Nice quality but not worth the price if you're frugal
I've had numerous opportunities to use Amway.com. I got to use their website to order a gift through their gift catalog from our wedding. We got the pots and pans set. Nice quality. Last us for a good while. Seemed like a good value.
We also have purchased the cleaning supplies and vitamins. The vitamins seemed the best deal, so we continue to get them through Amway.
Ease of Use
I find it very hard to figure out their website. They have so much going on, with their nutritional items to cookware to cleaning supplies to bath and body to beauty supplies to if you want to start your own business with Amway and more.
Not a great selection. They are very specific to only what they have and provide. I find not many things I am interested in or can afford. I keep going back to buy the certain things I do mainly cause I trust that they are a good value. I won't go out on a limb for other products they have unless I can afford it.
It is not cheap. But you are getting a good value. If you can afford it, then it's worth it.
Shipping and Returns
Have had no issues with their shipping.
Good Nutritional Products-The Rest Is High Priced Garbage
I was visited by an Amway represented a few months ago and tried to get my wife to buy some of their over-priced beauty products. I thought they were a extremely overpriced for something you can find down at Walmart that has similar ingredients. That being said, I found their online site soon after and really liked some of the nutritional line of products. The rest of their products looked over-priced ridiculously, but the nutritional products were decently priced. I thought they looked advanced and very nutritious and ended up buying over a hundred dollars worth of their products with the shipping price. I purchased their Nutrilite All Plant Protein Powder, the Nutrilite Men's Pac, and bought my wife the Nutrilite Women's Pac. I loved the fact that you can pay with PayPal, Bill Me Later, or a credit card. I sell a lot of different items on eBay so this is the perfect website to get good quality health products and pay with what I earn on eBay directly. I have bought cheaper products, but I know quality products when I see them and this site has them! I suggest buying from the online site instead of through the representative, it's probably cheaper and definitely a lot easier. You don't have feel pressured to make a purchase or have someone hound you all the time.
Ease of Use
It's moderately easy to navigate their site.
I didn't think they had a very large variety of products, but they did have products you can't find anywhere else.
I checked out some of their prices on make-up and found their prices a little over the top where that was concerned. I understand paying more for good quality nutrition products, but paying thirty dollars for mascara and well over a hundred for a trio of Artistry Youth Extend was a little ridiculous. Needless to say that we will stick to the nutrition products. From what I've seen the skincare products isn't made of anything that should make it costs these prices. I feel sorry for the poor woman that would buy it, all you're paying for is the name. You can find the same ingredients in other similar products at much better prices! In fact the only reason I gave Amway such a low rating is because of their ridiculously high prices. I've read several books over nutrition, skin care products and books by dermatologists. So I know all about what goes into skincare and what companies don't want you to know. You cannot tell me there is gold in those skin care products, and that is the only way they would be worth the prices they are. If it wasn't for their outrageous prices, they would have received a rating of 8. As it is they are lucky they get an overall score of 5 from me.
Shipping and Returns
Also, I agree with other reviewers. I don't understand how they get such ridiculous prices to charge you for shipping. I ship items through the mail all the time, so I know how much shipping should be. These people are also making quite a bit of money on their shipping too.
Poor job on advertising their site!
Interesting....I had no idea that Amway's products were even available online! Having in the past purchased their products via direct sales, I spent a fair amount of time checking out their online store. I found it very easy to navigate with categories appropriately matching their products. The descriptions of their products are thorough and also contain sharp images. As for the prices online? They were comparable to what I was already paying, but the shipping is what appeared to me to be outrageous. I also could find no areas to show how their fees are calculated. The amount just shows up as you click to start the checkout process. You can check out as a guest or create an account. I give them high ratings for the overall layout of their site and ease of use, but not for disclosing shipping and handling fees. For a company that sells mass quantities of items, their shipping and handling fees should be considerably lower, or even offer free shipping, based on the amount of the order. Nice that they have an online site, but I'll stick with ordering directly from my local distributor.
Love these products!
I have been an Amway customer for many many years. Long before they started selling on line. The quality of the products are always exceptional. Now having the ability to purchase on line is a definite plus. The site is very easy to navitgate. I like that they provide detailed descriptions on each product. Products have 3 tabs so you can find out more information about the product. Overview, Details and More Info. The more information tab is great in that it provides Frequently Asked Questions, which I find very helpful. I find that to be a definite plus. They have a great return policy also. I don't know many companies that offer 180 days for a return! They offer 100 percent satisfaction guarantee (please do check the exceptions though). So I can buy with confidence that if I use a product for a while and it is not living up to my expectations, I can return it with no problems.
Amway.com is an excellent place to shop to get everything you need from nutrition, beauty, bath, body, fragrances, jewelry, gift cards, catalogs, vitamins, supplements, shakes, home products and more. They have excellent prices that just do not compare to other brands on the market nowadays. Plus, they have great products and a great variety from what they offer as well. I like that you can browse through the products at your own leisure and time and not have to worry about how long the lines are, or if there will be traffic on the way home, etc. I have used Amway products various times in the past and they offer good quality and you do not get adverse effects from their products. Also online you can read all about Amway and see what they are about or even look in to starting your own Amway business. Online you also get previews of what the bestsellers on the market are.
Low Quality Products
I was introduced to Amway.com about a year ago. I looked the site over and decided to purchase a few household cleaning items. The items on Amway.com seem to be a little more expensive, but they are concentrated so they are supposed be cheaper in the long run. After receiving my shipment, I immediately opened and starting using them. I had ordered some laundry detergent that was supposed to be great. After washing a couple of loads, I found that I was having to rewash because they weren't coming as clean as I would like. I tried a few more products, but got the same results. I feel as though I wasted my money on Amway.com. I would never use the site again to purchase anything. I feel that I get better quality items by going to my local grocery store. The items on Amway.com are not as good as they claim and cost more than they are worth. I would not recommend Amway.com to anyone.
Amway is a Way to Waste Your Time!
I can't even remember how I got roped into getting an Amway ID and agreeing to purchase online through them and refer others. I think it had something to do with helping an in-law. The one thing I learned from my experience is that when you shop online, your either wanting to save time or money...or both. Amway doesn't help you with either of those. If I want to shop at HomeDepot.com, then I just want to go to HomeDepot.com, I don't want to go to Amway and log-in, then search for their partner stores and then have to look up the products I want. It's just way too much work. The idea of buying everything from one site and getting a discount for doing so just doesn't work the way it is supposed to. I strongly suggest if anyone suggests or asks you to join Amway, just tell them you've tried it before and it wasn't for you. You are supposed to save money on your purchases and purchases from others but it is a big fail. Stay away.
Tricks you into Thinking you are in Control
I was first invited to an Amway event (unknowingly, of course) a few summers ago by someone I met in passing who said she owned her own "business" in digital marketing. She said there was a little get together and I could learn more about what she does. I thought it wouldn't hurt to learn more. At this meeting, I quickly learned the pyramid scheme nature of the business and the convincing required of most people to join Amway. They have everything down to a science: have successful people tell you how much you can make and how easily all your wildest dreams can come true, play some celebrity testimonials, and pressure you into giving an answer right away. With all the lights and flashy things, you feel like you need to join, before you have a chance to really think about the business. Everyone seems so excited to have you there, and it's really only because they see you as dollar signs. A few weeks later, my sister was invited by an Amway person to have a little informal chat, and of course I joined. I was even less convinced after this one. If someone is working so hard to have you join their team without even knowing you, it should raise a red flag for you. They get kickbacks by you joining, so the more people they get under them in the pyramid, the more they make. They pretend like they are mentoring you, but in reality you're doing the hard work while they sit back and make money off you. Sure there might be great earning potential with a lot of hustling and bothering everyone you know to join your team, but it's not worth what it would do to your relationships. You'd have to work countless hours direct selling and trying to recruit members without a steady paycheck. I would stay away.
Handy Stuff, No Catalogs or Representatives
The Amway website is an excellent tool for a really good introduction and overview of what the company is, and what their products are like. If you are interested in starting an Amway business of any level it clarifies the enterprise quite well. I have never had a poor product from Amway; they have saved me overseas when I needed to find something familiar and reliable. They sell just about anything you may get from a company like Proctor & Gamble-things like toiletries, beauty supplies, and soaps. There is much in the way of nutrition too-supplements, weight loss supplies, and vitamins. The website is professional and economical, for the high-end products they offer. The detergents and soaps have always been my favorite and I've ordered them periodically for years. I like the website because I don't need to order from any sort of Amway salesman; if you would rather buy directly from a site than a person it is worth checking out.
Amway is a pyramid scheme at its finest. I had a close family member become involved with the business aspect of Amway, and thankfully, they left before a year's time. Amway has a high start up fee to "start your own business" with them. I do not know anyone that has recouped this initial "investment". I have used many of Amway's health and beauty products as they were given to me by a local distributer as a promotion. They seem to be of decent quality. When I asked how much I could purchase these products for, the prices were outrageous. For instance, a facial scrub was $17. If I decided to become a distributer under that person, I could obtain the same facial scrub for $13. I doubt the product was worth even $5 and a Walmart brand would have sufficed my needs.
Amway is simply a classic Multi-Level Marketing business model that preys on the gullible and innocent. Do not join this company without doing your proper research. Unfortunately many people have been scammed of their hard earned dollars with the prospect of making millions through Amway. Their promotional videos and claims to immense wealth are extremely deceptive.