Regarding the Fuller-Stanley Goodbye 8/22/2017:
See the Training webpage below for my take on the (lack of) future.
shuts down Oct 31, 2017 until new owners take over in 2018 - order
on my Facebook page 3/3/2017:
Thank you #FullerBrushCompany RIP
for being so mis-managed that you are putting your thousands of
distributors out of business along with yourselves. My bonus check for
Jan 2017 was $39. Ten years earlier in Jan 2007, my retail team volume
for that one month was $103,112.
Long way from my high point building my Fuller team business to over
$1-million in sales
per year in 2006-2008. After that period, the backorders started
mushrooming, Fuller actually told my team members that I was training,
to slow down and save some products for other distributors and that we
were taking up too much time placing orders, so many large salespeople
got disgusted and left. And then on Oct 1, 2016, Fuller stole my entire
team that I had built, saying they would handle all the distributors
themselves, which turned into so much work that they started charging
distributors $10 just to place an order, and fired all of
service "wasting time" answering questions.
Each month shows a
continued steady decline in products available. I'm closing out in 2017.
See also the Fuller History link.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT SEPT 11, 2016 from Roland Rhoades
- Fuller Brush & Stanley Home Products is changing all the rules
Sept 30, drastically cutting what we are able to earn, and taking our
wholesale customers and distributors away from us, so not sure what the
future holds. Since 1992 when I first joined, I
have recruited, trained, motivated, and answered phone calls and emails
from thousands of distributors.
They have decided that ALL
distributors or wholesale customers, including the 1200 currently in my reports, are now theirs
directly and will no longer pay referral commissions for doing all the
work of finding them new distributors and providing training materials
like my training website that I built, at the time-expense of not having
as much time to retail myself. In fact, MY TEAM was the only ones
creating any advancements to Director or above since 1999. "Lotsa
Luck" to them finding the time to answer all the questions before
and after recruiting new distributors, especially with them also laying
off all the Kansas customer-service people.
They will be allowing us to
continue selling, but are also cutting the commissions that we earn on
sales. They say it is a matter of finances. I say they are short-sighted
and committing suicide. At age 65, I am hoping to limp along one
more year on just my personal sales until I can collect social security.
Does anybody have inventory of any products that were
discontinued? I may be able to send you customers for them.
Let me know.
(Have customers wanting: #129 spongemop head, Bath/back brushes, #202
Reversible Lintbrush, Sticky Stuff Remover, #512 Club hairbrush, #636 hairbrush
cleaning tool, #384 Dental brush, etc.