So, a quick heads up before you start reading this. I am a Kleeneze distributor, so the Kleeneze bits of this article are likely to be more accurate than the Betterware bits. However, I hope it will give you a good idea of both of these businesses.
What is the difference between Betterware and Kleeneze?
Actually, the fundamentals of Kleeneze and Betterware are remarkably similar:
You are self-employed. You deliver catalogues to houses in your area. Your customers look through the catalogue, and put it back out on the doorstep for you to collect a day or two later. Some will order, some won’t. You earn commission on your sales.
The differences are in the details….
Start up Costs
Betterware is free to start, Kleeneze has an initial cost. At the time of writing, the cost to become a Kleeneze distributor is £25, or £99, depending on how many catalogues you want to start with.
This cost seems to be related to your role in the business:
A Betterware distributor seems to be like a self-employed job. You have a local area supervisor who tells you where you can deliver your catalogues, puts your order in for you, and pays you after you have delivered your goods to your customers.
As a Kleeneze distributor you are more of an entrepreneur. You can choose where to deliver the catalogues, you submit your own orders when you want to, you get paid directly from the customers, with bonuses from Head Office.
Where can you deliver your catalogues?
As I mentioned above, as a Betterware distributor, you are told where you are allowed to deliver your catalogues. As a Kleeneze distributor you can deliver them wherever you wish.
Which is better? There are pros and cons to both.
As a Betterware distributor, the biggest advantage is that there is no other distributor delivering to your area. The disadvantage is if your area is not very good, you cannot go to a different area. Even if it is a good area, and you want to earn more by delivering more catalogues, you can’t.
As a Kleeneze distributor, you can deliver as many catalogues as you wish, wherever you wish. You tend to start in the streets where you live, and move gradually outwards until you have as many customers as you want. Kleeneze Distributors overlap, and this seems to work very well. As you find your customers, and become more efficient by just delivering your Kleeneze catalogues to your regular customers, if another distributor comes along later and delivers to the same streets, your customers will stay loyal to you (assuming you are looking after them), and the new Kleeneze distributor will find their customers in the houses where you no longer deliver. Why does this happen? All sorts of reasons: People move out and other people move in. People see a new product in the catalogue, people have a change of circumstance etc…
As a Betterware Distributor you will have a local area manager who gives you your catalogues, and tells you where to deliver them. They will take your orders from you, and place them with Head Office. You then go to collect your goods from them, and they pay you after you have delivered the goods to your customers. The level of support you get is very dependent on the quality of your local area manager.
A Kleeneze distributor is more independent. You have your sponsor, who may or may not be local. You also have their sponsor, and that person’s sponsor aswell. The entire upline of distributors are there to support you, so you often find that you get different kinds of support from different people. There is also lots of support from the Kleeneze Help Desk. There are local Training meetings, Regional and National Conferences.
One of the most important differences between Betterware and Kleeneze is the ability to increase your income by introducing other people into the business.
With Betterware – most people become a distributor by applying to Head Office to see if there is an area near them which is free, They are then contacted by the Area Manager for that area.
With Kleeneze – Head Office does no recruitment at all. All new distributors are introduced by existing distributors. A new distributor can do the same. So if you start as a Kleeneze distributor, and have a friend or family member who wants to join as well, even if they are in a different part of the country, then they can become part of your team, and you immediately earn bonuses based on their orders.
You can introduce as many people as you wish.
To sum up, I would say Betterware is more like a self-employed, commission-based job. Kleeneze tends to appeal more to people who are a bit more of an entrepreneur.
I have been a Kleeneze distributor since 2008, and I am really happy with that decision. If you would like to find out more about becoming a Kleeneze Distributor, click here to get a free Kleeneze information Pack.
Bye for now