Chloe + Isabel specializes in jewelry and jewelry merchandising for women that want to start their own businesses. Much of the jewelry is high-end, trendy fashion jewelry which gets featured in fashion magazines including Glamour and Vogue.
The Founder and CEO, Chantel Waterbury, began a successful 15 year career in jewelry design and merchandising shortly after college. She worked for such retail giants as Target and Macy's as well as famous jewelry name brands like Tiffany and Cartier. Chantel always looked for a way to empower woman entrepreneurs.
“Chloe” is the name for a fearless fashionista, always in search of the season’s hottest trends, while “Isabel” appreciates, above all, timeless, beautifully-crafted pieces. Whether you're a Chloe, an Isabel, or a Chloe-bel (that's a bit of both!), this distributorship wants to be a destination for all women.
Chloe + Isabel is also a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) which holds both sellers and companies to stringent rules and guidelines for ethical and fair business practices.
Signing Up For the Opportunity
There is an application process for new merchandisers, which includes an interview by a current merchandiser to ensure that each person who signs up has an entrepreneurial spirit. Each person is either interviewed or peer selected. Because there are no recruiting requirements, Chloe + Isabel doesn't really consider their company to be like your typical Multi-Level Marketing or MLM.
It's also possible to sell jewelry via offline direct sales, online e-commerce, and through social media. Individual boutiques are also set up online and offline.
The Commission for Chloe + Isabel
The commission on all sales you make for Chloe + Isabel is between 25 to 40% depending on what the item is. Then there are cash bonuses from the company once you reach certain milestones. There is also plenty of guidance from team leaders who will help you reach any monthly income goals that you would have for yourself.
Instead of recruiting like most MLMs, you are placed on the equivalent of sales teams. Sales are made for and by merchandisers using social media, online pop-up shops, and in-person events. Chloe + Isabel provides you with a unique URL to sell online as well as resume-boosting skills for your new business.
The Start-up Costs and the Start-up Kit for Chloe + Isabel
The cost of the start-up kit is $175 and includes:
- $700 worth of jewelry
- essential marketing materials
- 30 to 50% discount off anything extra that you would want to buy
- a few pieces of free jewelry to wear
- This month (October 2016) you also get a free $75 jewelry credit if you apply apply to be a merchandiser and buy the kit.
Minimum Requirements to Remain Active
Unlike other direct sales companies, Chloe + Isabel does not require much in order to keep your merchandiser status. All you have to do to remain active is make at least one sale every six months.
Reviews of Chloe + Isabel
You can read them here at this link: http://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Chloe-Isabel-Reviews-E576307.htm if you want to see how they did. Their overall score was about 3.6 out of 5 stars as of the date of this blog post. Some raved about the distributorship, while others complained that the jewelry had become defective and the company had overall declined in performance.
How to Sign-up and Become a Merchandiser at Chloe + Isabel
You can use this link to get started. Good luck!
P.S. – If you want to start a direct sales business, but Chloe + Isabel isn't what you had in mind, you'll be excited to know that Stella & Dot (another VERY high-quality jewelry company) is offering a sign-up bonus for new stylists now through 4/30/18.
- a Taj Tote ($98 value)
- $350 in jewelry accessories
all for $199! Go here to read more about the opportunity.