lives around I wish I could share a detailed post I made on my site if ace and rich give me permission I would love to break down the facts of the cost of these clothes. Ladies 1.) llr and Agnes and Dora own your business if you fail to maintain sales and orders you loose your initial and large investment. 2) yes I have seen GREAT success with llr and Agnes and Dora but I have seen great great disappointment too. A & G has just launched landing sites similar to Chloe and Isabel doing a massive service to their Reps bringing the source of your business off of fb. I’m sorry llr and Agnes and Dora just like most clothing lines are overpriced Tanner do you know the actual wholesale cost that LLR pays for let’s say Leggings? I know what LLR tells you whole sale is but wholesale on LLR leggings is 4 – 6 dollars . Sometimes less ad consider this LLR take total and complete control over your ability to choose patterns so they purchase in bulk what has not sold fabric wise and have the same wholesale fashion houses whip out the same designs. A Sarah for example ladies on average they wholesale for 12 dollars yes 12 dollars wholesale comes on the 6 meaning 2 small 2 med 2 large that means for 72 bucks you’ve got 6 pieces to sell wholesale in a Sarah is what 32?

    3.) did I say they own you ? Oh I did … the private pages the groups the hustle the massive massive failure rates to success . I give the founder Deanne great props she’s created one of the most exspensive pyramid schemes that people simply love. This is the biggest thing that should alarm you the fact that you can’t conduct business the way you want. Now Agnes and Dora has gone to a some what webbased botique style but not allowing square space , Shopify , woo commerce sites in which you list the inventory you JUST BOUGHT it’s yours well it’s not if they can tell you what you do with it and how you sell it.

    4.) social media . Either you come out swinging or you sit there stinking. I watch it everyday great posts bad posts and branding yourself around llr or a&g is a tragic tragic mistake you are a brand rep the brand does not rep you. Oh but it does – doesn’t it? This is where I said NO. When I was told my large social media following had to be listed LLR by April Ward I said no . Those followers are there because I have a broad reach. Now I was days from launch and hosted a pop up to test my market where the rep cleared 2500 from 10-2 yes that’s right and that is where I conduct my wholesale personal shop out of when ever I choose charging real prices and do even better ….
    ladies do your self a favor this is a business yes there is a kind bond but when push comes to shove you’ll see the claws if those that were so wonderfully loving to you.
    Do yourself a favor …. I’d be glad to provide my wholesale contacts and sign in so you can see the cost of each item and find the current and to come pieces from just about most brands and it will blow your mind. Save the 7000 to start and brand yourself build a small easy to use site with Shopify WordPress .org square space and start small set up social media Accts linked to you but transfer to a business setup obtain an online fb shop , buyable pins . A shop now button on IG use live media and do this the right way … never ever ever let a fad or changing business plan own you you make the plan — that’s true empowerment what they’re providing is not a business in a box it’s you in a box .

  44. Hi this is April I’ve received a bunch of emails asking for a list of the wholesalers I have used and I’d recommend at least 8 emails and I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring you. I’ve actually complied a list and I contacted the top 2 advising that those without resellers permits who are building businesses want to look at their product line … I have a way that you’ll be able to see pricing ( if I just gave the links it would not show you cost ) I’m writing it all down in a blog post … I will send the link out asap. Each purchasing act with wholesale has to create an account and typically its not verified document wise and payments etc until you purchase so for those who are researching I will explain exactly how you obtain cost of your proposed items I will also share another great resource for wholesale…. thanks for your patience I’m so excited that many of you have the gusto to do this go for it and any way I can assist let me know. I also suggest researching Pinterest and website development for how you’ll sell your merchandise… I am hopeful to have everything compiled for you tonight.

    1. Tenna Wilkerson

      Hi, April. I just found this post. Have you posted this info in your blog yet? If so, can you share the direct link? TIA

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  46. FYI, just so that this discussion has all the updated current facts, LuLaRoe no longer charges a restocking fee for consultants who are closing shop. You can return all of your inventory for 100% refund if you choose to end your relationship with LLR and follow a different path. They have also instituted the Happiness Policy (which entitles you to refund, exchange, or credit 30 days after purchase and exchange or credit for 90 days after purchase from April 24, 2017 going forward if you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way) as well as the Make Good Program (which entitles you to replacement product for any damaged product you may have received prior to April 24, 2017). Thank you so much for writing articles like these. Although they do often start spreading false information (such as claiming that we pay taxes on wholesale purchases – we do not), they also make it clear to the company what things do need to change and now the changes have been made. As for tax, most retailers are now on the new system which charges people their own local tax rate, but some retailers have not made the switch, in which case you will be credited any tax money you are charged incorrectly. Thanks again and feel free to reach out to me if you’d like more information about LLR or becoming a retailer. Cheers!

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  48. Fortunately the problems with holes etc have been solved in quality control and in the manufacturing processes. My wife and I sell LLR and we have thousands of peices of LLR and we have only EVER seen 2 pieces that were defective and we returned them to LLR for a credit that arrived in a couple days. As well, LLR now has the HAPPINESS policy that allows us as consultant to receive any defective clothes and give you a credit for a new garment, then we return the defective items.
    There were some minor problems about 18 months ago, but they have been dealt with and are no longer an issue. My wife and I were profitable after about 2 1/2 months of business on our initial 10K investment and everything since has been profits. We work the business about 20-25 hours between the two of us per week and it provides a decent supplemental income per month. We personally know people who are making 20-25K per months selling, but we are not here yet, so the potential is there. It is a legitimate business that can provide as much as you put into it.
    I was hesitant when my wife first told me about the potential business as i am very frugal, but I have monitored expenses and profits closely and all in all, it is a fine business if you put your heart into it and try. One problem with LLR is that so many who go into the business have no education whatsoever, many are uneducated housewives or others without any college education and do not understand what you need to know to run any business. Then, when they fail due to their own business incompetence, they want to blame LLR and say that it is a scam. Well, it isn’t, otherwise I would not be making thousands of dollars per month on genuine clothes sales. I do not have a downline, nor do I necessarily want one. I just want to sell clothes, that is where the money is anyway. They are attractive and comfortable clothes that many women love. I am happy to be part of that process. http://lularoebygingersisters.com and http://roedoneright.com

  49. Thank you so much for these tips, I think that they will be rather valuable, especially for those who are just starting out. http://roedoneright.com My wife and I have been very pleased with our LuLaRoe business and are making good money doing it. I would recommend it to anyone with business experience.

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