In Direct Sales, a kitnapper is known as someone who joins a company for the sole reason of getting a starter kit. They have little to no plans to place any additional orders. Some consultants aren’t fond of kitnappers.
Similarly, a personal user is someone who joins for the purpose of being their own best customer. They’re in it for personal use and may sell a little to family and friends, but that’s it.
I don’t think being a kitnapper is such a bad deal. I heart kitnappers.
It’s a ‘try it before you buy it’ situation. Sure they bought the kit, but they’re also getting 3x the value of what they paid for it. They may actually end up getting hooked and decide to do more with it than they originally intended.
It’s a crap shoot for the corporate office to offer kits that contain three times the value of the initial investment. But they’re banking on all the others who end up doing more than originally planned. How many times have you gone into the store for nail polish and came out $68 dollars later with a few things you didn’t originally intend to get? Stores count on that.
As for the personal users. In 2006 was a personal user. I told my sponsor exactly what my intentions were, and that was to do the bare bones minimum to remain a consultant for a while. That was 10 years ago and look at me now – still here and top ranked among less than one percent of the entire company.
Don’t write off kitnappers. Embrace them. We need them.
August is full of reasons to join Scentsy:
- Enhanced Starter Kit – you get all the regular goodness of our current season, plus for the same investment you also get the upcoming Fall / Winter scent testers and catalogs.
- FREE Shooting Star Enhancement Kit – when you sell 500 PRV (generally $500 in the United States) in your first 15 days of business, you’ll receive a FREE shooting star enhancement kit. Normally you can purchase this for $200 and get $300 value. Read more about this here. Join in August and qualify in your first 15 days and you earn it free. I know, I know, if you’re a kitnapper you may not want to do this one, but think about it, it’s more free stuff.
- Most of our catalog products are 10% off in August – just in case you wanted to place an order after you join. You’d also get commission on everything you sell or purchase for yourself. Example – if you were to place a $30 order, you’ll get that for $27, and once you factor in the commission you’ll earn on it (consider it a rebate) you’ll get the $30 item for $21.60.
We have no monthly minimums, you just need to place a qualified order once every three months. So you could join now, enjoy your kit, never do anything with it and have a happy life. Or you could join now, stick around and buy Christmas gifts from yourself by November.
Sounds win/win to me.
Do you want me to ask in a more professional manner than telling you to Just Do It? I can do that –
Have you considered joining Scentsy? I think it’d be a good fit for you, even if you do it just for the starter kit. I don’t mind kitnappers; it’s your life, not mine. I’d love for you to join my team, Abundant Prosperity. I’ll help you with anything you need. You can learn more about me here.