Hello and thank you so much for joining me in my Perfectly Posh review! This multi-level marketing company is geared more towards us ladies and I have to say that I love yummy soaps and creams and things that make me feel pampered and glamorous. But is the opportunity offered at Perfectly Posh something that will give you the sweet smell of success or be a washout as far as your financial bottom line is concerned?
I am not an Influencer with Perfectly Posh, nor have I ever been. My goal is to research these so-called opportunities for you because I don’t want you pulling funds out of any retirement savings you may have unless you stand a good chance of seeing some kind of reasonable return on your investment.
What Is Perfectly Posh
Perfectly Posh is a multi-level marketing company in the beauty/self-care space. They sell a variety of products such as:
- face cleansers
- face moisturizers
- body scrubs and moisturizers
- products for men
- seasonal specials
‘Influencers’, who sell the products to generate commissions, are located all over the United States and now recently in the US territories of Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Who Is Perfectly Posh For?
This personal care/beauty multi-level marketing company is aimed at recruiting younger, stay-at-home moms to join as Influencers which, I think, is a little short-sighted. Us older gals also love taking care of ourselves and could possibly do very well selling fancy soaps and body scrubs. But, there is a better way than joining an MLM which I will tell you about at the end of this review. So, please stay with me as we learn more…
Brief Details and Price
owners/founders: Ann Dalton and Andrew McBride
price to join and what’s included:
Starter Kit #1: $30.00 (plus taxes and shipping fee)
- Mini Pink Ink Catalogue (10 pack)
- Opportunity Card (10 pack)
- Polka-Dotted Guide
- Pick Your 6 Notepads (3 pack)
- You Deserve to be Pampered Sample Card (10 pack)
- Spanish Starter Kit Card
- Right Back At Ya Mask Samples and Face Cleanser (20 pack)
Starter Kit #2: $99.00 (plus taxes and shipping fee)
- Brazilian Bombshell So Soapy
- The Healer Skin Stick
- Sassyooma Exfoliating Jelly Wash
- Honey Honey! Body Crème
- Show Me What Your Mermaid Of Big Fat Yummy Hand Crème
- Best Face Forever Exfoliating Face Wash
- Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Crème
- Glam Goals Bag
- replicated website – Note that you will have to start paying $10.00 hosting fee a month on your website after the first month
Note: Only the $30.00 starter kit is available to residents of the 5 US Territories listed above
guarantee: there is no income guarantee
rating (out of 10): 3
My Review of Perfectly Posh
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Perfectly Posh was co-founded by Ann Dalton and Andrew McBride in 2011. Neither of these individuals is with the company any longer. However, there is no information on the Perfectly Posh website nor anywhere else that I could find that indicates who is running the show over there now.
The products have attractive branding and packaging with fun names such as:
- Egg on Your Face – facewash
- Moss Be Love – hydration face mask
- Under Wonder – makeup primer
- Rubby Scrubby – foot exfoliator
- Show Me The Honey – face mask
ways to earn
You can hold a Perfectly Posh party in your home or a virtual one online and earn commissions.
There are 9 ranks at Perfectly Posh.
Once you have signed up through an ‘Influencer’ you can start your ‘business’ and begin to sell products for 20% commission. Then it goes up to 25% for the next rank. That sounds pretty good to start with but you must remember that you are selling many small-ticket items.
PV stands for Personal Volume. During any month, PV is the total of your personal commissionable sales. This includes items you buy for your own personal use and those you sell to customers. The commissionable value is equal to the product’s retail price. So, for example, you sell $100 worth of product, you will receive $20.00 (20%).
QFC stands for Qualified Frontline Consultants. These are family members and friends that you have personally recruited and they must sell 200 in PV to qualify for commission.
To know how much you have earned from the recruits in your downline, you must know what your rank and their rank is. You are paid on the TV, or Team Volume, of each of your downline Consultants.
Your Company includes everyone in your downline that you recruited. Your CV, or Company Volume, is the total PV for all Consultants in your Company. Your Team includes everyone in your downline who is not at the level of Premier or in the downline of a Premier. If you have not yet reached the rank of Premier, and nobody else has done so in your downline, then your Company and your Team are the same.
If this all sounds confusing, it is meant to! These MLM compensation plans are difficult to understand at best and I assure you that you will simply not be making much until you have recruited many, many people below you. Those in your downline will need to be selling a lot of volume for you to earn commissions from them. That is why it is always the top 1-2% that are the ones making a lot of money, and which is one of the reasons we do not get to see the Income Disclosure Statement.
Here is an image of the compensation plan:
income disclosure statement
There is no income disclosure statement to be found anywhere, with my extensive research. This is not a good sign and is definitely a red flag. Perhaps they don’t want us to know how little people are really making apart from those at the very top of the pyramid.
complaints from real people
I have read so many comments about this company, but I didn’t want to post a whole bunch of them because I don’t want to turn this into a Posh bashing post. There are plenty of former ‘Influencers’ that you can easily find online who give detailed accounts of their experience. They cite things such as cyber-bullying, poor customer service, and aggressive sales tactics.
Unfortunately, it seems that when these MLM’s have a lot of women on the Facebook Forums, it can deteriorate into shaming, negativity, drama and incredible pressure from those in the upline. Instead of building each other up, it turns into an aggressive competition because, let’s face it, there are only so many family members and friends you can sell to and recruit before you run out of people and you are all competing against each other. Eventually, the market becomes saturated.
Pros and Cons
- attractively branded products
- can host virtual parties
- products are expensive
- the MLM business model is flawed
- no income disclosure statement
- hassling family and friends
Final Thoughts on Perfectly Posh
Perfectly Posh is not a scam. They have a wide range of products and a very slick and appealing website. However, on a personal note, I was somewhat surprised, and curious, at not seeing one single image of an older female model featured in the Perfectly Posh catalog or promotional material. They obviously don’t think that mature women love this pampering stuff too which suggests to me that they are not doing enough market research. Oh well. Maybe it is because we are too smart to pay the prices they are asking.
They certainly have an appealing range of products with clever, eye-catching names, I give them that. But no matter how slick and attractive products are, when you are tied to just one company, you can only sell their product line which is very limiting in my opinion. I, for one, enjoy many different products from a wide range of companies and would not like to just be stuck with one.
Perhaps you have had great success with Perfectly Posh and I would be delighted to read about it as I am sure others would, in the comment section below.
Inevitably, as in all multi-level marketing programs, the only way you will make anything other than a little bit of side income (which may be all you need or want of course), is to recruit all those people that you know who will start avoiding you the second they see you coming. Not everyone has the right kind of personality and drive that is required to have any success with this business model which is why I created the checklist to see if you think you are the right kind of individual to enter the direct selling arena.
The multi-level marketing business model is flawed. You don’t have to take my word for it because it is well-documented.
As I see it though, there is no sweet smell of success here for me or you. I would call this a wash-out for your bottom line.
Think about this instead…
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Please don’t sell yourself short. We are from the coolest generation that ever lived, right?
I wish you every success,