Wednesday, November 17, 2010
When Ambot signed up as an IBO the first three months the products he purchased were delivered for free. After that shipping was billed.
Outside customers who are not IBO’s get free shipping if they’ve purchased a minimum amount. I don’t recall the amount but I think it was $75. I’m sure if I have the number wrong someone will comment. I only vaguely recall there was a minimum amount because a friend of ours who took pity on Ambot decided to buy laundry soap. When it came to check out she cancelled the order. I guess there must have been a report somewhere that Ambot saw he a lost sale so he phoned her to ask why and she said the shipping fee was too much because she hadn’t met the minimum amount to get it shipped for free.
That laundry soap was pretty expensive around $40. Not wanting to lose a sale Ambot offered to buy it and put it on his next order (that he paid the shipping fees on) and our friend agreed. She didn’t buy it ever again though stating it was too expensive.
And she was right. You can buy a good well known name brand environmentally friendly concentrated laundry soap at Wal-Mart for $10. Since Ambot left Amway and I can buy laundry soap of my choosing our clothes come out a lot cleaner than with the Amway SA8 or whatever their laundry soap was called.
Seeing as how Amway uses Amazon on its board plan presentation as a comparison for Internet shopping, I’ll use it as a comparison for shipping.
Buy minimum $25 from Amazon and get free shipping.
Gee, that comes well under Amway’s minimum threshold. Its not hard to buy 2 or 3 books that you want to read and hit the $25.
On the other hand its just as easy to reach $25 in Amway products to purchase. But you have to keep shopping and buy 3 times that amount if you want to take advantage of the free shipping.
So Amway, thanks for comparing yourself to Amazon. I’ll shop there any day over your company.