Is there a Quixtar Scam, or is it a Genuine Business Opportunity?

Sep 15 07:43 2009 Steve J Nickson Print This Article

Many people believe there is a Quixtar scam. Quixtar is a MLM
business which some people think is a scam by the way they
operate, however, once you know how the business works,
you will know if it is a scam or not. Find out before you
sign up.

Quixtar is part of the Alticor group of companies and was
founded by the DeVos and Van Andel families. In the 1950's Rich
DeVos and and Jay Van Andel were sales reps for a company called

They wanted a better sales and marketing plan and so created
Amway. Quixtar was founded in 1999 to combine the best aspects
of Amway with the power of the internet. Now Quixtar North
America is becoming Amway Global. 

In North America you can only join Quixtar through the referral
of an already established member known as an IBO (Independent
Business Owner). Quixtar operates by allowing every IBO access
to selling Quixtar products through their website.  As an IBO
you are encouraged to purchase as many Quixtar products as you
can as well as simultaneously recruiting more IBOs.

Quixtar's exclusive brands include: Nutrilite - vitamin,Guest Posting mineral
and nutritional supplements, Artistry - skin care and color
cosmetics, and More - from XS sports nutrition and eSpring water

The system works so that your referrer gets a percentage or a
commission from the products you purchase from Quixtar.
Similarly you will get a commission from the purchases by all
your IBOs. 

According to Quixtar, your commission percentage depends on your
IBO level within the company. So, in theory, the more people you
recruit the higher your level gets and the more commission you

Quixtar's sales method is based on one-on-one communication and
word of mouth advertising. According to Quixtar, the average
monthly gross income for an "active" IBO is $115 (or $1,380
annually). Out of all the distributors, only 0.82% qualifies as
a direct-level distributor.

This means that 99.18% of all distributors do not qualify as a
Direct-level distributor. If you are earning $70 per month you
are in the top 11% of earners at Amway & Quixtar. The Direct
Distributor or the sponsoring distributor will buy back any
unused marketable products from a distributor whose inventory is
not moving or who wishes to leave the business.

Amway enforces the buy¬back rule. To ensure that distributors do
not attempt to secure the performance bonus solely on the basis
of purchases, Amway requires that to receive a performance
bonus, distributors must resell at least 70% of the products
they have purchased each month. The 'ten customer rule' provides
that distributors may not receive a performance bonus unless
they prove a sale to each of ten different retail customers
during each month. 

If you read many of the postings on the internet under Quixtar
Scam, you will see a lot of discussion about the recruitment
meetings and that questions were not being answered at these
meetings and so the feeling was they were being mislead and so
it was a scam.

As you know from some of the information above, the name of the
game is recruiting.

To summarize, the Quixtar scam appears to have got its name from
the way some representatives go about the job of recruiting
other people to form their downline. The actual business
opportunity is not a scam, however it is a commission only
business, so your rewards will be directly linked to your

Selling on a commission basis with no base salary is not for

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