Monday, May 9, 2011

Going Private

Due to the new Thirty-One brand policy, this blog will no longer be open to the public after April 21, 2011.

Please note, if you would like to stay up to date with what is going on with Thirty-One Gifts and my amazing Red Hot Team...please "LIKE" my facebook page HERE as this will be the only form of communication that I will be able to use besides my website at:

Thank you for your cooperation! I appreciate you all visiting this site!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Big Plans for the End of the Recruiting Pause

We’re making BIG plans for the end of the recruiting pause! This is great news for all the ladies who can’t wait to join our Thirty-One family!!  Beginning on Wednesday, May 4, you can let us know you plan to enroll when we open the door to our life-changing opportunity!
We know you’ll have lots of questions, so please email and I'll send you all the facts.

In late June, we’ll be ready to share even more details. Until then, we have information on our website that will encourage you to stay in touch during the recruiting pause. Get ready to share the spirit of Thirty-One! We have so much to look forward to!

Retaining Your Customers for Maximum Profit in your Direct Sales Business

One of the hardest things many direct sellers come across in their career is the retention of their customers. As you know, finding your customers can be quite an expensive task. Advertising, books, parties, mileage, samples, hostess gifts - you name it, we do it all for the sake of customer satisfaction. But does it always work? Not always. Here are a few tips that you can incorporate to increase the odds of maintaining your customers business.

• Engage your customer - (not like as in marry her, but that’s a good thought!) Talk to them; learn about their family, get to know her likes and dislikes. The more personal you make your relationship; the more likely she will remember you when it’s time to buy again.

• Have a Contact Mailing List - ask your customers for permission to add them to your email list. With email you can send out monthly or semi- monthly messages and keep you name in front of your customer more often. These do not have to be sales type of messages. Make them more tips and info related as you really do want them to read them

• Have a Snail Mailing List - for those customers that don’t want emails and at least one time every 3 months to everyone, use a postcard and sent out some product info, tips, thinking of you or something similar. Again this is a reminder that you are available and ready to serve them whenever they are ready.

• Use the Phone - pick up the phone and call you customers every once in a while just to thank them for their business. This is especially awesome for internet customers. It makes a Huge impression when you take the time to call someone just to say thanks, I appreciate your business.

Start with these few tips and add a few more things along the way and you will be on your way to cementing your relationship with your direct sales customers. Seeing repeat sales is a great thing for you and the customer. Retaining your customer is a great goal for long term profitability and sales volume not to mention the friends you will make along the way.

About the Author: Jill McCarthy is a Thirty One Consultant from Florida with Thirty One Bags and Gifts.  She enjoys helping others start and maintain a handbag business in the US. You can find Jill at All articles are free to use as long as you keep the author bio intact and provide a live link to the website

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thermal Tote Sale

It's back. Thirty One's most popular Sale of the yaer. The $10 Thermal Tote Sale, plus ONLY $1.50 embroidery. There is NO LIMIT and No minimum Purchase.  Great for Lunches, picnics, basket parties. They also make great gifts. Get them at this price NOW!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

About 31 Bags & Gifts


What is 31 Gifts?

Thirty-One Gifts is a direct sales company (also a member of the direct selling association) that focuses on providing products that are stylish, functional, affordable and easy to give as gifts. We offer personalization on most products which is available in various colors, fonts, and sizes. Thirty-One Gifts is different from other companies because they are practical, affordable, and fashionable. It’s our job to give you functional items that will not only make your life easier, but will give you a sense of style and charisma.

The Thirty-One family has grown to nearly 30,000 consultants nationwide. With production facilities in two states, we are still seeing thousands of women find their place in this world through owning their very own Thirty-One business. Many work full time jobs and use their Thirty-One income to help pay for those extras in life like vacations, cars, and shopping sprees. Others have seen Thirty-One become a lifeline to their families in difficult economic times. Despite all the bad news we hear today, our Consultants are selling at record rates. Maybe you would consider owning your own business through Thirty-One. The doors are wide open. Visit the Consultant page for more information and start your business today!

How can I order 31 Gifts?

We offer four convenient ways to order products; Home Parties, Parties To Go, Catalog Parties or Online Ordering through your Thirty-One Consultant’s personal website. We know that time, money and emotional energy are valuable resources that you can’t afford to waste so helping you order just the right products to fit your need is my highest priority!

31 Uses for Thirty One's November Special -The Zipper Tote

1. Diapers and Wipes                                                                  
2. Kindle / Nook case                                     
3. DS/ Electronic games                                                              
4. Coupons
5. Receipts
6. Bridemaids Gifts inside
7. Medicines
8. Dog treats for walks
9. First Aid supplies
10. Pencil Pouch
11. Sewing Kit
12. Contacts case & solution
13. Emergency Tool Kit
14. Nail Kit
15. Snacks
16. Stationery Kit
17. Bible Verses on 4"x 6" cards
18. Car Registration / Insurance cards
19. Art Supplies on the go
20. CD player & CD's
21. Vacation postcards/ souveniers
22. Polly Pockets / small toy items
23. Make-up
24. Picnic Utensils
25. Beach Gear
26. Baby Food / bib / utensils
27. Scrapbook stickers
28. Postage stamps / return labels
29. Money bag for consultants
30. Fill with Gift Cards
31. Feminine Items

The Thirty-One elves are ready to fulfill your shopping list!


November Host and Customer Specials.

Book a party or order today!!!!! Fabulous Specials Every month. Thirty One makes incredible gifts and will be the perfect personalized gift for any member of your family!!

Hostess Special

Customer Special