Thursday, September 29, 2011

WalMart Beats Amway?

I recently saw an Amway supporter talk about how Walmart is so bad and Amway is good. But let's just look at the details. Walmart and Amway are both billion dollar companies, although Walmart makes Amway look like a midget. Walmart has over 400 billion in sales while Amway last reported about 10 billion.

Walmart eliminates the middleman and sells all kinds of products to consumers at rock bottom prices. Amway adds middlemen to the process, thus making distribution inefficient and the result is $50 cases of water or $80 for a month's supply of double x vitamins. While Amway apologists will make quality and concentration claims, there's no unbiased evidence that organic vitamins have any special advantage over the much cheaper vitamins you can get at Walmart. Even if products may be concentrated, it doesn't necessarily mean they are better or cheaper than Walmart. Walmart will match any advertised price for an exact same product. Thus if Walgreen's has an ad for something cheaper than Walmart, take the ad to Walmart and you get that price. Walmart's slogan is live better, save money. Amway's slogan is "now you know". LOL

Walmart's employees all get paid and have a net paycheck at the end of the month. Amway salesforce of comissioned sales people often make nothing or lose money if the IBO is caught up in the training program (cds and functions) Walmart adds to the local economy by providing jobs and good prices whereas Amway might be a drain on local economies as the profits go to Michigan and/or the tools companies.

Yes, you can google and find all kinds of negatives about Walmart. Walmart sometimes ends up shutting down mom and pop stores, they may have customers slip on their floors. But unlike Amway, Walmart doesn't have the terms "scam" or "pyramid" attached to them when you google their names. Amway does and because of unethical IBOs and tool companies, it would seem that the reputation is well earned over the years.

In the end, Amway is no competition to Walmart, where you live better and save money.

14 comments:

rocket said...

Things you get in Amway or a motivational organization that you just can't get from Wal Mart:

1. Love Bombed

2. Encouraged to buy tools that have no proven value

3. Mile out your vehicle going to seminars with no proven success rate

4. Overpriced products, but you're made to feel good doing it

5. Laughed at. That's it. Just laughed at.

Anonymous said...

I hate going to walmart .... Thank God for my family business(Amway)

Anonymous said...

I hear lots of people laugh at walmart....

Joecool said...

More people laugh at amway...

Joecool said...

Thank God for Walmart. I wouldn't want to pay $50 for a case of water or $80 a month for multi vitamins.

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

+1

Anonymous said...

Okay i Agree WALMART AND AMWAY have there advantages.... the legacy of clean i find is better than tide or other things, but all the food is better at walmart... Ive done price checks on both online. And Amway also offers discounts on at&t verison and t-mobile....I mean seriously Walmart can be overpriced on things as well as Amway

Joecool said...

Walmart has no membership fee. You don't have to wait to get your products and WalMart doesn't sell you training.

Anonymous said...

Walmart is old age, Amway is new age. Walmart needs a building, pays gas and light bills, it provides jobs, but it limits their growth, u can just get paid in so little money. Amway is work by network, uses the new thing called technology, IBOs have no limits of wht they can win, base on their potential. Amway will grow cause of using network to function :) plus the products are Amazing, try the Xs energy drink, I felt in love with the result especially with the perfect pack, since im too busy to have my nutrition, the perfect pack is the best for me. The products results are different from Walmart, we can see these results by compering them. Amway is the new thing in this world and its, going to be bigger than any company.

Joecool said...

LOL, you can't be serious. WalMart did over 400 billion in sales and Amway had 11.8 billion.

Joecool said...

Oh and without buildings and rent and all that, Amway products still cost way more than WalMart.

Anonymous said...

Well when you have the right info you don't have to explain only base on your personal opinion is obvious you all have not jet read the right info that neither Walt mar or AMWAY have white or publish, but the experts with the right credentials to publish on this matter have take there valuable time to do it by them selves and publish it to the right people THE NEW PROFESSIONALS by CHARLES W. KING From HARVARD UNIVERCITY

Joecool said...

Amway's own numbers show that Amway is a poor business opportunity.

I didn't read the book by Charles King so you'll have to elaborate.