Princess House Cookware Review- Should You Join This MLM?

Are you someone who just loves food and cooking and all the accessories that go with it? Perhaps you have thought that it might be kind of fun to sell cookware and make some money doing so.  I welcome you to my Princess House Cookware review!  You are wise to research any online company before buying into it.  PH has been around a long time and they have a business opportunity for you to do just that.  But, should you join this MLM?

I am not a Consultant with Princess House, nor have I ever been.   I am your cyberspace watchdog and it is my passion to research and investigate these so-called ‘opportunities’ on the internet and give you a report on my findings.  You and I have made it this far and we have lots of good years ahead of us.  I don’t want you throwing away your hard-earned retirement income before you know the facts on any given program out there.

Let’s take a look at Princess House, shall we?

What is Princess House?

Princess House is a multi-level marketing company that started in 1963.  They sell cookware, glassware, table settings, cutlery, and nutritional products.

You can join as a customer, a hostess, or a consultant, which is their business opportunity and which we will be focusing on in this review.

Who Is Princess House For?

Side income to put money away for your retirement.  Side income or full time, it is up to you.  I am sure it would be good for you to at least have basic cooking skills and willing to learn more.

Princess House seems to target mainly the person looking for a side income, so this could be attractive to retirees, stay-at-home moms (or dads), or someone with their own full or part-time job.

Approximately 60% of Princess House Consultants are Spanish speaking, so bi-lingual support is offered.

Brief Details and Price:

website:  princesshouse.com

founder:  Charles Collis

current owner:  Ray Chambers

President and CEO:  Lynne Coté

Price to join and what’s included:

$199.00 for the starter kit which includes:

  • dice chopper with 5 blades
  • fantasia fresh 8 x 8 square baker
  • bamboo cutting board
  • silicone deep spoon
  • silicone grab and go tongs
  • 8-inch chef’s knife
  • 10-inch non-stick skillet
  • Vida Sana 4 quart pressure cooker
  • replicated website
  • product catalogs
  • order forms
  • lots of training videos on Vimeo (in English and Spanish)
  • private Facebook group for Consultants

You can purchase the starter kit for $75.00 only and the rest is deducted from your first couple of cooking parties.

guarantee: there is no income guarantee

rating (out of 10): 3

My Review of Princess House

Princess House was founded in 1963 by Charles Collis and it is a direct selling company.  In it’s beginning, Princess House sold hand-blown glass and giftware.   Company headquarters are in Taunton, MA  USA.  Consultants are located in the USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Canada.

When you join as a Consultant, you can earn commissions by holding:

  • home parties
  • online parties
  • Facebook parties

Products

Princess House Cookware Review Product Image ScreenshotPrincess House sells a wide variety of eye-catching cookware and kitchen/home items such as:

  • stainless steel cookware
  • cutlery
  • kitchen utensils
  • bakeware
  • flatware
  • glassware
  • food storage containers
  • textiles
  • lighting products
  • home décor
  • nutritional drinks/weight loss system
  • seasonal products

They also offer recipes for you to create using their products.  Their website is very attractive and the items they sell are beautiful, albeit somewhat expensive.  The cookware comes with a lifetime warranty.

There are a plethora of training videos for Princess House for the Consultants including how to leverage Facebook to attract business, cooking classes, exercise classes, weight loss tips, and product videos.  All of this training is also in Spanish.

Compensation Plan

The opportunity is explained as follows:

As a new Consultant, you will earn 25% on sales.  When you sell $1500 in a 4 week period, you get a 5% cash bonus.

For example, they tell us that the average sales at a party are $500.  You earn $125 (your 25%) + 5% bonus = $150

1st level bonus after that is if you sell $1500 = 30% to you

A top-level consultant is if you sell $2500 in a month = 30% to you plus a 10% cash bonus

You are strongly encouraged to sell at least $1500 per month to be eligible for the higher percentage and cash bonus

The next highest rank is Organizer – you are now management.  You will now be earning 6.75%percentfrom everyone in your downline team,  and 44.5% on your personal sales.  It then goes up of course with the higher ranks which will require more and more recruits in your downline.

weekly pay is either by check or direct deposit.  To stay active as a consultant, you need to send in 1 $350 show every 12 weeks.  You must remain active to be qualified to order samples, discounts, and door prizes.

Bonuses and Incentives:

When you join they give you incentives such as:

MONTH 1

The ‘bright beginnings’ program.  If you sell $1500.00 worth of products in your first month of joining as a Consultant, you get an extra ‘gift’, which is an electric skillet as well as $450.00 in cash.

They say an average party is over $500.00.  So you need to do 3 parties at $500.00 in one month to get the electric skillet and the $450.00 cash.

MONTH 2

Sell another $1500.00 and you receive another $450.00 cash bonus plus the larger model Vida Sana pressure cooker (you already purchased the smaller one in your starter kit).

MONTH 3

If you sell a total of $1500 in sales in your third month as a consultant, and you recruit one new person to your team, you get the portable induction cooker unit.

Income disclosure

I searched everywhere for an income disclosure statement for Princess House but could not find one.  You would think after being in business since 1963 that there would be something out there.  These MLM companies are not compelled to display their income disclosure, but it does add a level of transparency so this is a red flag for me.

Why can’t we see the figures?

complaints

There are a lot of complaints about Princess House which focus on the quality of the products and the poor customer service.

Princess House Cookware Review Complaint 1 screenshot

Princess House Cookware Review Complaint 2 screenshot

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • actual products
  • company has been around since 1963
  • lots of training videos

Cons:

  • lots of customer complaints
  • no income disclosure statement
  • the MLM business model is flawed
  • have to harass family and friends to join your team

Final Thoughts on Princess House

I would not call Princess House a scam.  They actually have an extensive product line.   They have been in business for a very long time and probably the top 1% of Consultants are earning a great deal of money.  Too bad we can’t see those figures because they are not available anywhere.  But this is always the case with multi-level marketing companies.  They sell us on a dream of beautiful people using attractive cookware at stunningly set tables eating fabulous looking food and hope that you will join and work your backside off for little to no return.

Don’t take my word for it, though!  This document gives you a lot more detail as to the questionable practices of multi-level marketing companies.

The problem is, the multi-level marketing business model is just flawed, and if you are at the bottom of the selling pyramid, you will be working very, very hard, not to mention harassing family and friends to join you on your downline team.  In fact, I created this checklist for you which gives you the low-down on the kind of salesperson you need to be to succeed with network marketing.  Sure, it can be done, but it could take you many, many years to see any kind of profit to help you boost your retirement income.

So, in my opinion, you are better off skipping Princess House cookware as a business opportunity and I believe you should not join this MLM.

If you have experience as a Princess House Consultant, won’t you share it with us in the comments area below?  Perhaps it has worked for you, or perhaps not.

A Better Way To Generate Online Income

If you enjoy all things to do with the kitchen and cooking (like my husband does), why not consider starting your own website from scratch?  Sound hard?  It isn’t!

When Philip and I were scouring the internet to find a way to generate some income in our retirement, we looked into so many so-called opportunities, including the multi-level marketing business model.  We saw right away that MLM just wasn’t for us.  Too many people above and below you and a corporate group somewhere telling you what products to sell.  Too restrictive.

We finally came upon something called Affiliate Marketing.  With this type of business model, you can sell whatever you want, such as cookware and glassware, beauty products, pet beds, whatever your personal interest, and generate a commission directly from the source.  No tons of products to store in the garage that you can’t sell.

Affiliate Marketing is an easy concept to grasp, not a ridiculous multi-tiered compensation plan that gives you a headache,  and when we found Wealthy Affiliate, we discovered a platform with excellent training, tools,  support, and a like-minded global community to help us learn how to be online entrepreneurs.  This friendly Canadian company has been around for over 14 years and you can come on in and try it for FREE to see if you like it.

There is no way to make tons of money overnight in any online business, but with Wealthy Affiliate, you will find everything you need under one roof to help you succeed.  It is working for us and we believe it can work for you, too.

There is nothing to lose!  Hope to see you on the inside. We will be there looking out for you.

warmest wishes,

Colette

philip and colette

 

 

The greatest years of your life are still ahead!

 

Princess House

$199.00
3

Product

3.0/10

User experience

3.0/10

Effectiveness

3.0/10

Value for money

3.0/10

Pros

  • actual products
  • company has been around since 1963
  • lots of training videos

Cons

  • lots of customer complaints
  • no income disclosure statement
  • the MLM business model is flawed
  • have to harass family and friends to join your team

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