Originally Posted by kdmama33
AKA direct marketing, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There are a lot of very reputable direct marketing companies. Longaberger, Discovery Toys, Usbourne Books, Natural Family Boutique all come to mind immediately, for example.
I'm not advocating JP AT ALL, btw. It just gets up my nose a bit to hear (see) the words "multilievel marketing" said with such disdain. Not all direct marketing is bad, shady, or otherwise a scam.
I agree! There are so many products out there that are direct marketing. I think the statistic is that 50% of people in the US are involved in it. Let's name a few more:
Avon, MaryKay, Arbonne, Princess House, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Wild Herbs, etc., etc., etc.
Multilevel marketing has a bad rep because of companies like AmWay. There are other companies that are good that are not like that at all. In fact, the true definition of MLM includes that the business is pushed on EVERYONE and you are paid for indefinte amounts of downline (usually). Not all companies that do direct marketing are like that. In fact Juice Plus customers are the bulk of the business - just customers, not distributors. The stats are 85% are just happy customers.
And, yes I am a distributor but I only became one to get a discounted price....nothing more.......I am not promoting my distributorship here at all......just answering the questions. If you'll notice, in my answer I sent the link to the main Juice Plus website......I do not profit from this.....just making sure that everyone has the answers to their questions.
And they really are not that expensive. They are a replacement for a vitamin. They are whole food supplements. They are not a replacement for fruits and veggies. If you are going to compare to fruits and veggies (which should not really be being done anyway), the cost is $1.33 per day.....how much fruits or veggies can you buy for that a day? One organic apple or two bananas? There are 17 fruits, veggies, and grains in Juice Plus that are guaranteeded to be herbicide, pesticide, and mold free.