A Tinkered by Ambassador/Stylist, represents our collection of jewellery and accessories at in-home ‘Trunk Shows’ (Parties). An Ambassador attends Trunk Shows in the role of ‘Stylist’ and ‘Storyteller’, and makes commission on all sales. As an Ambassador you take control and decide when and where to sell and how much time you want to invest in your business. It is a flexible business that fits your life, scaling up or down as you wish.
Our Trunk Shows are a fantastic way to sell jewellery and accessories in a fun, no-pressure setting. Style your friends, share the stories and we will provide you with all the tools and training required to build and sustain your business.Launch your Business!
How it works
You earn an income by creating markets within your communities, while supporting the growth and development of our Artisans within their communities. A simple model that works for everyone!
- The Artisans create unique, on-trend, handmade product.
- You create a marketplace in your community.
- Supporting each other, inspired by each other, working together to create brighter futures!
Meet our Artisans
In’s and Outs
Every Ambassador is an independent business owner. Your fun, fabulous career will give you 20-30% commission on all sales, the opportunity to purchase further samples at 50% off, and monthly opportunities to earn free accessories or business supplies.
How does this sound? If you spend approx 10 hours per month, attending 4 Tinkered by Trunk Shows, you could earn up to $800+.
Whether you’re a mum, artist, student or just looking for some part-time work to ‘top up’ with some extra income, our Ambassador opportunity offers you a flexible, at-home business that fits around you.
Who says you can’t have it all. Get involved with a growing number of inspired women who love what they do.
Launch your own flexible business today!Launch your business
Let’s get Started!
The ‘Starter Kit’ is your business in a box. It contains all you need to get your business off the ground.
Your kit will be the hands-on display for Trunk Shows, allowing guests to explore and learn the stories behind each product and its creator. Your kit will also include promotional material for distribution at Trunk Shows (to aid further bookings) and our beautiful Look Book which showcases the full the collection.
Our website is also a powerful tool for you to utilize. Orders taken from your Trunks Shows can be placed directly online. Once the order is placed, we’ll send the product directly to your guest. No wasted time on delivering product. We want you focusing on the fun side of your business!View our Look Book
What you get
Starter Kit – For $299 – You’ll get over $600 worth of product! : 5 x Look Books, 50 x ‘Host a Trunk Show’ Flyers, 50 x Order forms.
Essentials Kit – For $599 – You’ll get over $1000 worth or product!: 15 x Look Books, 80 x ‘Host a Trunk Show’ Flyers, 50 x Order forms.
Here’s what else you will get:
- On-going training on our story, products and Artisans.
- Online business building tools.
- Free & continued social media marketing material and support.
- Ability to connect with other Ambassadors.
- The opportunity to be a part of our growing family.
- A suite of electronic invites.
- Additional incentives like free product and/or business supplies.
- The potential to travel internationally to meet the Artisans.
Starter Kit Essentials Kit
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A Peek Inside our Trunk Shows
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Want to know more about becoming a Tinkered by Ambassador? Here are some frequently asked questions with more detail about how it works. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help!
What does an Ambassador do?
A Tinkered by Ambassador/Stylist, represents our collection of jewellery and accessories at in-home Trunk Shows (Parties). An Ambassador attends Trunk Shows as a ‘Stylist’ and ‘Storyteller’ for the guests in attendance. They are also able to promote the products and stories ‘out’ of Trunks Show events and gain commissions on sales they direct online. Ambassadors know the stories behind Tinkered by’s product and believe in our business ethos – they love both. As an Ambassador, you take control and decide when and where to sell and how much time you want to invest in your business. This allows you to create a business that fits your life, scaling up or down as you wish.
What is a Trunk Show? How do I book/organise a Trunk Show?
A trunk Show is a get together of friends in a home or comfortable environment where we showcase the Tinkered by collection. We are ‘funking up’ the in-home party selling business model for today’s woman! Trunk Shows are an opportunity for
a hands-on, personalized, social shopping experience. A Tinkered by Trunk Show is a casual, fun, no-pressure way for girlfriends to get together, explore accessories and get fashion feedback from an Ambassador/Stylist and friends.
Booking Trunk Shows is super easy! We will provide all the necessary training, tools, and materials to help you get started. It’s as simple as jotting down names in each of your social circles – such as friends, family, and neighbours – and asking them to host a Trunk Show. We suggest starting with your “sure things”, i.e. your relatives, close friends, or neighbours. Those who say yes to being a Hostess will earn accessories for FREE and 50% off! They simply provide the house and the friends while you bring your fabulous samples and Look Books. The guests get styled and learn the stories behind our company and product, Hostesses earn free accessories, and you earn a commission on sales. Everyone wins!
How do I order further Samples?
When you sign up to become a Tinkered by Ambassador, you will receive your starter kit with all you need to get your business going. If you want to add a few more samples to your kit, or over time, include new product releases to your kit, it is
super easy. As an Ambassador, you will receive a unique code to our website. All you will need to do is add the products to your cart and check out with your code (there is a field on the ‘check out’ page for promo codes). You will have an automatic 50% off all products (once only purchase per product) associated with your code.
How much can I earn & how will I get paid? How can online sales help me earn even more?
You decide! Match your efforts to your desired results. You’ll love Trunk Shows big and small; some bring in a few hundred in sales, others bring in the thousands. Ambassadors earn 20% commissions on sales for Trunk Shows.
When you sign up, you will instantly have an online presence through our overall Tinkered by website. Build your client base through Trunk Shows and they can order online and attribute the sale to you from a drop down box (where you name will be) in our checkout. You can also use Facebook and other social sites, including blogs, to showcase new items, post Trunk Show photos, and keep your customers excited about Tinkered by – we’ll provide material and support you in your social media presence. And, when you’re on-the-go, you can still sell by easily sharing our Look Book, and directing orders to the website.
End of each month, you’ll receive your income into your bank account!
Will I receive training, marketing support, and advice from other Ambassadors?
Absolutely! You are not expected to be a salesperson, a computer guru or even a fashionista to be a Tinkered by Ambassador. We provide the training, tools and support that you need to run a thriving little business. You’ll get one-on-one coaching and an amazing network of other Ambassadors to interact with and inspire you. We have a regular blog and an Ambassador newsletter, that keeps you informed and up to date with new artisans, product and what’s happening on Tinkered by’s building brighter futures front! The website is also continually updated and a great source of information on background stories for you to utilize. What all of this means, is that you become a part of a supportive community that supports each other to create change and build brighter futures.
Do I need to be a salesperson to be an Ambassador?
No experience? That is not a problem. This is a casual, fun, social business opportunity. You don’t need to have any background in sales or business. We’re here to help you turn your natural skills into professional talents! If you’re passionate about people, family, design/fashion, and want to love what you do, (and you can spare a few hours a week) you are a perfect fit for the job! We’ll handle the rest.
How many hours do I need to work?
There is no “need to” – only “want to”. Based on your schedule and desired income, you decide how much or little you want to spend on your business. Some Ambassadors have other jobs and only work 5-10 hours a week, while others make Tinkered by their full-time business. We make ourselves flexible so your life can be too!
Is there a minimum I need to sell to remain an Ambassador?
There’s and ebb and flow to life and we understand that. If for some reason your in an ebb, all we ask is that you have $500 in sales in a three month period to keep your 20% commission. However, as long as you’re communicating with us, we can work with anything and help you back to flow!
How much do I need to invest?
When you sign up as an Ambassador, you’ll receive your Starter Kit, which includes everything you need to succeed: Your samples, business supplies, training and community support. Plus, you’ll have multiple opportunities to earn free product credit.
The cost of the two different ‘Starter Kits’ is your initial investment, and it starts at $299. Our goal is to help you become profitable as fast as possible with a minimal upfront investment, and make your business simple and fun to fit your busy life! Your success is also anothers – we are all in this together (An across the globe family!).
What is your product guarantee policy?
We want everyone to be happy and to love their Tinkered by choices as much as we do. That is why we have developed our ‘Love It or Return It’ policy. Quality is of utmost importance to us, and the artisans we work with. We offer free and easy returns and exchanges, 100% of the time. Quality is guaranteed so, if a customer is unhappy with their chosen product, for any reason, we will make it right.
How is Tinkered by different?
We love our people, we love super cool product! and are in the business of changing lives. Not only do we source beautiful hand made product (each with a fantastic story), but at our core, there is something much greater at work. We are a family business and ‘Family’ is the spring board for all we do. Across all cultures and countries, the drive to provide for and want the very best for our families, is surely a feeling we all share. Tinkered by is a business working for families: united through entrepreneurship, support, trust, encouragement and the inspiration to provide brighter futures for all involved!
Do the products sold get shipped to each customer or am I in charge of delivering product?
Best news ever…like we said, we have the nitty gritty covered. All product orders ship directly to each customer unless you specify otherwise. We want you spending your time on the fun stuff, not delivering orders!
We have a fantastic warehouse in Sydney that package our orders and sends them off carefully and with love (passed onto them from the African goddesses who made it!). All orders are sent standard Australia post, the day after the warehouse receives them. If you take manual orders at your trunk show, it is up to you to get them to us as quickly as possible, so that we can get them into the warehouse for processing. All online orders are dispatched within 48hrs.