COMPENSATION & RETURN ON INVESTMENT
How do I make my money?
You are in charge of your own income. You write your own paycheck each month. We use a variable commission structure (20%-35%) based on your total sales each month.
Do I get paid for recruiting?
As a Chocolate Advisor, you will receive a Sponsoring Bonus of 3% of your recruit's sales in any month that you and the recruit submit $300 or more in sales.
Do I have a minimum to meet each month?
There is no minimum sales requirement each month to maintain your Chocolate Advisor status. Your Annual Fee keeps you active from year to year.
What's the cost of running my business?
Once you have depleted your initial Starter Kit supplies, the cost of your business will depend on the number of parties you hold and guests in attendance. Your printed supplies are available at a minimal cost and all chocolate products are available to you at 50% off when ordered as a sample out of your catalogs and seasonal supplements.
How quickly will I recoup my Starter Kit Cost?
If you made just $500 in party sales in your first month (well below what you could do), your commission (at 25%) would be $125. This means you'd recoup the investment (with some left over) in your Business Starter Kit ($124 plus tax) in just one month.
THE LINDT CHOCOLATE RSVP PARTY
Do I have to do parties?
The Lindt Chocolate RSVP Program is based on the home party plan to allow guests to experience our premium chocolate with all five senses. You may also sell one-on-one, hold book parties and fundraisers, and attend vendor shows and other events to promote your product.
How will I know what to do at a party?
Training outlines and videos are available on your virtual office. You will work closely with our training team, who will offer one-on-one support and coaching. In addition, there are a variety of monthly tools and communications filled with training information, including (but not limited to) a weekly email update, monthly conference calls, optional weekly training calls, Inspired by Chocolate (our monthly newsletter) and the Chocolate Treat (featuring party tips, featured products and host incentives).
YOUR VIRTUAL OFFICE & MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS
Who takes care of the website?
The Home Office Team will update your website with current catalogs, inserts, training materials, etc. You are only responsible for keeping your personal information up to date.
Can I talk about my business online?
Yes! We strongly encourage Chocolate Advisors to use their existing personal social media networks, especially Facebook, to promote your business. We just require that you read and comply with our social media guidelines and policy. We require that you only use approved images and messages.
How is Lindt Chocolate RSVP different from buying Lindt chocolate at a department store?
Lindt Chocolate RSVP offers one-on-one customer service and a unique sensory tasting experience that simply cannot be had at a chain store. Additionally, RSVP has a much more extensive product selection than you can find at your local department store or pharmacy. We also have a growing line of exclusive Lindt Chocolate RSVP products.
ORDERING AND SHIPPING
How do I place orders?
You will place all orders online from your personal Lindt Chocolate RSVP website, or as we like to call it, your "virtual office."
Can people order directly from my website or do they have to contact me?
Yes, Guests can purchase directly from your website.
How (and when) does the product get delivered to guests?
Once your order is submitted it will arrive within 7 to 10 business days. Product is shipped directly from Lindt to your Guests' homes via UPS. The chocolate is carefully packed and protected to ensure quality and freshness during shipping. Orders are shipped individually to Guests (with applicable shipping charges).