Sunday, August 16, 2020

Amway Recruiting?

 I find it humorous to look back at my IBO days and reflect on all the funky means of recruiting and how it evolved.  At one time it was about buying your own products and getting others to do the same.  That plan seemed reasonable until you actually thought about a store owner being their only customer.  It just doesn’t work.  Imagine a tourist based economy without tourists?  The hotel can’t stay alive with only their staff staying at the hotel.  

I also remember the potential name change from Amway to Quixtar and how comical it was when IBOs use to say Amway and Quixtar are completely different entities.  But it was funny when you countered that signing up for Quixtar was still signing up with Amway corporation and you sold Amway products and any bonuses that you received cane from Amway.  At least I got sone good laughs out of it.  

Then there was the e-commerce line which sounded nice except that many IBOs were still calling into upline for products and manually picking up products.  So much for efficiency.  My understanding was that groups were reluctant to change to drop shipping and online ordering because they were able to manipulate PV to maintain qualifications and/or to help certain groups to qualify for levels.  Since the lions share of diamond income is often from annual bonuses, this was very important.  

I’m not 100% sure if the recruiting pitch has changed much but I haven’t been recruited for Amway in a while and I haven’t really been checking social media to seek out IBOs to engage in conversation as I did in the past.  If anyone has any updated information, please feel free to leave it in the comments. 

Be safe and covid 19 free!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amway and Quixtar were exactly the same enterprise. The fraud was so obvious (and ultimately embarrassing to the business owners) that they let the name "Quixtar" silently disappear.

Changing names is stupid and laughable. Recently the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) decided to change their name to "IHOB" to focus on the fact that they also sold hamburgers. It was so ridiculous and badly received by their customers that they quickly reverted to IHOP.

There's always some stupid young fuck in the business who comes up with these pointless name changes, and he somehow convinces the more experienced management that it ought to be done.