How much does it cost to become a Paparazzi Accessories Consultant?
Paparazzi has completely done an overhaul on their Starter Kits now offering 3 new options! And in each of these Kits you will receive marketing materials, the hottest new accessories, and displays that will make you $5 bling look like a million bucks!!!
$99 Starter Kit: Includes 35 pieces of jewelry (no hair accessories), marketing tools, and a necklace bust display. Retail value of $175
$299 Starter Kit: Includes 120 pieces of jewelry, marketing tools, a necklace bust display, and a ring display. Retail value of $600
$499 Starter Kit: Includes 200 pieces of jewelry, marketing tools, a full set of jewelry displays (necklace bust, ring display, bracelet display, and earring display), and a FREE TICKET TO CONVENTION! Retail value of $1100. (Best Kit Ever!)
What is Paparazzi Accessories?
Paparazzi is a Direct Sales and Party Plan Company, which specializes in affordable, fashionable accessories. We sell earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, hair clips and head bands… all for $5.00 each! We also have a Starlet Shimmer line for the Little Diva’s for $1.00 each!
Two sisters opened Paparazzi in December 2010 in Utah. Their goal and mission is to bring self-confidence, empowerment and independence to women and families all over the world. They seek to fulfill this mission through the following avenues:
First, they seek to offer women an affordable option to be fashionable and feel great.
Second, they offer a real home-based business opportunity – independent of “recruiting” friends and neighbors. Independent Consultants of Paparazzi are able to carry inventory, host home parties, basket parties, invite associates, have fun, and sell their inventory directly to the customer. Consultants are able to sell as much and as often as they would like.
Third, they offer future independence through the Paparazzi Compensation Plan by Consultants training others to be successful. This gives each Consultant the ability to build a long-term residual income, giving them a potential for real independence.
Can I change sponsors?
You only have 3 business days to call Paparazzi @ 855-697-2727 to change sponsors,after that you cannot. Therefore, is so IMPORTANT that you do your research, ask all the questions, and not just go with the first person you approach. Ask them who their Elite up-line is, what benefits you get if you join their team? What kind of resources can you receive? Yes, ultimately is YOUR job to build your business, but it does helps to have all the resources at your fingertips.
That's why, I, as the leader of the United Fashionistas, wanted to give our team everything they needed to make this business Successful!
What do Hostesses Earn?
Earn FREE jewelry and/or hair accessories for hosting a Basket party, Online party, Home party, or Open House:
The company offers 10% in retail sales for hostesses and we are compensated 2 free pieces for every 20 we buy for our cash and carry inventory.
Along with the 10% I will give my hostesses these as well.
* 1 free item for hosting (with $50+ plus tax in sales)
* 1 free item for each party booked (given when their party is held)
* 1-3 free items if you refer someone and they become a consultant. 1 for $99 kit, 2 for $299 and 3 for $499
* Hostess Program: When a hostess has several parties a year, she gets a little more from me than my one night partiers*
Can I see a catalog or order online as a customer?
Although we do not have catalogs, we have just launch our Replicated Site Shopping Cart! All customer have the option to purchase online through her consultant’s free site or a hostess’s online party now! All orders are subject to $5.95 shipping and local state tax. Each consultant orders their own inventory and Paparazzi is always changing their products to keep up with the fashion and trend, so there are no catalogs available. There is always NEW inventory! Our customers buy what we have in stock in home parties and cash and carry events.
What is the jewelry made from?
Paparazzi uses a blend of metals to make all our jewelry. The products are primarily made of iron, but do include other trace minerals. Those trace minerals are made up of a metallic alloy or either zinc, steel, aluminum, or copper.
Is there any nickel or lead in the jewelry?
No. All of our pieces are completely nickel and lead free. However, they are not classified as being hypo-allergenic.
Do I Have to Purchase My Display or Marketing Items from Paparazzi?
Absolutely not! As an Independent Consultant, you are allowed to use the Independent Consultant logo as you wish. You can make your own business cards, banners, posters, flyers, etc. You can also make your own displays or purchase them from wherever you want. It's completely up to you. -- You cannot, however, alter the logo in any way.
As a Consultant, can I charge more than $1 or $5 plus tax for the products?
No. When you purchase jewelry from Paparazzi, you will be charged sales tax on the retail price of $1 or $5, even though you are purchasing it for a wholesale price. Paparazzi takes care of reporting/filing all the sales tax so you don’t have to. We recoup that extra charge if you want to add tax on each item. You are responsible for filing income taxes for the income you make on the jewelry. Consultants either sell their items for $1 or $5 flat or for $1 or $5 plus tax. It’s up to you which option you’d like to sell your items for. According to Paparazzi Policies and Procedures, we cannot advertise our items using the Paparazzi logo for more than $5 unless it says plus tax (same thing for the $1 items). We are also not allowed to sell our items for less than $1 or $5.
What About Sales Tax?
You will be charged sales tax on the retail value of each piece you order. Paparazzi is required to do this. This is intended to ensure that each state tax agency is made whole on any potential sales from the transactions of that wholesale product. The sales tax is charged at the local level of the place where the order is shipped. Paparazzi collects these taxes at the time of wholesale inventory purchase and remits it to the state on behalf of the Retail Sale that the Consultant may now have.
This also allows the Paparazzi Consultant the option of charging their local taxes on their Customer transactions and recuperate that cost, or absorbing it into their business structure; while at the same time not bringing any uncovered sales tax liability on Paparazzi or the Consultant.
What is the Guarantee?
As far as when you are selling to your customers through the website, their request for return must be made within 10 business days of receipt to be eligible for a full refund. To initiate a return, the customer must contact Paparazzi Support at (855) 697-2727 to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Upon approval, a shipping label will be provided to the customer.
All returns need to have the RMA number clearly marked on the outside of the package and must be shipped to:
39 S. Main Street
Hurricane, UT 84737
When you receive your inventory shipment from Paparazzi, you have three (3) days to look it over and notify them if anything is broken and not repairable.
Most items are repairable, simply by squeezing shut a jump ring (these are the small, circular rings used in most jewelry making processes).
Does Paparazzi Withhold Taxes?
No. You are solely responsible for reporting the income you make from your Paparazzi business. You will receive a 1099 or similar form from Paparazzi at the end of the year to assist you with your tax filing.
* * * Make sure to keep track of ALL your expenses: mileage, food, postage, office supplies, etc. Even the cost of the inventory you purchase! These are important costs of doing business and as a consultant, you will own your own business. Be sure to take advantage of all the tax deductions you are legally allowed! * * *
Do I Need A Vendors License?
These laws vary by municipality. Your local municipality may or may not require it, so it is a good idea to check with your local government.
However, when you are signing up for and event, you will sign up under your name and Paparazzi Accessories as the company. As a consultant, you are permitted to use Paparazzi's Tax ID number to register for any events. To get the Tax ID number for your state, ask your sponsor or call Paparazzi's corporate office to get the number specific to your state.
As a Consultant, how much money can I make?
Consultants order all jewelry and accessories for $2.75/per adult item, which you sell for $5.00 each. The Starlet Shimmer items are in sets of 10 for $5.00, which you sell for $1.00 each. You earn a 45% PROFIT off each piece of jewelry and hair accessory you sell. You can also earn commissions from your team members and their down line; 5% commission is earned from each consultant until you have 3 active, then you will start earning 10% commission for every jewelry order they place with Paparazzi. If they sign up consultants too, you earn 5% of their orders as well. As you advance in rank you are eligible for even more commissions. Read the “Commission Plan” for more details.
Maintaining Active Consultant Status:
Order at least 200 PV (100 pieces) of inventory within the previous 12 consecutive calendar months.
You do NOT have to order every month. However, to be eligible for commissions from your down line, you must purchase at least 50 PV (25 pieces or 5 packs) per month, but it’s not required. (5 pieces) = $68.75 (25 pieces) If, for some reason, you couldn’t order a particular month you won’t lose your team members, unless it’s been over a year.
Can I Choose the Items I get in my Starter Kit?
No, not at this time. Each Starter Kit contains a vast array of specially selected items. You'll get many, many different styles in order to give you a variety of items for your customer to choose from, and for you to become familiar with the different styles.
How Much is Shipping?
When you order your inventory from Paparazzi, you will have a flat rate shipping fee of just $5.95 on orders that are less than $100 (before taxes). No per item fees, no weight-based shipping - just a flat $5.95. AND If you order $100 or more isFREE SHIPPING!
When Will I Receive My Shipment from Paparazzi?
This all depends on where you are located in the US. Packages are sent via Fedex or USPS. On the East side of Ohio, it seems to take 5 business days to receive shipments. The closer you are to the headquarters in Utah, the less the transit time will be and vice versa.
How do I sign up?
Go to http://www.paparazziaccessories.com (You will need your Sponsor's ID#, so contact the person who sent you here) and click on “Business Opportunities”, then “Sign up now” at the top, or scroll to the bottom and click on “Learn How to Become a Consultant”. Keep in mind that any option you choose is a good one! After you join, you will immediately have your own ID # and have access to your back office.
You'll be on your way to a fabulous income in record time!