With its original product released in 1959, Amway has sought to be seen as the global leader in the health and beauty industries. Amway's fundamentals established by its founders are freedom, family, hope, and reward. The Michigan-based company believes its distributors will achieve happiness through earned success. Its product line includes weight management shakes, eye and lip care, household cleaners, laundry detergent, and more.
Amway prides itself in being a family company with a global management team in place to support independent distributors. Amway hopes to help people start their own business with the promise of access to exclusive products, a low startup cost, and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. People interested in Amway's health and beauty products can choose to become an Amway independent business owner or be an Amway customer.
Because of the large amount of saturation with Amway, customers may want to consider one of the other top MLMs in the industry.
What other MLMs call distributors or salespeople, Amway calls business owners.
These independent business owners (IBOs) partner with Amway and the Independent Business Owners Association International (IBOAI) to establish communication and support through its international community of independent contractors.
As an Amway Independent Business Owner, you can earn money in all of three ways: selling products, recruiting IBOs, and earning bonuses. Bonuses are earned through your overall sales volume and the size and success of the group you organize and recruit.
Simply put, the more you sell and the more you recruit (and the more your recruits sell/recruit), the more money you make. Success is entirely dependent on personal success in quickly forming business relationships. If interested parties have a talent for forming quick, meaningful relationships, then this is a good compensation plan for them.
The amount of money a distributor, salesperson, or business owner makes is dependent upon the combination of what Amway calls "immediate income" and any additional income earned through performance bonuses.
An IBOs immediate income is the total amount you make from product sales minus the total amount it costs to purchase the inventory. If you buy $1,000 worth of inventory each month and sell $3,000 worth of product, then your immediate income for the month is $2,000.
In addition to the immediate income, IBOs can build a higher income by increasing their sales volume, which is determined by their Point Value (PV) and their Business Volume (BV). Each product, or set of products, has a PV assigned to it.
Business Volume (BV) is the dollar value of the products that IBOs, distributors, and salespeople sell. To make it simple, your total sales volume is the combination of PV and BV (most people just call it their PV/BV).
Amway states that IBOs who focus on registering new IBOs earn higher bonuses than those who focus on sales.
The total Point Value (PV), along with Business Volume (BV), help determine your monthly performance and which bonus bracket you will fall under for the month. Here is a list of performance bonuses and their corresponding Total Monthly PV:
Total Monthly PV: Performance Bonus (% of BV)
The company also offers an extensive list of additional bonuses with specific qualifications and awards for each bonus rank. Here's a list of the different ranks and some of the associated awards and bonuses:
*All ranks above "Emerald" include a 25 percent performance bonus and participation in the Emerald Profit Sharing Bonus and the Growth Incentive Program. Additional bonuses may apply.
Amway has a $62 registration kit with items needed to get started. This registration kit has a 100 percent money-back guarantee for the first 90 days. The kit comes with the following:
People who choose to become Amway independent business owners will be part of a network of more than three million people who have chosen to do the same.
Though the company does not have a huge quantity of customer and distributor reviews, the ones we have received have been mostly positive.
The aspects of the company that customers seem to like are the money-back guarantee, customer service, experience, high-quality health and beauty products, and ethics. The few negative Amway reviews do not focus on products, rather they criticize the company's ability to actually provide a decent income opportunity for its distributors.
Reviews from distributors applaud the company's ethics, sales training, debt-free status, family values, ingenious business model (kingpin marketing organization), and team-centric sales strategy.
Amway distributors and independent business owners will find selling and recruiting much easier because of the 100 percent money-back guarantee. One distributor claims the company has never missed a single bonus check.
For people who value high-profile endorsements and sponsorships, the Amway Center Sports and Entertainment complex in Orlando, Florida is the home court to the Orlando Magic. The multi-level marketing company not only hosts an NBA team at its flagship center, but it also hosts popular performers such as Ed Sheeran. Amway also has a number of celebrity athlete ambassadors including:
Amway also has several notable partnerships with companies such as:
Amway's time in business has not been without controversy. The multi-level company is not new to dealing with a class action lawsuit. One class action lawsuit in the last ten years resulted in Amway paying $56 million to settle a case alleging it operates a pyramid scheme. Amway agreed to the deal to close a 2007 class-action suit. Here are some of the accusations Amway has received form each lawsuit in its more than 50 years of business:
Although Amway pitches that people can be financially free through its multi-level marketing model, the number of distributors who are able to generate a reliable income on a full-time basis may be lower than some expect. Here are the statistics:
Amway's level of retention can also be discouraging since less than 41 percent of its distributors are active. One source says that Amway's payouts to distributors show that more than 99 percent of all who sign up never earn a profit.
While Amway provides a disclosure statement for the UK, there is not an income disclosure statement for the United States.
Income disclosure statements are one of the best ways for consumers to find information on an MLM company's earning opportunity, directly from the company. Many popular MLM companies provide one. The fact that Amway does not disclose distributor income could be concerning.
Analyses of the UK income disclosure alleges that an average network marketer for the company would make an annual average below the U.S. poverty line.
My son is a rep for Amway. We have supported him by going on the site and going to the amway store and purchasing house hold items that they have for sale. The products have worked great but I did not like how much the shipping was.
The success of Amway distributors is less than a half percent. This is a scam and everyone knows it. It is a shame people are so stupid.
Like all MLMs, your success is directly linked to your drive and support system. I get to personally work with a terrific 3rd generation , Jere D! The D family is so helpful. They truly want you to be successful! The products are awesome and have a 180 day money back guarantee. Bonus checks come weekly and the retail profit is AMAZING!
I was once in Amway and the products were good. The people and the business plan were terrible. "Don't let anyone steal your dream" was their battle cry. They would promise huge profits and sell you on a dream and then charge you for required cassettes and meetings so your upline managers could pad their profits. The business model does not work for the 99% of the people who join. Next time you're approached by anybody in a MLM, ask to see their tax return for the business they are asking you to support. Almost none of then will have anything to show or they will refuse to share it with you. Why would you join a business that can't show any business records to back up their claims.
Dale L Farmer
I sure got excited to join but found out I'm not the type. I found the market to be saturated where I live.
I have been a part of Amway in the past and I liked that they had so many products that I normally used in the normal course of a day. They were household items that I could buy from Amway, or I could buy from someone else, why not buy from yourself, or someone that you know. The products also sold themselves, so a non salesperson like myself could sell the products.
Amway is unethical way of making money. Their representative lure you to this smartly designed plan. Amway’s representatives misguide and misinform like any other business or a product’s sale representatives. which is attractive to listen for the first time with the ‘Entrepreneur” motto. But it is another way of making money leaving you frustrated in the end. I advise every one not to join this unethical product promotion. Parent company is becoming richer,leaving you as ”partner” (as it’s trained representatives claim) in total despair in the end. It is your hard earned money,think smartly before lending it to someone’s hand.
I have sold and used Amway products and they have good items that I use everyday. They are a company that cares about people and I would recommend them to anyone.
Thomas A G Ormerod
Like many people who are still with Amway I too cannot say anything bad against it. But I think people who come in and drop out are expecting an easy ride or a job and do what they are told. But with the mentor ship and the team fellowship the only thing that holds you back is your mindset With a positive mindset and skill set that is offered to you all you have to do is be patient persistent and persevere. It works if you work it
They provide a needed service for many people. I like their products and like their service. They are, however, very pushy.
i'm an IBO and I can say that Amway never missed a check . Best company ever . So Amway or nothing ..
I was signed up, received no support from my upline, and yes although Amway has good quality products you need a substantial amount to sign up and all the marketing materials, rally's etc is expensive. Felt like I needed to be a slave of the company to get ahead. It feels also like you are pushing those above you up rather than them pulling you up. Feels like you are working for your upline's wealth rather than truly prospering yourself...
Best products, best business oppertunity.
I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED HOW A NETWORK MARKETING COMPANY SUCH AS AMWAY COULD BE ACCUSED OF BEING A PYRAMID SCHEME. I'M A PLATINUM IN THE BUSINESS AND ONE OF MY DOWNLINES JUST QUALIFIED SAPHIRE(HIGHER LEVEL THAN ME /COMPENSATION A LOT HIGHER) 2 MONTHS AGO. SHE DID THIS BECAUSE SHE WORKED HARDER THAN ME. IN THIS BUSINESS YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT. END OF STORY. BUT I HAVE REALIZED THAT ONLY PEOPLE WITH BALLS CAN DO THIS BUSINESS. THE MEDIOCRE WILL NOT THRIVE IN THIS BUSINESS. AMWAY GIVES PEOPLE HOPE. AND ANYONE WITH COMMON SENSE KNOWS THIS IS THE BEST NETWORK MARKETING COMPANY.
Too expensive and hard to do business, they have a really bad reputation and is just a scam.
180 day money back guarantee for products. 90 days business Licence money back guarantee, Who does that? Only Amway. Amway has always treated me extremely well. Truly the best of the best.
Andres Ramon Concepcion
Amway has phenomenal products, with a low startup cost. You make excellent margins on products 20-40%. You get excellent business training and sales/product training with the Britt System. The atmosphere is always positive, negativity is not allowed. You build great relationships and friendships. It becomes a franchise environment with support from an entire team and business system. You can purchase products at a heavily discounted price. You can expand your business in over 80+ countries world wide.
Hi, I have recently joined Amway, hoping to get a better business life here and it turns out to be really back luck for me. When I first join Amway, they provided me with a "Chart Your Course" which means spending a certain amount of dollar and will get $200 voucher. I did follow the instruction and they said that I will get the voucher via email within 5 business days. I waited for 2 months and there is NO EMAIL sent to me. So I called Amway headquarters to see what's going on. They told me that there is a $200 voucher in my account and expiry date is less than a month (must purchase more than $200 to get the voucher spent out). It is fine. So I went to Amway store which is 30 minutes drive from my place to buy products over $500. When I get to the check out counter, the staff told me that there is NO $200 voucher in my account. I was stunned.... I told the staff that I already called to the headquarters to confirm my voucher, why isn't any voucher in my accounts? So I decided to buy products worth $400 first. So l called the headquarters again the next day to see what is wrong again, and they said there is a $200 voucher, there must be something wrong with the system. I got so frustrated for all this mess. It was 4 more days to the beginning of a new month, so I hope that I could get a 3% point value out of my $600 products and things happened. The store manager told me that they will include my next month and this month purchase so that I can get 3%, but I must come to the store on the 1st of the month. Well, I haven't get my $200 voucher refund yet and you expect me to purchase with my own money first??? Where can I find my own money in 3 days time??? Become a beggar??? You think I do not need to pay for my bills? You think I am rich??? Luckily I still have some money to purchase on the first of the month. Well, I haven't got my 3% yet. Amway decided to send me a free product worth $40 only for compensation. They told me that the order will be there on a specific day so that I can come to the store for collection. The information was wrong. It did not delivered on that specific day. But had been delivered on the next day. End of my complain. Please update your system so there will not be any confusion and please don't tell your client that their product will be delivered on that specific date. All of your information is FAKE. If you are not sure, just tell them that you are not sure. You give me a very hard life since I joined your company.
What I can say about Amway is this. It has been around since 1959, is the only debt-free private company who helps people to have the freedom they want in their lives. YES, ofcourse you have to work for it. If you don't, you don't deserve the benefits it has. God has put us on this earth for a purpose. I haven't found any better option for helping people get their dreams in life and help others to do the same. It's the uneducated and unsuccessful people who have tried to give Amway a bad reputation, but anybody with a brain and common sense know that it's is truly the best, bar none, opportunity to secure your future and others. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be around after all these years and growing in leaps and bounds. Also, this business is not just about the income and lifestyle you can reach. It's about he integrity and the family we have made and have the pleasure of being around.
High quality products,verry good business plan. Everyday use = recomendation = success.
Victor Alejandro Ruiz Uresti
The products have a great quality and all products are daily used, this makes it easy to sell or recommend. Products have a warranty and also any investment you make. I'm very satisfied with the results of the company and it's time in the industry.
dinesh kumar vishwakarma
Amway is the best company in Indai by their customer service, quality of products, ethics, sales training etc. None other of any company like Amway
Amway Rocks! Billion dollar company that is debt free. President Chairmen of the US Chamber of Commerce. Owners of the Orlando Magic. A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. Number 1 in the Health & Beauty industry. A company that stands for family, freedom and faith. For the last 58 years Amway has never miss a bonus check. That says a lot and explains why they are the number 1 Direct Sales Company in the world.
Moe Altamuro Eileen O'Brien
If you are looking for a get rich quick scheme, this AIN'T it!! The "kingpin" marketing organizations referred to, when used as the resourse they were intended to be used as, are priceless to one's success. I believe that why AMway appears to have such a low success rate is reflective to the amoutn of people who are actually willing to invest in their business due to the inablility to walk out the principles outlined in the books we should read and the audios that are available to us. CHanging hurts. It even has a financial cost to some. But, this system is a no-brainer. Grateful for the opportunity to learn how to be a better business person with their proven systems!
Great company, great products.. 180 day 100% money back satisfaction. Over a thousand patents. Over 3 million independent Amway business owners in over 90 countries and territories! GO AMWAY!
I have been experiencing the Amway Opportunity and Teams for 2 years now... best thinks ever happen to me. The best advise I can give to people is don't trust me or any one on internet. The haters probably have their own and very specific reason to be mad at this company but experiment it for yourself and see if it is for you or not! I was so skeptical and I am so bless I didnt listen all the bad things said on this company their ethic and their partnership with N21 made it for me so far the most growing and exciting experience!!! You don't know me but I am someone that needs ethic, equity, respect of human being and every living creature... I found that in so many level through this company!!! Our over consumption and crazy society is (for me) so wrong, it put sens back into my life and I can create my own economy since I am involve in this MLM!!! I love that chance and opportunity. Thanks Amway and all my beautiful team mate I am associate with... So bless to have met you on my path and thanks for your love and support!!
Absolutely love our amway business, such as all about it!
KAUSHAL KUMAR GAURAV
It is the only company giving hope, lifestyle, healthand education of life to people..
Experience was amazing they make you feel like you are part of the family. I love the products and the service I got was extremely helpful.
is a type of business opportunity that is very popular with people looking for part-time, flexible businesses. Some of the best-known companies in America.
Jose J Mateo
Great people best products, Costumer service, money back guarantee.
I experienced that AMWAY is the best company in the world which pass on a major part of sales revenue to its customers.And it's system of marketing teach the people the values of life,enviornment, natural resources ,ethics etc.............
It is a company worth investing on , you have to learn and comit urself to do the busines because if you dont try it will not work by itself, this busines comits you to become a better person
I am an IBO for the second time in my life. I tried when I was 20 and in the Air Force. Gonna make it rich in a year. Pffft. Naw. Can you get rich in Amway? Absolutely? Will you? Probably not. Same as any business you really have to work hard and put in a lot of time and capital in the beginning with little to no return. But you stick with it, don't quit before the miracle happens. This time around, I just want to work the business, maybe grow it a little, and make enough money to maybe get my wife home to raise our daughter and home school her full time. So, hey, if I can get it to $3000 a month....great. If not.....great. I love the products anyway and if some people want to come with me and maybe make a few bucks or just enjoy some good products, great. I'm happy with it and other people's opinions of me or my Amway business are none of my business. No need to be defensive....Amway's reputation speaks for itself.
Im a IBO from Amway and yes I was worried about the integerity of their business, not only from the past, but were their headed in the future. Amway has taken a bad wrap and yes they have paid their dues...they are still here and have nothing too hide. This is why I chose too run with Amway after all change is hard...but so is going after your DREAMS.
Amway is definitely not a get rich scheme or a pyramid based business. in the past they may have made errors like any company, but its not often that you come across a business that rewards you for your hard work. they are found on great moral principals and beliefs. the founders are marvelous people and the work they have done has brought financial freedom to many families. success in Amway does not come easy but you obtain a lot more than just money. Praise God for Amway and the education system that they have. with all respect to anyone who reads this.
I love this company. I love all the stories I hear how people succeeded in their lives. It is low cost to get in. It is only $ 50 yearly fee just to stay active. You are not abligated to buy every month if you dont' want to. this company has the best compansation plan especially when you grow in this business, you get increadible surprise reward checks and more.
Bianca Marlyn Horta
This company has very high credibility with their products! I love ALL their high quality products from A-Z!
The company has a lot of great products, shipping can take up to 5 days, but their guarantee is amazing. Compensation plan is second to none, but YOU NEED TO PUT IN WORK to make it actually work. If you are a go getter or ambitious, this is for you. If you aren't then probably not. Lot's of really great people and NEVER had a weird experience. Just business minded people who are looking to get ahead.
Literally transformed my life.. with their good compensation plan. they are truly for the best interest of their IBOs
Went to a meeting - was a cross between AA and a southern Baptist Church on Sunday but everyone had dazed looks in their eyes like they were in a cult. Had to have a shower when it was all over, still have nightmares
Been involved since 2005, stayed focused for 3 weeks and got distracted by inlaws staying over for 2 months, driving them around, etc,. Kept trying to do it over the years but never consistently. I then recently figured out the reasons I wasn't showing the plan. Wrote them out and asked upline, etc. till I got the issues handled appropriately. Great products last and last, high quality, organic in many cases, not made in China, great return policies, and even with partner stores. Customer service is awesome. Also, a basketball in Lebron James is worth millions, and in mine $20.00 Same for this business, find someone who is successful and do what they did, stay consistent, have a big reason why you want to be free, and focus on that in the good and bad. When you want to quit and get so discouraged, that will keep you going , and keep a good relationship and communication with your upline coach and mentor.
Solid company with great integrity from top to bottom. .....#1!!!
The products are good and best,i love this work
The products are not really good i thinks because the products was made in china
Best company and products
Amway is largely responsible for the explosive growth of the entire Network Marketing industry. Its A+ rating with the BBB is well deserved. Anyone who goes by past court settlements does not know who the judicial system works. In civil cases, it is not necessarily an admission of guilt. Litigation is extremely expensive, and the time comes when one just has to put it to rest. Such was the case with Amway. The BBB rating ought to show where Amway stands regarding integrity. I was a distributor with Amway. I failed. When I search for the cause, I first look in the mirror. Network Marketing is the finest business opportunity in existence IF. YOU. WORK. AT. IT. and follow the right training. If you don't work at it, then quit and blame the industry, the company, your sponsor . . . anything but yourself. This seems the position of the average failure. But Amway stands at the top of the industry as a beacon. It gets a 10 from me.
Easiest company to work with i love it
Great Quality products!
Best products ever.