I am often asked my position on Party Plan Consultant’s carrying “stock” or inventory to deliver directly to their customers at parties. I sometimes ruffle some feathers when I say Consultants should “ABSOLUTELY not carry inventory!! – It will kill your business!!”
Now, before you “stock holders” begin to yell, let me just explain why I feel this way, and also say that just like everything ELSE in this industry – there are exceptions to every rule. If it works for you to carry stock – by all means, continue. But if you are a Consultant who is contemplating whether or not to carry inventory, here are ten points to ponder.