58 ‘Kitsy Lane’ Reviews
I would highly reccomend Kitsy Lane
I have been with Kitsy Lane for maybe 2 months now and I have experience nothing but fun. My customers and owners are gradually building up. I feel as with any business, you will first have to sow your seeds and then await the plentiful harvest. I don't expect this to grow over night. This business isn't going anywhere, so I will contine to work hard regardless of any "road blocks", I feel I can't loose nothing because I didn't pay a penny to get started. In other businesses I have done with pricey overheads, the given was always 2-3 years atleast. It's strange how some haven't given it a couple of months and are ready to quit. My advice to others would be come in expecting to win and be persistent, find a support system, attend Kitsy Lane webinars. I haven't met one company that actually does marketing assistance (FB) this company goes far and beyond...that along is awesome! So keep having fun updating your boutique and see your work as fun and make it fun. If you need to change your mind-set to a more uplifting and positive one...do so.
"Just my two cents"
Great business just not for everyone
I am going to keep it 100% with you all. Most of the negative comments come from people ordering from people who has yet to run a legit work from home company. You must stay on all of your customer orders why leave that job to your customers? I have read reviews about how for example some people order on 4/12 item says will ship 4/18 come 5/2 the item still has yet to ship. On 4/19 the owner of the boutique should have reached to KL with a simple message like "Hey when you get a chance check out order #12345" when you using all caps, posting a ton of post on Fb, sending over 20 e-mails thinking that you are the only one in boxing Kitsy Lane i am sure it hits the spam box. In any business progress takes time.
I have ordered 2 items and have already sold over 4 this month all but one shipped on time, and the one that didn't bet your butt the next day as a Boutique Owner I was in contact with KL. Half of you owners think you jump in and make money...haha only in your dreams you must put in a lot of time and lots of effort. The thing about the internet is more negative information gets posted over positive no matter how huge the company is. Don't believe me check out Delta, Carnival Cruise, Sony, Wal Mart and etc on Facebook. Nothing is stopping them from continuing to grow...so why let it stop you? No one business runs 100% perfect.
SHOP AT YOUR OWN RISK
I had a boutique on Kitsy Lane and they did not ship orders! 3 Months and still no word... they say items are "made to order." My customers asked for their money back and no response... they rarely respond to my emails also. This is no way to handle customers! Ultimately, they kept the money while I made no commission for the items and my customers never received their shipments. They think I took the money while Kitsy Lane is the one who hasn't sent anything out! Definitely a terrible experience.
It takes TIME!!
I have been with KL since the debut. I found the ad on Craigslist and it stated that if you become a boutique owner you will receive $50 in FREE items. I thought it was a joke, but... I went on the website and signed up anyway. I responded to the ad with my boutique name and a link, and received a speedy response. I was told to choose any item(s) up to $50 and email them the item number. I chose two pairs of earrings totaling $50. It took about 3 weeks for me to receive my items and yes, I did have to contact them and inform them that I had not received my order. Again, I got a speedy response. Once I received my items, I forgot about the wait and fell in LOVE... Quality?... Awesome!
As a boutique owner, I will admit that it's taken a little time, patience and persistence. I have almost 200 online customers, and MOST of them I don't know at all. I spend approximately 8 hours a week checking my store and pinning, emailing, sharing, and a few other things promoting my boutique. I invited other friends to open up their own boutique as well. It's been about 7 months. The first 4 months I didn't make a dime. But, once customers actually started purchasing items, and I started ordering items, I am making a good percentage off the sales. I get lots of compliments from wearing the items as well. That has also given me sales. The downfall is that a lot of people don't like to purchase items online. Especially jewelry. But, I have to admit that their items are quality. I won't go into detail about how I have been making my boutique work for me, but I will say that I am averaging about $400 a month for the last 3 months. It's a business, find a loophole and make it work for YOU.
Doesn't happen overnight.
I joined Kitsy Lane in October 2012, I've only sold two items, a pair of earrings and the Blair Bracelet of which I bought one for my Granddaughter. The Blair bracelet would fit the wrist of a 12 year old. I have to admit that I felt terrible for the customer ( who had purchased one for her daughter through my site) I sent her the same bracelet that I had purchased so that she could attach them both ( the bracelet has a screw on clasp) and maybe the bracelets would fit her daughters wrist. I was underwhelmed with the length of shipping, (the package in very nice) so I gave up for a while. I've never had a problem with customer service my email inquiries are answered within 24 hours.
Recently, I decided to give Kitsy Lane another shot. I've been promoting the site online and in person, I know that it will take time just as any new business does. Hopefully, it will start operating as a part time business.
If a person is thinking about opening up a boutique and start generating an income immediately, it is not going to happen, unless, they know a lot of people with money who will purchase from their boutique immediately. It takes some promotion, effort, and time. Do not depend on people who have signed up through your boutique because the same efforts apply to them.
You have to want it bad enough!!!
Before starting my boutique I decided to read the reviews, learn more about Kitsy Lane and how it operates. Yes, it's a pyramid....but you are still getting everything free to start your own business, so what if the person who came up with this business invention makes a little money, that's what is all about. Based on what I have read, the negative reviews sound like they are from lazy people who thought they were going to make loads of money while sitting at a computer. NOT....you have to work and build any business, the people who are complaining about the returns, shipping and price, well they simply want to find fault. As with anything in this life, you have to want it bad enough and work for it untikl you get it. . Quite whining and work....you can do it if you want it bad enough. I will give you a little hint....go where women shop for clothes and smile...ALOT!! Be outgoing, introduce yourself....and tell people about what you do. I haven't even got my store front built and I have 8 customers, waiting to shop. Just saying !!!!
Horrible Customer Service, They don't hold up their end of the bargain!!
I started my online store a few months back. I am great at marketing, online and social media pinning, etc. I have a lot of family and friends signed up as well. I do my part, but Kitsy Lane does not do theirs. 80% of my orders shipped out are wrong and then my customers can't get any of them on the phone, so I call MULTIPLE times before I can get a rep. I think they have overestimated their growth and now cannot fulfill their end. A business can only thrive if your customer service is AMAZING, for that is why stores have repeat customers. One bad experience and that person is moving on. So I would say most of mine may have since Kitsy Lane couldn't get it right. I am so upset because I dedicated time and money into this. DON'T DO IT!!!!!
I Love Kitsy Lane !!!!
I started my boutique 6 months ago and I just think Kitsy Lane is fantastic. At this time I have 40 customers and 20 people who signed up under me to open their own stores. The secret to business is patience, hard work and promote, promote, promote. I was raised with a family business and have been in sales for over 40 years. I know what it takes. I have had my own businesses that required outside work which can be costly. Here, I can work at home, I have no high overhead, I believe the fact that this is a legit company and they can be trusted. I have found that they have the most wonderful support I have ever experienced. I recommend them very highly!!!!! I love my business and I love being a jewelry junky!!!
kitsey lane is ok
The jewelry is very beautiful. For the consumer I think Kitsy Lane is great. I have had my own boutique with KL since it debuted, however if you do not have lots of friends through facebook, twitter, pintrest etc., you may have low sales or none at all. You have to find a way to market yourself either through social media or in person. Keep in mind everyone who has a boutique through KL are using the same social media to market their jewelry as well. KL is great learning experience and is definitely worth trying because there are no out of pocket expenses! Everything is totally free. If you're interested in it; I say go for it because you have nothing to loose but don't expect to make any real money unless you're really good at marketing and can reach a bunch of people on a daily basis. They definitely have some kinks that need to be worked out and that's common with a new start up. I will be closing my shop very soon because I'm opening up a boutique that I own 100%! It's great experience if you're thinking of having your own business one day, it's definitely worth a go.
SO FAR SO GOOD
I have had no problems so far, all my products ship with ease. I ordered first myself to see how the process worked before referring friends. I've had no complaints and all of my products shipped fine. I also have made money and it ow goes direct deposit with ease. To see income you have to do work, you have to know people that are willing to support you, get business cards, print flyers. Make T-shirts, set up booths in the mall, you can make tons of money but you have to get the customers first.
i signed up w/ Kitsy lane wanting to start a legit online jewelry boutique. Although I did not get any paying customers and was a little discouraged I was going to stick it out. I started asking questions about what i wanted to do w/ my site and they closed my boutique without giving me a reason. Their actions were very unprofessional and they still did not respond. So i would not recommend Kitsy Lane and especially if you have any questions as to how you want to make your boutique better.
A Nice Niche For Creative People
Honestly, I just started. I enjoyed setting my boutique up, choosing a name and theme, etc... They have a nice inventory to choose from, to fill my online store. I have already gotten four customers, from my ads on FB. They haven't ordered anything yet, but I figure it takes time and I will stick with it, to give it a chance. I also make jewelry, so I hope to submit it to Kitsy Lane and hope they might carry some of my pieces. I think it's a nice opportunity and am happy for the chance to try it out. Also, in response to some of the complaints I've seen, on here - each message I have sent to the concierge, I have received a response within 24 hrs.
So Far So Good
So far I love it. It has offered everything it says. No Cost To Me. that is absolutely true. I only have one concern, it said somewhere when I signed up that I receive commission on things I purchase myself, and Im not seeing that. Everything else they say seems to be true. They dont charge you anything to join, set up shop, they do 99% of all the work. They find the products, send your sales out, promote, deal with all the returns or complaints,(if any), its beautiful all you have to do is promote its fun and easy and most of all FREE
Not Faithful in awarding prizes of their game
I began ordering jewelry last year and really love it. Then they started the Jewelette game -- I won a game and received my piece of jewelry. Then the end of January I won 1st prize in their game -- which included 6 pieces of jewelry. I continued to play and won 3rd and 4th prizes over the next 4 weeks.
Well, needless to say I haven't received anything from them on these wins. I have emailed constantly, even contacted my representative, which happens to be my daughter-in-law. She didn't know what was going on.
Last message I received 3 weeks ago was my items were being shipped in the next 2 weeks (it doesn't take long to receive them once they are shipped) -- and I still wait. Of course, this is the same message I've received from them over the past 4 months of trying to get a resolution to this.
I will not buy from them again -- at least not until this is resolved.
CUSTOMER SERVICE HORRIBLE
I email them with questions i call them and all maiilboxes are full! My friend has yet to recieve her jewelry and its been a while. I never got my commission check which is 10 dollars
Great products and service
I have received over 25 jewelry pieces and can say that the quality is great. Unlike other jewelry companies, I love the fact that jewelry offered is constantly changing with today's trends. This is not a pyramid scheme and a legit company. Owners make commission on on selling jewelry along with their first level recruits. Isn't this the way most sales companies run? It's not hard work and all you need to do is get the word out and market online. Very easily done at home.
It Take Time
It has been some time now since i started G&G Boutique. I have learned a lot about marketing thought social media, it is not as easy as i thought it would be.
I have joined facebook, twitter, pinterest, gmail and tumblr, these medias require participation on a regular bases, which i sometimes forget to do. I am marketing my boutique through these medias’, which have garnered me numerous clients by joining.
But, today i have not had any sales. Being one not to give up I continue to "like" in facebook, tweet and retweet, post on pinterest and tumblr. I find i need to blog more but, for me blogging is not fun, so I post items to my blog hoping someone will see them and join G&G Boutique as a customer. (KitsyLane)
While continuing to learn and grow I will now post information regarding our up and coming jewelry designers. This will give them credit for the beautiful work they do, as well as help them as small business owners’ get their information out there.
With that being said, it takes time and commitment. But I believe it will pay off.
Great help and suggestions
Sorry that some of you have not had a positive experience with them.
I have had many questions, and have used there fb page to ask and have always received answers within a few hours.
They are relatively new, but have given so many the opportunity to try to run there own business... They are planning on adding so much more in the next year...
I think you have to get people to realize, this is a real company, you are part of there boutique family and there is real merchandise...
Give it time. I also have customers, but no sales as of yet..
Just keep promoting ...
Good Opportunity, Great Jewelry!!!
My experience with Kitsy Lane has been great. Easy store setup you can personalize. As a previous review stated they do have webinars and answer any questions you have. The jewelry is actually really great for the price. Sales every week and orders are delivered pretty fast.
This was my first ordering from Urban Expressions by Kitsy Lane a friend of mine told me about them and it was a good experience. I was looking to buy some wedding gifts for my old roommate from college, I bought her the cameo set, gold necklace,bracelet,ring and some other items. She really liked it, I was so happy to know she loved my wedding gift. It was expensive but very beautiful. I don't care for all the emails they send me, its very annoying