Sipology MLM Review

Hey there sea changers, and welcome back to my series of MLM reviews. Today we are going to a take a good sip of steeped tea with my Sipology MLM Review. I have to admit that the sale of tea has not been one that I had considered in my multi level marketing research however it is a niche that I have seen pop up more and more. So, what is the Sipology MLM all about? Let's have a look and see…

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What is MLM?

Multi-level marketing (MLM) programs are the traditional mainstay of the ‘party plan' world of products such as Tupperware, Mary Kay and Amway etc. and, as mentioned above, I have been finding them more and more popular within the Tea and Coffee markets as well. Part of the reason for this is mainly due to the fact that much of the sales and marketing is now being managed online meaning companies in other niches are starting to get in on the action.

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The ‘multi level' aspects of MLM come from its hierarchical nature in which you make commissions based not only on those that you sell to, but also the sales of those whom you ‘sign' into membership arrangements as well.

In short, the process works as follows:

  1. You join the program, either via referral from another person (known as your up line) or directly through their website.
  2. You promote the products of the company via parties, workshops or online.
  3. As you make sales, you offer incentives to your customers to sign up as a member of the program (there are different names for this but they all mean the same thing).
  4. That new member is then placed ‘underneath' you in a hierarchical arrangement (known as your down line).
  5. You, and a number of levels of your up line, then gain extra commissions for everything they sell as well.
  6. If they manage to refer their customers into memberships, they also become a member of your down line allowing you to make up line commissions as well.

The number of levels of your up and down lines will vary depending on the program you have joined. Commission rates will also change as your down line grows or contracts and many will also offer other incentives such as total company sales percentages and/or access to membership prizes as your own business grows.

Who are Sipology?

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Sipology was founded in 2007 by Tonia Jahshan on a premise that “a single cup of tea can change your life”. Since then, it has grown on the back of some angel investors and thousands of consultants across the USA and Canada to become “North Amerca's prestige tea brand”.

All products are certified organic and include:

  • No artificial flavor
  • No irradiated ingredients
  • No artificial colours
  • No harmful preservatives
  • No added sugar unless stated
  • No MSG

Sipology is based in Ancaster, ON in Canada

What do they Sell?

It is probably obvious based on the information above however just so we are clear, Sipology specialises mainly in Steeped Tea. There is however a range of other beverage based products as well with a range including:

Steeped Tea

  • White Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Black Tea
  • Oolong Tea
  • Pu'erh Tea
  • Fruit Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Herbal Tea
  • Bubbly Tea
  • Magical Fruit Tea
  • Cocktail Tea
  • Sangria Tea
  • Naturally sweet fruit teas (Peach, Cherry, Lemon, Mango and more)
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Kombucha

  • Black base
  • Green base
  • Favoring collection

Matcha

  • Matcha powder
  • Matcha sticks

Lattes and Chais

  • Sweet Lattes
  • Lattes
  • Chai Teas

There is also a great range of tea, coffee, matcha and kombucha making equipment such as:

  • Spoons
  • Pits
  • Funnels and strainers
  • Whisks
  • Kombucha bottles and covers
  • Timers
  • Frothers
  • And more
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MLM Program outline

The Sipology MLM program calls their members ‘Sipologists' who are part of what appears to be a simple program based on both the online and traditional party plan models. Unfortunately I was unable to locate their compensation plan on their website or via an online web search so I am completing the below based on what information is available on the sites of Sipologists – of course then please comment below if any of my information is inaccurate…

Base Commission rate: 25% to 35%

Down line commission rates: 3 – 5%

Minimum monthly spend to qualify for commissions

To qualify for downline commissions, Sipologists are required to meet monthly PV targets. This can be made of personal or customer sales. Base 25% sales commissions however can be earned without the need to meet or maintain sales targets.

Payment terms: Weekly/Monthly.

Application required?: Yes, Application form on website.

Purchase requirements to join: Yes

New Sipologists are required to purchase a Starter kits at a cost of $99 which includes:

Sipology MLM Review - Starter Kit

Ongoing purchases are not mandatory however the website does highlight one of its main sales process as via tea tasting parties so it has to be assumed from that that some further purchases of samples may be required to ensure demonstration stock is available at all times.

Marketing materials provided: As per starter kit above.

Within most MLM programs, rankings and commissions appear to be determined by the total personal volume (PV) generated by the Sipologist and their down line within a calendar month with points assigned to each product. These point allocations can range from 50 to 100% of the retail price of each product (before tax and shipping) and vary from item to item and currency of sale.

In the case of the Sipology MLM program, I am however unable to locate any information as to how PV points are calculated.

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How can I get paid?

Ok, so from what I can garner from my online research – again, I have been unable to locate a compensation plan – there are 3 ways in which Sipologists can make money when they promote and sell Sipology products. These are fairly straight forward and mirror the base commissions found in many other MLM arrangements (but nowhere near as many other bonus options as offered by others in the Tea niche such as Vida Divina or It Works! for example). The 3 payment options for the Sipology MLM program are outlined as follows:

1. Personal Sales Commission

These are the base commissions earned by the general day to day retail sales that Sipologists can generate via parties, popups, social media or online via their personalized website. There are three tiers of personal commissions based on sale volume as follows:

  • $1 – $1000 – 25%
  • $1001 – $2999 – 30%
  • $3000+ – 35%

Personal Sales Commissions can be earned without the need to meet minimum sales targets .

2. Downline Commissions

Downline Commissions are commissions earned based on the rank and downline sales generated under the Sipologists as follows:

  • 3% is earned on the volume of personally introduced downline members
  • 5% is earned on the volume of the Sipologist's entire downline (in addition to the 3% above)

From what I can tell, Sipologists must be at rank of Senior Consultant and above to qualify for Downline Commissions.

3. Rank Advancement Bonus

Sipologists who reach the rank of Group Leader will receive a $500 once off bonus.

Ranking structure

Sipology, as with most MLM programs, uses ranking structures on which to base commission payments upon. As with the lack of compensation plan information, ranking charts are also not readily available however I did manage to locate a snippet as below:

Sipology MLM Review - Ranks

As is common with almost all MLM programs, rank progression is determined by both the number of members within the Sipologist's down line, and the total sales made by those members per month. Ranks can rise and fall based on the ability (or dis-ability) to reach the required member and sales targets.

What is good about it?

So, after a good look around the site and looking at all the options I could find, I do like the following:

  • Commission rates for entry level sales are very good.
  • Commissions can be earned without the need to meet sales targets.

What is no so good about it?

There are also some things to be aware of including:

  • There are some joining costs.
  • Information in regards to the overall compensation plan and payment arrangements is severely lacking.

How much can you make?

Sipology does not provide an income disclosure statement on its website however as with most MLM programs, it has to be assumed from the compensation plan that the percentage of members making the upper rank levels – and hence earning a living – is very low (usually less than 1%).

My final thoughts

Look, MLM is not an easy platform to make money in and there is not much that I have seen here to put this program above the many others I have seen. In terms of commissions, entry level rates are really good considering you do not need to reach minimum targets to earn them. So if you are an absolute tea nut with a large customer list at your disposal and the ability to generate good sales via online processes or hosted parties, then the 25 – 35% base commission rates might just appeal here.

However, the real red flag here is the apparent inability to check out a full compensation plan prior to joining. I would be checking with my sponsor or making enquiries via their websites for this information before I signed up for sure.

I was unable to locate any negative reviews in terms of non-payment etc. although there were some negative comments about the quality of customer service and the MLM program itself – although it was not really anything that is uncommon in regards to MLM programs or products within this niche.

Conclusion

So there you have it, my honest review and appraisal of the Sipology MLM program. I hope it has been of assistance but as usual, if you have any questions or experience with this program please do not hesitate to reach out by commenting below – especially if any of my information is inaccurate.

Are there any other programs you have been looking at but want to know more about? If so, please comment below and I will do my best to get some details for you.

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Until next time

Have fun

Paul

Note: If you make a purchase from this page, there is a very good chance that I make a commission from it – these commissions do not increase your sale price. This many include sales made via Wealthy Affiliate.

Sipology MLM Program

$99+
4.4

Clarity of Information

2.0/10

Commission Structure

7.0/10

Cost to Enter

5.0/10

Ongoing Cost Requirements

7.0/10

Bonus Structure

1.0/10

Pros

  • Commission rates for entry level sales are very good
  • Commissions can be earned without

Cons

  • There are some joining costs. Information in regards to the overall compensation plan and payment arrangements is severely lacking
  • There are some joining costs
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Note: This is an unbiased review as I am not a member of the any of the programs listed here (and hence make no commissions from any of the links included within this post). The reason for this is that I prefer to write these posts based on what a newbie would be seeing if they were interested in joining – that way I feel I can make a better judgment on what it is that these companies are offering within their programs.

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