Wow, y'all... Paisley Raye had an exciting, game-changing announcement today and I'm so excited about what's to come! What's the big news?? Well, Paisley Raye is moving away from the Direct Sales/MLM model!!!
What does this mean?
Have you thought about starting your own clothing boutique but didn't know where to start when it comes to sourcing quality products? Believe me, it's a daunting task and one that I would be very hesitant to take on by myself! Or perhaps you wanted to join a direct sales company but found the start-up costs too burdensome or maybe you didn't want the aspects that come with the MLM model? Well, Paisley Raye is giving you the opportunity to get the best of both worlds...
Instead of being another Direct Sales recruiting company, Paisley Raye will now be a wholesale supplier. What does that mean for me, personally? Now the Southern Sass Boutique is completely INDEPENDENT! I am no longer bound by previous Policies & Procedures and will now have the ability to add other clothing lines to my selection. Paisley Raye will also be supplying other boutiques around the country - if you have a seller's permit (requirements vary by state) you are eligible to carry Paisley Raye in your boutique!
Is Paisley Raye Closing?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! Apparently this rumor has already started flying - that didn't take long, did it?! I will absolutely continue to offer Paisley Raye in my boutique and still plan to place a great deal of focus on this made in the USA brand. I'm a huge believer in the brand and the founders, Ruth and Christi, who have been and will continue to be a huge support to the original Stylists.
What if I was thinking about joining as a Stylist?
Guess what, you still can! Ruth and Christi are truly dedicated to their stylists and do their best to take care of us and meet our individual business needs. All current stylists-turning-independent retailers will be grandfathered in so that we continue to receive the same perks under the new business model - things like team structure & commissions, no order limits or restrictions, etc.... We will also continue to have personal access to the founders and first chance at purchasing new styles when they are released.
What's the catch?
There is no catch! Now until July 31st, you can sign up under a current Stylist to purchase at wholesale from Paisley Raye with a $199 minimum start-up purchase. You will need to get your seller's permit to be able to purchase at wholesale for resale and you will also be grandfathered in with the great perks we will have as the original stylists! After July 31st, you will be able to sign up as a wholesaler via a link on my website. Drop me a note for details and please use my boutique name - Southern Sass - as your reference!
So what else is changing?
While we will still be able to purchase Paisley Raye clothing, our incredibly talented designer, Christi, will also be curating other clothing and product lines that we can choose to carry in our boutiques. These additional lines will give us more options to offer in our boutiques but we are in no way required to carry them. That said, I am excited to see what she finds because we know that it will maintain the top quality and fit consistency that we have come to expect with Paisley Raye backing them.
I'm incredibly excited about this change and what it will mean for the Southern Sass Boutique and the freedom I will have as an independent small business owner. If you or someone you know is interested in carrying Paisley Raye in their boutique, please don't hesitate to contact me for more information!