Azaya Blue Review: Fashion & handbags MLM?
Welcome to my Azaya Blue Review!
Chances are maybe you have been approached by someone involved in Azaya Blue or maybe someone talked to you about it on Facebook.
Personally, I have seen some buzz about this company so I decided to investigate.
In this blog post, I am going to walk you through the company, the products and the comp plan so you can make an informative decision to join or not.
Find out if Azaya Blue is right for you!
Azaya Blue Review – The Company
Azaya Blue launched in early of 2011 and is headed by co-founder Katalin Kekedi…
She also goes by a name Kata Kekedi.
The actual website has VERY limited information and I had to check out other social media sites to find out.
The business I assume is operating from Washington in the United States because Kekedi’s profile on Linkedln suggested it…
The website also doesn’t disclose the other co-founders but it does in Kekedi’s LinkedIn profile.
The following is Kekedi’s Azaya Blue corporate Biography:
As a new mom and designer working in the fashion industry, I quickly realized the confines of the corporate structure would not fit my lifestyle.
Instead I pursued my dream of creating lavish, must have womens’ accessories, and began making prototypes on the family dining room table.
The Azaya Blue collection was born and named after my daughter Aziza Maya.
My first Azaya Blue collection landed nationwide on Nordstrom store shelves. Production quickly moved from the kitchen table to overseas.
Since then, my designs have been a presence at Nordstrom. They have sold at Henry Bendel, Fred Meyer and other retail chains, as well as at small boutiques from Arizona to Australia, from California to Qatar.
It was during this period, in the midst of doing pop up boutiques at Henry Bendel and Nordstrom, that several friends asked about opportunities to do private Home Boutiques.
This is Kekedi’s first MLM venture…
Next, let’s take a look at the products…
Azaya Blue Reviews – The Product Line
Azaya Blue specializes in Jewelry, handbags and scarves that is probably updated season to season (I could imagine).
- Jewelry range from $29 to $108.
- Handbags range from $98 to $118.
- Scarves range from $29 to $108.
Each of those categories have a good selection to choose from.
And according to Azaya Blue…
Azaya Blue is a statement collection of high-end fashion accessories and handbags balancing sophisticated style with a sensual edge.
The distinctive designs incorporate exotic and precious materials as well as innovative production techniques, from washed metallic leather finishes to signature laser-cut patterns on leather handbags and jewelry.
Next, let’s take a look at the compensation plan.
Azaya Blue – The Compensation Plan
The Azaya Blue compensation plan is geared more towards direct sales…
Think of door to door stuff or hosting home parties etc.
This compensation plan pays members to market the companies product lines to retail customers…
Residual commissions are paid out in a Uni-level compensation plan structure with Azaya Blue members also paid to sponsor new members.
Azaya Blue Ranks:
Overall, there are eight ranks in Azaya Blue that you can hit…
Here is a list along side qualification requirements…
Associate Stylist – Pay $198 to $698 for Azaya Blue affiliate membership (no MLM commissions)
Gold Stylist – Generate at least $500 a month in sales, recruit at least one affiliate who makes at least $250 a month in sales, and have a monthly downline sales volume of at least $1000
Platinum Stylist – Maintain at least $500 a month in sales, recruit at least three affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each, and have a monthly downline sales volume of at least $2500
Platinum Lead Stylist – Maintain at least $500 a month in sales, recruit at least six affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each, and have a monthly downline sales volume of at least $5000
Group Leader – Maintain at least $600 a month in sales, recruit at least nine affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each, and have a monthly downline sales volume of at least $10,000
Platinum Group Leader – maintain at least $600 a month in sales, recruit at least twelve affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each (one must be Group Leader or higher), have a total monthly downline sales volume of at least $12,000 and monthly Group Leader or higher sales volume of at least $25,000
Executive Director – Maintain at least $750 a month in sales, recruit at least fifteen affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each (two must be Group Leader or higher), have a total monthly downline sales volume of at least $15,000 and monthly Group Leader or higher sales volume of at least $50,000
Platinum Director – Maintain at least $750 a month in sales, recruit at least twenty affiliates who make at least $250 a month in sales each (three must be Group Leader or higher and one a Platinum Group Leader or higher), have a total monthly downline sales volume of at least $20,000 and monthly Group Leader or higher sales volume of at least $100,000
Retail Sales Commissions:
Azaya Blue starts out at 25% retail commissions with a 10% bonus if you hit certain requirements.
- Over $1250 in Monthly Personal Sales: 5%
- Over $3000 in Monthly Personal Sales: 5%
This totals 10% in Bonus Total.
When Azaya Blue members sign up, they must buy one of three packages called a “Boutique Kit”.
Commissions are then paid out on this Boutique Kit and it will depend on which one you purchase.
- Mini kit ($198) – $30 commission
- Signature kit ($498) – $60 commission
- Signature Plus ($698) – $100 commission
Azaya Blue Residuals are paid out in a Unilevel Method..
This just means all of your personally sponsored members will be your level one all the way across.
When your personally sponsored members sponsor someone, they will go in level two and on one.
This compensation plan pays 5 levels deep.
This is what it looks like…
- Associate Stylist – no unilevel commissions
- Gold Stylist – 4% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Platinum Stylist – 6% on level 1 and 4% on level 2
- Platinum Lead Stylist – 8% on level 1, 4% on level 2 and 2% on level 3
- Group Leader – 10% on level 1, 6% on level 2, 4% on level 3, 2% on level 4
- Platinum Group Leader – 12% on level 1, 6% on level 2, 4% on level 3 and 2% on levels 4 and 5
- Executive Director – 14% on level 1, 8% on level 2, 6% on level 3 and 4% on levels 4 and 5
- Platinum Director – 16% on level 1, 8% on level 2, 6% on level 3 and 4% on levels 4 and 5
When you hit at least Group Leader or higher, you will get a generation bonuses.
One Generation is considered to be your first Group Leader. Second generation is the second group leader from the first one.
Here is what the pay out looks like…
- Group Leader – 4% on the first generation
- Platinum Group Leader – 4% on the first generation and 3% on the second
- Executive Director – 4% on the first generation, 3% on the second and 2% on the third
- Platinum Director- 4% on the first generation, 3% on the second and 2% on the third and fourth
You also get rank achievement bonuses…
That looks like this:
- Platinum Stylist – $100
- Platinum Lead Stylist – $200
- Group Leader – $300
- Platinum Group Leader – $500
- Executive Director – $1000
- Platinum Director – $2000
So what is the cost to join Azaya Blue?
It will depend on the packages…
Here are the three packages to choose from…
Mini – $198
Signature – $498
Signature Plus – $698
The difference between them are the products and quantity.
Azaya Blue Review – The Verdict
Overall the company is good and actually focuses on retail sales…
The only issue I see is that once your warm market (Friends and Family) run out, who are you going to approach and how are you going to do it?
This will work great for people that have a sales background or love that stuff…
For the average person, I can see how this can be a big challenge in the future…
Also, the big money will come from actually recruiting others and building a big sales force.
Again, something that the average person can’t do…
And for that reason, I would recommend something a little more newbie friendly.
Now I am not putting Azaya Blue down in anyway, I am just stating the facts.
If you LOVE selling and that’s your thing, then you won’t have any issues with this…
However, if you never sold anything in your life and you think by joining this company will change all of that…
Well, that’s just totally false and you are setting yourself to fail.
So what’s the solution?
First, you can learn how to get good at sales… Maybe read some books and take some courses.
But remember to actually take action on those books and courses!
Second, find a business model that doesn’t require selling to people in person and doesn’t require recruiting…
Your probably saying…
“NO way, there isn’t anything out there like that!”
Well, I have reviewed hundreds of companies so that should tell you a lot…
So if you want to go with the second option…
You literally get started, watch the step by step videos and you take action.
The faster you take action, the sooner you can make money.
And you don’t need any…
- Blogging Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Recruiting Skills
- Technical Skills
The training is over the shoulder step by step and if you can write an email you can do that business.
Thank you for reading my Azaya Blue Review and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below…
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