My company Violetea, launched August 23, 2009. Although our sister tea company has been in the wholesale and retail business since 2006, a party plan venture was an idea we truly wanted to explore but found we had no idea how to effectively manage each component of the party plan model. We knew it was extremely important that we organize all the facets of the business right from the start in order to make it work most efficiently. We learned very quickly that we needed help creating systems to manage ordering, billing, shipping, and most importantly compensation for our Infusionist team. We required consulting services to outline the best approach to a successful launch and create a compelling website that would not only be an effective marketing tool but a business management system for our sales force.
While visiting the DSA annual convention in DC, I was introduced to consultants who create compensation plans, web designers who develop sites, and software specialists who create order tracking. I wanted to work with one company who could meet the needs of my unique opportunity and that I trusted to help me grow the organization.
During this trip I met Cindy Tysinger, CEO of GSATi who has more than 13 years Direct Selling experience. We connected right away. Cindy and her team listened and learned about what Violetea was about before making any suggestions. Their explanation of our options pertained to our specific needs and their proposal to assist in my launch was completely tailored to our vision. Cindy and her team created a beautiful and effective website and all the tools needed for Violetea in a very short time. They included me in most every aspect of the development and were right on target in creating the Violetea brand.
GSATi then focused on designing ordering software to fit the aspects of our products and special offers. They also formulated our compensation program by factoring our costs, modeling the commissions, and potential earnings. They have been available to our sales team to answer every question since the launch and have updated us on additional modifications of the website. They helped design our forms, brochures and business cards, custom photos, filmed and edited our first training videos, set up our email, leadership conference service, and even presented at our launch party. They continue to support training on all services provided by GSATi. Now that we have completed phase one and have launched, we are open for business and celebrating our first month with 14 new consultants, several tea tasting parties on the books, and much better than expected sales!
I know that we made the best decision hiring the GSATi team right from the start which avoided mistakes that would have been costly to repair later. It allowed me to better focus on my product and sales strategy since GSATi handled the marketing collateral and technology needs. It has built confidence in our team knowing that sales and compensation are automated and concise. GSATi helped us to offer a desirable company to those who love tea and are interested in having a business promoting tea to their friends and family. The professionalism and credibility they have added to our company is immeasurable! I believe partnering with GSATi ensured us the greatest opportunity for a successful future and they are now supporting my on-going operations and planning for phase 2!
Since we are in the planning stages of our new party plan company, Violetea, it is extremely important that we organize all the facets of the company's daily business. We learned very quickly that we needed help as tasks are becoming overwhelming and could greatly postpone our launch. We knew we needed consulting services to outline the best approach to a successful launch and that we must have a compelling website that will not only be an effective marketing tool but a business management system for our salesfoce as well. I met Cindy, CEO of GSATi at a convention recently and we connected right away. She seemed to know the answers to my questions before they were even asked! Cindy and her team are methodically leading us through phase one of our business plan. They are designing a website that will attract customers as well as organize purchases and payments schedules for our salesforce team. GSATi has prompted ideas that we did not realize were needed which would have cost us greatly later if overlooked now.
Everyone at GSATi that I have come in contact with seems to really care about the success of Violetea and I am so thankful to be partnering with them on this endeavor. I know that there will be greater potential for growth with little worry about fixing mistakes that could have been avoided. I believe introducing a new concept with guidance from GSATi ensures a greater opportunity for a successful venture.
CEO Violetea, LLC
Everyone at GSATi that I have come in contact with seems to really care about the success of Violetea.