My original Queue Survival Guide post was really just a HUGE shopping list! So I wanted to come back and talk about many other things as well as make a couple of corrections to reflect new Policies & Procedures of LuLaRoe.
So first off let’s all agree to not take ourselves too seriously and have some fun with our businesses okay?
I’ll also reiterate what I said in my last Queue post is utilize your to sponsor! They should be the first place you go to ask questions! Then go to your team group, then to her upline’s group if you still haven’t found an answer! Also the search bar in all of your groups, but specifically the bigger ones such as your Coach or Mentor’s groups will be a life saver! And also just so much great reading!
Down to business on things you can do while you wait in the Queue:
Set up a LuLaRoe email account. Please make sure it’s formatted LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname@gmail.com – it is preferred that you use gmail for this.
You will need a LuLaRoe Facebook Business page. You create this in connection with- an offshoot so to speak- of your personal FB account. Please do not make a second FaceBook account.. FaceBook does not like duplicate accounts! This page should also be formatted LuLaRoe First name Last name. Think of your FB business page like an online business card! You can link your LuLaRoe Instagram account so that it directly posts to your business page, you can promote sales there, go live there, boosts posts etc.
Set up your shopping group! This group also needs to follow certain formatting such as: LuLaRoe First name Last name VIP Shopping Group! Or something of the like. While you’re waiting to get your call you should add just your sponsor to this group so they can help you set it up! When you onboard and people start joining you don’t want an empty group! So collect images, post some of your favorite styling tips and other favorite photos!
Make an Instagram account – again LuLaRoeFirstnameLastname – keep it private until you onboard! And then *poof* beautiful Instagram ready to go!
Sign up for myUPS or for iPhone users I LOVE the app Deliveries
Get together an informational email for anyone who contacts you interested in LuLaRoe.
Draft a hostess packet.
Talk to your sponsor about a business plan for yourself. What’s your ideal inventory levels based on your goals? How much are you going to reinvest vs paying yourself? etc.
Make a guest list for your launch
Research business card options! (psst! I love mine from LuLaRoe Custom)
Research how you plan on transporting your inventory to in home pop-ups. Many many many consultants use the Ikea Frakta Bags.
Make a list of 50 people for the 72 hour game plan.
Make another list of 50 people. When you onboard contact them about hosting a pop-up!
Now I will say that in compliance with the Policies & Procedures that we all agreed to when turning in our paperwork to be consultants something that is new is that we don’t start promoting our social media pages until we get the onboarding call. There are many very logical reasons for this! The first is, what if something happens and you don’t onboard? Family emergency etc, and then you have a group full of people looking forward to seeing all your new inventory and then nothing! Sad day for all. Second, I heard the analogy today that it’s like waiting for the New Year’s Eve ball to drop on December 30th, why wait when they can just go get some LuLaRoe somewhere else? Then they might leave because they’re tired of waiting! So it’s best to add people once you’ve got the call and they have something just around the corner to be excited for!
Another thing from Home Office is that it is not advised to buy anything until you get your call. So have that amazon shopping cart loaded up and ready to go for the day you get that most amazing call! But also in regards to all of the things you need to buy. Best advice is: yeah, many things can make your life easier.. but guess what, you don’t need it all right away. I’m still printing on my printer and taping labels on my packages, and thats ok with me. The day I get my fancy printer is going to be amazing because I’m going to feel like I earned it! So stick to the basics, you’re going to need stuff to ship out your LuLa-Lovlies, and you’re going to need somewhere to store all these amazing clothes, but let’s all remember that DeAnne used to sell Maxi skirts out of bins and three years ago no one had a LuLa-Room.
In my Facebook Shopping Group I have decided to use Roe With Me, I know many others have made the plunge too! Roe With Me is a website for consultants to host their online sales and online pop-up boutiques. I wanted to make a tutorial on how to use it!
So when you click on the link to join the Party this is the page you’ll see!
You took the plunge, and now you are in the queue on your way to becoming an official LuLaRoe Consultant. You might be freaking out a little, but it’s ok, you have people at your disposal to go to! Your sponsor, their upline, and their upline, and their upline… ok you get where I am going. You also have your team members who either are in the queue right along with you, or were there not too long ago themselves.
#1 Piece of quebie advice — Use your support structure!
So now you know you have people to turn to ask all of your questions– also the search function in your groups can lead you to an amazing wealth of knowledge– but what do you do while you wait?
So many things! It can be overwhelming, but take a deep breath, we’re going to get through it together!
So I’m going to go ahead and say it again, that the sizing of LuLaRoe is magical. I learned this week that they fit test every single size. Most clothing companies fit test the small or medium, and then scale the pattern from there. LuLaRoe fit tests every single size!
Yesterday I got the Carly dress in the mail–people in my group were asking about sizing. I know that buying clothes online is always a little nerve racking! So before my live sale I tried on five sizes! I got XS-XL in my box and here are my results!
The X-Large which is my normal size fit most like the t-shirts I wear on the arms, but not a single one of the sizes felt tight on my arms or like the dress restricted my movement. So my conclusion, go with the print and length you want! The X-Small was definitely shorter on me. I’m 5’6″ for reference. I ended up keeping the medium because I liked the length and how it fit over my bust and then flared out a little from there.
So that’s my review on this awesome new dress! I haven’t taken it off since I tried it on! And I’m not someone who normally wears dresses!
This post is for new consultants, I’ve seen several people asking how to make a Google form, so I’m making this for you!
Why do you need a Google form for checkout? After your sale is over, when you have your customers fill out a Google form, it puts all their names, email address, and street addresses into one place, you can then export that into a spreadsheet, and then to take it a step further you can export that into stamps.com or your preferred shipping site. Then when you go to ship your LuLa-Goodies all you have to do is search for the customer’s name and Poof their address appears. SO HELPFUL!
So, I have been wanting to feature a style on my blog every week. It’s been one of those plans that is floating around in my head. Then yesterday I was taking pictures of these amazing Cassie skirts that I got when I went to a swap between local consultants–I was home alone and decided to try a few on. Guess what? I tried on FIVE sizes and they all fit! I swear the sizing in this company is magical! I’ve always been one of those women that when I go into a retail store, if the size 14 or 16 didn’t fit, there was nothing else for me to try on. I always envied the ladies who were in the middle size ranges who could go up or down 1-2 sizes and still find what they were looking for. I know no matter where you find your clothes–LuLaRoe included– there is going to be that issue, if you’re small and the XXS or the XS is still too big, then there is nothing smaller, and if the 2XL or the 3XL is too small there is no where else to go–but what I’m trying to say is that for most stores that cap is a size 16, and I love that with LuLaRoe that is not the case. I love that there is a large size range in LuLaRoe, and the tailoring works for everyone! So without getting too wordy here are some pictures I took! I’m 5’6″ for reference. I tried on sizes Medium – 3XL in the Cassie skirt and paired the skirts with a range of styles/sizes in tops that were in my inventory.
So, this is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit lately. Why did I want to sell clothes? To be a LuLaRoe consultant? LuLaRoe encourages you to explore this question, because if you can answer this you have intention. With intention comes action, with actions you have room to achieve the success you desire. I plan on making a video about this, but I thought writing it out would help me process it too.
Four years ago I chose myself, I chose the possibility of being happy rather than continue to play the roles of wife and mother in a marriage I was not happy in. Shortly after my 28th birthday I had a thought that shook me. And that thought was, “If I didn’t have kids with this man, I would not be in a relationship with him.” Once I said this out loud to another person it gave it more power, but I wanted to make sure this wasn’t a thought of having a hard time, or being in a rough patch, I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t foolishly walking away from a nine year relationship with whom I had three amazing and beautiful children with. There was many many things going on at this time of my life, and in my relationship that I won’t go into here, but I’ll just say that it wasn’t good, and it wasn’t healthy for me to be in, or for my kids to be around the stagnant energy that was in my home. So I left.
Tuesday when I was having a delicious margarita on a hot day with my friend I got my call from LuLaRoe! For newbs to LuLaRoe the way it works when you want to be a consultant is you get added to a queue list. There are two reasons they did this. First so many people started signing up… like 150-200 a day, that they had to slow down the number of new people onboarding so they could catch up with their inventory! LuLaRoe had to have enough inventory to keep their current consultants well stocked as well as sending out 300+ pieces for every new consultant. The second reason, and this is one of the reasons why I respect the company so much, is that they wanted to make sure every new consultant had training from their sponsors and other upline team members. This is one of the ways that LuLaRoe is different from other direct sales companies, you don’t have to get other people to sign up to be successful, they don’t way anyone to be pushy, and you don’t have your customers order from a catalog only to receive their items weeks later. As a consultant you order enough clothes to have a decent starting inventory and you sell directly to your customers, if they’re local they can touch, feel and try things on–for online sales they see exactly what you have.
Back to my story! On Tuesday after patiently waiting 8 weeks (Which gave me the time to get SO organized!) I got my call to become a consultant. This weekend my mom, a family friend, and I spent time finishing the remodel on our basement–almost done! Tomorrow I’m going to put down rugs, finish painting doors, set up my clothing racks, and put together shelves. We need to hang pictures and find a plant! I’m so excited to have everything ready for Thursday when 5 boxes of LuLa-Goodies will show up on my doorstep. But first! On Tuesday I am getting a box of 90.. yes NINETY pairs of leggings! I decided to do a Facebook live video where people in my group can “Shop the Box.” I’m a little nervous still with being live, but I’m super excited to see all the new prints at the same time as sharing them with my group!
In other announcements (Yes there is more!) Saturday July 9th, 2016 I’m having a in home launch party! Anyone in Portland, OR is invited! And then to follow up a week of fun on Monday I’m posting all my inventory online in my Facebook group Shop LuLaRoe with Miranda Kanarr.
Hey everyone! Just hanging out on a beautiful but quite warm evening. I learned this week that the folks in the LuLaRoe home office are onboarding people like crazy this week! So much that my date has been bumped up! It could even happen next week! You can only imagine how excited I am!! So in my Facebook group I decided to do a little giveaway, and you might already know that.. but if you don’t.. head on over and enter! It’s simple, just comment whether you’re new to LuLaRoe, or you’re an experienced shopper! And then… I’m going to draw a winner and some lucky lady gets a free pair of leggings sent to them! Woot! So if you want to enter! just click on the link for for my Facebook group Shop LuLaRoe with Miranda Kanarr!
Have you been wondering what LuLaRoe is? Maybe wondering what the big deal is?
LuLaRoe is a clothing company. Pretty simple! They’re a company that doesn’t have stores! All LuLaRoe clothing is purchased through consultants either online through social media outlets, or through in home pop-up boutiques. They offer dresses, skirts, tops, and leggings in a variety of styles. The thing that sets LuLaRoe apart is the variety! Each print is made into about 2,750 garments, divide that by the sizes that are carried (00-24) and then those handful of pieces are split up and sent out to thousands of consultants!
So unlike department stores where you know that if you went into any given store, in any given area, they’d have the same things, every consultant with LuLaRoe is going to have a completely different inventory.
So that’s how it works… but what’s the big deal?
Comfort. Plain and simple…
Who doesn’t love to be comfortable? LuLaRoe has made styles that flatter all body shapes, they offer a huge size range for women’s clothing, and being a somewhat plus sized lady, I really appreciate the range. (They also make super cute kids clothes and men’s shirts!)
So now that you know the awesomeness that is LuLaRoe…how do you get some?!
If you know a local consultant, you can contact them, and touch and feel and try on all of the things. For some.. probably most of us, that might not be an option. Many consultants have a VIP shopping page where they post their inventory for sale. Some consultants have weekly sales, some keep it up, and only take it down when they’re doing an in home pop-up boutique sale–and it’s always changing. You can click to be added to my Facebook LuLaRoe shopping group or click my “Shop” option on the menu. Currently I am waiting in the queue, on hold so to speak, so I don’t have any inventory. BUT I’m doing loads of fun stuff in my group while we wait!
I hope I covered the basics! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me! I’d love to help guide you through your first LuLaRoe shopping experience.