Austria

AUSTRIA

AUSTRIA

COMPANY DETAILS

Amway Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Lohnergasse 2
A-1210 Wien
Austria

Phonel: 43-1-206-091-612

Fax: 43-1-206-091-613

www.amway.at (Public & Distributor Website)

InfoCenter-AT@amway.com (Email)

Opened March 1985

Plan Basics

Overview

Purchasing Products
All Amway Business Owners purchase products directly from Amway.

Bonus Payment
Bonuses will be paid directly to the Amway Business Owner who has earned the bonus. Bonus payments will be paid by bank transfers.

PV/BV Transfers
PV/BV transfers will not be available.

Performance Schedule

PV Performance Bonus
10000           21%
7000             18%
4000             15%
2400             12%
1200               9%
600                 6%
200                 3%

PV/BV Ratio
The average PV/BV ratio for Amway products as of March 2017 is 1,93154.

Retail Margin
Retail margin or mark up for Amway products averages about 30% but varies with each product. The average retail margin for this market is 30.6%.

Starter Kit Purchase

Online Registration
The Online registration can be done by using the website www.amway.at, where the applicant, together with the sponsor, completes the registration form. An Amway Business Owner in Austria needs a valid trade licence.

All new applicants in Austria start in Prospect status. There is no need to buy a start kit and send in a signed registration form for them.

As a Prospect you can order products for personal use only and sponsor other Prospects. Please note that a Prospect has to renew his business every year. A Prospect is not allowed to receive bonus payments.

To become an ABO the Prospect needs to send in a copy of his trade licence and signed contract (downloadable on Amway Online).

Offline Registration
All literature materials including offline registration form for offline sponsoring can be downloaded for free via Amway Online.

Cost of Registration
Free Online Entry Option

Business Type

Amway Business Owner (ABO)
This is the business builder, eligible to register other Prospects (they are eligible to become ABO by sending a copy of their trade licence and signed contract, downloadable on Amway Online), merchandise, receive Performance Volume Bonuses, Service Commissions and take advantage of all of the benefits of owning an Amway business.

Prosects
Prospects will enjoy a variety of benefits such as products and services at the same price as ABOs. A Prospect will not merchandise or receive Performance Volume Bonuses and Service Commissions. A Prospect has to renew his/her business.

Marketing Advisor
A status which allows European Amway Business Owners to sponsor and purchase products for personal consumption in other Marketing Advisor Markets (MAM) without maintaining a formal, legal presence there while maintaining the same benefits of the Sales and Marketing Plan as a multiple business. It does not provide for combining volumes between markets for purposes of bonus calculations.

Eligibility:
Platinum Pin and above in any of the markets listed below. Diamond Pin in any existing Amway market that has multiple businesses in any of the markets participating in the program.

Participating Markets:
If you have a traditional Amway business and local address in one of the below countries (home market) you can have businesses in the remaining countries (marketing advisor countries) as a Marketing Advisor.

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Benefits:
Receive individual MAM commission checks in your home country in home currency

- Minimal business and tax registration and reporting requirements
- Maintain and develop lines of sponsorship within each market
- Renewing business in the home country will automatically renew your Marketing Advisor Businesses, although an annual Amagram subscription fee will be charged for each market
- Amagrams, LOS information, bonus statements will be mailed directly to your home market address
- You will continue to be recognised in the Marketing Advisor Markets for your achievements

Activities Allowed as a Marketing Advisor:
- Sponsoring & Demonstration of Sales and Marketing Plan
- Speaking Engagements
- Product purchase for personal use only

Activities not permitted as a Marketing Advisor:
- Retailing product
- Travel to the market more than 8 out of 90 days

Establish a Second Business

International Sponsoring
International sponsoring is always an option and an excellent means of expanding your business while avoiding many of the costs and complexities associated with establishing a second business. Please note: For those markets where foreigners are able to establish a second business, they must be the international sponsor of their second business in another country.

Establishment of a second business involves complex business and legal issues. Amway Business Owners should always contact the affiliate and obtain the advice of a local attorney before attempting to establish a second business.

Business Entities
Amway Business Owners may establish a second business in Austria. The most common forms of businesses are: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership and Limited Liability Company. You should consult with a local attorney to identify the best business entity to accomplish your business goals. If you should wish to operate in a form other than a Sole Proprietorship, you should contact the affiliate to discuss Amway's policy concerning the formation of the business entity.

Recognition applies to natural persons only. 

Visa Requirements
Any foreign citizen residing and working in Austria (except for EEA citizens), must obtain a Residence and Work Permit. If the foreigner intends to work as an employee, a Work Permit is also required. The timing needed to obtain a Residence Permit varies from individual to individual and an estimated time cannot be given.

NOTE: The number of Work Permits granted each year is limited.

The Austrian Consulate in your country of residence should be contacted in advance to obtain a general idea of the appropriate immigration requirements for your business purposes. Laws relating to visa requirements are constantly changing. Amway Business Owners must consult experts in the country to obtain advice on appropriate immigration requirements. Consulting an expert is also important, if you do not intend to reside there.

Amway Business Owner Registration Requirements
Austrian law requires a trade license to operate a business; a local address is a requirement to obtain the license. A local bank account and address is also required. Registration requirements include:

1. Trade Authority (fee depends on type of business entity). Completion time: One month.

2. Commercial Register (for limited liability companies only). Completion time: One to three months.

3. Financial Authorities (no fee required, but income tax in any case). Completion time: Immediate upon notice to competent tax office.

4. Social Security (no fee required, but monthly payment of approximately $150.00 US dollars). Completion time: Immediate upon presentation of the necessary documents.

Because of the above requirements, it is recommended to internationally sponsor.

Click the link below to display additional details on how to start a multiple business in this market.

Market Framework Requirements

Ordering

Amway Online www.amway.at

This is an internet site for
- ordering
- PV/BV inquiry
- Bonus Inquiry and Bonus Statement
- registering new ABOs online
- downloading business forms
- downloading regular publications

Stock availability checks are performed and orders are automatically registered in the Order System in real time. Methods of Payment include direct debit and credit card payments. AR volumes are considered in payments.

If Foster Sponsor needed: contact via Customer Service Center
Phone: +43-1-206-091-612
Fax: +43-1-206-091-613

Products:
Products can be ordered directly at Amway:
- Phone: +43-1-206-091-612
(pin code required)
- Fax: +43-1-206-091-613
- Address: Amway Austria
A-1210 Vienna, Lohnergasse 2, Austria

For Pin code information, please see How to Manage - Access Information section.

Payment Methods
- Bank transfer
- Direct debit
- PayPal
- Credit Card - MasterCard and VISA (Credit Card Orders are also possible for fax and telephone orders.)

Returns/Refunds
Products may be returned under the Customer Satisfaction Guarantee policy. Every Amway Business Owner may return a product. They can receive a replacement or credit note. The credit note amount can be transferred to the Amway Business Owner’s bank account or the Amway Business Owner can have the amount in their Amway account for future purchases.

Access Information

Customer Service Center
Direct Dial Phone: +43-1-206-091-612
Fax: +43-1-206-091-613
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MEZ)
Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (MEZ)

New Pin codes can be obtained by:
Amway Business Owners send by fax or mail to Amway Austria, a five digit number for entering into the system.  Once entered, this will be their pin code.

Receive Bonus Payment
Bonus payments will be paid by a bank transfer. If bank transfers are not possible, then the bonus amount will be placed in the Amway Business Owner's Amway account.

Renew

Regular Renewal:
Cost: 32,40 Euro (including VAT)
Timing: 1 September – 31 December

Late Renewal:
Cost: 40,80 Euro (including VAT)
Timing: 1 January - 31 August

Renewal Methods

Automatic Renewal:
When Amway Business Owners request Automatic Renewal, their registration is automatically renewed every year if they have direct debit.

- With product order or separately
- Mail / Fax to office address
- Email: InfoCenter-AT@amway.com

Payment Methods:
- Direct debit
- Bank Transfer
- Credit Card
- PayPal
- Positive balance in ABO A/R