Skip to Content

See Amway’s COVID-19 statement and related news

View Here

Is Amway a scam?

No, Amway is not a scam.  We are a direct selling business making and selling products through independent “Amway Business Owners” since 1959.  

Here are 10 facts to set the record straight:

  1. Amway is a business that takes effort and time to get going.  It’s not a “get rich quick scheme”.
  2. Most Amway Business Owners work on their business part time, but some are able with dedication over time, to develop it into a full-time income.
  3. Amway is not for everyone, and we’re OK with that.
  4. Amway Business Owners only earn income when they sell products, not by recruiting a bunch of people, who then recruit others, and sell nothing. Now that’s a scam.
  5. Amway has paid our business owners more than $63 Billion (US), and growing, since opening in 1959.
  6. Amway is the #1 direct selling company in the world with 2019 sales over $8.4 Billion (US).
  7. If you start an Amway business, the amount of money you make depends on your effort.
  8. We offer free training sessions to our business owners every year.
  9. There are no quotas or purchase requirements, but make no mistake: to make money, products must be sold.
  10. We offer a 180 day (6 months!) satisfaction guarantee on Amway products.

We are a company dedicated to helping people live healthier, more empowered lives through our products and our business opportunity. Because our business model is often misunderstood and our products are not found in stores, this can sometimes lead to false assumptions about us.

We are committed to working hard to ensure that everyone connected with Amway has a positive experience.

Want to know more about the products Amway sells?  Go to Our Products.

Want to know about the opportunity as an Amway Business Owner?  Visit How Amway Works.


+What are Amway’s consumer protections?
When people start an Amway business or buy our products, we want them to be confident in their choice. That’s why we’ve established the most comprehensive customer service and consumer protections offering. These protections include: Zero purch Read more >
+Why are Amway products expensive?
Because they are made to a higher standard. Product quality, superior ingredients, design excellence and rigorous testing ensure our products are pure, safe, effective, and durable, which can sometimes result in a higher price than our competitor’s products. Read more >
+How do you make money with Amway?
Amway Business Owners (ABOs) make money when their customers buy Amway products and others in their organization sell products. Read more >
+Why do some people post negative stuff about Amway online?
We’re one of the oldest and most recognizable businesses in our industry. As a result, we’ve attracted a great deal of attention through the years – good and bad. While most Amway Business Owners have a positive experience with Amway, owning your own business may not be right for everyone. Read more >
+Why do I have to buy Amway products through a Distributor?
Amway products can only be purchased through a distributor to ensure quality products are being delivered and customer demands are being met. The Amway business model is built on the personal service and thoughtful product recommendations you get from an Amway Business Owner who knows the products and their benefits. Read more >