Announcement to HSS Field
To Our HomeStyle Specialist Family
We have a sad announcement and a hopeful announcement to our Home Style Specialists family. Sadly, due to many factors, AtHome America has been experiencing financial difficulties. Although we have worked closely with our bank to resolve these difficulties, the company’s bank has decided to
There are two hopeful parts to this announcement. The first is that the bank has accepted an offer to sell the inventory of AtHome America and the non-physical assets to Signature HomeStyles, a direct sales home décor company based in suburban Chicago, SUBJECT TO the foreclosure sale procedure. This means that Signature HomeStyles’ offer to the bank will have to be the best offer received at the foreclosure sale. The hopeful part is that if Signature HomeStyles is the winning bidder, it will be offering the HomeStyle Specialists the opportunity to join their company.
The second hopeful part of this announcement is that Becky and Lisa have not given up on their quest to save AtHome America. It is possible that Becky and Lisa (or even another, as yet unknown party) comes to the sale with an offer the bank cannot refuse.
I am sorry to be sending you a message with such an uncertainty, but here at AtHome America, we can tell you this with certainty…
Between now and January 14, 2010
We will continue to fulfill your customer orders and service all of your needs.
We have put together a robust and exciting January Sale which will be effective 1/1/10, rather than 1/4/10. We want you to have the opportunity to continue to sell and make money.
Any orders that are entered into the AtHome America system by January 11th will be shipped by January 14th. Following the close of the sale, you may still hold parties and submit the orders after January 14th to Signature HomeStyles for fulfillment, if they are the winning bidder, or another party, if they are the winning bidder.
Signature HomeStyles and your Supreme Court leaders and Home Team have had preliminary conversations so that, if Signature HomeStyles is the winning bidder, there will be a smooth transition of your business to Signature HomeStyles if you elect to join their team.
We will continue to answer your questions and provide you with updated communications throughout the process. Meanwhile, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions and have included it here for your review.
Transition Plan FAQs
Q: What does this really mean?
A: After January 14, 2010, At Home America will no longer be in business due the inability to continue to operate without bank
Q: What will happen to me?
A: Unlike most company foreclosure situations, we have taken extra efforts to make this a smooth transition and find a good fit for the Home Style Specialists to be able to continue their businesses with another company. Signature HomeStyles is prepared to welcome you and create a smooth transition so there are no interruptions in your business, if they are the successful bidder.
Q: Will I be paid for the sales that my team and I have generated?
A: Yes. The final commissions will be paid by AtHome America for the orders that are entered into the AtHome America system by January 11th,, 2010 and shipped by January 14, 2010.
Q: How will I get my commission check?
A: It will be directly deposited or a check will be mailed to your home. Please be sure that we have your correct mailing address.
Q: Will my customers get their orders?
A: Yes. All orders will be filled by AtHome America, if the order is submitted to us by January 11, 2010.
Q: Will my customers get refunds for products that At Home America is unable to ship?
A: Yes. The customers’ money will be refunded by AtHome America for orders that are placed by January 11th if the order cannot be filled and the customer is unwilling to take an alternative product of equal or higher value as a substitute.
Q: Will there still be a meeting in Chicago on January 28th?
A: Yes. Whether Signature HomeStyles or our co-founders are the ultimate buyers, both of them are planning to conduct the January 28th meeting for AtHome Leaders and Directors. If Signature HomeStyles is the buyer, the location will change to a convenient location in the Chicago area.
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