Levels of Shaklee Membership

There are 4 levels -
Which one is right for you?

I have gone from consumer to member to Shaklee independent distributor to Gold Ambassador over the past 20 years. When it comes to the levels of Shaklee membership, I have experienced them all.

(**UPDATE: Shaklee now offers a new level called the Shaklee 180 Specialist. You can learn more under the distributor level descripion.)

But before you can really understand the different ways to take advantage of Shaklee and its products, you need to understand what makes Shaklee different.

There are lots of companies that make product lines and offer memberships like Shaklee. So why should you use Shaklee. Take a look at this video presentation I put together and I think you will start to understand...

The Four Levels of Shaklee Membership explained:

There are several different ways for you to enjoy the benefits of the #1 Nutritional Company. You can be a simple consumer of their products or choose to create your own home office and become a Business builder. You make the decision on what level you would like to participate.

There is no pressure or obligation to do more than you want to do. No monthly requirements or automatic sales of products you don't want. You are in charge of your own purchasing - WOW there's a novel concept!

There are benefits to each level depending on your goals. And you can always upgrade from one level up to another if your situation changes and you want to do more.

The levels of participation are:

Level 1: Consumer
Level 2: Member
Level 3: Distributor
Level 4: Gold Ambassador

Level 1: Consumer

At this level you only use product. You don't become a member of the Shaklee Corporation. You simply visit the Shaklee product sales page and select the items you want. Shaklee Consumer

Pros: You are using a great product and helping you, your family and your planet become healthier. No money involved to join.

Cons: You pay suggested retail price. You don't have the opportunity to get paid to purchase and use product.

Cost: $0.00

Level 2: Member

At this level you are probably only interested in being a consumer and using product. But unlike level 1, you would like to save money off each order.

Pros: You save 15-25% off Suggested Retail Price (SRP). You get a New Member kit which Join Shaklee includes a product guide, a product DVD, a special Shaklee homepage online where you can place orders and have access to a library of health and wellness information, and more...

Cons: It costs $19.95 to join. However, because of the 15-25% discount you will pay that off after you have purchased about $130 worth of product before you are saving money over no membership. So if you are truly interested in creating a healthier life, it is well worth it to become a member.

**SPECIAL - Free Membership with Vitalizer Purchase**

Cost: $19.95 (one time cost, not a yearly fee like Sam's or Costco)

Level 3: Distributor

At this level, you are interested in using product, being a consumer and improving your health but you also are thinking about making some money back by using the product and sharing what you know with others. This is the first step towards becoming an Independent Distributor. Don't let those words scare you, you are not obligated to buy or sell anything. You are in control...

Pros: Receive 15-25% discount off SRP. Free product with next order of 100 PV Potential to earn bonuses, Shaklee Independent Distributor Kit. If you want to take advantage of earning a little extra money or just helping to pay for what you purchase from Shaklee you must sign up to be a distributor. You CAN NOT earn money with as just a member or consumer.

Cons: Honestly, I am not a big fan of this level. You don't get a whole lot more than you would get at the $19.95 - Member level other than the ability to earn bonuses. If you are truly interested in building a business you should take the next step and sign up as a Gold Ambassador. Take a look at the next level to see more...

However, with some of the recent Shaklee changes, this level is more attractive now. There are 3 reasons this level now becomes more attractive.

  1. You cannot earn bonuses if you only sign up as a member. Even if you Shaklee Independent Distributorjoined as a Member, you would have to come back and pay the distributor fee if you ever decided you wanted to earn any money.
  2. You can become a Distributor at a lower cost point than joining as a Gold Ambassador and choose the products you want to start with instead of getting the preselected kit that comes with the Gold Ambassador level. However, keep in mind you will not get the advantages that come with being a Global Ambassador or the financial savings you get by ordering the kit instead of the individual products.
  3. Become a Shaklee 180 Specialist. This is a new option for 2013. Shaklee has introduced their revolutionary new weight loss program. The program not only helps you lose weight, but has made it easier for you to build a business by helping others do the same.

Cost: $49.95

Level 4: Gold Ambassador

The Gold Ambassador level is intended for anyone who wants to create a home office and not only use the Shaklee products for their own health ane wellness, but wants to share and educate others about the benefits of using safe, healthy products.

There are many advantages to having a home office. This level gives you the chance to have that home office for less then $25 a month for your first year.

More Golds

Now there are 2 levels of Gold Ambassador.

  • Gold Plus
  • Gold

Click to Learn More...

You can start a home office with no inventory to stock, no shipping problems, no deliveries or collections, and you are the boss. Work as hard as you want to achieve the goals you have set. I won't lie to you and tell you that the money will just start rolling in, you do have to work for it, but the corporate office has set up a great system and they (and I) are here to support you in everything you do.

If this is the route you are interested in taking I suggest you do your research before jumping in. Good training and the right upline usually make the difference between success and failure in a Network Marketing business.


  • Receive 15-25% discount off SRP.
  • Free product with next order of 100 PV Free distributor welcome kit
  • Global Ambassador Status (another benefit that allows you the opportunity to earn more money)
  • Shaklee plans to be in 51 new countries within the next few years, thus you have the possibility of making money from businesses world wide that are part of your organization.
  • Free Shaklee Independent Distributor Personal Web Site (PWS) for 3 to 6 months
    Includes a variety of the most popular products sent to you to try.
    PV credited to your account (gets you on your way to earning bonuses) 

Cons: I don't see any cons – the only way I can see this level as a negative is if you just aren't ready to start a home office. However, if you purchase this level and expect to make money for just typing your name into the registration form then you will be disappointed.

If you aren't sure about MLM - what it is or how it works, check out this page - What is MLM?. It explains what multilevel marketing is and more importantly what it is NOT!

If you aren't sure about taking this step, sign up for one of the other 3 levels and start using some of the product. Once you see the difference it can make in your life you can always return and upgrade to Gold Ambassador.

Cost: $299.00 (with product, it is a $500 value) or $599 for the Gold Plus (more product, PV, and website time)

Where do I go now?

Ready to sign up? Just want to look around a learn more?

You can Shop, Read more, or Join online from your computer.

You can also contact me if you have questions that weren't answered here.

I am here to help no matter what level of Shaklee Membership you are interested in. I love the Shaklee products and I have worked my way through the levels of Shaklee membership so I can give you my personal experience with each.

I truly believe in the Shaklee corporation, their products and their company philosophy. I am not here to pressure you into anything, but I believe everyone deserves to live a healthy life and it has been my experience that Shaklee products can promote just that.

This website and all its pages are my way of sharing and hopefully helping others achieve the life they deserve.

Your Future Life will be Exactly what You Decide to Make it..

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