Thursday, December 10, 2009

Business Seminar January 2010

This just in from AMWAY:

Dear ABO,

2010 January Kick Off - Ireland

Welcome in 2010 with the first Business Building Seminar of the year.

We would like to open this invitation to ROI ABOs and to those in the UK with groups in the ROI.

The day will focus on your business - we want to motivate and stimulate your minds! The speakers on the day will ignite your desire to build your Amway Business even bigger than before.

We are looking forward to having a great day with –
  • Guest speakers
  • How to get started as a new ABO training
  • Recognitions
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Corporate updates
  • Charity raffle on the day (proceeds to a children’s charity in ROI)

Venue: Glenroyal Hotel,
Glenroyal Centre Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Date: Sunday 10th January 2010
Time: 1pm - 5.30pm
Price: €5.00 / £5.00 per ABOship
Dress Code: Smart

Speak to your upline in ROI for tickets or contact the ABO Service team for information about tickets and availability.

Exciting times are ahead for all ABOs in the ROI! We hope you will join us on this journey as we build our Amway business together with the Amway corporate team!!

See you there!!!!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Amway Launch New Beauty Brand in 2010

Looks like Amway have done it again this looks like direct competition to the Avon brand - watch this space for more news:

The Changing Face of Beauty in 2010


To help grow the Amway business and further benefit you and your customers, Amway is looking for the biggest opportunities within the beauty market. Our key focus will remain on the ARTISTRY™ Brand and in 2010 we launch an exciting new beauty brand,beautycycle™.

NEW beautycycle™ An exciting new beauty range to Amway. More details to follow soon!

beautycycle products will further enhance your beauty business opportunities, by opening the doors to those customers who currently do not purchase ARTISTRY products and are looking for a simpler, more affordable approach to beauty.

This is a truly exciting time for beauty within Amway; not only are we introducing the new beautycycle Brand but our power-brand – ARTISTRY – will be strengthened and elevated through refocus on the advanced science technologies found within the products and also new launches, for both skin & colour.

To ensure that we optimise the opportunities and focus on these two key brands, it has been decided that the E FUNKHOUSER™ NEW YORK Brand will be discontinued globally.

For this reason Color Collection C010 will be the last collection from the E. FUNKHOUSER Brand. The Professional Product Series will be available for the length of this Collection (C010), however, with varying stock levels, some products may run out quickly.

The ARTISTRY Brand offers products to women who are looking for prestige cosmetics with the latest technology. The beautycycle Brand meets the needs of women who are interested in simple, yet effective solutions. Together these two beauty brands will be powerful tools to truly grow your business.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

DeVos, Van Andel talk about Amway at 50

DeVos, Van Andel talk about Amway at 50

No mid-life crisis for company

Updated: Friday, 22 May 2009, 7:47 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 22 May 2009, 5:25 PM EDT

ADA, Mich. (WOOD) - Though Amway is 50, it's not in any mid-life crisis.

Founded in 1959 by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel, the Ada-based company now boasts 13,000 employees and 3 million distributors worldwide. Amway is now in 80 countries and territories, earning $8.2 billion last year.

The next generation has been running the company for a while, but the focus is on the future, not the past.

"We've all in the second generation figured out you can't compete with the first generation, so we don't even try," Amway president Doug DeVos told 24 Hour News 8. "Throughout our lives, Dad and Jay have been our best cheerleaders there for all of us and all of us in the business...So what we do is work together to apply the principles to keep the business together, founded on the principles to do what you can to make the business better."

Chairman Steve Van Andel said Amway started with "basically soap, detergent, products we still have today. But we've added cosmetics, nutrition, water filters and air filters because the market demanded us to shift. We had a different need. We'll continue to look at those new things."

Co-founder Rich DeVos agrees, but took a moment to reflect.

He said there "were hard days where we had to stand up for this business and fight for it, when other people accused us of wrongdoing or not running the business correctly. It was always questioning the whole concept of the business."

The elder DeVos, now 83, said Amway "pioneered two things. We pioneered the marketing of traditional (personal) products, and then pioneered the whole multi-level marketing system. We proved this business. Mainly, we've proven it works for people who work for it."

He thinks the business could "double or triple" in the future because the Amway business "door is open to anyone - the uneducated, the impoverished, people who don't speak well. Our door is open."

One of the goals, the co-founder said, "is to remain a family-owned and family-run business, if possible."

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Amway Roadshow ROI

This week the Amway Roadshow was in town we had an event in Dublin Tuesday, Cork Wednesday and Belfast tonight Thursday
- The night was open to ABOs and their customers and the plan was shown half way through the event – people could browse, see, handle and try the products and three Amway staff were present at each event -
This was a great departure from the norm and definitely worth doing again – it’s great that we have a company that will come in and support us
Thanks Amway for doing your bit.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Choosing a Company:

Network Marketing is alive and well and thriving in this economic environment.
When choosing a Network Marketing Company to partner with there are things to consider.

1: The history and financial strength of the company.
2: The product range.
3: The satisfaction guarantee behind the products.
4: Is there a buy back rule in place on products?
5: Do you have to pay upfront money for products or training tools [tapes, cds, books, etc.]?
6: Is the company a member of the DSA - Direct Selling Association of Ireland & UK. ?
7. Is the company progressive and do they offer training [free or at a nominal charge]?
8. Do the company pay out bonus's on time and direct into a bank account?
9. Is it FREE to register or join?

What I am saying here is - do your homework - remember you are getting involved in a business - the object is for you to make some money - many people who get involved in network marking come from an employee background and mindset and are not initially ready for the struggles of a business and the delayed rewards.
There are many great companies who sell their products & services through the network marketing business model and all have their own ways of doing things. Remember some companies are around a long time and have proven they are reputable, the less know ones although reputable can be narrow focused and a bigger struggle to build a network.

My advice for what it's worth - get involved in this great industry and have a go - you might just beat the recession.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Amway Ireland/UK Getting Stronger:

Amway UK/ROI is alive and well and growing. In Ireland we are progressing with the roll out of Open Opportunity Meetings. This month June '09 we launched the Cork Open. Cork is in the south of the country. We have also moved Dublin to two opens per month. Numbers are growing at all opens and room sizes are under pressure. Although we still have issues with some of the restrictions in the new business model - it is workable and provides a strength to the new ABOs business. The retail part of the business is now stronger and provides solid income in month one for new ABOs and once they achieve the benckmark of minimum 5 registered customers and total sales of €190 / £150 they can move to the next level which allows them to sponsor. We have turned the corner and there is a lot more to be done - but we are out there doing it - nothing on the hard work side of the business has changed - if you want success in direct selling and network marketing - you have to put in the efforts of talking to people - showing the plan - registering and training new ABOs - selling products - building a customer base - driving the miles - building foundations is never easy but without them the structures will be weak and eventually fall. So it's time to re-double our efforts and push forward in 2009 so that this year will be the year that the foundations for growth in Amway UK/ROI were laid. RW1

Friday, May 29, 2009

Amway 50 years Las Vagas

This is a fantastic video well worth watching - with a twist:

Amway 50 years strong:

As Amway celebrate 50 years in business - we bring you some insights.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Success in the Amway buisness is based on sustained effort. Can success in Amway replace the average industrial wage which in Ireland is approx €33,000???
The answer is yes but how long it takes is entirely based on your sustained effort – it is achieved through a combination of selling Amway products and building a network of people who also sell Amway products and build a network of people. A balanced combination of both arms of the Amway business is what is required to achieve your desired level of income. It is said a recession is an opportune time to build an Amway business, this is because people are looking to expand or sustain their level of income. Network marketing is an ideal low cost buisness model – indeed Amway have no setup fees or registration fees – so you fledgling business is off the ground and you don’t even have to write a cheque or use the credit card – not a bad deal in a recession or indeed anytime.
If you are looking for an opportunity in these hard times network marketing is definitely an option.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Amway Product Price Reductions:

Well we must give credit where credit is due - Amway UK/ROI have taken on board the real concerns of ABOs in ROI re pricing and the perception of our euro v sterling exchange challenges. As we are one market i.e. UK/ROI the perception was ROI was so much more expensive that the UK. Now there were a lot of factors in the mix - but to the customer perception is very important.
Anyway the good news for us here in ROI is that Amway have reduced the price of ALL products so that now we are more in line with the euro - sterling exchange rate and a promise from Amway that they will keep this under review. Now if we could only get the government to reduce the Value Added Tax close to the UK rate our prices would be even closer - the Budget is next week.
Well done Amway - one for listening and two for taking action.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Think Big for 09 Conference:

I recently attended the Think Big Conference in Coventry UK - these a few thoughts on it:

The professional way the function was run is a credit to Amway and their staff. I see in Andy Smith a man that is trying hard to build credibility with the field but at the same time lead a company into it’s next phase of development.

It amazed me the amount of ABO’s that were registering on the day for the conference – maybe it just proves people leave things to the last minute in every country.

There was a great buzz around the conference and it was fantastic to see al the new growth – the excitement of the speakers was infectious and without doubt they are leading their was to the higher levels.

It was good to see some old heads speak – Trevor Lowe & Stephen Stranney – two steady leaders of integrity that have pride in the Amway Corporation.

A number of incentives were announced but overall you got the feeling that Amway is back with a bang – strong leadership is important and the Amway management are in my opinion leading the way.

They are pumping money into the UK/ROI market and it there for any of us to work for our share – how big the share is up to us because Amway want the challenge of paying out big rewards - so let’s not disappoint them.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 14th March 2009

Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 14th March 2009

This weekend is the BIG Amway conference in Coventry UK - Any Amway ABOs who are attending are invited to leave a comment here before and after the event. By all accounts this is the kick off of the Amway business for many people who are getting to grips with the adjustments to the business model - so let us know what is going on in the world of Amway.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Changes for the Better:

Once again Amway have brought about changes for the better in relation to qualifications and in the Sterling v Euro exchange rate. This is a big well done to Amway keep up the positive changes.

Please be advised that we will be revising and modifying the Amway Business Owner Contract you have with Amway (UK) Limited. Specifically, we will be changing:

  • the requirements for a RC to obtain the CRC qualification and the POUND / EURO exchange rate on the qualification requirement - In order to obtain the CRC qualification a RC must, in a rolling 12 month period, have achieved an accumulated order total of £150/€190 (inclusive of VAT), from 5 separate registered customers

  • the requirements for a CRC to maintain his/her CRC qualification and the POUND / EURO exchange rate on the qualification requirement - In order to maintain the CRC qualification, in at least one calendar month of the Performance Year, a CRC must have 5 ordering and registered customers with an aggregate of at least £150/€190 of retail sales inclusive of VAT.

  • the requirements for a CRC to receive any Performance Bonuses and the POUND/ EURO exchange rate on the qualification requirement - A CRC must, in a month, have a minimum of 5 ordering registered customers and at least £150/€190 in registered customer purchases in order to receive any Performance Bonuses that would be earned.

  • the POUND / EURO exchange rate on the requirements to receive his/her monthly CVR - For every calendar month when the aggregate orders of the ABO Contract for qualifying Amway products or services are £100/€125 or greater (inclusive of VAT), Amway agrees to remit a CVR in the amount of 25% of the total sum due to Amway from the ABO in respect of those orders for that month.

  • the POUND / EURO exchange rate on the qualification requirements for additional reward opportunities in the BC category and the higher awards (£1/€1.25)

This communication is a NOTICE ONLY and is a requirement pursuant to Paragraph 11 of the ABO Contract. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SIGN ANY ADDITIONAL CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENT.

We are hereby providing you with 30 days’ advance notice of these changes. The modified documents will be available and effective from Apr 1, 09.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours Sincerely,

Andy Smith

General Manager & Director, Amway UK and RoI

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Berr v Amway Appeal Cases dismissed

Great news from the UK Courts both cases against Amway were disimissed this morning - All Amway ABOs your communication is on the way - this is great news for all network marking companies - and means that the Amway business model is accepted as being above board and within the law, FANTASTIC NEWS
Check it out here

Thanks to cmfitz over on

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Amway UK Announces Football Sponsorship

Amway UK Announces Football Sponsorship


Other official partners of the MK Dons include Marshall, Buckingham, Case Security, Thomas Cook, McCann Homes and many more!

This sponsorship provides a great opportunity to increase the awareness of Amway and NUTRILITE™ as well as support for a successful local football team and a link to the local community.

Amway UK will provide the team with health and nutritional products with expert advice from our product trainers, so that they are at their physical best! Our aim is also to work with the MK Dons to support our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy by doing some local charity work with the club that is vital to our contribution in the local area and for our commitment to the UNICEF One by One programme.

Berr {DTI} v Amway Appeal

Anyone interested in the decision of the appeal can follow it by following the links.

I would like to thank Demo who posted on Amway Talk advising of tomorrow - any ABO from Ireland & UK should be following these blogs - remember 'Leaders' are getting this information and we know from experience not all will pass the information into their groups.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Revised and updated ASA Meetings & Events Policy.

This update on meetings was sent to all Amway ABOs in UK/ROI - looks like Amway are listening to the leaders in the field and working with them to get the right solutions while still regulating for the good of the business as a whole. :yahoo: :yahoo:

I am happy to announce and implement a revised and updated ASA Meetings & Events Policy.

This revision of the Policy will be effective as of 1st February 2009 and applies to all ABO Meetings and Events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The revised ASA Meetings & Events Policy and the related documents are now available online: Business Information> Library> Legal Documents & Contracts under Meeting Policy Documents.

The main changes have been highlighted below:

* Simplification of the authorisation process
* Introduction of 1 page forms at each stage of the authorisation process
* Acceptance of block bookings in advance
* Inclusion of the expenditure on hiring flip charts/projectors and the expenditure on petrol as part of the running costs of meetings.
* Losses may be offset against profits made within the same month

* Incidental profits/losses may be rolled over to the next month

If you require any further information, please contact us on 01908 629400.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours Sincerely,

Andy Smith

General Manager & Director, Amway UK and RoI

Friday, January 23, 2009

Amway UK/ROI Open Meetings

More Great News from Amway:

Amway Opportunity Meetings

Amway is pleased to announce a series of Opportunity Meetings across the UK and RoI.

These meetings are open to all ABOs and their prospects and will incorporate the showing of the Amway Plan and will be attended by an Amway member of staff.

These meetings are a first for the UK and RoI and will continue on a monthly basis. We will inform you of future dates by email and posting details on or

Please note : an essential feature of the Amway Sales & Marketing Plan is the maintenance of the integrity of the Lines of Sponsorship. Amway has strict rules prohibiting interference in another ABOs Business, which includes seeking a prospect's participation in the Amway Business Plan.

Date & Venue - Times : 8pm start

2nd February 2009
Buckerall Lodge Hotel
Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon
Tel : 0844 855 9112

Plan - Gordon & Ruth Wadey
Amway representative - Anne Pester

2nd February 2009
Best Western Premier
Leyland Way
PR25 4JX
Tel : 01772 422922

Plan - Duncan Campbell & Alison Wightman
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

2nd February 2009
Lamon House Hotel
41, Gransha Road,
BT23 5RF
Tel : 028 90448631

Plan - Gary McCreery
Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

3rd February 2009
Bostock Lane,
Long Eaton,
NG10 4EP
Tel : 0115 946 5111

Plan - Ivan & Lynne Bett
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

3rd February 2009
Holiday Inn Eastleigh
Leigh Road,
SO50 9PG
Tel : 0870 4009075

Plan - Allen & Trisha Lewis
Amway representative - Anne Pester

3rd February 2009
Red Cow Moran Hotel
Naas Rd,
Dublin 22
Tel : +353 (0)1 459 3650

Plan - Stephen Stranney
Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

3rd February 2009
Holiday Inn Norwich
Cromer Road
Norwich, Norfolk
Tel : 01603 410544

Plan - Derek & Sue Smiley
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

3rd February 2009
Premier Inn Old Trafford,
Trafford Park
M17 1WS
Tel : 0870 423 6450

Plan - James Walker
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

4th February 2009
Premier Inn
Wakefield Road
Tel : 0870 990 6360

Plan - Alford & Sophia Grant
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

4th February 2009
Amway Training Centre
Caldecotte Lake Drive
Milton Keynes
Tel : 01908 629400

Plan - Juergen & Sally Brinner
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

5th February 2009
Hilton Hotel Swindon
Lydiard Fields,
Great Western Way,
Tel : 01793 881777

Plan - Hubert & Antonieta Dias
Amway representative - Anne Pester

5th February 2009
Holiday Inn Express
Tempus Drive,
Tel : 01922 705250

Plan - George Areje
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

9th February 2009
Best Western Hilcroft Hotel
East Main Street,
West Lothian
EH47 0JU
Tel : 01501 740818

Plan - Issy Warrack / Victoria Kostoris
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

9th February 2009
Holiday Inn Brent Cross
Tilling Road,
Tel : 0871 4234931

Plan - Abigail Dzwairo & Meinrad Faessler
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

10th February 2009
Athlone Springs Hotel
Co. Westmeath,
Tel : 353 906 444444

Plan - Paul & Mary Sandys
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

Come along and bring your prospects with you.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Your Amway Sales Team.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Think Big For 2009

The following was posted on &

Think Big For 2009


It's time to "Think Big" with Amway!

We'll help you to "think big" in 2009 and grow your Amway business like never before. For one day only, Amway is hosting a very special conference for you!

This unmissable event is completely free to attend*. It runs from 9am to 7pm and lunch is included.

We'll be at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 14th March 2009 - will you?

*Travel arrangements to the conference must be made at your own cost.

The highlights of the event will include:

Product Presentations

Our team of product experts and trainers will be on hand to guide you through all the latest product developments in a series of presentations. From ARTISTRY™ to NUTRILITE™, all the Amway product brands will be showcased.

London Flagship Centre

Be one of the first to see the plans for our amazing new London Flagship Centre. Opening soon, the new centre will completely immerse visitors in the world of Amway, enabling them to experience our complete range of products first hand. The Flagship Centre will also serve as a state-of-the-art venue for training courses, seminars and other Amway / ABO events.


We'll recognise and celebrate the success of some of Amway's top ABOs and Leaders. Hear about their achievements as they continue to go from strength to strength, developing their businesses.


Learn how to grow your Amway business from the very best people in the industry. They'll share ideas and practical advice that could really help you transform and grow your Amway business in 2009.

Motivational Guest Speakers

We have some very special speakers attending the event. Be inspired by their stories as they share some of the secrets of success with you. Armed with the knowledge and motivation from these speakers, you'll be thinking big in 2009!

New Business Information

We have some exciting new plans for 2009 that we'd like to share with you. A range of initiatives throughout the year will help you grow your Amway business. In addition, our team will be available throughout the conference to meet you and answer any questions you have.

Keep checking here for regular updates on this unmissable event. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and helping you "think big" in 2009!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Amway Open Meetings:

Well that's the first series of open opportunity meetings over for January - Belfast, Athlone & Dublin - It was a great start to the new year and there were good numbers at all meetings. Amway are on the move again in Ireland and by all accounts there are a series of meetings planned for England, Scotland, Wales - not sure what happens on Jersey & Gurnsey.
At all meetings there was a representative from Amway present and he gave a short talk after the presentation.
It is great to see Amway promoting the open meetings by email and on the websites I am sure this is encouraging ABOs to get off the couch and attend the meetings.
There is one thing I know for sure the rooms will not be big enough next month - If you were an ABO at any of the meetings all you have to do is bring one new person back with you next month and Amway will have a challenge squeezing us all in.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

AMWAY: A+ Rating

Over on Amway Talk TB 2 IBO has posted this very interesting link - it's another good news Amway story.
It is good to see ABOs & IBOs posting good news when they find it or hear of it - keep up the good work.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Amway Open Meetings:

Hi Folks this has just arrived in from Amway - get your new year off to a great start - This is Amway doing what they said they would do.
Note I have added directions for Athlone due to road works on the motorway this may help some who are travelling from afar.

Amway Open Opportunity Plan Meetings

Amway are pleased to announce 3 Open Opportunity Plan meetings in Ireland.

These meetings are open to all ABOs and their prospects in Ireland and will incorporate the showing of the Amway Business Plan as well as the presence of an Amway Corporate member of staff .

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Date & Venue

Monday 12th January 2009 - 8pm

Lamon House Hotel –

41, Gransha Road, Comber, Newtownards, Belfast BT23 5RF

Tel: 028 90448631

Plan - Gary McCreery

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

Tuesday 13th January 2009 - 8pm

Athlone Springs Hotel

Monkstown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, RoI

Tel: +353 906 444444

Plan - Stephen Stranney

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

From 28th October 2008 substantial roadworks are being carried out close to the Athlone Springs Hotel. Alternative routes will apply which are listed below. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Exit the N6 on the outskirts of Athlone for the R362. Turn left onto the R362 at the T-junction. Pass √Član Pharmaceuticals on your left hand side. The hotel is half a mile further on the left hand side of the road. but please note there may be traffic delays as the traffic coming from the Dublin side who have missed the turning are trying the double back just below the Monksland turnoff leaving a very dangerous spot. Please also beware of roadworks.

Take the first exit off the Dual Carriageway after crossing the Shannon, marked Roscommon. At the junction take a right for Athlone Town Centre. At the next junction again take a right for Tuam and the hotel is located approx 4-5 minutes (passing lots of roadworks that may cause delays) on the left hand side after the Elan Pharmaceuticals Plant.

Go straight through the Ganleys Hardware Roundabout past the Galway exit heading for the Town Centre. At the next junction again take a right for Tuam and the hotel is located approx 4-5 minutes (passing lots of roadworks that may cause delays) on the left hand side after the Elan Pharmaceuticals Plant.

Wednesday 14th January 2009 - 8pm

Skylon Hotel

Upper Drumcondra, Road, Dublin 9, RoI

Tel: +353 1 8379121

Plan - Stephen Stranney

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

Come along and bring your prospects with you.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Your Amway Sales Team.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Amway Product Pricing:

A lot of challenges are facing the UK/ROI market. Recently when the UK government reduced the value added tax VAT rate in the UK all retailers reduced there prices to comply. Amway were fast to produce a supplementary price list for the UK sterling market to take account of the VAT reduction.
However we here in the ROI market are now under pressure from the sterling - euro exchange rate. With the strength of the euro in around the 94pence mark we are not getting the benefit.
Amway are still using a 50% price differential on products i.e. £1 of product = €1.50 in ROI - my question to Amway is when are you going to level the playing pitch with the price differential - we may be a small part of the UK/ROI market but we should at least expect to be treated as equals - isn't that the nature of this business??
How can we sell out of a dual priced catalogue when everyone knows the conversion rate of sterling to euro??
Amway you need to take action.

What is Network Marketing:

This is a great question because there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Basically Network Marketing is the movement of goods & services through a combination of manufacturers, sevice providers and self employed people/business owners in order to sell those goods & services to an end user.