Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Amway Ambot Over Saturation
If anyone has every worked for a large wholesale company selling products to retailers they likely know about sales reps. The company will hire staff whose job it is to stop by stores and see if they need to stock up on products their company sells. The company assigns each rep a territory and there’s no overlapping stores or cities. The reps might stop by a retailer once a month to get an order and the store manager has their contact information in case they run low on stock inbetween visits they can phone in an order. The sales reps might be paid a base salary plus commission or they might just be commission only.
Unlike Amway where Ambots do NOT get a monthly salary base pay. They work on commissioned sales only. And unlike Amway Ambots the legitimate sales rep has real customers who actually want to buy the product being sold. A legitimate customer who the sales rep doesn’t have to beg and grovel to buy their product. And unlike an Amway Ambot a sales rep working for a legitimate company is making a lot more than pennies on a sale. In other words a liveable wage that pays the bills. Unlike Amway Ambots. Remember? Pennies per sell. And sells are rare.
OK I’m going to pick on a couple of big companies here who are so huge it would be unlikely anyone searching for information would end up at this blog by mistake. These companies get much higher hits in the search engines than this blog.
Coke and McDonalds
Everyone knows about these companies. Everyone drinks coke or might have at some point in their life. And everyone has eaten at McDonalds if not regularly at least occasionally and for sure you can’t drive hardly anywhere these days without seeing the golden arches. Every day I drive by at least one McDonalds. Doesn’t everyone? I drove by 3 today. Last week I stopped in at one. Now the thing people notice about McDonalds when you live in a large city you can drive by a few in a day in different parts of town. And a lot of smaller towns have a McDonalds.
So lets start with coke and a sales rep working there. The rep’s territory is to cover all retailers that currently sell coke and keep their eyes open for new stores opening up that might want to sell coke in their shop. Let’s say the rep’s territory is Sacramento and all towns east to Truckee. Coke isn’t going to hire another rep to serve this section. But let’s just say coke hired 2000 reps to service this territory. God they’d be bugging the shit out of grocery store managers everywhere because many would show up every day begging them to buy coke so they can make commission. Once the shelves are stocked and there’s enough cases of coke in the back storage room to handle sales for the next few weeks the managers don’t need to be bugged about buying more coke.
That’s why big food wholesalers don’t oversaturate a market with sales reps.
Its kind of like if you know an Amway Ambot and he begs you to buy some shitty overpriced Amway products and just to get the fucker off your back you agree to buy a box of laundry soap for $40 meanwhile really fucking pissed off because you can go to Walmart and buy a box of Tide for $10. And then you get even more pissed off when you see what a shitty job Amway’s detergent does on your clothes. Yup you sure got ripped off overpaying for substandard laundry soap that can’t even get the job done. You won’t be buying this shit again. But every week the Amway fucker phones and bugs the shit out of you to buy another box of laundry soap. You already have enough laundry soap to last awhile so you don’t need no more but you can’t get that fucking annoying Amway asshole to quit bugging you. So you just avoid the bastard.
Lets go to McDonalds because at Scamway meetings the cult leader would try to compare owning “your own Amway business” to being a McDonalds franchisee. McDonalds head office owns restaurants and they also sell franchise locations but not just anywhere. They do all their advance marketing first to see if the area can handle a McDonalds or another one if there are other restaurants nearby. McDonalds corporation is not going to put a restaurant in unless they know that location will make money. Say McDonalds holds a meeting in a town of about 5000 people to get interest on opening a franchise location there. 25 people are interested in buying a McDonalds. Head office will say sorry to 24 of them. They know 25 restaurants can’t be opened in a town that small. Logistically a percentage of the population will have no interest in eating there and another percentage of the population are kids who rely on mom and dad’s money to eat out. That might leave about 2500 people who would eat at McDonalds and probably not on a regular basis. I’m not counting on people driving through town who are hungry just the 5000 residents. McDonalds isn’t dumb enough to oversaturate a market with too many restaurants where the need isn’t that great.
Amway is dumb enough to do that. They have too many ambots oversaturating a sales territory. Other things going against them is their reputation precedes them. Most people have already heard about Amway’s shitty overpriced products and a lot of have tried them and realized they got ripped off. And many people have had the shit bugged out of them by a fucking Amway asshole trying to scam them into buying shitty overpriced Amway products or go to an Amway cult meeting. Amway assholes antics are all part of the reason Amway has a bad reputation.
That’s why the Amway mantra is to “be your own best customer and buy from your own shop”. What they don’t add to that sentence is “because no one else will”.