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Starting a business in Mexico

Plan Basics


Purchasing Products
All Distributors purchase products directly from Amway.

Bonus Payment
Bonuses will be paid directly to all Amway Business Owners (ABO) who have earned the bonus. Bonus payments will be paid by deposit. Beginning January 1, 2009, an ABO must generate 150 personal points in a month in order to receive a bonus. This applies to any bonuses (personal, group differential, leadership, etc.). This new requirement is a monthly requirement meaning that an ABO must generate 150 personal points every month that he is receiving a bonus to be eligible to keep it. This requirement has been waived for Foreign ABOs with a Number two business in Latin America. The assumption is that these ABOs are fulfilling requirements in their Home Market.

PV/BV Transfers
PV/BV transfers are not available.

Consolidated Line of Sponsorship
Amway Latin America is integrated by 12 affiliates:
Costa Rica
El Salvador
As of September 2007, Latin America began operating as a Consolidated Line of Sponsorship (consolidated market) where Amway Business Owners (ABOs) are able to personally sponsor from and to any market within the Latin America Region without the need to establish as second business. The consolidation of the Latin American line of sponsorship means very important opportunities for ABOs. Some of the benefits are:
– Cross border sponsoring allows for personal sponsoring in all markets
– ABOs can place orders in any market different from their home country, only to be shipped to local addresses within the affiliate where the order is placed
– Combined volume from all markets allows an ABO to reach the 21% level more quickly
– Regional Business Kit
– Regional SIP Program
– Regional Bonus Statement

Performance Schedule

PV Performance Bonus
10000             21%
7000               18%
4000               15%
2400               12%
1000                9%

Retail Margin
Retail margin or mark up for Amway products averages about 43% but varies with each product.

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Starter Kit Purchasing
In order to buy a Business Starter Kit and become a new Amway Business Owner (ABO), the prospect must be at least 18 years age and contact an Amway Business Owner for purchase of the Starter Business Kit. The new Amway Business Owner must complete, sign and submit the Registration form (original) by post mail (He/she may also fax the Registration Form before sending the original so he/she can buy products immediately).

This process can also be completed using the Internet site where the applicant, together with the sponsor, completes the Registration Form. The new Amway Business owner is registered at that moment and he/she can buy products on-line. The Business Starter Kit will be automatically included in the order. The Registration Form must be printed and signed by the applicant and submitted to Amway de Mexico within the first 90 days.

Cost of Starter Kit
299.00 Mexican Pesos (including VAT)

In order to register a new Amway Business Owner (ABO), the sponsoring ABO must ensure that all ABOs registered are provided with an official Amway Business Starter Kit (without substitution or alteration of the contents) and the ABO Contracts are completed, signed and submitted to Amway Mexico.

Business/Distributor Type
In addition to the Amway Business Owners, Amway Latin America established one additional alternative to have access to the Amway Products and Services called Client.

A Client is able to buy products directly from Amway de Mexico at a retail price. Clients can not sponsor and bonuses are not received.

To become a Client the person can be registered by internet, the 800 number or in the Amway Shop by providing their name, telephone number, e-mail address, name of the ABO who is registering him/she, in case the person has not been refer and does not an Amway Business Owner, Amway will assign one based on a data base of retailers of the affiliate. There is not cost to become a client.

A sponsor is required to be register as a client and the person can choose if he/she wants to be contacted by the sponsor. Legal entities can become clients.

Establish a Second Business

Amway Business Owner Registration Requirements
IBOs are responsible for complying with any local business, commercial and/or trade authority licensing issues.

Doing business in Mexico includes, but is not limited to, selling products, receiving bonuses and sponsoring.

As with your primary business, your second business must be renewed each year with the affiliate.

Visa Requirements
Business visas are obtained directly at the port of entry to Mexican territory and are granted for 180 calendar days (6 months). In the case that the foreign businessperson needs to remain in Mexico for more time it is necessary to obtain an FM-3 (non-resident) visa. Visitors entering by plane may file a form which includes both the tourist and the business option.

Please check the following websites for visa requirements and information: or or

Glossary of immigration terms

Important things not to forget:

When returning to your country or when asking for extensions, you will have to deliver to the authorities the visa format given to you at your entrance.

You will need a business visa to work or do business in Mexico; a tourist visa (FMT) does not allow you to work or do business in Mexico.

Please bear in mind that to obtain a FM-3 visa, such visa is restricted to certain nationalities; so please visit the sites abovementioned to be sure that you do not need any additional requirements.

Formation and Registration of your Business
Any foreign ABO can have a business in Mexico as an International Sponsor (as outlined in the Business Reference Guide) or as a Local Sponsor.

As in other countries, it is necessary to define the kind of ABO business:
An Individual Person ABO, or
A Legal Entity ABO: (i) Stock Corporation (Sociedad Anónima, S.A.); or (ii) Limited Liability Company (Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada, S. de R. L.), both entities may be formed as variable capital entities.

Individual Person ABO
– Buy a local starter kit, to be sponsored (payment in local currency)

Legal Entity ABO (S.A. or S. de R.L.) (the “Company”)
An ABO can choose to be an owner of a Legal Entity ABO. In this case, it is necessary to open a Mexican Company. The Registration form must be submitted and processed in the individual names(s) of the ABO. The ABO can then request the transfer of ownership to the S.A. or S. de R.L. through the affiliate. Please note the sole purpose of the S.A or S. de R.L. must be the operation of the Amway business. No other business activity can be conducted through the S.A. or S. de R.L.

To incorporate a Mexican Company it is necessary to (i) have at least 2 Shareholders’/Partners’ (individuals or entities); (ii) have a minimum capital contribution (Ps$50,00 or Ps$30,00 depending on the type of Company); (iii) submit to Mexican law; (iv) appoint members of the Board or a Sole Administrator/Manager (v) appoint a Statutory Auditor; (vi) register the company with the Public Registry of Commerce. The incorporation process is carried out by a Mexican Public Notary. It may also be convenient to engage legal counsel to obtain advice on which is the legal entity that best suits the ABO´s needs.

– If the Company has foreign investment capital (if one or more partners are foreigners) it must be registered with the Foreign Investment Registry (RNIE)
– If the Company has employees it must enroll with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the National Workers Housing Fund (INFONAVIT). and;

ABOs doing business in Mexico (either as an individual or through a legal entity) are required to have a fiscal address in Mexico. If a permanent address is not established it will be necessary to make arrangements with a third party (e.g. an accountant) in order to have a domicile in Mexico.

For information on the Federal Taxpayers’ Registry ID (Clave del Registro Federal de Contribuyentes) (RFC) please visit the following websites:

Fiscal obligations of Foreigners:
Who is considered a Resident in Mexico:
Who is considered a Resident abroad:

Required Documents for Registration

– Legal ID with your FM2 or FM3 forms
– RFC (Certificate of Federal Registry of Taxpayers)
– Mexican Address

Cost and Bonus Payment

– Costs to open a S.A. or S. de R.L.
– Lawyer and accounting costs
– Additional fees for translating, notary and maintenance costs. These are dependent on the size and volume of the activity of the company.

For the purpose of issuing invoices you may register with Servicios de Facturación Amway (Amway Invoicing Services), who will support you in issuing the corresponding invoices on your behalf. You will need to fill the appropriate form and send it to:; and return it duly completed and signed with a copy of your Federal Registry of Taxpayers and the payment of an annual fee for the amount of US$.

Amway will transfer by wire the amount of monthly, leadership or any other bonuses retaining approximately 28% of the total bonus for taxes.

Affiliate Staff Contact (names / email / phone)
– 01800 833 8300

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

Market Framework Requirements

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ABOs, Associates and Clients can order Amway products from Amway de Mexico by:

– Order Entry: phone 01 800 8338300

Following the next steps:

– Provide your ABO or Client Number to place an order.
– Confirm that the code number of the Products is correct when you are ordering; you can verify this number in the price list.
– Have handy the address where you wish Amway de Mexico to deliver your order. This address has to be within the country of Mexico.
Hours of Operation:
9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Monday through Friday
9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Saturday

Internet Orders
You can also order products through our web site:

Amway Shops
Located in:
Monterrey, N.L.
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 to 19:00)
Multi Plaza Linda Vista Avenida Miguel Alemán #5050 esquina con Avenida Américas (Locales 86,87,89,90 y 91) Colonia Libertad. CP67130 Guadalupe, Nuevo León

México, D.F. (Felix Cuevas)
(Shop Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 to 19:00; Saturday 10:00 to 14:00; closed on Sunday)
Félix Cuevas 645 Col. Del Valle, entre Calle De Amores Macera Del. Benito Juárez, C.P. 03100
Tel. (0155) 5604 7142 Fax: (0155) 5605 1838

México, D.F (Aragon)
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 to 21:00)
Multi Plaza Aragón Av. Carlos Hank González No. 120 (Locales 19 y 20) Colonia Rinconada de Aragón C.P. 55140 Ecatepec, Estado de México

Tijuana, B.C.
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 to 21:00)
Blvd. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz N° 13251 Local F3
Centro Comercial las Palmas Col. La Escondida C.P. 22440
Tel. 01 (664) 608 4270 Fax: 01 (664) 608 4150

Guadalajara, Jal.
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 to 21:00)
Plaza Centro Sur Periférico Sur # 7835 Casi Esquina con Avenida Colon (Locales A4, A6, A8 & A9) Colonia Santa María Tequepexpan. Tlaquepaque, Jalisco CP45601

Estado de Mexico
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00 to 20:00)
Multiplaza Arboledas
Autopista Mexico-Queretaro No. 3985 esq. con Av. Gustavo Baz
Fracc. Centro Industrial Tlalnepantla
Tlalnepantla, Edo. de Mexico, C.P. 54030
Tel: 55 5390 2979 / 41

Monterrey, N.L.
(Shop Hours: Monday – Sunday 10:00 to 19:00)
Multiplaza Lindavista
Av. Miguel Aleman #5050 Col. Libertad
Guadalupe, N.L. C.P. 67130
Tel: 81 8394 5425

Payment Methods

– Order Entry and Internet Orders:
– Credit Card (Master, Visa and American Express)
– Deposit in Bank Account

Amway Shops:
– Credit Card (Master, Visa and American Express)
– Debit Card
– Cash

Starter Kit returns will be accepted 60 days from date of purchase.

Products may be returned under the Customer Satisfaction Guarantee policy.

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Access Information

– By phone – 52 8183198000
– By e-mail:

Receive Bonus Payment
Beginning January 1, 2009, an ABO must generate 150 personal points in a month in order to receive a bonus. This applies to any bonuses (personal, group differential, leadership, etc.). This new requirement is a monthly requirement meaning that an ABO must generate 150 personal points every month that he is receiving a bonus to be eligible to keep it.

This requirement has been waived for Foreign ABOs with a Number two business in Latin America. The assumption is that these ABOs are fulfilling requirements in their Home Market.

ABOs, who have earned a bonus, may receive the payment via bank, electronic transfers by registering the bank account.

The ABO must send a data modification informing their bank account number data:
– Bank
– Branch
– Account Type
– Account Number
The bank account could be HSBC or any Local Bank and the titular account name has to be the Amway Business Owner’s name.

If the ABO does not provide a bank account, a check is generated automatically and submitted by post mail to the ABO’s mailing address.

All ABOs need to renew their Contract.

An ABO’s initial contract year terminates on December 31, if it is signed prior to August 31, or on December 31 of the next year if the ABO Contract is signed after August 31. The renewal fee and procedures are published yearly in Amway Publications.

Renewal Methods:
– Amway Shop
– Order Entry
– Internet web site:

Payment Methods:
– Credit Card
– Bank Transfer
– Cash (Only in Amway Shops)


Amway de México S. de R.L de C.V.

Blvd Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
123 Rincón de Santa María
Monterrey, Nuevo León
Mexico C.P.

Phone: 52-81-83198000
Fax: 52-81-83198098 (Public & Distributor Website) (Email)

Opened June 1990