If you’re looking for a different type of MLM…
One that lets you diversify your product offerings and build your business both deep and wide…
Ariix is worth a look.
A relative newcomer to the MLM world, Ariix was founded in 2011. And rather than creating their own line of products, they’re slowing acquiring other MLMs, so their distributors have choices about the products they sell.
The founders had previous experience as senior executives with Usana, another multi-level marketing firm that focuses on health and nutrition. And drawing from that experience, they’ve come up with a unique compensation plan you won’t see anywhere else.
Ariix has been incredibly successful in its first few years, and there’s little reason to think they won’t continue to be successful for many years to come. Keep reading to learn more.
1. What does Ariix sell? Ariix calls themselves “The Opportunity Company” for good reason. Whereas most MLMs focus on their product line, Ariix puts all the focus on you — keeping you on the leading edge of network marketing.
So what type of products can you sell as an Ariix distributor? It’s your choice: loyalty travel, supplements, weight-loss products, air and water purifiers, skincare, personal care products, and essential oils. Ariix has created several brands in a range of industries, so you can stay competitive and relevant no matter where the trends move or how the market changes.
2. What are Ariix’s most popular products? Because Ariix is a collection of brands, no individual products stand out. Their compensation plan allows them to acquire brands and direct selling companies and merge them into their own. They do put their products through independent testing and certification, so what’s “popular” is up to you and your customers.
3. How much does it cost to join Ariix? Ariix membership costs $150, which must be paid annually. You’ll also need to buy an Enrollment package — select the one that is at the business level you want. Activated gives you 200-499 PV, Business gives you 500-999PV, Elite gives you 1000-1499 PV, and Ultimate gives you 1500+ PV. Enrollment packages cost between $415 and $2,020. Keep in mind, you’ll need to sell, use, or purchase 75 PV every 4 weeks to keep your income position commission eligible.
4. Is Ariix a scam? No, Ariix is a new approach to MLM, creating a collection of brands you can sell. Their compensation plan was voted #1 in the industry by BusinessForHome.org.  Their superfood supplement Moa won the 2014 Silver Stevie Award for the Best New Product of the Year in the Health & Pharmaceuticals category.  They’ve been recognized by Direct Selling News as one of 2015’s Top 50 direct selling companies.
5. What is Ariix’s BBB rating? A+
6. How long has Ariix been in business? Since 2011
7. What is Ariix’s revenue? $178 million
8. How many Ariix distributors are there? 85,000 in 15 countries
So should you get involved?
Product-wise this company might be legit, but if you’re just interested in the business opportunity, there are better options out there…
Either way, here’s the full review on Ariix.
Ariix has a diverse product line of products (see: Vestige). All of the company’s products are divided into the following six brands:
- Nutrifii – A series of supplements that provide nutritional support. Among the products are energy boosters, calcium therapy, mineral support, and heart and brain support.
- Slenderiiz – Products for weight management the company claims are more effective than diet and exercise. Products are designed to control appetite and increase metabolism.
- Puritii – Product line includes air and water filters, including water bottles.
- Revive – Personal care products including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste.
- Priime – A line of essential oils (like Pure Haven or YL).
- Jouve – A pair of skincare products, one for dark spot correcting and brightening and the other for skin tightening .
Ariix prides itself on giving distributors a great opportunity to own their own business selling the company’s products. The company believes its ACTIV8 Compensation Plan is unique in the multi-level marketing industry. The plan utilizes a seven-generation, multi-line structure that allows money to flow to both the bottom and the top, which works to reward those who reach the top and keep the company’s attrition rate low.
Distributors with Ariix have several methods of making money. They are:
- Retail Sales Profits – Profit on Ariix profits sold.
- Unlimited Base Commissions – Earn 15% of a pay line.
- Team Lead Bonus – Sponsoring and maintaining four Ariix representatives.
- Matching Bonus – A percent of the commission earned by those you sponsor and those they sponsor.
- Pay Line Bonus – Earn a share of the 1% of worldwide sales that gets placed in a pool.
- Income Position Bonus – Earn a share of the 2% of worldwide sales that gets placed in a pool.
- Savings Bonus – Earn an extra 15% commission for selling at least $250 worth of products in a given week.
The company encourages distributors to sign up for IIX Membership, which costs an additional $150, but can increase the bonuses that distributors are able to receive. Membership can also increase the discount distributors can receive on products. Enrollment packages for Ariix cost between $415 and $2,020.
Here are some pros about Ariix:
One thing that stands out about Ariix is the A+ grade it has received from the Better Business Bureau. The BBB has not received any consumer complaints about Ariix over the past several years, which speaks to both the company and the products it offers.
Ariix also goes to great lengths to treat its distributors fairly by offering them a Bill of Rights. There are 11 rights listed:
- To a Partners Council
- To Share in Profits
- To True Ownership and Protection
- To Review Compensation Plan Changes
- To Be Our Experts
- To Our Loyalty
- To Explanation and Reasonable Notice
- To Share in the Fun and Incentives
- To Help Us Think Up What’s Next
- To Fair and Consistent Treatment
- To Maintain Your Original Agreement
You’d have to search far and wide to find another multi-level marketing company willing to list off so many guarantees and promises to potential distributors before they sign up.
This level of transparency and openness is impressive on the part of Ariix, as the company attempts to make its members feel as though they are an important part of the business.
Here are some cons about Ariix:
While the Better Business Bureau doesn’t report any customer complaints, reviews from employees within the company tell a different story . Many of the reviews from former or current employees are downright scathing, claiming a myriad of problems with the company. The list of complaints includes poor management, a lack of leadership at the top of the company, and targeting the wrong kind of people to become distributors. Regardless of the topics of the complaints, the ratio of negative to positive complaints from those within the company is a definite red flag.
Ariix is transparent when it comes to their Distributors Bill of Rights, but the company is less forthcoming with regard to the training and support they provide, as their Bill of Rights does not mention either aspect of the business. It’s difficult to find any information about what kind of training distributors receive from Ariix, which is another concern. Even if the company were to offer base-level training, without advanced training in sales and marketing, most distributors who join a company like Ariix will be set up for failure.
Finally, there is the high startup fee, with the minimum being over $400. This is a substantial fee to pay considering the dearth of information one can find out about Ariix before joining. The lack of information also makes it difficult to ascertain how much money one can realistically expect to make after paying so much up front to join the company.
On the surface, there’s a lot to like about Ariix. The company appears to have competent leaders, quality products that will be desirable for customers, and a wide variety of ways for its distributors to make money. Ariix also appears to value and respect its distributors with its Bill of Rights. All of these factors make the company stack up favorably next to other multi-level marketing ventures.
However, many of the positives about Ariix should be taken with a grain of salt. The company is still young and largely unproven over the long haul. This may help to explain the lack of customer complaints, as well as the lack of information regarding the company.
The high startup cost and scathing reviews from within the company are two things we do know, and two things that should be of concern to someone considering joining the company as a distributor. It’s not necessarily a company that should be avoided like the plague, but until the company is older and there is more information about it, one should approach a membership with Ariix cautiously.
Look, I’ve been involved with network marketing for over ten years so I know what to look for when you consider a new opportunity.
After reviewing 200+ business opportunities and systems out there, here is the one I would recommend: