Here’s our top 15 FAQs
Are you thinking of becoming a PLUM but have questions about how it all works? If so, you’re in the right place! We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive when people are considering the Plumeria opportunity. After you read this, if you still have questions, please contact us! We just might add your question to this list.
Joining and Setting Up Your Plumeria Business
What does it cost to join?
To join Plumeria, you must purchase a starter kit and sign up to have a Plumeria website. There are two starter kit options. The smaller kit is the bare essentials to get you started as a PLUM. The second option is our Blossom Starter Kit which is the one we recommend to get a wide variety of products as a new PLUM. For a complete list of what comes in each kit, please contact your upline or visit the corporate page.
How much will be my kit be total?
The Stem Starter Kit is $29.99 + tax + shipping. Tax and shipping costs are based on the zip code your kit is being shipped to.
The Blossom Kit is $99.99 + tax + shipping. Tax and shipping costs are based on the zip code your kit is being shipped to.
The Petal Starter Kit is $89.99 + shipping. Shipping costs are based on the postal code your kit is being shipped to.
The Blossom Starter Kit is $189.99 + shipping. Shipping costs are based on the postal code your kit is being shipped to.
Do I have to get my own website?
Yes. When you join, you’ll get your own website so your customers can shop online and you’ll earn commission for every sale that is processed through your website. The website also gives you access to your back office so you can place your own orders, create parties, look at reports, etc. The Back Office is essential to your success as a PLUM.
The website maintenance fee is $9.95 per month or $99.99 annually.
The website maintenance fee is $13.95 per month or $129.99 annually.
When is my first website payment due?
When you join, you’ll be asked to put a credit card on file. Your first website fee will be deducted one month after you join, so you essentially get the first month free. Your monthly website fee will automatically be deducted on the same day every month you are active thereafter.
When will I receive my kit?
Our typical processing and shipping timeframe for orders is 5 to 7 days. This could be a bit longer during busy seasons and holidays; however, you will receive your kit within 2 weeks of joining.
What is the age requirement on becoming a Plum?
You must be 18 years or older to join.
Is Plumeria only for female consultants?
Not at all! We used to call our consultants Plum Girls until we had our first gentlemen join our team. Now we are PLUMs and welcoming both men and women to our team.
Getting Paid and Making Money
How do I make money?
As a PLUM, you can make money two different ways: Cash N Carry (CNC) and Website sales.
For CNC, PLUMs buy the products at consultant pricing and sell the products at retail price. Retail prices are a 30% markup from Teal Consultant prices and a 35% markup from Pink Consultant prices. Teal and Pink status are determined based on Accumulated Sales Volume.
For Website sales, customers can place orders through your replicated website or you can submit customer orders through your back office. During the first two weeks of the following month your commission is paid out via direct deposit. The commission earned on a product is the same whether it is purchased through CNC or through the website. The only difference is whether you receive your commission immediately upon sale (CNC) or if you receive your commission during the following month (website sales).
Once I have my products, where should I sell them?
There are a number of ways to sell Plumeria products. You can:
- Send customers to your website.
- Hold Bubble Parties (in-home, online, or catalog parties where the hostess earns special rewards).
- Attend events like festivals, craft shows, or vendors fairs where you offer cash and carry items.
How much do I have to sell to remain active?
To stay Active you must have a SV of at least 10 per quarter and pay your website maintenance fee of $9.95 monthly or $99.99 annually. The SV can be earned by placing orders through your back office or by customers placing orders through your replicated website.
To stay Active you must have a SV of at least 13 per quarter and pay your website maintenance fee of $13.95 monthly or $129.99 annually. The SV can be earned by placing orders through your back office or by customers placing orders through your replicated website.
*Please note that Active and Qualified are not the same thing. An Active Plum is eligible to promote Plumeria products as a consultant, purchase products at consultant pricing, and build a team of PLUMs. A Qualified Plum is eligible to do all of these things in addition to earning commissions.
Do you provide marketing materials to help me sell Plumeria?
Yes! The Starter Kits come with some marketing materials to help you get started. More marketing materials are available for purchase in your back office. In addition to physical marketing materials, we have an active corporate Facebook page, a consultant Facebook group, monthly consultant emails, and a number of other marketing initiatives going on to help you.
How do I advance as a Plumeria consultant?
To grow as a consultant you can focus on your personal sales and building a team. Once you are a Team Leader, you can start earning a team commission in addition to your personal commission! You can check out the Compensation Plan for more details.
About the Products
Is Plumeria cruelty free?
Yes! We do not test on animals and we never will.
Are Plumeria products all-natural? Organic? Vegan?
We get a lot of questions about the makeup of our products. Please keep in mind, we do not claim to be a company that produces “100% all-natural” products. With that in mind, you should not use that terminology in your sales pitch as it could be perceived as deceptive.
We do have some products that can be considered all natural like our magnesium cream. We also have products that are made from organic and/or vegan ingredients. In order to make the claim you should look at each product individually and learn about its ingredients to determine if it falls in to the natural, all-natural, organic, or vegan category.
Overall our products are made from natural ingredients that do not contain harsh chemicals or preservatives; however, we do use man-made fragrances and colors in some of our products so that is why we can’t claim to be 100% all-natural. When we do use a man-made ingredient, we only use Phthalate free fragrances and the best quality mica and oxides for color.
About the Company
What is the story behind Plumeria?
Plumeria was founded in 2013 by Cindy Inman. To read the full Plumeria story, click here.