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Congrats! Either you’re thinking about signing up as a LuLaRoe retailer or you just did. Well, shit. Now what? You’ve got a few weeks to get your ducks in a row before you get your call. I get it. It doesn’t feel like your ducks are even in the same pond. Don’t worry, friend! I’ve got your back. I’ve created a list of 20 tips to do in the LuLaRoe queue.
Here is a list of 20 tips on what to do while you’re waiting for your call.
- Meet with an accountant. Discuss how to track your expenses, what you can deduct as expenses, how to track profit and losses, and finally set up a system, whether it’s an excel spreadsheet or some form of software.
- Set up a separate bank account. Trust me, it’s so much easier to keep things separate.
- Create a list of people to message about your launch party. Create a list in your phone, on paper, on your computer, where ever. You’d be amazed how many people will pop into your head when you’re running around.
- Create another list of people to host.
- Place an order for the supplies you’ll need. Want to see my favorite items? HERE is a list to what I think you need.
- Set up a business e-mail account. Make sure you’ve looked into Policies and Procedures to see what you’re allowed to use.
- Call your insurance agent to look into business insurance.
- Talk to your sponsor about a reordering strategy.
- Look into business card options. Yet again, review P&P to make sure you know what is and isn’t allowed.
- Look into shipping programs.
- Order padded envelopes and medium flat rate boxes from USPS. They’re free!
- Figure out a way to keep track of sold, but not shipped, orders.
- Create a schedule. People are creatures of routine. So, what night are you having online sales? Pick one and stick with it.
- Schedule your launch party. Give yourself a few days to unpack everything. It will take you longer than you think. And then you have to photograph it all. That takes longer than you think, too!
- Think about your rewards program. Are you doing a web-based system, will it be on your business cards, or is this something you will forgo for now? I’m a big fan of Loyal Shops. Click HERE to check it out!
- Create your Facebook group and business page. I recommend keeping your group quiet until you get your call. It’s hard to add a bunch of people and then keep their interest piqued for weeks until you get your inventory.
- Look into creating your group rules. It’s your group, so your rules. You can always update these, but look at what others have so you can decide what you want to do with yours.
- Set up an Instagram account. I recommend a business account so you can get insights.
- Buy the Dymo 4XL. I wouldn’t push something that I didn’t think you need, but this little machine has made the world of difference in my business.
- And finally, be flexible. Shit happens. It will be ok. Trust me, I’m a total control freak, but I’ve learned to roll with the punches. You missed your call. It’s OK!!! They will call back and you can still be a retailer. Just take a deep breath and go with it. HERE is a blog post I wrote on what you can expect as a new retailer.
Alright friends, these are my 20 tips to do in the LuLaRoe Queue. If you’re thinking about joining LuLaRoe and would like to get more info, feel free to reach out to me HERE!