Shaklee Review: Top 13 Cool Facts


Shaklee is a well recognized name in the world of multilevel marketing. They have been operating for many years and have a good reputation of treating both their customers and representatives well.

Are you familiar with Shaklee? Have you used any of their products?

In this post, I am going to help you know Shaklee better. I will give you the top 13 cool facts about this MLM company.

#1: Founded

Shaklee was founded back in 1956.

#2: Headquarters

Shaklee has its headquarters in Pleasanton, California.

#3: Countries Of Operation

Shaklee operates in the following countries:

  • Canada
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • and Taiwan

#4: Products

Over the years, Shaklee has developed an extensive product line…

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Weight management products
  • Beauty and personal care
  • and Household products

#5: Revenue

In 2017, Shaklee generated approximately $844,000,000 in global revenues.

#6: Founder

The founder of Shaklee was Dr. Forrest Shaklee. He had created Shaklee’s Vitalized Minerals in his home State of Iowa in 1915. With his 2 son’s help, the company was founded based on the nutritional supplements he had created many years earlier.

#7: Fully Guaranteed

Shaklee Corporation stands behind their products so much that they offer a 100% guarantee. It says:

We believe in the safety and proven performance of all of our products. If you’re not satisfied with any of our products, you can send them back to us for a full refund, even if the container is empty.

Very few companies can, or will offer a guarantee like that.

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#8: Cost To Start A Shaklee Home Based Business

To qualify as a Shaklee representative, you will need to invest in Distributor Welcome Kit which is $49.95 and you get a personal website for 3 months. You also need to purchase a success pack . Success packs start at $298 and go up to approximately $1,000.

#9: Shaklee Leadership

Shaklee is led by some great leaders. In 2004, Roger Barnett purchased Shaklee Corporation. He is Chairman and CEO of the company. Other leaders are:

  • Heather Chastain – President of Shaklee United States and Canada
  • Mike Batesole – Chief Financial Officer
  • Brad Muise – Chief Supply Officer
  • Todd Tucker – Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Dr. Jaime McManus – Chairman of Medical Affairs
  • and Dr. James Brooks – Executive Vice President: Research and Development

Shaklee Compensation Plan

As I researched the company’s compensation plan, I discovered there are many ways you can make money. Naturally, you will earn commissions on product sales to customers as you get a wholesalke price and can sell at retail. But other money can be made…

#10: Gold Bonuses

For every Gold Ambassador you sponsor as long as you are a gold ambassador, when they purchase the $599 Gold Pak, you earn $100. If they purchase the $299 Gold Pak, you earn $50.

#11: Power Bonuses

This is available the month you start and for 3 months after, and it is also available for 3 months each time you move up in rank.

Based on points, when you get 15 points, you get $150.

  • Gold plus pak = 10 points
  • Gold pak = 5 points
  • New Distributor Kit plus a 100 PV order = 2 points
  • New Distributor Kit plus a 50 PV order = 1 point

#12: Personal Group Bonuses

This is based on the volume of all your downline members. It is your personal volume, your customer volume and your distributor’s volume all added together.

You can get up to 20% if you have 2000 in Personal Group Volume.

#13: Fast Track Bonuses

There are some great bonuses if you go up in rank in a certain amount of time…

  • Director within 3 months of starting – You get free registration for 2 Shaklee Global Conferences
  • Senior Director within 6 months of starting – You get $1,000
  • Coordinator within 9 months – You get $3,000
  • Senior Coordinator within 12 months – You get $5,000
  • Executive Coordinator – You get $25,000

And when you sponsor a fast tracker, you will get a 50% matching bonus.

Final Thoughts

Shaklee also has various incentives… many are paid trips and you can also get car bonuses.

Overall, Shaklee has a great plan and great products.

From what I see and hear, Shaklee earns my respect and I would say if you are looking for a great home business to start, Shaklee just may be a great choice.

Feel free to leave your questions and comments below.

Thank you and have a great day.

Disclaimer: Neither Online MLM Community nor I are affiliated with Shaklee. This information is provided as a service for your education.


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2 thoughts on “Shaklee Review: Top 13 Cool Facts

  1. Almost everyone has heard of Shaklee before. They definitely have name brand recognition, a great reputation and great products. Even though they’ve been around many years, they’re still a great opportunity for the right person.

    • Good points, Brandy. If you are looking for an established MLM Company to join, Shaklee would definitely be near the top of my list!

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