DOWNEAST WINNING TEAM®
DIVISION DIRECTOR & Head of the
Downeast Winning Team
Since 1992 - 25 Years
10 Blackberry Lane - Gorham Maine 04038
March 14, 2017
TOP DISTRIBUTORS FOR 2013.
<<< CLICK for larger readable photo.
Once again I am in the Company's Top 10 Recruiters of new distributors (based on
how productive they are), along with 3 of my downline distributors, and again among the Top 100 Retailers nationwide.
The trophy has a pretty amber tint. Congrats to our other team members also on the list - see
Newsletter #102. Ditto for 2014 and 2015.
on my Facebook page 3/3/2017:
Finished my taxes Friday, using FreeTaxUSA. Good news I guess is that I
now make too little to have to pay any income tax.
Thank you #FullerBrushCompany RIP
for being so mis-managed that you are putting your thousands of
distributors out of business along with yourselves. My bonus check for
Jan 2017 was $39. Ten years earlier in Jan 2007, my retail team volume
for that one month was $103,112.
Long way from my high point building my Fuller team business to over
$1-million in sales
per year in 2006-2008. After that period, the backorders started
mushrooming, Fuller actually told my team members that I was training,
to slow down and save some products for other distributors and that we
were taking up too much time placing orders, so many large salespeople
got disgusted and left. And then on Oct 1, 2016, Fuller stole my entire
team that I had built, saying they would handle all the distributors
themselves, which turned into so much work that they started charging
distributors $10 just to place an order, and fired all of customer
service "wasting time" answering questions. The past 5 months show a
continued steady decline in products available. I'm closing out in 2017.
See also the Fuller History link.
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT SEPT 11, 2016 from Roland Rhoades
- Fuller Brush & Stanley Home Products is changing all the rules
Sept 30, drastically cutting what we are able to earn, and taking our
wholesale customers and distributors away from us, so not sure what the
future holds. Since 1992 when I first joined, I
have recruited, trained, motivated, and answered phone calls and emails
from thousands of distributors.
They have decided that ALL
distributors or wholesale customers, including the 1200 currently in my reports, are now theirs
directly and will no longer pay referral commissions for doing all the
work of finding them new distributors and providing training materials
like my training website that I built, at the time-expense of not having
as much time to retail myself. In fact, MY TEAM was the only ones
creating any advancements to Director or above since 1999. "Lotsa
Luck" to them finding the time to answer all the questions before
and after recruiting new distributors, especially with them also laying
off all the Kansas customer-service people.
They will be allowing us to
continue selling, but are also cutting the commissions that we earn on
sales. They say it is a matter of finances. I say they are short-sighted
and committing suicide. At age 65, I am hoping to limp along one
more year on just my personal sales until I can collect social security.
DWT TRAINING WEBPAGE, was private,
many items are now obsolete and removed.
LIBRARY - Past Newsletters in PDF format
2014: #100 February-Spring -
2012: #94 Spring -
20th Anniversary issue
January-Feb #56 March-April
January-Feb #50 March-April
Does anybody have inventory of any products that were
discontinued? I may be able to send you customers for them.
Let me know.
(Have customers wanting: #129 spongemop head, #545 Bath/back brush, #202
Reversible Lintbrush, Sticky Stuff Remover, #512 Club hairbrush, #636 hairbrush
cleaning tool, #384 Dental brush, etc.
COMPANY AUDIO NEWSLETTER:
CALL 1-800-732-1132 for the latest updates on sales, promotions, and recruiting.
Updated every 2-4 weeks.
Transcript is also on your backoffice website.
Great for planning your marketing
campaigns, and keeping your customers informed about when their favorite
products will go on sale again.
SEE TRAINING WEBPAGE
Here is my 2005 Toyota Prius
gas-electric hybrid car. Notice the license plate. Only $25 extra in Maine. I
charged it as a business advertising expense too. I washed it with 'Fuller Car
Wash & Wax'* right before the photo. All paid off in 13 months. Click on the car
for more on my Prius page, and more about my vacations on that link.
My car and I, and the head of the Company when he visited me, are also on my
but I loved it.
TOP DISTRIBUTORS FOR 2012. Once again I am in the Company's Top 10
Recruiters of new distributors (based on how productive they are), and again
among the Top 100 Retailers nationwide.
Congrats to our other team members also on the list.
is above. Also 2014 and 2015.
Facebook and other social networks. I am NOT on Facebook for
Fuller Brush, so I don't get into Fuller friends or business on there. I only use Facebook
for my genealogy (family tree) pursuits and Liberal politics. If those are your
interests too, go ahead and friend me with a message. Other requests for
Facebook are ignored. Other social network invitations are automatically directed to
spam since I have no time to get involved in them and would never check messages
on there anyway. Thanks.
MY MAINE WINTERS & VACATION WEBPAGE - 4/7/08
Calling All LEAVITTs.
Was one of your ancestors a Leavitt? June 25,
was elected President of the National Association of
Leavitt Families, and I’ve been active in researching the Leavitt families for
some time; In June 2009 my term expired and I was elected
Genealogist for the society. I now have all 18 volumes of our previously published research, and
if you share the latest generations of your family with me, I will gladly share
what we have back to 1600. Free Leavitt Update e-news available too.
See my Genealogy website at
www.RolandRhoades.com specializing in Maine Families.