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Sep 30, 2015

UnitWise Spotlight|Sending an Email Marketing Campaign

The holiday season is just around the corner! Decking the halls, fixing delicious meals, and arranging for family get-togethers are already in the planning phase. But what’s the plan to get your customers in-the-know about all of your Mary Kay holiday collections? Well, the UnitWise Heroes are here with an idea—try our email marketing feature!

We specifically designed the UnitWise Email Marketing feature to help our users promote their Mary Kay business—and it’s as simple as writing an email. You can send a message to one person, a particular group, or to everyone all at once. And one of the best perks is that no one else knows who the email was sent to, keeping your Unit’s and customers’ personal information safe & secure. But that’s not all! With the email marketing feature, you can schedule when you want emails to be sent. Whether it’s immediate, on someone’s birthday, or even a year in advance, you can do it with UnitWise. It’s just another way to show we really care!

Ready to go? OK—let’s get started!

The UnitWise Email Marketing Feature

On your UnitWise dashboard, click on the “Marketing” tab located on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

From there, select the “Email Marketing” icon.

A quick view of all your previously sent emails will appear. On the upper, right-hand corner of the screen, select the “Create Email Marketing” tab.

From here, you’ll have the options to name your campaign, select the desired template, write a subject, pick the date, and choose the desired recipient(s). After that, simply compose your email, and either send it immediately or schedule it for a later day. It’s that easy!

So as you can see, keeping your Unit and customers in the holiday loop is easier than ever with the UnitWise Email Marketing feature. For more information on how UnitWise can help your Mary Kay business, please join us for our scheduled live training events—check the News Flash section of your UnitWise dashboard for more details. And to learn more about the email marketing feature, we’ll be hosting a live training session on October 20th. Be sure to tune in!

We’re always here to come to your rescue when you need us! If you have questions, give us a call at 704.234.6006 or send us a live chat or email at—we’ll be there to offer our support.
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Sep 28, 2015

Tips & Tricks|Location, Location, Location: 4 Tips for a Successful Event

One of the best parts about having a Mary Kay business is hosting parties! As Mary Kay says, you can expect “Fabulous Friends & Fun.” It’s true! At these parties, you learn about a variety of products, how to create different looks, and how to choose the best makeup for your beautiful features.

As an Independent Beauty Consultant, you are an expert when it comes to makeup and skincare options. And, we’re here with some advice to help you throw the best Mary Kay party ever! It all comes down to location, location, location.

Event Size and Space

The first aspect you must know before holding a successful party is how many people are attending. Once you know the numbers, you can pick a venue that will comfortably accommodate all of your guests. You don’t want people bumping into one another when they’re trying to make the perfect cat-eye with the Mary Kay Eyeliner.

Travel Distance

Before selecting the final venue for your party, take into consideration its physical location. Is it in a convenient place for all of your guests? Is it a far drive away from town? Don’t make your party-goers spend more money on gas than on products. Make your party location centralized!  Also, if you have people visiting from out of town, offer some ideas for hotels and restaurants.

Luxury and Amenities

You probably don’t stick around at an event if you’re uncomfortable—and your guests don’t want to either. To make sure you offer great amenities and give your party a luxurious feel, here’s some advice.
  • Serve food and drinks
  • Provide plenty of comfortable seating
  • Have plenty of space for people to move around and socialize
  • If it’s hot outside, keep the space cool. If it’s cold, make sure it’s nice and toast
Unique and Different

No one wants to go to the same party over and over again. Make your Mary Kay party different and unique! Instead of having everyone sit in a circle, waiting to see the next product, why not mix it up? Start with food and then a quick game of guess the product by its description. Or host your party during one of the Project Runway shows! By changing up the flow and structure of your party, you can keep your guests entertained throughout the entire event.

You have the Mary Kay knowledge, now share it with your clients! One of the best ways to let people know about your party is with UnitWise’s email marketing feature. Send notifications from home or on-the-go with our mobile site. And if you ever need any help, just let the Heroes know! You can call, email, or live-chat us— and we’ll come to your rescue.
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Sep 21, 2015

UnitWise Spotlight-Creating Product Collections

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The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means, right? New look, new style! Here at UnitWise, we’ve been working hard to put together a collection of game-day makeup for you to share with your customers. But did you know that you can do the same on your UnitWise account? Creating a collection and keeping track of it in your UnitWise inventory is simple—we promise!

How-to Guide

We provide you with the option to add as many product collections as you want to your UnitWise inventory. So impress your customers with your new fall Product Bundle, today!

  • Click on the “Inventory” tab on your UnitWise dashboard.
  • Select “Products” from the drop down menu.
  • From there, you’ll be able to view a snapshot of your products, as well as add, organize, and view your inventory history.
  • Select the “Add Product” icon located on the right-hand side of the page.

  • From there, select the box labeled “Product Collection?” to begin.

Now you can start building and adding to your collection by choosing products from your inventory. After you’re done being creative, choose the quantity, set the price, make it a hot seller, and keep track of how many you sell! Pretty easy, right?

Brittany, a UnitWise Hero, would also like for you to know that we are here to help you any time you need it! Just give us a call, send us an email, or live chat with us. We’ll be happy to help!

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Sep 17, 2015

Tip & Tricks|4 Must-Follow Sales Trends

It’s happening—new trends are emerging in how you sell your products and run your business. Are you ready for the change? If not, don’t panic: the UnitWise Heroes are here to help you out. We have information on all the new sales trends to watch out for and how they can help you become the best at what you do.

Bye, Bye Salespeople

Those old-school, car salesperson tricks were so last season! Customers are savvier and do their research before they make a purchase. High-pressure and manipulative sales techniques will not work anymore. So say goodbye to the salesperson, and hello to the consultant.

As a consultant, your attention is on the value of your product and how it can benefit your customer. Being a subject matter expert is important. What we mean is that your clients want someone who can give them a solution for a particular situation. If they want a product to help them with the dry skin, they aren’t looking for someone to sell them a product that reduces their pores and helps reduce dark circles under their eyes. Be an expert, not a salesperson.

Overcome the Commodity Challenge

Providing makeup solutions is a tough industry to compete in. From convenience stores and department stores, to online shops, it seems like everyone offers skin products and age-defying makeup. But you’re different! Your end game is not about making the sale; it’s about gaining lifetime customers and helping someone achieve their desired result. That’s why your makeup is more than just a commodity.

Overcoming the commodity challenge is being able to recognize that your bottom line is not to make the sale, but to help your customers achieve something they’ve been searching for. Once you show your customer that you are committed to help them, the value of your service beats the lower price every. single. time.

Verified Results

Luckily for you, you work for a company that can verify the results of their products! For years, salespeople tried to win over customers with amazingly low prices—well not anymore. The deliverable and verified results are more important to people than just the price. Let your customers know that the results and desired outcome they’ll receive with your product greatly outweighs the low prices offered by the other guy.

Home/Work Balance

The secret to being successful is not how many hours you work or emails you send. It is how balanced you make your job and home life. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.
When you balance the time you spend at home and work, you end up reinvesting and engaging more with what you do. And achieving this balance is easier than you think.

Set up hour limits—pick a certain time in the day you will not send another email or make another phone call after. These breaks give your mind time to unwind and settle down from the pressure and demands of your work life. It also gives you time to enjoy your home and family life. Remember MK's motto: God, Family, Career!

See, what did we tell you! These new trends are no-brainers for you and your consulting capabilities. And remember, the Heroes will always be here to offer the trendiest advice.
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Sep 14, 2015

UnitWise Spotlight| Customize Your UnitWise Website

It’s shocking! Some businesses—big and small—are not using the wonders of the internet to communicate with others and reach more people. You would think that in this technological day and age, everybody would have a website. People use the internet to find businesses that interest them, look for helpful information, and to buy products and services. From being able to communicate better to sharing important information, having a website is the most powerful marketing tool you need in your arsenal (besides UnitWise, of course). Happily, we provide all of our UnitWise members with a free, easy-to-use, customizable website builder with plenty of templates and features to get you online. Ready to get started?

The My WebSite Feature

On your UnitWise dashboard, click on the “Social Media” tab located on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

From there, select the “My WebSite” icon.

A screenshot of your website will appear. If you love what you see, keep it! Feel like it’s time for a change? Let’s get customizing!

Editing Your WebSite

UnitWise provides you with all the tools you need to create a beautiful website for your Mary Kay Unit. On the right-hand side of your screen, click on the “Edit Site” icon.

Here you can choose the theme that fits your business style, add an unlimited amount of web pages, spruce up your business content with your own personal touch, and so much more.

  • Theme: We provide over 60 various themes and website templates. From seasonal themes to stars and pearls, we give you the option to choose your favorite. If you want to make all of the designs yourself, we even give you the option to do that with the blank template.
  • Design: Not sure if you’re a fan of the current background of your site? No problem: you can upload any background image that fits your business better.
  • Add: Like to think of yourself as an organizational pro? We like those; that’s why we provide you with the choice to make as many web pages you wish for your site. Create a page about you, a blog, how-to guides, training material, and tips for your Unit members, etc. We make it unlimited so you can stay connected with your Unit!
  • General Settings: We provide you with the options to design your website layout, along with the wording, font, and colors. Customize your website exactly how you would like it to look. We also give you the option to link your personal website/shopping site to your UnitWise WebSite.
  • Payment Hub: Is your payment hub set up in UnitWise? If so, you can direct your client’s to visit your UnitWise WebSite and have them make payments to their open invoices. It’s that easy!

You deserve a website that shows off your personality and sense of style without the complicated HTML coding! Start designing your free website with UnitWise today. It’s easier than you think!  
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Sep 11, 2015

Tips & Tricks|Watch Out Email—the Telephone’s Back

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I bet Alexander Graham Bell (and most others) would be shocked to hear that written words—emails and text messages—are used more to communicate with others than his beloved invention, the telephone. It’s a technology-riddled world, and people love their smartphones—us included. But we know that nothing beats picking up the phone and making a call to our loyal UnitWise members.

So, take our advice and give Bell’s invention the recognition it deserves. Call your Unit members instead of emailing them. It will help your business, we promise! Here’s how we know! 

Solve Problems, Faster

Think of the last time you had to solve a problem quickly. Did you talk on the phone or did you send a message? I’m assuming you picked up the phone. Calling people is typically better than sending an email because it can help solve a problem quicker and more efficiently. An email can get lost in the mainstream of the internet or remain in an inbox unopened for several days. With a call, you can make sharing information more personal, as well as talk about the possible answers and conclusions without having to wait. 

No Miscommunication

Nothing can handle complex, technical, or sensitive conversations better than a phone call. A phone call minimizes the unnecessary confusion that can sometimes attach itself to drawn out email exchanges. Also, a phone call helps with emotional intelligence. Unlike text messages and emails, speaking to someone on the phone lets you hear the tone and intonation of their voice. It can mean the difference between thinking someone is insulting you and knowing that he or she is just joking. 

Reactive Responses

Are you guilty of not responding to an email as soon as you received it? I know I am! I like to give myself time to think about my reply, before actually sitting down to write one. Emails and text messages offer us that buffer to think thoroughly about what we wish to say before saying it. However, we sometimes hide and take the higher ground behind our emails, making the bark worse than the bite. A phone call, however, provides us with immediate exchanges and responses that push us to be proactive and to solve problems. 

Building Relationships

Although you can get to know somebody through an email exchange, there is something special about hearing someone’s voice on the phone and knowing they aren’t a robot. The Heroes here at UnitWise are real people, and we are always here to help you. We understand the importance a phone call has on building close relationships with our UnitWise members. We make it a priority to give all of our users courtesy calls just to see how things are going. Although we don’t hover, if we see something that could help improve on your UnitWise account, we’ll give you a call to offer some advice and assistance. It’s just what we do!

Although technology is improving daily, it’s important to take the time to give your Unit members a call. Trust us, it means a lot to them, and it can help you improve your business too!

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Sep 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

From our family to yours—Happy Labor Day!

In observance of Labor Day, the UnitWise Heroes will be not be at our headquarters today. We are spending some quality time with our family, eating delicious bbq, and sharing in laughter and jokes with friends. It’s one of our company’s core values to enjoy our time together. And, we hope you are able to do the same!

Although we may be out of the office, you are still an important member of our UnitWise family. We will be ready to rescue you if you need support this holiday. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We will always stand by our promise to save the day when you need it most.

Have a happy Labor Day,

Your UnitWise Heroes
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Sep 4, 2015

Tips & Tricks | Five Ways to Stay Organized (in Life and in the Office)

Have you ever forgotten an important phone number or a meeting with your Units? Do you have a desk that’s cluttered with sticky notes of things to do? If you’re guilty of any of these ‘lack of organization’ offenses, don’t panic; the UnitWise Heroes are here to help. We have five creative ways to help you get organized, nixing the scattered brain forever.

1. Chunk The Junk

We all do it. We keep things that we think our future self will find useful. The items are slipped into a box or a vacant drawer, but never looked at again. Well, it’s time to escape this vicious cycle and CHUNK THE JUNK. The easiest way to begin is by making separate piles to sort your items into: toss, keep, and donate. Trust me, you’ll never need the instructions to your printer (most instructions are in digital form.) Throw it away and reduce the clutter.

UnitWise can help you organize all your leads’ information, your business calendar, your inventory list, and much more. When you get rid of the paper clutter that surrounds your desk, your productivity will skyrocket.

2. Become Magneto

Buying magnet strips and a magnetic board can be the best investment for organizing your office. Wondering where I’m going with this? Well, I’ll tell you. Instead of having your supplies scattered in jars on your desk, stick them to a board with magnets. You’ll still have easy access to your supplies, but your desk will be clear of distractions. This is a cheap DIY project that can make a huge difference in the organization of your workspace.

3. Inventory Shelf

Do you have you Mary Kay inventory spread throughout your office? Whenever you’re searching for a specific item in your collection, do you have to sort through boxes and bags? Well, building or buying an inventory shelf can be your saving grace. Grouping items and storing them in plain site can make the difference between losing inventory and making a quick sale. Ready to build? Here’s how to create a simple bookcase:

Ladder Bookshelf

Try your hand at constructing this ladder bookshelf that can bring a unique piece of furniture to your room and keep you organized.

What You’ll Need

  • A- Frame Ladder
  • Wood planks
  • Paint (optional)

How To Do It
  1. Open the ladder and position it where you would like your inventory shelf to be located
  2. Paint the ladder and wooden planks (optional)
  3. Slide the wooden planks horizontally into the ladder, letting them rest on the steps
  4. Stand back and admire!

Wasn’t too difficult or time consuming, right?

4. Stop Trying to Multitask

It can’t be done. Multitasking and producing high quality work is almost impossible to do. Now, I’m not suggesting that you can’t drink a cup of coffee and talk on the phone with a client, but, can you talk on the phone with a client and email a member of your unit simultaneously? I think not. Our brains aren’t able to give our undivided attention to two projects. So stop trying. Instead of multitasking, manage your day. Turn your attention to invoices, bills, and emails two times daily, and give your bigger work more attention. Allotting your time will help make you more organized. No time to be scatterbrained when you don’t schedule it.

5. Using UnitWise

I’m sure you know all about UnitWise’s great features, but are you using it to stay organized? The UnitWise Heroes want to remind you that you can keep up with your customers by inputting their make-up and skin care interest, birthday and anniversary, their beauty profile, and their payment history. You can also stay organized with the consultant management feature. Keep track of the entire list of your team and unit members, as well as recruits and leads. Create events and appointments with your team in your calendar without ever having to leave your chair. From event creation to monitoring invoices, UnitWise can make your life easier and more organized.

So, what are you waiting for? Get creative with your organization! If you need any help with your UnitWise account or want a UnitWise Hero to guide you along the way, you can call, email or live chat us 24/7. The phone number is 704.234.6006 and the email is

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