This Plexus Slim Review was written by my guest, Amanda Prader. Even though I chose Direct Cellars as my network marketing company, I’m happy to share other views on the industry – and Plexus Worldwide has a large following among network marketers. Maybe Plexus is the right choice for you!
When it comes to direct sales, selecting a company to work with is the most important decision one could make. A company’s products need to work well, the compensation plan should be favorable to direct sellers and the company needs to show signs of stability and growth.
I decided to dig into a company called Plexus Worldwide; maybe you you know them as Plexus Slim? I’m sure you’ve at least heard of them, as the company has had a dramatic rise to success and is being featured all over social media.
Review of Plexus Worldwide, the Company
Plexus Worldwide was founded in 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was then purchased by Tarl Robinson and Alfred Peterson in 2008. Originally Plexus Worldwide sold a breast checking kit, but soon after Robinson and Peterson joined the company they were forced to change the model.
They happened to stumble across a weight loss product and decided that would be their staple product. That product became known as Plexus Slim. Plexus Slim drove Plexus Worldwide to new heights. When the product was young in 2010, they were making less than a million dollars in annual revenue. By 2014 their yearly revenues had soared to over 300 million dollars.
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Plexus Product Reviews
As the company has matured, so has their product line. They now carry a wide range of products, including entire product lines dedicated to: weight loss, lifestyle (discomfort aids), vitamins, and detoxification. They even brought back their original product the Breast Chek Kit.
Their weight loss products include: Plexus Slim, Plexus Block, Plexus Boost, Accelerator +, Plexus 96, ProBio 5, and Bio Cleanse.
Plexus Slim Review
The Plexus Slim is their flagship product its active ingredients are: chromium, green coffee bean extract, Garcinia cambogia fruit extract, and alpha lipoic acid. Chromium has a wide variety used from regulating blood sugar to promoting athletic performance. It has also been said that green coffee bean extract promotes weight loss, although the research supporting that is poor. Reducing blood pressure is another side effect for green coffee bean extract; which could certainly aid in health and wellness.
Plexus Worldwide intends for many of their products to be sold in combinations as they apparently enhance one another, working synergistically towards a common goal. This enhances the up-sale possibilities, particularly if a consumer first tries and likes a product like Plexus Slim they will be more willing to try a product like Accelerator + with it.
In fact, that was their first combination; Plexus Slim and Accelerator +. It was discovered through a testimonial that Plexus worked well paired with another product. They furthered studied this claim and found it to be true. Then they broke down the other complimentary product to determine what exact ingredients were that caused such a great synergistic result.
Another unique product from Plexus Worldwide is Plexus Block. Plexus Block is designed to block the body’s absorption of starches and sugars up to 48%. The key ingredient in Plexus Block is their unique blend of Brown Seaweed called InSea2.
There have been studies linking brown seaweed to fat loss. Plexus Block is also marketed singularly or in various combinations. It is sold in three packages: Plexus Slim and Block Combo, Slim, Accelerator+, and Block combination, and the Slim, Boost and Block combination.
Plexus Lifestyle Line
Their lifestyle line also offers an interesting array of products and even a combination of its own. Within the lifestyle product line is: Fast Relief Nerve Health Support, Plexus Ease Capsules, Plexus Ease Cream, and a Plexus Ease Combo Pack (Ease Cream + Capsules). All of these products feature their own formulated blends of extracts, herbs, and more.
The owners and executives of Plexus Worldwide are made up of former direct marketers. The company’s compensation plan was built with this in mind. There are eleven ways to earn with Plexus Worldwide.
Plexus Income Opportunity Review
One of the ways to earn money through Plexus Worldwide is a Business Building Bonus. Business Building Bonuses are bonuses paid to ambassadors (their title for their direct marketers) for signing up new ambassadors who decide to purchase welcome packs.
The welcome packs are $99 to $199 and 50% of that is given to ambassadors in form of commissions. That commission is paid out 50% to the ambassador who sold the welcome pack (the sponsor) while 25%, 15%, and 10% is paid up line to the first three ambassadors above the sponsor. That means if you were a sponsor to a new ambassador that purchased a $199 you would get a commission of $49.75.
Another one of the eleven ways to earn money through Plexus Worldwide are Plexus Points. Plexus points are earned by having ambassadors underneath you within your organization. You will earn points down the pipeline; so for every ambassador you directly sponsor you will earn five points.
You will earn five points for the first three levels. Meaning your directly sponsored ambassadors’, directly sponsored ambassadors’, directly sponsored ambassadors will still earn you five points apiece.
From levels four through seven points decrease incrementally starting with four points for level four ambassadors down to one point for your level seven ambassadors.
Plexus Points are exchanged for cash each month. There is not an exact ratio for Plexus Points to dollars. The points range in value from $2.82 to $4.89 per point. The value is based on sales volume.
It is said that if every ambassador only sold $100 worth of product than there would still be enough to pay out $1.80 per plexus point.
Plexus Worldwide Achievement Bonuses
Plexus Worldwide earning avenue number three are achievement bonuses. There are levels of ambassadors including: Ambassador, Senior Ambassador, Silver Ambassador, Gold Ambassador, Senior Gold Ambassador, Ruby Ambassador, Senior Ruby Ambassador, Emerald Ambassador, Sapphire Ambassador, and Diamond Ambassador.
Each level requires you to reach difference milestone. For example the Gold Ambassador must have sponsored three Qualified Ambassadors and have at least 100 points within their organization. For that you will receive a $250.00 bonus.
Once you rank up to Emerald, Sapphire, and Diamond you will receive shares in an exclusive profit pool.
Plexus Fast Start Bonus
The fourth way to earn money through their program is called a Fast Start Achievement Bonus. Fast Start Achievement Bonus are earned by reaching the levels of Gold, Senior Gold, Ruby, or Senior Ruby within 30 days of becoming an Ambassador. These bonuses range from $700 to $2400.
Plexus Retail Rewards
The fifth way to earn money through Plexus is their Retail Rewards Program. The Retail Rewards Program is your commission on sales. The commission for their products varies by sales volume.
If you only move $99.99 or less worth of product you are left empty handed for the month. If you move $100 to $499.99 of product per month you earn a 15% commission. While unloading $500 or more in commission will yield a 25% commission.
If one of your sponsored Ambassadors is able to sell $100 or more worth of product you earn 5% commission on that. This is the sixth way to earn money through Plexus Worldwide and it is called Retail Rewards Over-ride Commissions.
This is the official Plexus Worldwide overview video:
Additional Plexus Compensation
The seventh through ninth ways of earning money through Plexus Worldwide are more or less different levels of the same concept. These ways are called Emerald Pool Bonus, Sapphire Pool Bonus, and Diamond Pool Bonus.
Each of the different levels requires a different level of achievement within the company. The Emerald Pool Bonus is a fund made up of 3% of the company’s gross product volume and is divided among the members of the pool equally. To reach this status you much have six Qualified Ambassadors and have minimum of 1500 Plexus Points in your first seven levels in a given month.
The Sapphire Pool is made of 1% of the company’s gross product and is also divided equally amongst the members. The requirements are having six Qualified Ambassadors and 3000 Plexus Points in your first seven levels in a given month.
Lastly, the Diamond Pool mimics the Sapphire Pool in terms of funding and distribution. The difference here is qualification, you must have 7 Qualified Ambassadors and 4500 Plexus Points within your seven levels in a given month. You do not lose access to a pool once you rank up either. So an Ambassador entitled to the Diamond Pool also reaps the benefits of their qualifications to their Emerald and Sapphire Pools.
Plexus Customer Bonuses
There is also a Preferred Customer Program. Preferred Customers are ones who subscribe to your products and receive them monthly by mail. Preferred Customers save money after having their subscription for an allotted amount of time and Ambassadors make money through bonuses.
For each product the bonus is different. If someone were to become a preferred customer through you by subscribing to receive Plexus Slim monthly you would receive $15 per month. For products like Block and ProBio5 the bonus is $5.
The eleventh and final way to earn money through Plexus Worldwide called Diamond Re-Entry Position. Once you are in the Diamond Pool and build your organization to 6,000 Plexus Points per month you get the chance to earn double the income by basically giving you another entry into the program at level one. You will then have a chance to reach the Diamond Pool a second time, earning from both.
Plexus Distributors: How to Recruit After Friends and Family
Many Plexus Worldwide distributors complain about running out of people to talk to about their business. This is common – not just in Plexus, but across the industry.
What top leaders in network marketing turn to in order to generate leads online, is this marketing system that Elliott has used to generate up to 80 leads per day and sponsor 19 people in a single month.
Plexus Reviews – a Summary
“Does the product work?” is the only question remaining. Like many products there are advocates who are evangelical regarding the product. Of course many might say that they are just salesmen. It appears that to be the case sometimes but there are also perceived to be genuine success stories and pictures all across the Internet.
The Plexus Worldwide product line might not work for everyone, as many products do not, but it appears to certainly work for some. By doing a simple Google search you will see a mixed bag of results from people calling it a scam to people loving it. My opinion regarding the products would only be that, my own.
Note from Elliott:
Research, and even use the products yourself before pursuing Plexus as a business. I hope this Plexus Slim Review has helped you on your way to making a decision!