Price: Starting at $10
CEO: Alfredo Bala
Rating: (1 / 5)
What is Mannatech All About?
Mannatech was founded in 1994, and now operates in 25 countries. It is a multi level marketing company that has a focus in health and nutrition, weight management, skin care, and essential oils. These are all multi billion dollar industries. It offers a Customer Loyalty Program and a distributors compensation plan. As with all MLMs, you must get promoted to higher ranks by sales volume and recruiting members to become a top earner.
Is Mannatech a Scam?
A Class Action Lawsuit in 2005 accused Mannatech of misrepresenting its products and making false claims about their beneficial properties. The company settled for $11.35 million to the class of plaintiffs. They did not admit to any wrongdoing but only settled to avoid prolonged court costs.
Another investigation was done in 2006 by Texas Attorney General for deceptive trade practices. Formal charges were for operating an illegal marketing scheme. Mannatech expanded its compliance department, paid $7 million in restitution, court costs, and a civil penalty. The founder Sam Caster also agreed to stay away from any leadership or employment with the company for five years. Again they admitted to no wrongdoing but decided to settle than argue the case.
The Good & the Bad
PRO #1 – Only $10 to join.
PRO #2 – Booming health and wellness industries
PRO #3 – Offers a website to promote your products ($10/month)
CON #1 – Direct selling and recruiting
CON #2 – non transparent compensation plan
CON #3 – very low profit margin on retail sales
CON #4 – Overpriced products
Who Can Benefit From Mannatech?
- Mannatech is involved in a good cause; their Mission to 5 Million charity gives back to hungry kids around the world for every product purchase. If you’re passionate about helping them with their charity it could be a good fit for you.
- People interested in one of their 5 health and wellness niches. I’m not a fan of MLMs, but I’ve seen better MLM businesses such as Total Life Changes, Take Shape For Life, Youngevity, or any other of my “Good Reviews” (on the top menu). Assuming you feel an MLM is right for you.
Mannatech Tools, Training, & Support
For $10/month you can subscribe to have your personal website. This is usually a replica website with your personal id on it. The website includes a back office for which you can log on and view status reports, track your progress, and also a contact management system. It comes with online training that teaches topics like learning people skills, rejection free prospecting, and facebook marketing.
Mannatech also conducts local and regional events which are a good tool for motivation and recruiting. They usually talk about new or popular products, give testimonials, and encourage guests to join or grow their business. The company also has weekly live conference calls.
As in any MLM most of your training and support will come from your upline. You can also contact the company directly if you have questions about billing/payments or general questions.
Mannatech has invested over $50 million into research and product development. Their products are created using Real Food Technology, a scientific method of capturing nutrition from nature and plants. All of their products come with a 180 day satisfaction guarantee.
Here is a glimpse of each product line:
Advanced Ambrotose 120 Capsules
Designed to enhance memory, improve mood, decrease irritability, supports immune system, helps support digestive system, promotes gastrointestinal health, and cell to cell communication through Glyconutrients. Glyconutrition provides targeted nourishment for your cells through special ingredients derived from plants.
Associate price: $44.25 (see what I mean by not much profit margin)
Omega-3 with Vitamin D
Helps support cardiovascular and heart health, brain health, helps maintain a healthy immune system, and support healthy inflammatory response. Made from high quality fish oils, and a preferred form of Vitamin D.
Retail price: $31.49
Associate price: $28.25
TruHealth Fat Loss System
30 Day Fat Loss System you can use with diet and exercise. This bundle includes 4 TruPlenish Shakes, TruShape capsules, TruPure Slimsticks, a Mannatech glass bottle, shaker bottle, tape measure, and TruHealth Guide.
Retail price: $277.99
Associate price: $249.99
Uth Skin Care System
Includes Uth Facial Cleanser which deep cleans pores, cleanses and exfoliates skin, and reduces dead skin cells. Uth Moisturizer which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and provides all day hydration. Uth Skin Rejuvenation Creme which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, provides firmness, and delivers naturally sourced Glyconutrients to the deepest layers of the skin.
Retail price: $215.99
Associate price: $169.99
Lavender Essential Oils
Natural oils found in plants that can be inhaled or applied topically and helps support physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.
Retail price: $31.99
Associate price: $27.99 (1 bottle)
How Do You Make Money With Mannatech? | The Compensation Plan
Loyalty Program – for customers only, not distributors, rewards you with 20% of your total order if you’re on the auto-ship program. You can use these reward points to order free products. For example, if you purchase $200 worth of product, they give you 40 points which also accumulates to $40 in credit. You must have 3 months of completed autoships to redeem the credit. If you miss one month of autoship, you don’t lose your points but you need to re-order for 3 more months to redeem any credit.
Regional Director – you need to reach 1500 points. (All products are on a point system.)
When you achieve this rank, usually you have a team of 6 people. 4 product users, and 2 distributors, who help you build the business. On average these members earn a monthly estimate of $100-$600.
National Director – you need 6000 points monthly.
This consists of 15 people using the products, and helping 3 distributors to become Regional Director. Members in this rank earn, on average, between $450 – $1,850.
Executive Director – Need 20,000 points.
You need to help 3 people become National Directors. Members in this rank earn on average between $1,600 – $4,650. The company encourages you to aim for this between 6-12 months.
Presidential Director – Need 60,000 points monthly.
You need to help 3 people become Executive Directors. Members here can earn between $5,600 – $8,000. The company encourages you to hit this goal between 1-5 years.
Platinum Presidential Director – Top rank – these members receive on average $40k or more a month.
You need to help 3 people reach Presidential Director. If you help 4 people reach $100k/year, you will be earning $500k a year.
How Much Does it Cost to Join Mannatech?
$10 to join
The joining fee is waived if you decide to purchase products instead. Their business packs range from $50 to $1000.
When you join, you get a welcome kit. Gain access to training and mentoring, conference calls and regional and national trainings, resource guides and tools, online resources including virtual back office, and a mobile app for building your business.
My Final Opinion of Mannatech
I only give Mannatech 1 Star because I don’t see anything remarkable about the business opportunity. This is a basic MLM, which I see often, that has overpriced products and concentrates on direct selling and recruiting. If you choose to join Mannatech, a word of advice, see the business all the way through. The only way to financial freedom is through hard work and dedication. It usually takes 5-7 years to build a strong and wealthy business.
I refrain from working for an MLM because I hate direct selling and recruiting. I rather build a business from the comfort of my own home. I choose to leverage the internet. Did you know there is over $1 trillion in sales taking place on the internet annually? With a storefront of over 3.2 billion users today, you can build an online business and a residual income online.
Mannatech at a Glance…
Price: Starting at $10
CEO: Alfredo Bala
Rating: (1 / 5)
VERDICT: Legit MLM Not Recommended
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