Greetings to the Queen!
Someone told me that you used to sell Rainbow Vacuums. I’ve been thinking about doing it, is Rexair a scam? Is it legitimate? What was your experience?
Yes, it’s true, I used to sell Rainbows. Well, I sold a Rainbow.
You can read a little about my experience here. And no, they’re not a scam. Rexair is the company that manufactures the Rainbow vacuum and they’ve been around since the 60′s or so. They’re a Direct Sales company, which means you’ll be selling the Rainbow directly to customers, not retail outlets.
Because of this, Rainbows are hella expensive. When I was working there, they were about $2000. Now, I hear they’re around $3000! You’ll only be allowed to do in-home demonstrations, and your marketing is severely restricted. We actually went door to door to “register” people to win a free vacation. (hint: everyone won) In order to claim the prize, the winner would then have to sit through a demonstration of the Rainbow.
Yep…marketing techniques from the 1960′s too!
In this current economy, it will be a challenge for you to be successful with Rainbow. Granted, I don’t know their current marketing guidelines, so they may have come into the 21st century. But since the Internet is so prolific now, people can find used Rainbows fairly easily, so the incentive to buy new isn’t what it used to be.
There is no cost to get started, which is pretty rare with a Direct Sales company, but you’ll have a harder time convincing people to buy $3000 vacuums when they may be laid off at any moment.
I recommend that you look into some other Direct Sales companies for better commission structures, recession-friendly products, and more lenient marketing techniques. If sales is your thing, then you shouldn’t have a problem finding a company you fit in with!
PS: I have a list of “Mini Franchises” on this blog…these are MLM, Direct Sales, and Network Marketing companies that have stood the test of time. Check ‘em out!