One of the oldest brands in the MLM industry, Shaklee corporation has been around for over 50 years and literally is a bedrock of integrity and stability in the often changing marketplace of network marketing companies. However, what are some of the biggest Shaklee complaints that are out there and are those founded?
First of all, they have an excellent reputation in the business community, having a A+ rating from the BBB, or better business bureau.
They also have a solid reputation as a leader in the environmental field, having been the first large corporation getting a third party verification of being climate neutral.
However, what about the Shaklee Complaints that are out there?
One of the biggest controversies, as far as a business builder goes, particularly in today's day and age is their internet policy towards advertising Shaklee if you already belong to that company..
As is common with many older network marketing companies, they, on the surface appear to be very controlling of their brand name on the internet. After all, if a company does not have a brand name, what do they have?
However, brand name control is a very tricky thing on the internet, Shaklee being no exception. Often times what works best is for companies to, rather try to restrict the conversation, which breeds mistrust on an open internet platform, to engage in the conversation and their customers and distributors.
In fact, apparently there was a big point of interest a few years ago when Op-ra-h appeared to endorse the products on her show as "one of her favorite things". What happened was that there was a complete ban from the company towards its distributors from using her name in connection with the products.
But, it should be noted that several very prominent Shaklee Independant distributors have built very large businesses using the internet, notably Carl Laflamme, Paul Birdsall, and Kathy Minsky, as far as can be researched on the internet. Each built their organization in various ways, such as pay per click marketing and using recruiting systems or funded proposals.
Really, from what you can read online, it appears that you simply need to indicate that you are a Shaklee independent distributor in order to use the name of their products or corporate name so as to separate what you are saying with their corporate identity.
So, what is the summary here for Shaklee complaints, particularly surrounding their use of the internet for its distributors? Just a company trying to protects its brand an image.
What are your thoughts?