Stanley Home Products: History, Review and Cool Facts

Stanley Home Products is one of the older direct selling companies in the nation. Offering a wide line of products primarily within home care such as cleaners, but also offer products in personal care too.

In today’s post, I am going to tell you about the history of Stanley Home Products. I will also review this long-standing company, and I will tell you several cool facts about Stanley Home Products.

Stanley Home Products History

In 1900, a young man traveled from Nova Scotia, Canada to Northfield, Massachusetts with $1.35 and went to Mount Hermon School. After graduating, this man traveled to upstate New York where he met the woman of his dreams. They married and had children, and the man joined a company that was gaining a huge following on the East coast: Fuller Brush Company.

The man’s name was Frank Stanley Beveridge. He was a wise man and rose through the ranks to Director of Sales at Fuller Brush and later Vice President of Sales.

The Great Depression hit the United States terribly in late 1929. Sales of Fuller Brushes took a hard hit, but Frank along with his Fuller Brush assistant, Catherine L. O’Brien, had a plan of action.

They launched a direct selling company that would show how people could make a living selling products that people need. Using Frank’s middle name, in 1931, Stanley Home Products became a reality.

Using some methods of Fuller brush, Frank and Catherine added a wider range of products, and for a small investment, normal people battling the Great Depression hardships could start their own business selling products door-to-door that every household needed.

As the Depression began to decline, Frank decided they needed to look at other selling methods. He hired Norman Squires who created the Hostess Home Party system that took Stanley Home Products and the independent distributors to a whole new level of success.

The Hostess Home Party System created by Stanley Home Products has been used by a plethora of direct selling and multilevel marketing companies worldwide.

So we come to now with Stanley Home Products. Yes, they are still in business, and Fuller Brush is also in the same corner. In 1969, CPAC, Inc purchased the Stanley Home Products and the Fuller Brush trademarks. So distributors now have the advantage of both company’s products as they throw home parties.

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The Stanley Home Products and Fuller Brush Home Party system still works amazingly well. For anyone who would like to host a party, they can contact a consultant who will have you pick the date, show you methods to invite friends and family and tell you the benefits.

Consultants do gain commissions on having people throw home parties. The hostess has a wonderful benefits program. Just for booking a home party, the hostess can get one half-price item. And the other benefits come by the amount of sales.

  • $200-$499 in guest sales: hostess receives 10% in free product value and 2 half-priced items.

  • $500-$999 in guest sales: hostess receives 15% in free product value and 3 half-priced items.

  • $1,000 or more in guest sales: hostess receives 20% in free product value and 4 half-priced items.

And consultants can start their own business just by buying the Starter Kit and then for every sale, you get anywhere from 15-40% commissions. So you get a person to throw a Home Party, and you benefit.

The fact is, most of the products offered by Stanley Home Products are consumed and must be purchased again. This means a representative can gain repeat customers.

The Stanley Home Products business system has helped many people live comfortably for years.

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Some Cool Facts About Stanley Home Products

While researching this article, I came across a wide amount of cool facts. Just to share some with you:

  • Representatives can sell by catalog, one-on-one, telemarketing, over their own websites, via fundraisers as well as the home party system.

  • The Party Plan was the invention of Stanley Home Products. The Party Plan business system accounts for approximately $9 Billion of the $40 Billion direct selling business model according to the past President and CEO of the Direct Selling Association: Neil Offen.

  • Mary Kay Ash began at Stanley Home Products before founding Mary Kay.

  • Brownie Wise started at Stanley Home Products before taking the Party Plan system to Tupperware.

  • Frank and Jan Day worked the Stanley Home Products method before Jafra Cosmetics.

  • Home Interiors founder, Mary Crowley was a big seller with Stanley Home Products.

  • Stanley Home Products is on Facebook here.

  • Stanley Home Products is on Twitter here.

  • Stanley Home Products is on Instagram here.

  • Stanley Home Products carry personal care products such as soaps, fragrances, and dietary supplements along with all the home care products they are known for.

Final Thoughts

In past days, I have used some Stanley Home Products along with Fuller Brush Products. In my opinion, they have good items that are worth the cost.

What is your opinion? What are your favorite Stanley Home Products items?

If you think that you may want to start a home based Stanley Home Products business, I suggest you visit their website I am putting in the reference section below. You can also purchase products from the links too if you would like to try any of the items.

While I have never been affiliated with Stanley Home Products, I do believe they run a great system. Do you agree?

Please post any comments or questions in the comment area at the end. Thank you.

Disclaimer: Neither I nor the Online MLM Community is affiliated in any way or form with Stanley Home Products. This is not a paid review. It is written strictly for your information.


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About the Author

Greg Boudonck is a freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He writes on many different topics, but business subjects are one of his primary areas of writing expertise. You can see more about Greg and his work by visiting his website at

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