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Ajay Paswan

Physical Education Trainer | Posted 25 Sep, 2020 |

Why are Amway products banned in the US?

Ashwani aalok

blogger | Posted 01 Oct, 2020

In 1979, the Federal Trade Commission found that Amway isn't unlawful in light of the fact that it offers items notwithstanding paying for enlistment.

Prreeti Radhika Taneja

Entrepreneur | Posted 28 Sep, 2020

Amway is not banned in the US.
Of course, if you know anything about this company, you would know the controversies that this company is riddled with. Very often you would see the words “Amway” and “scam” brought up together.
But, in case, if you don’t know – Amway is a direct selling company that takes a Multi-Level Marketing model. A pyramid scheme if you will…

(Although note that some people like to make distinctions between multi-level marketing and pyramid scheme. But that’s a whole different conversation!)
Basically, Amway offers a wide range of products.

(Courtesy: Pinterest)

And it provides people to start their own Amway business.

One way to make money is to buy from Amway and sell it to your friends, family members, and others. [Simple approach: buy at a low price and sell at a high price.]

Another way to make money is by encouraging others to become Amway distributors. So, recruit people and get them to sell Amway products. Whatever sales they make, you would get a small commission from that.
Now whether Amway scam is a real thing or not, whether it has a good business model or not – that’s based on personal experience and subjective opinion. Neither have I purchased Amway products, nor did any business with them.

(Courtesy: Free Press Journal)

You will find all sorts of people: Some saying great things about the company, others calling it a scam. Some will tell you they have made big money with Amway, others will call them – well, again – a scam.

You need to do more research on Amway, as well as the Multi-Level Marketing model and regulations of different countries, to make any conclusive remarks.

The company has been involved in many controversies and legal battles in several countries. (This shouldn’t be much of a surprise for a company that has lasted for more than 60 years. Notably, Amway has never been found guilty of running a pyramid scheme.)

In any case, coming back to your question…
Why are Amway products banned in the US?
That is not true.
Amway is not banned in the US.

It has a business presence in more than 100 countries, including in the US, UK, and India. Here are the countries and territories the company operates in:

(Courtesy- google)
 
Hope this answers your question.