LuLaRoe is a colorful, millennial-savvy line of clothing best known for its leggings. It is also a business opportunity for women (and, increasingly, men) to work from home selling clothing, both online and through at-home parties. But if you’re ready to start selling LuLaRoe, you may have to wait in line. The LuLaRoe business model adds new consultants to something called the “LuLaRoe onboarding queue.” About 150-300 new Fashion Retailers are brought onboard each day, so you’ll likely have to wait six to eight weeks before getting started.
Note: Since LuLaRoe does not provide a public interface for questions about the brand or its consultant processes, we were unable to contact the company directly. For this article, we’ve acquired our information from current LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers and provided detailed information about the onboarding process based on their experiences.
What is the LuLaRoe Onboarding Queue?
The LuLaRoe onboarding queue is a complete list of people who’ve signed up to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Retailer.
Rather than having a central signup process, you join LuLaRoe by contacting someone who’s already a Fashion Retailer and requesting an application. You can find a LuLaRoe consultant near you using the interactive LuLaRoe retailer map.
In an interview with a LuLaRoe consultant, a blog post describes how the initial LuLaRoe Fashion Retailer application process works. The consultant you initially contact will send you a link to an online application, along with the information you need to get started with LuLaRoe, according to the post. Once you’ve submitted your application, you should receive confirmation that you’ve been added to the onboarding queue.
The onboarding queue shows the first name and last initial of all the people who have applied to become LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers. LuLaRoe does not disclose whether new members can see the entire onboarding queue list or not.
According to LuLaRoe consultants, there is no cost to submit an application to join the onboarding queue and no commitment required to join once your application is approved.
How Long Will You Wait in the LuLaRoe Onboarding Queue?
Currently, you should expect to wait six to eight weeks in the LuLaRoe onboarding queue before receiving your onboarding call. This is an improvement over previous queue waiting times, which have run as long as 10 to 12 weeks.
According to CBS, LuLaRoe is currently onboarding 150 to 300 new consultants per day. As of February 2017, 77,491 consultants were working for LuLaRoe.
When you’ve reached the front of the queue, you’ll receive an enrollment call from a LuLaRoe representative. LuLaRoe will attempt to contact you for three consecutive business days. If you miss all three calls, you can contact LuLaRoe Retailer Services at (951) 737-7875.
Steps to Take While Waiting in the LuLaRoe Onboarding Queue
Becoming a LuLaRoe consultant means that you’re starting your own business. While you’re waiting in the onboarding queue, here are some commonly recommended steps to take to prepare to start selling LuLaRoe clothing:
- Setup your business foundation: Open a business bank account, set up your business taxes, develop policies, and establish your inventory system.
- Develop your online presence: Create a website, business email address, and social media pages for your LuLaRoe sales.
- Prepare your home: As a LuLaRoe consultant, you’ll keep a stock of clothing on hand and ship it directly to your customers when they place orders. You’ll need an organized space (preferably a separate room, primarily for tax purposes) to store, photograph, and ship your inventory. Assemble hangers, racks, dress forms (for photographing clothing), and poly mailers before you receive your onboarding call. That way you’re ready to jump in once LuLaRoe gives you the go-ahead.
- Start networking: The time you spend waiting in the LuLaRoe onboarding queue is a good opportunity to begin connecting with other LuLaRoe consultants and applicants so you can learn more about the business and develop professional relationships that can help you succeed. You can also spread the word to friends, family, and coworkers that you’re going to become a LuLaRoe consultant and generate early interest for sales.
The LuLaRoe onboarding queue contains a list of people waiting to become LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers. The typical wait time in the queue is six to eight weeks. While the wait time may seem long, you can use this time to your advantage to begin laying the foundation for your business.