Agent Spotlight – Sherri Zummo

Sherri Zummo

For this spotlight we decided to share a testimonial written by Sherri herself. Thank you Sherri for sharing!

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Nineteen years ago, my life took a path that wasn’t planned. At that time, I had a 4 year old daughter and worked a full time job. In May of 1998, I gave birth to my son and chaos instantly erupted. 

After a traumatic delivery that almost took my son’s life, I realized my life would never be the same. My new life became consumed with hospitals, surgeries, therapists, medical equipment, and with my transition to becoming a full time stay-at-home mom.

My son is profoundly deaf, autistic, intellectually disabled, legally blind and has significant medical issues. He has been through 28 surgeries in his 19 years of life.

Throughout the years I tried a couple part-time jobs in order to get out of the house while my son was at school, but my son’s health and unpredictable hospital stays made these jobs unsustainable.  I stopped working, and relied solely on my husband’s income to support our family. 

To make matters work, I was diagnosed with Lupus. I was at a low point, and I didn’t see how things would ever get better.

But then a miracle happened. I have a close circle of friends, and one of them had decided to join a small company called fibi & clo. I didn’t think much of it until she can for a visit, and happened to wear the Smoke Cascade sandals. It was love at first sight.  

I had never done direct sales, and until that point I didn’t have any interest in direct sales, but I started to ask my friend question after question. I decided to take the plunge. This opportunity provided me the flexibility I needed for my son, and it fit perfectly with my personality and with my passions.  

I remember vividly the first month that I joined… I was sitting in the kitchen at 2am working on the computer for my business. My husband walked into the kitchen and said,

“Why are you doing this, don’t you have enough stress in your life?”

I replied,

“You don’t understand, this is actually a stress relief for me. It gives me something to focus on outside of the life of a special needs mom. It has given me back a piece of the woman I once knew myself to be. This is something that is just for Sherri. This is fun, it’s sparkly, and the company’s atmosphere is filled with love and support. THIS is exactly what I NEED in my life.”

fibi & clo has been a blessing in my life, I am very passionate about our company and about what I do. I have made friendships with amazing women. I get to make money doing something I love, wearing something I love, amidst a company I love. All while still being the mom and advocate I will always need to be for the rest of my life.

Thank you fibi & clo ❤

Sherri Zummo Independent Fashion Leader

Five month review

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  • Over 350K in commissions paid out
  • Over 5000 Ambassadors and Agents
  • We have an experienced and engaged Field Leadership team
  • Over 12,000 shoes sold
  • Shoe and sandal deliveries are now consistently on time and ship same day
  • We have caught up with demand and have zero backorders
  • Customer Service times are now under 24 hours

Team work makes the dream work, and our team at HQ as well as out in the field is second to none. The future looks even brighter.

Want to get in on the ground floor? The window is closing fast. Please check out fibiandclo.com and email Hello@fibiandclo.com to be paired up with a Fashion Leader near you.

Agent Spotlight – Liz Polasek

 

fibi & clo will give you the platform to succeed… All we need from you in the commitment and passion. This testimonial is from an Agent who recently made the Fashion Leader rank and is well on her way to the Director rank. We are quite convinced she will be making significant revenue as we continue to grow. We love strong leaders and learners like Liz. Leaders must be willing to learn first. Keep in mind that Liz also works a full time job as a Sergeant in the Liberty County Police Force.

Here is what Liz had to say about her success.

I made it to Fashion Agent in less than a week after signing up! I’m super excited and Adriana asked to share some things that I’ve been doing.

First, I created a Facebook group. I personally individually messaged each friend or family member that I thought would love fibi & clo as much as I do. I told them a little about the shoes, and then asked them if they would like to join my group page, and shared the link with them. Most of the time they accepted. I try to make a post twice a day, and show them different things about the company or the shoes. I’ve stressed to my members that pictures do not do these shoes justice, and I’ve posted several videos showing the details and sparkle of the shoes. Below is an example of a video that I have posted.

I also listened to this last week’s conference call, and Jo has some pointers that I thought I would try. I’m currently hosting an online party that ends this Friday. I promoted my party link and informed them that they would be entered into a raffle for a pedicure at a salon of their choice if ordered by Friday. I also had a few customers who I knew wanted a shoe, but they were also waiting on the new styles to come out because they wanted to bundle the order. Yesterday, I messaged those customers privately and offered them free shipping on the shoe they wanted now, so that they could enjoy that shoe without having to wait to see the other styles. That promotion sold 5 shoes yesterday alone! I don’t plan on doing that often because it does cut into my commission, but it was what they needed to push them to complete their order before my online party ended. It also creates loyal customers who will purchase from me in the future.

I also work with mostly guys, and I’ve been showing them the collection and suggest they treat their wife 🤗 Adriana suggested that I offer to have it shipped to me and gift wrap it for them to make it extra special. After proving that to one of my male customers, he loved that idea and ordered right away.

There are more tips and videos that I plan to watch and try some different things later this week! I have been working on a business Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest page but those are not up yet. I hope some of these things may help someone get a boost in sales!

Good luck!

 

 

The first 2 months…

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fibi & clo first 2 month report card: The view of our future is beautiful!

With only 7 items in our collection and in only 55 days, over 50 of our tribe have earned the Fashion Leader rank, 2 have earned the Director rank, and over 800 of have earned the rank of Agent.

We’ve sold over 6000 sandals and we finally have a leadership team that can teach the new recruits that pour in each day.
Now think about this.

In just 30 days we will have an additional 12 styles with another 20 coming for fall. We will have more inventory than we’ve ever had previously, and we will be introducing non-shoe products that will open up a whole new customer base for our Agents.

We’ve had some growing pains, but the above facts speak for themselves. We ARE the next big thing.

It all starts with putting on our sandals and walking outside. The rest will come naturally. Take that first step.

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Training for new Ambassadors

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Welcome to the fibi & clo tribe. You may be feeling a bit overwhelmed, but never fear, fibi & clo is very user friendly and our supportive community of Agents and customer service personnel are here to help you every step along the way. To get you started we’ve listed several videos that you should watch in order to navigate your personal office and to start off on the right foot.

Most important videos:

***How to create the perfect table display***

Personal Office Overview

How to open a support ticket and process a return/exchange/refund

How to place a personal sample/order

***How to set up a Shoe Party***

More advanced but still very critical to be successful:

Basics for setting up a shoe party

How to properly size a customer’s foot (in-person and remotely)

How to read a commission report

Email Marketing 101

Utilizing Facebook to support your eBoutique sales and online parties

How to coach your hostess to a super successful party

How to use Cinchshare to organize your posts and business on social

Turbo charge your business the first month. Presented by two top fibi sellers and leaders.

Videos from Fibi Fest about the current designs, future designs and a talk about the overall vision of the company.

AnaLiza’s design talk (Creative Director)

Michael Leen’s talk of the future of fibi & clo (CEO)

If you do have any questions that are not answered in these videos, please contact your upline. If you have a question regarding an order, and need to contact corporate, make sure to have the following information in your email.

Name, Order Number, Agent Number, Shoe Style in question, Specific issue you want addressed.

Also keep in mind that you should not inquire about a shoe order if it is still within the ship window of 7-10 business days.

Here are links to our manual and social media guide.

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Here is a link to Hi-Res photos of our entire collection, as well as an order form you can print out for hard copies at your party (if there is no wifi for online orders). This is good if you want to make photo albums or other printed materials.

Hi-res photos

Order Form

If you would like to support your business by creating Facebook Lives or Youtube videos (great for SEO and recruitment), this example by our very own fibi & clo Fashion Leader, Nicole, is a great example.

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Here is one more example that is quite adorable as well.

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Thank you and best of luck on your journey!

Contact is hello@fibiandclo.com

All photos and marketing materials can be found in our photo albums on our Agent Corporate Page. Click here and ask to join. Be sure to enter your upline’s name when prompted by Facebook.

If you’d like to follow along with AnaLiza and her family’s travel, where she gets her inspiration for the styles, follow her personal Instagram – HeyJetSetBaby

To follow fibi & clo’s Instagram, click here.

Relaunch 2017!

Go to fibiandclo.com to be added to our waitlist. More details will be released soon.

#fibiandclo

We love seeing your photos of fibi & clo sandals. Whether you are wearing them, or just have them laying by the pool, use your #fibiandclo tag. We also love seeing photos of your shoe parties!

Here are some great submissions.

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fibi & clo in the news!

 

 

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fibi & clo is the only direct sales company that sales shoes and hosts shoes parties! The direct sales AND fashion industry is starting to take notice of the unprecedented business approaches and innovations in design that fibi & clo is creating.

For more information please check out our website at fibiandclo.com.

fibi & clo Fridays in flats!

Casual Fridays don’t have to be so casual, especially if you jazz it up with statement-making shoes that are comfortable, yet fashionable. I’m a big believer in jeans, and sometimes all you need is a little something to dress them up. For any of you having a shoe party this weekend, please send us your pics! In the meantime, here’s some casual Friday in flats inspiration.

Happy weekend!

xoxo,

AnaLiza

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