Behind the Scenes
What took so long! #IYKYK
In November 2022, I marked down my $5 jewelry 20% to $4 each piece. In February, I marked down further to 40%, $3 to get the pieces moving out of my house to yours. On April 8, 2023, I live streamed about the 7th Lawsuit filed against Paparazzi. Hours before I went live, I posted in a Facebook group that I was doing the show and the moderators approved the post a week later. It was after that post became active that I was notified by Compliance that Paparazzi Accessories had terminated my account.
The live stream of Paparazzi’s new lawsuit that incorporates all other active civil actions against Paparazzi is my highest viewed video on YouTube:
At 9:55a PDT, 18 April 2023, I received the email from Paparazzi’s Compliance Department. 10 minutes later one of the largest orders, ever, from my Shopify store came in. I filled it–my last order.
This is the message I received from Compliance.
It has come to our attention that you are in violation of Paparazzi Policies and Procedures, Section 4.14, which states as follows:
Consultants may not use disparaging remarks in relation to Paparazzi corporate staff, employees, directors, officers, or any other representative of Paparazzi, including but not limited to other Independent Consultants. Consultants are to conduct their business with positivity and in a manner that uplifts everyone. Comments made by Consultants that may be negative in nature and relate to others potentially damage their own business, the businesses of others, and the Paparazzi brand. Consultants should be
courteous, polite, and always seek an amicable resolution to any disagreement or dispute.
You are disparaging Paparazzi and your account is cancelled.
It has come to our attention that you are selling below the mandated prices in violation of Paparazzi Policies and Procedures so extensively that your account is cancelled.
Section 5.11 provides:
5.11 Retailing or Reselling
After the initial product or inventory is purchased, no product can be resold or retailed for less than the suggested retail price (no product under $5 USD). This includes, but is not limited to, offering or advertising free items through buy X, get X promotions or giving free gifts with a purchase. This same policy applies whether the free promotional item being offered is a Paparazzi product or a product not carried in Paparazzi’s inventory.
Offering or advertising these types of promotions lowers the retail price of each piece sold below the required $5 USD minimum. Doing so compromises the entire Paparazzi program for all Consultants. Any promotion of a Consultant’s independent business or the Paparazzi opportunity through any channel of communication (public or private) is considered advertising.
Additionally, giving away free items that are not sold by Paparazzi can lead customers to the assumption that those items are part of Paparazzi’s product offering. As outlined in Section 5.13, offering non-Paparazzi products alongside Paparazzi products compromises its good name and can lead to the Paparazzi name and brand being associated with inferior products.
Any exceptions to this policy must be authorized by an official Paparazzi officer in writing prior to the sale or event.
To view Compliance’s answers to commonly asked questions, click here.
Note: If your account is suspended or canceled, all of your communication regarding your account must be addressed to [email address]. Consultant Support will not be able to assist you. If you respond to the suspension notice in the same email, your reinstatement will be processed faster.
This communication is intended for the sole purpose of the recipient and is not to be forwarded, duplicated, posted, or redistributed in any way or form.
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