Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Less than a month away and so excited!

by Dioni Morales, National Sales Manager

We are less than a month away from our Launch Event, and we are so incredibly excited as we plan the training and the celebration! We are working hard because we want Vessel to be the company in which people can achieve their full potential and their dreams. We have a great product and the best way to distribute it, through Direct Selling. We know that by working together, we can make Vessel a household name - known not only for beautiful scented jewelry, but also for the lifestyle and financial benefits it will bring to those who are part of our business.

I have talked about the benefits of Direct Selling and Multi-Level Marketing before, but recently I read something really good that I wanted to share with you. It was on the Facebook page of best-selling Direct Selling author, Mary Christensen:

“Why ambitious women choose direct selling over a traditional career path! Women make up 49% of the workforce, and more females than males have graduated college for the last three decades, but ...

• Only 4% of Fortune 500 Companies are headed by women
• Only 17% of all Board seats are held by women
• Only 18% of Congress is female
• Only 9% of Heads of State are women

Don’t waste time trying to fit into a system that doesn’t fit women. Building a direct selling business isn’t easy but your chances of success are much greater.”

Although Direct Selling is a good choice for both men and women (we already have a male Stylist), it is a great option for women!  It is an industry in which women simply thrive. We are really committed to you and to growing Vessel with you. 

Tip of the Week:  Vessel Stylist Clara Alden wanted to share this suggestion with
all of you:

To help people join our team and be able to buy the Pre-Launch Stylist Kit right away, PayPal has a “Buy Later” option.  Stylists can promote this option to their customers in meetings, phone calls and emails. Potential new Stylists can pay through PayPal with this option, giving them time to pay the $199 over 6 months.  Vessel receives the full payment right away.

Thanks, Clara, for sharing this with us, and for your great leadership.  If you have any tips you would like to share, please send them to me at

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


We are now just over a month away from Vessel's Launch Event ... and are we ever excited!!  We're especially pleased with how many Stylists have been working to earn free hotel nights, and amazed at the Stylists who have pledged to attend, whether or not they earn free hotel nights. 

In the coming weeks, there will be quite a bit that we will need to convey to everyone about the itinerary details, each Stylist's status in reaching the goal of getting free hotel nights, what the Launch means to your Vessel business, etc.  But today we wanted to give you information on the basic agenda, as well as info on where we are staying and meeting. 

As you know, the date of the Launch is June 22.  This means that most people who live outside of Utah will need to travel into Salt Lake City on June 21, and leave on June 23 (unless, of course, you've decided to stay a few extra days on your own). 

We will be staying at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.  Little America is a Utah icon, and features huge, well-appointed rooms.  For a bit of history, in the 1890’s, when Little America’s founder was a young man herding sheep in a dreary section of Wyoming, he became lost in a raging northeast blizzard and was forced to camp out all night. He thought what a blessing it would be if someone would build a house of shelter at that desolate spot. Many times he dreamed of a haven for travelers with a crackling fire, warm bed, delicious food.  In the 1930’s, the founder saw Admiral Byrd’s pictures of the “Little America” camp in Antarctica. It reminded him of his experience in the Wyoming blizzard and he was inspired to act on his dream and build a hotel in that area of Wyoming. The name, of course, was a natural: Little America.

Hotel features:

Guest services:
  • Complimentary in-room wireless Internet access
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Valet parking
  • Overnight laundry and dry-cleaning
  • One hour pressing
  • Dry cleaning service and laundry with pressing
  • 24-hour shoeshine
  • Express check out
  • Refrigerators in most rooms

We will depart around mid-day on Saturday to go to LaCaille at Quail Run, a French farmhouse style of restaurant in the Salt Lake Valley. LaCaille is renowned for its food, as well as for the gorgeous setting in the foothills of Mount Olympus.  Manicured gardens showcase the architecture and the assorted wildlife wandering the grounds, including peacocks and swans. 

Once there, we will have a training session in the afternoon, followed by a celebratory dinner and recognition at the restaurant. 

The training session and the dinner are free for Vessel Stylists to attend.  If you happen to be traveling with your spouse/partner (or if you live in Utah) and would like to have them attend as well, there will be a $60 fee for the celebratory dinner.

We hope to see YOU in Utah for the Launch Event!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Easier Ways to Manage Your Vessel Sales

by Dioni Morales, National Sales Manager

This week I will begin a series of posts to share tips and suggestions from some of our Stylists.  These are ideas that have brought great results in their business. Today I will talk about two specific ideas that are helping Stylists handle their sales in an easier and faster way.

1. Using Credit Card Swipe Readers. There are numerous companies that offer this service, but one that has given great results is called "Square."  It works with i-Phones, iOS and Android devices, and accepts VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover. They charge 2.75% per swipe with no additional fees, and you get your money the next day. You can pick one up at retail stores such as Best Buy, which sells it for $9.95.  You also get a $10 rebate, making it free to you.  Or you can order it at for FREE. The Stylists who have been using Square have been incredibly happy with it and highly recommend it. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you then place the orders on your Stylist’s account and have it shipped directly to the customers, please put a note on the Comments Section, clarifying that an invoice should not be included with the order, to avoid the customer seeing your discounted Stylist price.

2. Setting up laptop computers and/or tablets at Home Parties/Open Houses. Vessel Stylists Carmen Rodriguez and Ethel Rolon from Tampa, FL had a big joint Open House with lots of guests. They decided to set up a couple of computers.  Once their guests had viewed the jewelry and were ready to purchase, they were able to sit in front of a computer, set up a customer account and place their own orders. They say it worked very well because the new customers not only learned how to place Vessel orders, but in addition, the Stylists did not have to handle any cash, checks or credit card numbers, and had the time to help to the other guests. In addition, at another table they also had a computer that was running the Launch Video in a loop, and had information about the Vessel business.  They had a few people sign up as new Stylists that same night.
We look forward to sharing other great tips from our Stylists.  If you have some ideas you would like to share, please send me an email to