Today, I want to talk about how to get people on your team to sign-up for auto-ship. Let me begin by telling you that auto-ship is VERY important. It helps create volume and repeat orders in your business, exactly what you want to build and maintain your business.
Whenever possible, you should encourage your customers and team members to sign up for auto-ship. It’s not always easy to do, but it’s worth trying. I’ve found that most people who don’t order the products consistently never build a business and they don’t typically stick around very long either.
In the paragraphs below, I want to share a few tips and strategies to help you get more people on auto-ship. The tips are listed in no particular order.
Tip # 1: Explain the Importance of Auto-Ship
First and foremost, you need to explain the importance of auto-ship to each one of your team members. Explain to them WHY they should do it and what the benefits are of doing it. This might include an additional discount on the products, free shipping, not having to remember to place an order every month, etc. Remind each person that their team will do what they do and that they should lead by example. If they need to be on auto-ship to qualify for a bonus, let them know that.
Tip # 2: Help Them Get a Few Customers
If you can help each one of your team members find a few customers, they should make enough retail profit to pay for their auto-ship each month, and in most cases they won’t mind doing auto-ship if there is enough profit to pay for it.
Tip # 3: Get THEIR Team Members to Do It
One of the best things you can do to get someone on auto-ship is to get the people in their downline on auto-ship as well. This will give them the fear of loss and might encourage them to sign up themselves.
Tip # 4: Let Them Know They Can Cancel at Any Time
Make sure you let each person know that they don’t have to stay on auto-ship forever if they don’t want too. Explain to them the process of how to cancel it, in case they ever want to stop their auto-ship.
Tip # 5: Teach Them About Being a Product of the Product
Teach your team members that they have to be a product of the product, and use the products themselves if they ever intend to grow a large or profitable business. Explain to them that it’s hard to sell a product you don’t use or believe in yourself.
Tip # 6: Be on Auto-Ship Yourself
This one should be common sense. If you are a leader, and you are serious about the business, you should be on auto-ship yourself anyway! It sounds like common sense, but a lot of people mess this up. Don’t ask someone else to sign up for auto-ship if you aren’t willing to do it yourself.
The bottom line is that auto-ship is an important part of your business. You want as many of your team members and customers on auto-ship as possible. Of course, not everyone will do it, but if you follow the tips mentioned in this article you should get much better results.
What are your thoughts? What do you think about auto-ship? How do you get your team members to sign up for it? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.
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12 thoughts on “How to Get People on Auto-Ship in Your MLM Company”
As a person who has been against auto-ship in the past because I have seen it misused and some people fall in a trap, I do believe it can be a good thing too. I know the company I am with offers a substantial discount for auto-shipped items.
As Charles pointed out, if explained correctly so the person has a complete understanding, it can be good. But please tell your distributors to not misuse it, or as I have seen, sign someone up for it without their knowledge.
Thank you for explaining it in a clearer way. I have a better understanding now.
Just be honest with people and then let them decide what they want to do.
Auto-ship can be great if explained properly and clearly. I think it can be overwhelming to some people and so they say “no” without being fully informed. Reminding them they they can cancel at any time is important. Being a great leader and showing my example definitely makes people more comfortable.
I think it all comes down to how you explain it to the new person. Tell them the importance. Show they how to stop, start or change it. Do that and there should be no hard feelings.
I think there are many people- both on the business end as well as the consumer end- that are a little apprehensive and unsure about the idea of things auto shipping. However, I agree with your points and I have used auto ship options on some of my big reocurring purchases, and encourage my customers to use it as well!
I don’t think autoship is bad IF it is explained properly. Having people order month after month is very important to your long term success. It helps if they like the products and know the benefits of auto-ship.
I have to admit that I am one who resists the lure of auto ship. It sure would make my life easier, so I need to heed your advice. I have the typical worries that I think a lot of people do: what if I don’t sell the products, what if I don’t use them myself, will they go to waste, etc. But you are right: being on auto ship is a great motivator to sell the product.
If you explain to your people how auto-ship works, what the benefits are, and what the steps are to stop it if they want to, there normally isn’t a problem. You just need to take a little time and make sure people understand it, BEFORE you ask them to sign up for it.
I would have to agree with Charles here that once people fully understand what auto-ship is and how it is beneficial, the risks greatly decrease and your concerns won’t really be concerns anymore. It is worth the investment for sure. And while not everyone participates, the increase in those who do has helped significantly.
It really comes down to communicating and talking to them. Find out what their fear or concerns are and then address them. Offer reassurance and maybe sweeten the deal with a one time perk the first time they use the auto-ship. It might be enough to get them to try it and once they do, they will likely be hooked!
I think the key to success is to “keep it real” with people. Tell them the pros and cons. Show them how they can cancel their auto-ship if they want to.
Here the article gives you simple but quite important information about auto-ship. Bringing in more people in favor of auto-ship will be fruitful for your business in the end. After reading this information, I myself would like to sign for auto-ship and would follow the tips in order to reach high on the ladder of success.