My 1-Year Phoenix Anniversary
My how time flies, when you’re having fun! This is just a post about my experience and simply some thoughts on my 1-Year Phoenix Anniversary. It’s actually a bit about direct sales in general too.
If you’re interested in joining Phoenix, you can also read my post on Why I Joined Phoenix here.
It’s been a fairly interesting year as a Phoenix Trader. Like any business at all, there have been things I’ve liked and things I’ve not liked so much.
Some Areas for Improvement
Phoenix Trading is and English company that is over twenty years old. It was started by three women who shared a vision of starting a home-based business selling a product that they loved—greeting cards!
Starting in the more traditional off-line tradition has meant that there were some areas in the digital sense that I found lacking when I joined Phoenix a year ago today.
I have only placed a handful of orders in the past year, and managed to have difficulties in 50% of them. Not good!
Sometimes I thought the order had gone through only to wake up and learn it hadn’t. One time, at the end of the month, it even meant my missing out on a bonus I was entitled to! (My dear upline actually ended up paying to me herself because she felt bad!)
Another thing that irked me was that the website wasn’t mobile-friendly. It was just generally a bit clunky in my opinion. Let me also point out I began building websites the same year they launched this business! 1995….So I do know a thing or two about websites, design and user experience…
I am pleased to report though that the website is now better optimised after its recent re-launch. Hooray!
Autoships & Memberships
I guess I’ve been a bit spoiled by Younique and its one time only join fee (where you get a huge stash of makeup in a Presenter kit)…and its free website, for life! Love that.
With Phoenix you have to both pay for a website (once) and pay for membership (annually). That just seems to be a dated method in my opinion…
Well as I say it’s not my preference, but also not such an ordeal that I wouldn’t consider renewing and it’s that time today….
Time to Renew My Phoenix Business
This morning I woke up to read an email from Phoenix reminding me that it’s time to renew as a “Trader”. When I joined, I made a pretty big blunder of a mistake and I signed up for the £200 pound joining package.
It meant I got loads of extra cards just in time for Christmas, but it was way, way, way surplus to my requirements to be sure.
Now though you can join for £75 or £35 – which is miles better in my opinion. Looking back I’d have opted to join for the middle one I suspect and I’d not have “lost money” on joining at the two hundred pound price point! My aforementioned upline did try to warn me but I was having none of it.
Todays Renewal Email
So the email today read:
Now is the time for you to renew your commitment to operate as a Phoenix Trader.
It is a simple process which involves you paying your annual renewal fee of £12.00 (UK), €14.40 (FR), $15.00 (AU) or $18.00 (NZ).
That’s fair enough. Those rates aren’t cost prohibitive so of course I’ll be renewing.
Plus, I already have an order to put through for my friend Cathie, a few people have said they’d like a few things, so that’s no problem.
It’s the start of the Christmas period and now somewhat exciting, it’s FREE shipping until the end of October so it’s a perfect time to shop!
Reach Out With Your Questions
If you would like to learn more about being a Phoenix Trader, please get in touch. You too can join as a trader – to either run it as a business or like me to buy at a discount for yourself, your family and your friends. You must be in the UK, France, Australia or New Zealand.