Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 06:40 am
Despite accusations that QNET is a scam company, its business model is built on high-quality products sold by driven micro-entrepreneurs. It goes to great lengths to supply the public with the necessary information to dispel any myths about the company.
The fact is that QNET offers products and services that are exclusively marketed through the direct selling company and sold directly to customers. The products are sold by the company’s independent representatives, many of whom are satisfied customers who believe in the goods. Unlike pyramid schemes, the independent representatives’ income directly correlates to the number of product sales they make through the e-commerce-powered direct selling platform.
The company was founded in 1998 and has established a legacy defined by a devotion to truth, courage, resilience, and hope for a better future. Heading into the next 25 years, it strives to continue creating a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world for all. The company vows to keep moving forward and making progress in regard to spreading awareness of the industry. It will continue to accelerate its efforts to become a driving force for positive change, empowering people and communities through its unique products and grassroots business model.
Why Is QNET Called a Scam?
When QNET gets falsely labeled a scam it’s usually due to a lack of understanding of the direct selling industry. This is especially true in emerging-market nations.
“Many people assume it is some type of financial or investment scheme and are wary of it. To address this, we focus on education and awareness through social media campaigns, stakeholder engagement, training and events, PR programs, and seminars to help people understand the positive socioeconomic impact of direct selling,” says CEO Malou Calzua. “We also educate them about the difference between legitimate direct selling businesses and illegal pyramid schemes.”
To better understand the company’s beneficial impact on people worldwide, look at the numbers.
A Breakdown by the Numbers
- 600,000-plus: The number of registered QNET distributors in India.
- 100-plus: The number of countries worldwide where the company has left an impact on millions of entrepreneurs since 1998. A significant way it accomplishes that is by providing high-quality products that give people the opportunity to live healthier, holistic lives. “Our distributors are present in many different regions around the world, which is why we offer a diverse portfolio to suit different demographics,” says Caluza. “We work with international vendors to design unique high quality and advanced technology products.”
- 50-plus: The amount of corporate social responsibility projects it has completed. Service to all is the company’s philosophy. In 2005, it established its philanthropic foundation, RYTHM — Raise Yourself To Help Mankind. It strives to be a force for good in the world. The company is proud of the impact it’s made in the lives of people and the communities it’s been a part of for decades. Its three pillars are children with special needs, community development, and community well-being. Some of its key initiatives and partnerships include Taarana, a school for youth with special needs that was established in Malaysia by the Vijayaratnam Foundation. It’s the only school of its kind in the country. The company also continued the construction of Akshaya Home, a 60,000-square-foot residential campus in Nagatheertham, Kodimangalam village, India.
- 46%: The percentage of women QNET employs at the corporate level.
- 43%: The percentage of women at the company that have managerial-level jobs. “We have tried to set a benchmark in inclusiveness and equal opportunity for those passionate and committed to growing themselves and the company,” says Caluza.
- 30+: The amount of product brands available through the direct selling company’s e-commerce platform. These brands include, Bernhard H. Mayer, Kenta, Brook & Blaze, Ole, Cimier, BioSilver, Amezcua, HomePure, ProSpark, and Physio Radiance.
- 23: The number of awards won in 2022, when QNET had a spectacular awards season. It was recognized for its cutting-edge social media campaigns, business leadership, and outreach efforts through the RYTHM Foundation. Some of the highlights include snagging 12 prizes at the NYX Awards and being one of only two businesses in the direct selling industry to win at The Stevie Awards, the world’s premier business awards program. It also took home prizes at the 28th Annual Communicator Awards and the Telly Awards.
- 25-plus: The number of countries it has a local presence in via branch offices, agency partnerships, subsidiaries, and franchisees. Its distributors are spread throughout South, Central, and East Asia; the Middle East; and Europe. Its global footprint proves to be beneficial to micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies.
- 25: The anniversary the company is celebrating in 2023. This silver anniversary is a testament to its stability and longevity. QNET has stood the test of time and continues to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape.
- 1: Caluza is the company’s first female CEO. She worked her way up from a junior customer support executive in her more than 20 years with the company. “My gender has never played a role in my growth in the company,” she says. “I have been given a number of opportunities to expand my learning and develop new skill sets over the years. I have tried to pay it forward to others around me.” Her hard work has paid off. At the 2021 CEO World Awards, she was honored as the Female CEO of the Year in the consumer products category, taking home a Gold Globee trophy. “I’m truly thankful to my QNET team for their unwavering passion and hard work that has, in turn, driven me to become a better leader by the day,” she said. “We believe this recognition from Globee awards further validates our commitment to empowering more and more entrepreneurs and our relentless drive to stay customer focussed.”
Most scam companies don’t last as long or have as many accolades as the global e-commerce-based direct selling company.