I feel a duty to tell others so they can make up their own minds. I signed up with this company not knowing all the money I would spend trying to advertise this stuff. The website cost me $2500 which I have not made any money back on. I signed up because I liked the products. They tell you of all the wonderful frosting-covered ideals, so I am here to tell you what they don't.
First, the so-called 'free' website is not free, but $9.95 month. It is a 'promo' site, listing your name, and a maximum of 20 items that you cannot sell from the site. IT IS NOT A SITE SET UP TO SELL FROM. You can show 20 items only. You will pay at least $250 for the most basic site with 50 products that you can actually sell from. Then it goes to 250, 1500 and 3000 items.
I was angry about the useless 'promo' site, which will cost you $10 month. I assumed you could sell from it, otherwise, why bother. They tell you it builds credibility for you, but they don't tell you you can't sell from it. Credibility or not, no one will see it unless you have a million friends. Shortly after I paid for the deluxe site ($2200 and $29.95 month) in which I can list all products, but that was my original intention. With search engine submission it was $2500.
The website is limited as far as html changes. You have a selection of layouts, but they are still template based. No matter how many items you have, the chance of someone seeing your site is less than finding a needle sitting somewhere inside a ton of hay. It is up to you to let everyone know about it, otherwise it won't just happen. They charge $299 year for search engine submission, but that doesn't place you anywhere in the top 10, 20 or even 500 (first pages.) Good luck ever seeing it. When you search for an item, usually you choose something within a page or two. My site? It may be somewhere on page 500.
Many items we can purchase at wholesale-reasonable prices. However, when you order them from the company, you must order 6 items, sometimes 12. These are smaller items, but still, you end up buying items only to sell one. Prices listed on the website are for the whole set, which is too much, and customers will go elsewhere, where they can purchase one, not 6 or 12. The company will not sell you less than the package deal on many items. So you must go through the website, changing all the prices to a single price and hope you don't go broke if you do get an order for one and have to buy 11 to sell one.
Once you have a website, you will have telemarketers calling to promote your site so it has good ranking. SCAMS I have already dealt with two of them ebiz.csp in Arizona, and Internet Advancement-Redmond WA. They even sent me a professional looking contract, but they won't do what it says. I nearly lost more money but I checked. Hang up and check Ripoffreports.com and the BBB and you will save hundreds of dollars.
Santa Rosa, California