Every so often, I get an email from someone who sent product back to Mary Kay years ago and now wants to know if there is any way they can sell Mary Kay again.
It was made abundantly clear by the Directors in my area that if you sent any products back to the Company to take advantage of the 90% buy back that you could NEVER be a Consultant again. But is that true?
The Consultant Agreement states the following:
Consultants who return merchandise to Company are not eligible to rejoin Mary Kay as a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.
That seems pretty straight-forward.
However, if you think that you can’t ever, ever, ever be a Mary Kay Consultant again if you return inventory to the Company you would be WRONG.
From my experience and observations, Mary Kay Inc. makes exceptions to this rule all the time. I, myself, successfully recruited two people who had previously returned merchandise. Two of the Directors I worked with had gotten someone reinstated numerous times.
In each of these instances, Mary Kay Inc. simply asked that the potential new recruit write a letter to the company explaining why they returned merchandise in the past and why they now wanted to be allowed back in.
And one other thing: The new recruit also had to come in with a significant initial inventory order.
I don’t know if this new inventory order was required to get the person reinstated, but I’m guessing it had a lot to do with it. I never knew anyone who got back in without coming in as a Star Consultant, which was at least $1800 wholesale.
So if you returned your inventory to the Company years ago and now have a yearning to sell Mary Kay again, don’t despair. There are always exceptions to every rule, especially when accompanied by cash.