Selling Tupperware

One Piece of Tupperware.  They made a great product and stood behind it!
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Yes, I Was a Tupperware Lady!

My Experiences Selling Tupperware

I was once a Tupperware lady. This came unexpectedly, and wasn't part of any plan, and it kind of just happened or fell into place. It was a great experience overall, and really helped during an interesting time in life. Making money while being a stay at home mother is no small thing. What a neat opportunity for me and many others.

How I Got Started Selling Tupperware

Well, I got married before finishing college. Both my husband and I were finishing school, and even lived in married student housing. It was a great way to save money if you know you are going to get married anyway, and not having to pay for two separate places during those financially tight college years. What we were so happily surprised with was an early pregnancy! I still wouldn't change that for the world, but my situation became much more tricky all of a sudden. I needed to finish some classes and work. Not just work while pregnant, but work with a new baby.

I figured we would continue to live on a super tight budget and make things happen. We could do this. Sure enough, it wasn't long before I was invited to my first ever Tupperware party by some other student wife on campus. I was invited to go to her home and see the wares. You didn't have to buy anything, and there was a prize if you brought a friend. I was the friend brought, and we did indeed receive a little Tupperware prize!

It was a fun night, looking over the wares. I didn't have any money, but did sign up for a party I think, or said I would go to another party. I never intended on selling my own. I was hooked by how easy it was to get started though, and am always too nice and listen to the people share their stories with me!

I went to a meeting with the consultant who was so nice. By this time, I had a small baby and it was a great time to get away a little bit at night, and my husband was a little skeptical but knew any extra money would be great. I tried it.

Selling On My Own

It wasn't long before I was selling on my own. I had a good time, and made it fun for all of us! I had seen some good ideas, like a game called Tupperware auction with play money etc. Women could earn the pretend money for all kinds of things like bringing a friend, making a purchase, booking a party, or tons of money if they thought to sign up and give it a try. It was a neat thing that we could buy affordable Tupperware pieces, little ones even to use at these auctions. Sometimes we had pieces that were a surprise piece of Tupperware. The ladies loved this game! We all had so much fun which made them happy to try having their own party.

I moved up in ranks, and got a little award at one of the meetings that I still have. I truly enjoyed my time selling Tupperware. I got to meet new people, make money, practice my sales approach, and help get family and friends together during busy times in life. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was so much fun.

Later, one of my own down line consultants and I went to a bigger meeting in another state nearby. We drove together and had a great time. Upon moving to a new state, I took my business with me! Moving from Georgia to Arizona was a smooth transition where I could still make money. Thank you Tupperware for a good time and a neat opportunity. Thank you to all the people that made it possible as well.

I hope the Tupperware at home parties don't ever fully die out. It served a purpose and brought women together.

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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi oceansnsunsets,

Cool hub. It will definitely help those who are considering taking up the Tupperware sales program. It is a very lucrative market, as many of my friends are involved in the sale of the products. I have heard them say how much fun it is to make money selling Tupperware. Of course, the products are really good-I have used them too.

Votedup and useful and sharing the hub. Cheers, Rema.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

This brought back memories. I was a Tupperware lady, too, when my eldest was a baby. I enjoyed it, but I don't think that I ever made any money at all. I still have my Tupperware though, 25 years on :)


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tindercd 4 years ago from Clovis, NM

My mom used to host parties for this all the time. I still remember all her friends drinking margaritas in the living room having a grand ol' time. I've always wondered what they made selling tupperware. It could be a great little side business!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Remaniki, thank you, and I hope it does help people when they might be considering selling something like Tupperware or something else. The product itself, can't be beat. Thank you for sharing and the votes.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Trish, I'm so glad this brought back memories for you. It was fun to write it and remember it all. Its hard to make money at it, because they have such great promotions and you want to buy one of everything, or almost! That is how it was for me anyway. I am like you, in that I still have much of my Tupperware at least 15 plus years later. It seems to be going strong for sure! Isn't that one of the greatest things about it? It lasts forever if you take care of it, and a long time still even if you don't!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Tindercd, Its great to hear about others memories tied to Tupperware, and your Mom and her friends sure sound like they had a good time. You are right, in that it was a great little side business. People felt justified buying it too, because they knew they would use it often and that it as great quality.

Thanks so much for your comment!


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Yes, Tupperware is a good quality product. My Mum still has some from when I was a child. :)


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Trish, it will be interesting to see just how long this Tupperware lasts over the years! Will our grandkids still be able to use the Tupperware? I think its such a great product, to of such high quality.


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Hawaiian Scribe 4 years ago from Hawai'i

Thanks for your hub! It brought back memories of those Tupperware parties I went to. Problem with Tupperware was that it's so high quality I never had to rebuy most of it. It lasted forever. So I stopped going to the parties. Now they sell plastic containers in grocery stores and at Walmart. But nothing beats Tupperware. You just reminded me of my jello mold in back of my cupboard. I think I'll make my special jello delight for dessert...Voted up, interesting.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hawaiian Scribe, so glad to share this hub, and I am happy that it brought back happy memories for you! The "problem" you shared with Tupperware is a rather common one but its still a plus really, for consumers. You do find all kinds of plastic containers in stores these days, but I agree that they don't compare to Tupperware. They will have people coming again and again to buy new ones, or maybe settling for Tupperware in the end.

I know the jello mold you speak of! Those kinds of jello desserts sound wonderful. I hope you do bring it out and enjoy a fun memory and tasty treat. Thanks for your comment and vote.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Yes, Oceansnsunsets, it would be interesting to know just how long Tupperware could last, in good order.

(Actually, I wrote a hub about some of my favourite Tupperware items a while ago.)

I have the jelly mould, too.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Trish, I actually don't have that jelly mold, but my grandmother did and other people I know had that mold. I will have to come and take a peak at your favorite tupperware pieces! Thanks for sharing.

I hope to get that jelly mold one day though!

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