Cutco.com is widely regarded as one of the finest suppliers of cutlery in the world, but in recent times there have been a number of complaints surfacing online about the sales side of their business that allows just about anyone to sell their products.
The problem with complaints of this type is establishing the truth from the lies, and here at WFHW we place even greater importance on our investigations when it involves trusted companies like cutco.com.
That is what we love to do here at workfromhomewatchdog.com, and here is what we discovered about the Cutco complaints being made online.
Sold exclusively through a company called ‘Vector Marketing’, Cutco products are owned by over 16 million people in the United States alone.
Backed by a ‘forever’ guarantee, the quality of the products and the efforts made to offer total protection to the consumer cannot be called into question.
So why are people suggesting that selling Cutco knives is a scam?
This all comes down to a misinterpretation of the ‘marketing potential‘ message being promoted by Vector Marketing…or does it?
If you have ever received an email or flyer from Vector Marketing, or indeed have stumbled on any of their online content related to selling Cutco knives, you will know that they have a focused, and what some are calling “aggressive”, recruitment process in place.
$15 – $17 per hour appears to be the suggested earning potential, and by predominately targeting students they know they are likely to get a huge and consistent response to earnings at that level.
At a time when part-time/full-time jobs are generally hard to come by, earning that amount for doing something enjoyable is likely to be too good an opportunity to ignore.
Many students sign up and are likely to anticipate at least $200 a week in additional income.
So why is it that comments like this exist online:
“It’s not necessarily a scam, but it’s very close. “
” First of all Vector Marketing is not a scam but rather a company that appears to be built on a foundation of misleading and deceptive practices”
“Wow, almost got reeled into this one. Vector Marketing Company uses marketing strategies to, essentially, “brainwash” you into believing they are making you money.”
Could this point to a potential problem?
During my extensive research of Vector Marketing, I discovered that they have a complex way of financially rewarding their sales team.
99.9% of the negative comments that I have found, or have been sent to me, say the earning potential suggested by Vector Marketing is misleading.
Initially, the deal is simple, but it would then appear that only once you go through the interview process and qualify for an initial training session, many people are saying you are required to sell in an almost door-to-door fashion.
Of course, even if these comments are true, this mostly comes down to how individuals interpret the earning process.
Keeping it real…
Selling Cutco products through Vector Marketing is…a sales job.
Sales jobs very rarely involve anything other than presenting a product to a potential customer and only getting paid for your results.
It’s a tough way to earn an income if you have never done it before.
For proof of that, look at the comments below to see how some find it easy…and some find it really tough.
With that said, one of our pet hates here at Work From Home Watchdog is a lack of transparency, and it’s rather obvious to us that Vector Marketing is not being completely upfront about the process of selling Cutco products.
Surely if they did, the majority of the similar complaints about them by recruits simply wouldn’t exist?
One thing I am 100% certain that cutco.com is not a scam.
They produce top-quality products backed up with the perfect guarantee. Pretty much faultless.
However, passing over the sales side of their products to Vector Marketing is perhaps where the issue exists.
For what it’s worth, I believe that both parties are fully aware that the nature of the recruitment process is designed to unearth people who are born to sell – even if the flip side is other people complaining that it’s too aggressive (not their cup of tea).
We must also learn from those who have tried and failed to sell Cutco products via Vector Marketing, and here are a few tips that my research suggests might be useful:
- DO NOT expect to earn $15 – $17 per hour from the start.
- DO NOT expect to get the starter kit for free (you will have to pay, in one way or another).
- DO NOT expect this to be an easy way to make money IF you are not sales-driven.
Cutco knives are GREAT products, but just make sure you are fully aware of what Vector Marketing expects of you from the start.
Marcus – WFHW