For sure, there are a lot of wacky companies in the MLM world. And on a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say Seacret Spa must rank at least a 9.5 on the nutty scale.
The history of the company goes something like this.
Now here's where it gets funny!Moty Ben Shabat moved to the United States from Isreal after completing his mandatory time in the Isreali military. He purchased an ice cream truck and opened his own business in Dallas, Texas. The ice cream business began to grow and Moty convinced his brother, Izahk, to come "visit" him in the United States. Izahk Ben Shabat came to help his brother for only two weeks but ended up staying to help grow the family business.
The Ben Shabat family business grew and changed to selling products from kiosks in malls around the country. First, it’s toys, then nail care kits, adding other beauty products, in the malls at small stands called kiosks. They began inviting friends from Isreal to come to the United States to help work in the malls and earn extra income for their families back in Isreal.
They had known of the healing powers of the dead sea dating back thousands of years. While living in Isreal they took frequent trips to the dead sea to help with any physical, mental or emotional problems. They like to say that no matter what is happening you will feel better after experiencing the dead sea.
They realized the great potential for sales working at mall kiosks and decided to sell skin and nail care products from the dead sea. After formulating and creating dead sea products they began selling them in malls across the country. They earned their first Million dollars after only 4 months in the business.
By 2005 they had over 14,000 kiosks being manned by Isreali employees who worked up to 13 hours a day.
Google Seacret Spa and just take a look at the piles of complaints about the company and their sales tactics.
This one is particularly funny....
Seacret Spa sexually accosts my mother
So anyways the author didn't take too kindly to that and fired off a letter to head office, which begins...On a slightly more personal note, today, an employee of Seacret Spa decided that, presumably because we passed his booth twice over and did not listen to him the first time, he gained carte blanche to sexually accost my mother, making a crude remark about her breasts.
I’ve attached the note below, but here’s the short story: While both I and my mother were walking through Valley Hills Mall in Hickory, NC, we passed by a “Seacret Spa” booth- it’s a company that sells skin creams and other sorts of things. When we passed by a third time, one of the employees, a man with long hair wearing a Seacret Spa smock, decided to walk up to my mother, stare directly at her breasts, and say, and I quote: “Oh my god, are those real?”...
In 2010 a Betty Perez approached Seacret Spa and asked them to consider Network Marketing for Seacret. They agreed and the new direct sales branch of Seacret Spa - "Seacret Direct" was formed. Hayden Daughters, Betty Perez and Robert Meirovich officially launched Seacret Direct on June 1st, 2011.Seacret Spa,
My name is Kirk Sigmon and I’m contacting you in regards to your Valley Hills Mall booth in Hickory, North Carolina. I found that one of your employees was incredibly rude to my mother, to which I have taken great offense, and, at minimum, I would like a formal apology for the actions of your crude staff....
Some people might remember that guy with the odd name - Hayden Daughters - from ACN.
And that basically seems to be how Seacret Direct came about.
They sure have an interesting history if you search around a bit!