Beside BBB where else should I search?

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Registered: 07-17-2006
Beside BBB where else should I search?
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 1:34pm

I'm thinking about starting an online business through a whole company. They charge a small fee to create the website and then a monthly fee to service the site. They shop from their warehouse and send the customer my invoice. I would receive a monthly payout about 2 weeks after the mouth ends.

The company is listed with the BBB since 2006. No complaints.

Is there another place I should search to see if they are trustworthy? Also, any questions I should ask before signing up?

Thanksin advance!

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Registered: 05-16-2006
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 2:52pm

There are several ways to find out if a company is legitimate.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 10-17-2009 - 6:40pm

No complaints since 2006 is actually great. One thing you might want to do is a google search using the word "scam" along with the company name. What this does is let you read what others are saying negatively. Are the complaints valid or are they just one person venting?

I've been in direct sales 25 years now. There are many direct sales companies over 50 years old such as Avon, Watkins, Tupperware, Amway and MaryKay. Try searching any of those companies with the word "scam" in front of the company. You'll find people upset over company policies or upset over an individual product. All of these companies are legitimate but have angered either distributors or customers over the years.

What you describe sounds very legitimate, a website, a monthly fee for the website and real products that the end consumer can order. Is the fee reasonable? If so, I say GO FOR IT!!