I was one of the most successful Affiliate Marketer for Vita Mix, for its Vita Mix 5200 Blender. In a 2 months time I sold over 150 blender, just starting out, as an affiliate marketer. Then I received calls from a few customers that the Affiliate Marketer Coupon Code was not used by Vita Mix. Instead, the company told the customers that the Coupon Code is not needed because the shipping is free anyway.
This happened 3 times within a 2 week period. I called up the company's accounting department a few months after, upon getting paid (over $ 10, 000 in commissions) and asked for a screen print of my account. The accountant sent it to me by email as an attachment. The unaccounted not-paid-out commissions still due to me were over $ 5, 800.
Upon approach, the company refused to deal with me and fired me as an affiliate marketer. They have tried in court for nearly 2 years now to stop me selling Vita Mix Blenders.
Don't get me wrong, the blenders are of great quality. I like especially the 3 hp Vita Mix Vita Prep 3 / 1005, which I am selling for $ 495 including USA Shipping. My biggest argument for it is: It is commercial, comes with a 3 year warranty and it costs $ 5 more over the 2 hp always-overheating Vita Mix 5200 Blender. It just makes more sense to purchase the 3 hp Vita Mix blender.
Vita Mix has a residential division and a commercial division. The residential group sells primarily the Vita Mix 5200 blender. The agents in the call center receive an incentive based on sales. And so does the commercial division.
The 2 hp Vita Mix 4500 Turbo blender for around $ 330 to $ 350 has a better proven motor setup then the Vita Mix 5200 and is still beating it in the market place.
Most people really want a stronger blender, like a 3 hp Vita Mix blender (the Vita Prep 1005/ 3). The commercial division is constantly fighting with the residential division and the consumers are in between.
The story and battle with this 85 year old company goes on. I continue selling the Vita Mix blenders, because they are good blenders. And the company keeps trying to stop me. I had to sell my blender business to get their lawyers off my back.
Once you have an affiliate marketing agreement, they can terminate you and you will never use the Vita Mix name again. This complaint about their practices alone is violation and an infringement of their trade mark. Can you believe it.
Anyway, I have expended the business, after selling it, as the general manager, into the Blendtec blender brand with its 3 hp HP3A blender, Waring 3.5 hp commercial blenders, and the company 123Vita, LLC builds also now sound enclosures.
And so life goes on, happy, and with much joy, always serving our customers. I thought you should know.
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