Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.**

**Trademark of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc.

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc.

Copyright Jeffrey Babener

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Founding Story
Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. has been in business for over 36 years. It was founded in 1972 and incorporated in Utah in 1976.

Impact on the Industry
Nature’s Sunshine has received several achievements and rewards throughout their operation including:

  • In 2001, NSP was recognized as one of the best public companies to work for by Utah Business Magazine. This was based on several criteria, including employee benefits, work environment, 401(k), etc.
  • Business Ethics has listed Nature’s Sunshine in its Top 100 Corporate Citizens for four years straight, 2003-2006.
  • In 2002, Nutritional Outlook magazine named Nature’s Sunshine Manufacturer of the Year for its outstanding quality and manufacturing excellence.
  • In October 2004, Selling Power ranked NSP number 8 in ( America’s 500 Largest Sales Forces—Direct Sales.

Discussion of Products
Nature’s Sunshine sells body system products (digestive cleansing, intestinal, respiratory, urinary, nervous, and structural), family health products (women’s, men’s, children’s health, and personal care), and healthy living products (including weight management, sugar-free living, aromatherapy, water purification, cleaning products, and cookware). The company offers over hundreds of products

Discussion of Opportunity
 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. offers two compensation plans: the Legacy Plan and the Classic Plan:
The Legacy Plan includes the following benefits:
The Legacy plan is ideal for building a large organization and provides a higher income potential as your organization grows in depth. Legacy pays you through six levels of Managers, plus a 1% infinity bonus!

  • Purchase NSP products at wholesale (save up to 33% off retail).

  • Receive rebates of 10–20% on product purchases (minimum order of 100 QV).

  • Utilize the Legacy Compensation Plan exclusive 40% sponsoring bonuses.

  • The Legacy plan pays NSP’s highest overrides on six levels ( (and beyond).

  • Enjoy NSP-sponsored educational seminars, meetings, conferences and conventions.

When you share Nature's Sunshine with others, you may earn income in four different ways.
1. Retail profits - Earn up to 33%.

2. Sponsoring - Earn up to 40% in commissions.

3. Personal Rebates and Group Commissions - Earn when you and your group order directly from NSP each month.
Monthly QV Rebate and Commissions Schedule for Legacy Members and Managers

QV Points




1,000 and up

Payout %





4. Legacy Plan Rank Requirements and Benefits Summary.
The Legacy Plan details include:

The Classic Plan benefits include the following:
Nature’s Sunshine’s Classic Compensation Plan allows participants to enjoy our highest rebates, up to 30%, and even 30% sponsoring bonuses.  
The Classic Membership is ideal for those wanting to become part- or full-time health consultants, or desiring to manage an herb shop or other retail operation. 

  • Purchase NSP products at wholesale (save up to 33% off retail).
  • Receive rebates of 10–30% on product purchases (minimum order of 100 QV).
  • Earn up to 30% in sponsoring bonuses. 
  • Receive 12% overrides on your first-level Managers.
  • Enjoy NSP-sponsored educational seminars, meetings, conferences and conventions.

The Classic Plan compensation details are provided as follows:

For more information, one must contact the company.

Discussion of Distributor Base and Sales Volume in U.S.
Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. has just expanded its manufacturing facility into a 21 million dollar, state-of-the-art warehouse with cutting-edge laboratory equipment.

In 2004, Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. had the following revenue ( reports (also in 2004, the company had 18,000 managers, 660,000 distributors, and 700 total products):

Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc.

In 2011, Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. reported $368 million in net sales. In 2010, the company ranked as the 37th largest global direct selling company, with net sales of $349 million, 668,000 salespeople and 1,003 employees in 45 markets.

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Jeffrey A. Babener, principal attorney in the Portland, Oregon, law firm Babener & Associates, represents many of the leading direct selling companies in the United States and abroad.