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I listened to a Melaleuca presentation recently, but as an educator, I find it necessary to always do my research. Things are not as they seem!

I found it strange that the presenter was pushing the monthly requirement to spend the 35 points and the reorder option if no order is placed. Also, she pushed the point about her income earnings over the past 15 years. I guess so if the preferred membership requires a monthly deduction of at least $100 for each preferred member. Whew, I dodged a headache on this one because of these reviews which are quite scary.

I will NOT be enrolling in the preferred customer program. Thank you to everyone who provided comments about their various nightmares!

I hope positive outcomes are in the future and I say shame on you Melaleuca for this shopping scam! I was very interested in products that are better for the environment, but you've ruined it.

Review about: Melaleuca Membership.

Reason of review: Bad quality.

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Anonymous
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Melaleuca does ask all preferred customers to make a minimum purchased of 35 points per month, which equals approximately 4 to 6 products at an approximate cost of $70 in US Dollars. These products are ideally items you already buy from the Big Box Retailer.

So, there is no negative impact on your budget. Also, that monthly amount is less than $20 per week. Hence, this is not new money and therefore not a monthly deduction. This money is used for items you already purchase.

Now Melaleuca's Business Model does provide for Revenue Sharing for those that refer customers and a portion of the money paid by the new customer to the referring customer does come from the purchases by the new customer. However, it is not the total amount paid.The 35 point system is designed for the single person. Additionally, the point system allows Melaleuca to efficiently operate in 18 other countries without implementing a currency exchange system within the company. This, of course, keeps operating cost down, allowing Melaleuca to invest more money in higher quality ingredients and research.

Unfortunately, most of us as consumers are not used to shopping or using a point system. So, it is an adjustment that you would have to choose to make if you desire to shop at Melaleuca.Also, the reorder option (aka Backup Order) is only shipped if you don't cancel or if you don't make a minimum purchase of 35 points by the last day of the month. The backup order can be customized to those items that one wants to receive. However, if you cancel by the last day of the month by midnight, the backup order is not shipped.Given that Melaleuca is a month-to-month Program, the Backup Order provides the company with the ability to forecast customer shopping preferences much more effectively, allowing the company to operate as a Just in Time (JIT) Manufacture.

The JIT method also allows Melaleuca to provide the customer with products that are shipped soon after they are manufactured, which has a positive impact on the freshness of the products.Last, Melaleuca's Program is about a lifestyle change to use safer nontoxic products backed by science and many United States Patents. It is a company with a 32-year track record operating in 19 countries and growth to the 2 Billion dollar mark. This type of growth to this level only happens by serving customers with high-quality products. Melaleuca is not a scam.I am so sorry your experience with your presenter was not a good one for you.

Given this new information I have provided, I hope you will reconsider Melaleuca as a viable safe option for you and your family. Written on Thursday, 1 March 2018.

Anonymous
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Melaleuca is not a scam at all, they are able to over discounted prices on higher quality products and they can do so because of loyal customers. Most people shop 3-4 times a month at big box stores, Melaleuca asks you to shop one time a month and just switch stores. Now I go to Walmart 2 times a month for groceries and produce and shop once a month in Melaleuca aisles.

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