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What kind of work is this?
Everyone starts at Vector Marketing as an entry-level sales representative. Our reps schedule appointments and introduce prospective customers to Cutco Cutlery through one-on-one demonstrations. This can happen in a customer's home or online with a customer. This has been pretty effective for us - over 17 million customers use Cutco in their kitchens every day. A sales rep's day includes:
- Setting appointments through personal contacts and referrals
- Showing Cutco to potential customers and taking purchase orders
- Checking in with the office.
Are there any start-up costs?
Nope. Representatives can work virtually or in person. They simply use their laptop or computer to walk through product options with customers online. However, if a sales rep will be conducting presentations in-person, they're loaned a Cutco sample set that has a retail value of $432 after completing training. As long as the rep remains active in the business, they'll be able to borrow a sample kit for all presentations and show potential customers how great our products are. If the rep eventually decides they don't want to continue selling Cutco, they just return the sample kit and are good to go.
How am I paid?
Our reps earn commissions for sales made. We also offer a guaranteed base pay per qualified appointment. This means you're guaranteed to earn something for each qualified appointment completed, whether or not you sell anything. We pay weekly. So, you'll get to see your hard work pay off at the end of each working week.
How do I get appointments?
You get started by showing Cutco to people you know to get some good practice. This allows you to become comfortable with the process and make mistakes without worrying about it. In training, we teach you how to ask those people for "customers", others who might be interested in taking a look at Cutco. This effective friends of "friends" process ensures that you're always connected to your prospective customer, and you don't have to worry about walking into a complete stranger's house. Your success is based on a proven word-of-mouth approach that we teach you.
What's my work schedule like?
Your work schedule is entirely up to you. Our sales representatives are able to set their own appointments and determine how many they'll complete each week. Don't worry about things like minimum hours or unpredictable calendars; you can set your own schedule week-by-week based on when you're available to work.
Do I need experience?
Nope. We provide all the training you need to succeed as a sales representative. The initial unpaid training seminar is a two or three-day program led by experienced Vector professionals. You can participate at a local office or online, whichever works for you. Don't worry: these sessions are interactive, engaging, and fun. On top of that, we offer optional ongoing training sessions and conferences. We're always learning.
What are the qualifications?
Applicants need to be at least 18 years old. Not yet 18 yet? You're welcome to apply if you're 17 years old and have also graduated from high school. We look for people who are:
- Willing to learn
- Positive thinking
However, these attributes alone won't guarantee a successful Cutco career.
What does it take to be successful?
Successful representatives are committed, positive, and communicate frequently with their local office. This open line of communication is important because our offices are filled with supportive, fun, and experienced people who want to help you succeed at the level you desire.
I'm still not sure...
No problem. The best thing you could do would be to come into the location closest to you and meet face-to-face with the manager. See what the office and staff are like. Find out more about us to see if we would be a good fit for you. Then, decide if it is right for you. To do that, click the blue Apply Now button at the top of the page or enter your ZIP code at the bottom of the page and fill out the short application so you can schedule a time to meet with your local office.