Being an Independent Sales Rep is the best of all worlds.
As a part of World’s Finest Chocolate, you aren’t just a salesperson. You’re a public speaker, a financial advisor and a client coach. Most important of all, you’re a valued member of the community and its quest to achieve goals it wouldn’t reach without you. And World’s Finest Chocolate.
You will do well as an independent sales representative for World’s Finest Chocolate, if you are:
Independent sales representatives (ISRs) are World’s Finest Chocolate’s exclusive representatives for a defined geographic territory. They promote World’s Finest Chocolate as a fundraising vehicle for schools, clubs and teams throughout their territory. They coach customers on how to conduct successful fundraisers, take orders, host campaign kick-offs for school children and foster relationships with customers to ensure repeat business. ISRs are not employees but are independent business owners who earn commissions, without caps, based on product sales in their territory.
There are no upfront costs to get started. There is no inventory purchase required. We provide free marketing literature and a generous supply of samples that are afforded to you as you sell. You’ll need to have reliable transportation, a smartphone, a computer and a climate-controlled space for storing samples and occasional customer orders.
You’ll be assigned a protected territory that is yours to develop as your own business. The majority of your success will come from your efforts to get out daily and meet potential customers face-to-face. World’s Finest Chocolate will actively source a stream of ongoing leads, at no charge to you, to help you get in front of qualified prospects. In addition, you’ll receive the sales history of your assigned territory.
Yes, this is the business for you if you’re ready to commit 40+ hours per week during our peak seasons, while enjoying a more flexible schedule during the summer and holidays. Take control of your future, grow your business and be a part of something that makes a positive difference.
We provide a non-repayable first-year draw of $50,000 to $60,000 paid bi-weekly as long as sales metrics are met. Each assigned territory has the potential for six-figure income within a few years. Fifty percent of our sales force earns over six figures, and 25 percent of our sales force has worked with us for over 20 years.
Independent sales representatives schedule and attend in-person meetings with new prospects to qualify, close and coach them through a successful fundraiser. ISRs are accountable for marketing to their prospects, public speaking to fundraising groups, and managing the logistics of each fundraiser.
World’s Finest Chocolate will provide you with complete on-line and in-person training and support on the product, business, value proposition, target markets and business operations. Your regional manager will oversee your activities and help you stay on track. We assign Sales Support Managers to provide you with personal insights, encouragement and insider tips. As you achieve your goals, you’ll be invited to attend an annual sales meeting offering additional instruction, motivation and networking with other independent reps.
Most successful independent sales representatives have previous selling experience. We do not require previous experience in fundraising, but experience is always welcome.
Success in this role depends on regular face-to-face interaction with customers and prospects. If you’re like most independent sales representatives, you’ll live in your assigned territory, which helps with transportation and community awareness. Some ISRs do live outside, but closely adjacent to, their territory.