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Is Amway a pyramid scheme?

 

No, Amway is not a pyramid scheme.  Unfortunately, a lack of understanding and misperceptions, especially on social media, can incorrectly put this label on direct selling or multi-level marketing companies, like Amway.

Amway is a consumer products company that has been around since 1959 – more than half a century – and operates in more than 100 countries and territories with proud supporters around the world. Amway’s global sales in 2017 were $8.8 billion USD, making it the world’s largest direct selling company.

Pyramid schemes have nothing to do with real commercial activity or product sales. Pyramid schemes are a form of financial fraud based on recruiting new people to make investments into a business, and then using those investments to pay the people who joined earlier. In Amway, distributors (Amway Business Owners) make money from the sale of our products – not from recruiting others to join.

In fact, it’s possible for an individual Amway Business Owner to make more money than the person who introduced them to the business, even if that person has been with Amway for a decade or more. There’s no benefit for those who joined Amway first

So, it is not true that the people who started in Amway earlier or who are “at the top” of the business make all of the money,

 


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