Nu Skin Enterprises is an American multilevel marketing company which develops and sells personal care products and dietary supplements. Nu Skin was founded in 1984 in Provo, Utah. The company originated in the U.S. and began its first foreign operation in Canada in 1990. One year later, the company began operations in Asia with the opening of Hong Kong. In 1996 the company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company markets its products in 54 markets through a network of approximately 1.2 million independent distributors.
In the 1990s, the Federal Trade Commission investigated Nu Skin over complaints of its multilevel marketing practices. In 1992, Nu Skin reached settlements with 5 states which had accused the company of deceptive advertising and overstating the income earned by distributors. In 1994, following an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, the company paid $1 million and signed a consent decree prohibiting it from making deceptive or unsubstantiated claims about its products. In 1997, the company paid an additional $1.5 million to the FTC to settle ongoing allegations of unsubstantiated promotional claims. In January 2014, the Chinese government announced that it was investigating Nu Skin following a People's Daily newspaper report calling it a "suspected illegal pyramid scheme." In 2016, Nu Skin settled $47 Million for operating a pyramid scheme after a being sued by China in a Utah federal court. Nu Skin was also forced to pay another $750,000 for bribing a top Chinese official with funds from Nu Skin's charitable division after a US Securities and Exchange Commission probe.
|Key people||Steve Lund (Chairman) M. Truman Hunt (President, CEO, and Director) Ritch N. Wood (Vice President and CFO)|
|Founder||Blake Roney, Steve Lund, Sandie Tillotson, Nedra Roney|
|Products||Personal care, nutraceuticals|
|Traded as||NYSE: NUS S&P 400 Component|
|Headquarters||Provo, Utah, United States|
NPS is a customer loyalty metric that measures customers’ willingness to not only return for another purchase or service but also make a recommendation to their family, friends or colleagues.
It is a powerful and effective technique, which can greatly increase a company's revenue if used properly.
The main advantages of NPS are close correlation with a company's growth and easy collection, interpretation and communication of the data.
Net Promoter Score is a number from -100 from 100.
Scores higher than 0 are typically considered to be good and scores above 50 are considered to be excellent.
The industry average for Household and Personal Products is 0.
The final Net Promoter Score of a company strongly depends on a context in which the satisfaction is measured.
Consider an example: If Nu Skin Enterprises sends out NPS surveys immediately after purchase, they are tracking their customers' initial excitement and the checkout experience.
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Therefore, comparing the NPS score of Nu Skin Enterprises with your own without any further context is not that useful.
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We have estimated the Net Promoter Score of Nu Skin Enterprises based on the publicly available information
including the sentiment of the company-related tweets, 3rd party reviews, and Alexa ratings.