Mention direct sales and you will likely get a load of opinions with the popular misconception being they are pyramid schemes. According to the Direct Sales Association (DSA), U.S. direct sales totaled $29.87 billion in 2011, a 4.6 percent year-over-year increase from $28.56 billion in 2010. No scheme here, just a growing sector in both how consumers shop for products and an opportunity of employment for many.
“There is good news coming from the direct selling segment,” said DSA president Joseph Mariano. “Despite the economic climate, direct selling continues to be a source of income and support for independent consultants across the U.S.”
Direct selling is done person-to-person with no retail location, most companies like Celadon Road also have a website to make the selling process easier and more flexible for the customers. The most popular format is the party, a hostess gets special discounts and free products for hosting an evening of fun and shopping with their friends and family.
Celadon Road is a new direct sales company based out of Massachusetts with consultants all around the country and growing daily. They are currently looking for new consultants to help people find their shade of green. No preaching, no soap box, with Celadon Road it is about making small changes you are comfortable with to live a greener, healthier and more socially responsible life. They offer high quality natural, eco-friendly organic products for the family and home, including skincare, cleaning products and pet products.
From their website “Celadon Road looks to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in women and men of all shades of green by providing business and advancement opportunities in our growing company. We also lead by example as a socially responsible company, both in our sustainable business practices as well as by giving back to our community and the environment. In following our mission, we inspire individuals to discover and explore their shade of green and to purchase with a purpose. We strongly believe if we all make small changes toward a greener lifestyle, collectively we can have a profound impact on our world.”
Celadon Road provides a flexible source of income combined with the satisfying feeling that you are sharing products that help create a safer environment for your customer and their families. There is no selling pressure with Celadon Road and it is a perfect flexible job for many people, if you are unemployed, able to work only part time, Moms with small children and no daycare option, etc. It gives you the support of a company through training and sales tools but also the independence to create your own business plan and work as much or as little as you wish.
Consultants with Celadon Road share their products and green living information with people through parties, both online and in person. Celadon Road parties come in many shapes and sizes, a few of the most popular options are the spa party, green cleaning home detox, and pets go green. There are many options and themes so guests can sample some of the products available and get more information. A party can be held in the home of the hostess, local park, local coffee shop or restaurant, or an employee break area at work. The consultant shares a little info about the company, the products and answers questions from the guests. The guests also get a helpful handout on how to remove a lot of the toxic chemicals from their home and make their environment a safer place to raise their family. The hostess invites their friends, family and co-workers to the party and based upon party sales, earns free products, discounts and the honor of a tree planted in his/her name via the organization Trees for the Future and a pair of shoes donated through Soles 4 Souls. For the busy customer who spends a lot of online time there is an online party option. A webpage is created just for their party, invitations are emailed and a Facebook event page is created. No paper, all online and a great green way to share tips, reviews of the products and more.
Celadon Road just released a new catalog on November 1, full of wonderful products to help you live a little greener, you can check it out here, Celadon Road Catalog and order from the local consultants page, also stop by and check out the blog Why Green Now, reviewing some of the products or visit the Facebook page to get updated sales information.
You can start your green business for $99, and with a local consultant group in the Palm Beach area you can be confident you will have local training and support so whether you are living a super green lifestyle or just recycle a little, join Celadon Road and make a difference.