Amway is a big name and a multi-crore industry of the Multi-Level Marketing. it works in a way, u join the company, you sell the products or buy them and get the percentage on the sale. if u want to make more money, just encourage other people or ur friends to join it and get percentage from whatever they sale, so it goes on in a chain-like manner and gives the most benefit to the person who is at the top of the chain. this amway company is US based and has become quite popular in India. but, the products which they sale are very costly, example, a protein powder of AMWAY, containing milk protein, will cost u Rs.1000 for half kg, while a similar protein supplement from top pharmaceutical company is just 250 for half kg and nowadays every pharma company has 'whey' protein which is fastest absorbing protein than milk protein or soya protein. the other supplements of AMWAY like the iron and calcium or antioxidant tabs are also highly priced and they contain very less amount of the iron or calcium really required in deficient conditions. a multivitamin tab of AMWAY costs around 600-700 for one bottle of 60 tabs, while the same combination of vitamins from a routine pharma company is just 60-100 rs for 60 tabs.
AMWAY people recommend iron and calcium supplements to be taken by pregnant women, saying they are very effective in increasing iron and also for the baby, but the fact is: iron supplement of AMWAY contains just 15mg of elemental iron, while the requirement of iron in pregnant women is 60mg per day (AMWAY iron tab = 350 Rs for 60 tabs, and cap.Autrin (wyeth pharmacy) = 60 rs for 60 caps)
Calcium: daily requirement in pregnancy is 500mg elemental calcium, (elemental calcium is the calcium which will be absorbed, it is diffrent that the total calcium content of a tablet) Amway's calcium tab contains 150mg, costs 250-300 rs and Tab.CCM (Glaxo pharma) - more calcium, more better calcium salt, less costly.
the cosmetic products are also not at par with other routine companies, example the AMWAY shampoo costs 300-400 rs (and it is the worst shampoo i have ever used) while the PANTENE shampoo (the best in market) costs just over 200 rs for a big bottle. the shaving cream and the after shave cream, both are very sub-standard and costly.
AMWAY is successful in India because it attracts innocent Indian people who wish to earn more and more money. everyone is selling amway products nowadays, doctors, engineers, teachers, housewives and they get successful in selling the products for few months, but eventually, when the amway products dont show their effects, the sale drops and everything comes to an end.
i want the consumer forum to do something about this MULTI-LEVEL marketing schemes, mainly AMWAY. they sale products which are not only costly, but also not very effective.
it will need more than just one complaint to launch a movement against this multi-crore company, one who agrees with me may post some comments and support this movement