When a person first signs up with SMC, the company tries to get you "Pumped Up". To enroll they will charge you a fee somewhere in the ballpark of 325.00 - 350.00 dollars. They will let you pay the fee off by month.
When you get everything you need to make your first sell, they have you thinking that you are going to make tons of money. This is simply not the case. You might be lucky to a $10.00 sell. Then they claim that you can sell to large corperations like Wal-Mart, and other large retail stores. Lets be realistic, with the membership base volume that they claim to have, the retail stores have alreasy looked the product catalog over ten thousand times.
Then comes their "60 Day Business Coach". The business coach I had was the rudest person on the face of the earth. She would not listen, acted like it killed her type in some information, and she had a hispanic that could not be understood. Don't get me wrong, their is nothing wrong with Hispanics, they have brought their culture to America, and have enriched our lives.
The reason I brought this point up is to warn all English only people that you will need to know quiet a few words of Spanish to understand what she was saying.
Since they have flooded the air-waves with their infomercials, everybody has become aware that the markup on the catalogs that They provide is too high. People expect to get everything at 1/2 price. Their shipping chart is confusing. First they went with USPS for orders and charged a whopping 15%+ shiping charge to UPS with a "flat" fee charge of $6.00. That sounds reasonable untill I was charged $6.00 PER PRODUCT!
The company also clames to ship orders to you within 48 hours. I have waited for a month to get a rush order. How did they send it I wonder? Maybe Pony Express?
In closing, this company is a "Rip-Off of the Century". I wish I knew then what I know now! I never would have called them in the first place.
Buyer beware. On a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the best, I would give them a 0.
Ray JR. RIP-OFF REPORTER
Rison, Arkansas Click here to read other Rip Off Reports on Specialty Merchandise Corp. SMC