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DIRECT SELLING

As its name states, direct selling is direct, person-to-person sales. This entrepreneurial business model empowers individuals to start a business with little startup costs and no experience required.

Direct selling makes business ownership accessible to anyone. As distributors, these independent business owners earn income by selling exclusive products in-person or online. Many increase their income potential by sponsoring and mentoring others to join their team and do the same.

In 2016, 107 million people worldwide were involved with direct selling, driving more than $182.6 billion in direct retail sales. Based on 2016 revenues, Amway™, Avon®†, Herbalife®†, Vorwerk®† and Mary Kay®† are the top five global direct selling companies.

†Avon® is a registered trademark of Avon NA IP LLC.; Herbalife® is a registered trademark of Herbalife International, Inc.; Vorwerk® is a registered trademark of Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH & Co.; Mary Kay® is a registered trademark of Mary Kay, Inc.
Quite the opposite, actually. We offer free education and training to our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) through Amway™ Education, including more than 150 virtual courses and activities.

We believe you’re in business for yourself but never by yourself. That’s why, in addition to this robust online learning, IBOs often get personal one-on-one coaching from their sponsors and teams as they learn to set goals, deepen their product knowledge, expand their sales expertise and run successful, sustainable Amway™ businesses.

Some IBOs may offer additional motivational or training materials to their teams for a fee. These are always optional and backed by generous return policies, as required by Amway.
That’s what direct selling is all about – personal service and trusted, thoughtful product knowledge from an Independent Business Owner (IBO) who knows Amway best.

Who better to buy from than someone who knows, uses and loves the product? Our IBOs are experts, always at the ready to answer your questions, help you understand product benefits, show you how to use products and even assist you with product returns. Your satisfaction is their passion, before and after your buy.

That said, you don’t have to meet with an IBO to purchase Amway™ products. You can order and reorder products through your IBO’s website, too. We make it easy and efficient to access the products you love, wherever and whenever you need them.
Direct selling is a people business. The personal service and product expertise you receive from your Independent Business Owner (IBO) can never be matched by a traditional brick-and-mortar or online retailer.

It’s a face to face business and we believe our business owners do a great job of taking care of their customers because they have a vested interest in doing keeping them happy and developing a repeat customer base.

Who better to buy from than someone who knows, uses and loves the product? Our IBOs are experts, always ready to answer your questions, help you understand product benefits, show you how to use products and even assist you with product returns. Your satisfaction is their passion, before and after your purchase.

That said, you don’t have to meet with an IBO to purchase Amway™ products. You can order and reorder products through their website, too. We make it easy and efficient to access the products you love, wherever and whenever you need them.

In a word, no. Our Independent Business Owners (IBOs) don’t need to carry product inventory and there are no purchase requirements with Amway – not ever, no exceptions.

Instead of stocking inventory before they begin selling, our IBOs rely on Amway to efficiently and affordably ship products directly to themselves and their customers. However, some IBOs may keep their own inventory for customer events or to demonstrate products and have them readily available for purchase. As entrepreneurs, it’s 100% their choice.

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People choose to become an Amway IBO and start a business for a variety of reasons. Some IBOs focus on making a little extra money on the side to meet certain financial goals, while others want to become entrepreneurs and work to build their own full-time business. The good news is that it’s simple to become an Amway IBO. It’s complimentary to sign up and it comes with access to plenty of training, education and support to help you get started on your way to earning extra income through selling Amway’s high quality products.

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Amway provides IBOs with the foundational resources they need to start their business quickly, including complimentary first-year registration, free training and education, digital tools for managing a business, support from the IBO community and the potential to earn a little extra income from selling any of the more than 350 high quality health and wellbeing products the company offers.

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The cost to become an Amway Independent Business Owner is absolutely nothing. Anyone who wants to develop their entrepreneurial skills as an Independent Business Owner (IBO) selling health and wellbeing products to customers can do so without any upfront costs. The Amway registration fee is complimentary and after the first year it’s followed by an annual renewal fee.

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Amway believes you’re in business for yourself but never by yourself. Amway offers free training and education to all IBOs through Amway Education, including more than 150 virtual courses and activities in multiple languages.

Registration is complimentary and Amway IBOs get access to a digital storefront as well as other online and mobile tools to help manage their business and educate customers about which of the nearly 400 high quality products might be right for them.

Amway Customer Service is also available in five languages to answer questions from customers or IBOs about products for the business.

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