By Holly Reisem Hanna
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending my sixth cabi Scoop. Yes, you read that correctly, sixth! I was first introduced to cabi back in 2010 when they invited me out to Anaheim, California to attend the revealing of their new fall line, at an event they call, The Scoop!
But let me back up.
If you're not familiar with cabi, they are a direct sales company that sells high-end women's clothing, shoes, and accessories. And The Scoop is cabi's bi-annual, multi-day event, where they reveal their new line of clothing with a high-energy fashion show. But The Scoop is so much more than a fashion show! During The Scoop, cabi does extensive training with Stylists on various aspects of running a business and how to coordinate the new collection of clothing. They also have The Shopping Event, where Stylists can purchase discounted clothing and hostess gifts from past seasons. There's also a whole lot of networking, bonding, and fun going on!
Ever since my first Scoop, I've been a HUGE cabi fan! I've not only worked with cabi for the past eight years, but I've also hosted numerous in-home shopping experiences at my home. My friends and family have also as fallen in love with the brand. In fact, my sister, my sister-in-law, and a handful of my friends have hosted parties and continue to purchase cabi clothing.
So, if you have a passion for fashion and you'd like to work from home as a Fashion Stylist, here are some reasons you should consider cabi.
1. Amazing Fashion
I LOVE fashion, I always have! But I'm going to let you in on a little secret; I'm terrible at putting outfits together. I think that's why I loved the brand ESPRIT when I was younger. Their line of clothes was easy to mix and match, and you always looked cute! That's precisely how cabi's line of clothing is, fun, stylish, and a breeze to mix and match.
Not only are their clothes on-trend, but they fit all sorts of body shapes and sizes. Something that I struggle with as I'm just 5 ‘ 3″ and my waist is super slim, but my hips and thighs, not so much. Over the years, cabi has become my go-to brand for clothing. I swear, once you see the line and feel the fit, you'll be a super fan too!
And, when you join cabi as a Fashion Stylist you get a substantial discount on clothing!
2. Earning Potential
With cabi, Stylists earn 25 to 33 percent on personal sales, plus additional commission when you build a team. At the end of the season, Stylists sell their seasonal inventory at 50 percent off. If a Stylist sells at least 70 percent of her inventory, she'll earn $3,000 which can be used for travel costs to The Scoop and the next season's inventory.
Price per item ranges from $36 for a simple cami, to $129 for a pair of jeans, and $189 for a jacket or blazer. I know from hosting fashion experiences myself that even with a small gathering, Stylists can earn a significant amount of money because a buyer's average sale amount is usually hundreds of dollars.
3. Live Support
When you join a new business opportunity, you want to feel secure that your questions will be answered, and that training and communication are crystal clear. With cabi, they have a dedicated home office team who is available and ready to support so that your business runs smoothly. No submitting a ticket through an online portal and waiting for a response, cabi supports their Stylists with live, over the phone support.
4. Free Ongoing Training
Cabi has both in-person training via The Scoop and virtual weekly training communications and opportunities so you can continue to grow and build your business. All training is free. For The Scoop, you just pay for your airfare and hotel. You'll also connect with a current cabi Stylist, so you have someone to mentor you along the way.
5. Marketing and Business Tools
When you sign on as a cabi stylist, you purchase your seasonal, discounted inventory for $2,570. With your samples, you receive a free starter kit which includes a cabi curtain, garment dividers, a clothing rack, order forms, invitations and envelopes, and your own personalized cabi website so you can make sales online.
6. Hostess Incentives
One way that cabi encourages individuals to host in-home fashion experiences is through generous hostess incentives. For every $250 sold, the hostess earns one item at 50 percent off. And for every $500 sold, the hostess earns $15 in cabi credits. If you have a friend or family member that books their first show, you'll both each earn one 50 percent off item.
As a recurring host myself, I can easily earn six to seven half off items, $45 in cabi credit with a small group of friends.
7. Recognition, Perks, and Discounts
Cabi celebrates Stylist's accomplishments by recognizing their milestones and achievements with jewelry, special weekend getaways, and gift cards to reinvest in their business. They also offer Stylists exclusive discounts on items like office supplies, prescriptions, and cell phone service.
8. A Company with Heart
One of the things I love about cabi is they are always giving back to the community. Through The Heart of cabi Foundation, cabi has donated over 50 million in clothing to women in need. The most recent giving events benefited victims of the terrible hurricanes we experienced last year.
They also fund micro-loans to women entrepreneurs in developing countries through Opportunity International. In fact, to date, cabi has funded 12,800 small business loans for women in developing countries.
Have I piqued your interest in becoming a cabi Fashion Stylist? If so, click here to find out more about cabi and their home-based business opportunity for fashion lovers!
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Cabi paid for my airfare and hotel so that I could attend The Scoop in California. I was also given a clothing allowance to spend at the cabi shopping event. For more information, please see our disclosure policy.