Xpirient Review: Travel niche recruitment with pseudo compliance retail

Xpirient provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.

The Xpirient website domain (“xpirient.com”) was privately registered on September 12th, 2017.

Further research reveals affiliates naming Chris Kent as owner of Xpirient.

On his personal Facebook profile, Kent (right) cites himself as founder of the company.

Why this information is not disclosed on the Xpirient website is unclear.

Prior to founding Xpirient, Kent was an International Marketing Director with WorldVentures.

A residential address in Florida is provided on the Xpirient website.

Furthermore the Xpirient Terms and Conditions names Hillsborough County, Florida as the chosen venue for arbitration.

Read on for a full review of the Xpirient MLM opportunity.

Xpirient Products

Xpirient charge $499.99 and then $99.99 a month for access to a third-party discount travel booking engine.

Details of the engine are not provided on the Xpirient website.

The Xpirient Compensation Plan

Xpirient affiliates sign up and pay monthly fees.

Commissions are paid when they recruit retail members or other affiliates who do the same.

Xpirient Affiliate Ranks

There are twelve affiliate ranks within the Xpirient compensation plan.

Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:

  • Consultant – sign up as an Xpirient affiliate and continue to pay monthly membership fees
  • Associate – generate and maintain $100 GV a month and recruit and maintain at least one retail customer or Consultant
  • Marketer – generate and maintain at least $2000 GV a month and recruit and maintain at least two retail customers and/or Consultants
  • Ambassador – generate and maintain at least $4000 GV a month and recruit and maintain at least three retail customers and/or Consultants
  • Partner – generate and maintain at least $8000 GV a month and maintain at least three retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Director – generate and maintain at least $15,000 GV a month and recruit and maintain at least four retail customers and/or Consultants
  • Executive – generate and maintain at least $30,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Sapphire Executive – generate and maintain at least $60,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Ruby Executive – generate and maintain at least $120,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Emerald Executive – generate and maintain at least $250,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Diamond Executive – generate and maintain at least $500,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants
  • Crown Executive – generate and maintain at least $1,000,000 GV a month and maintain at least four retail customers and/or personally recruited Consultants

GV stands for “Group Volume” and is sales volume generated within a unilevel team (retail member and recruited affiliate membership fees).

Note that from the Partner to Sapphire Executive rank, no more than 50% of GV qualification can come from any one unilevel team leg.

From Ruby Sapphire the GV percentage is decreased to 40%.

Recruitment and Retail Commissions

Xpirient affiliates are paid retail and recruitment commissions based on total volume generated each week.

  • generate up to $1000 in new volume in a week and receive a 10% retail and recruitment commission rate
  • generate $1001 to $2000 in new volume in a week and receive a 15% retail and recruitment commission rate
  • generate $2001 or more in new volume in a week and receive a 20% retail and recruitment commission rate

Recruitment Bonuses

Xpirient affiliates who recruit and maintain four Consultant ranked affiliates receive a $99.99 a month Recruitment Bonus.

If an affiliate generates $2500 in newly recruited affiliate fees within a month, they receive an additional $300 bonus.

The $300 bonus can be earned multiple times, based on groupings of $2500 in newly recruited affiliate fees generated within a month.

Residual Commissions

Xpirient pay residual commissions via a unilevel compensation structure.

A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):

If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.

If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.

Xpirient cap payable unilevel team levels at six.

Residual commissions are paid out as a percentage of sales volume generated across these six levels as follows:

  • Associates earn 5% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
  • Marketers earn 5% on levels 1 and 2
  • Ambassadors earn 5% on levels 1 and 2 and 4% on level 3
  • Partners earn 5% on levels 1 and 2 and 4% on levels 3 and 4
  • Directors earn 5% on levels 1 and 2 and 4% on levels 3 to 5
  • Executives and higher earn 5% on levels 1 and 2 and 4% on levels 3 to 6

Generational Bonus

Sapphire Executive and higher ranked affiliates qualify for a Generational Bonus.

Xpirient define a generation within a unilevel team when a Sapphire Executive or higher ranked affiliate is found in a leg.

This caps off the first generation for that leg, with the second generation beginning immediately after.

If no other Sapphire Executive or higher ranked affiliates are found in that leg, the second generation extends the full depth of the leg.

If a second Sapphire Executive or higher ranked affiliate is found, the second generation is capped off and the third begins.

Using this generational structure, Xprient affiliates can earn an additional percentage on volume generated across seven generations in their unilevel team.

  • Sapphire Executives earn 4% on up to three generations
  • Ruby Executives earn 4% on up to four generations
  • Emerald Executives earn 4% on up to five generations
  • Diamond Executives earn 4% on up to six generations
  • Crown Executives earn 4% on up to seven generations

Xceleration Bonus

The Xceleration Bonus is an 2% volume bonus on newly created unilevel legs.

The Xceleration Bonus is paid on the first sixty days of a newly generated unilevel leg (personal recruitment of an affiliate generates a new unilevel leg), down three levels of recruitment.

Lifestyle Bonus

The Lifestyle Bonus is paid monthly and based on monthly unilevel team volume (GV) production:

  • generate $4000 GV a month and receive a $200 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $8000 GV a month and receive a $400 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $15,000 GV a month and receive a $600 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $30,000 GV a month and receive an $800 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $60,000 GV a month and receive a $1200 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $120,000 GV a month and receive a $2500 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $250,000 GV a month and receive a $5000 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $500,000 GV a month and receive a $10,000 Lifestyle Bonus
  • generate $1,000,000 GV a month and receive a $25,000 Lifestyle Bonus

Leadership Bonus Pool

The Leadership Bonus Pool is a share-based pool opent o Emerald Executive and higher ranked affiliates.

Xpirient take 2% of monthly company-wide sales volume and place is into the Leadership Bonus Pool

Emerald Executive and higher ranked affiliates receive shares in the Leadership Bonus Pool as follows:

  • Emerald – one share
  • Diamond – two shares
  • Crown – four shares

An additional share per unilevel leg (counted from the fourth leg onward) with a Ruby Executive or higher ranked affiliate is also awarded.

Joining Xpirient

Xpirient affiliate membership is $499.99 and then $99.99 a month.

Two months in, Xpirient affiliates are also charged an additional $9.99 for access to their backoffice, replicated marketing website and “other tools”.

Conclusion

Xpirient falls into the MLM travel niche trap of paying commissions that have nothing to do with travel.

Despite this, the company represents that its compensation plan has nothing to do with recruitment;

XPIRIENT ONLY PAYS BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SOLD.

XPIRIENT PAYS NO BONUSES AND COMMISSIONS FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF
OTHER CONSULTANTS (BUSINESS BUILDERS).

Yet if you view the Xpirient compensation plan, here’s an excerpt that clearly ties commissions to recruitment;

The enrollment of a new member is treated uniquely.

When a new member is enrolled by a consultant, their initiation fees and their first month dues which are collected up front, are collectively referred to as Personal Enrollment Volume.

Calling recruitment “enrollment” doesn’t change what Xpirient affiliates are doing – that is signing up, paying a fee and getting paid to recruit others who do the same.

Within this core mechanic you have a psuedo-compliance $499.99 retail offering, which you’ll note costs the exact same as Xpirient affiliate membership.

This facilitates the MLM opportunity itself being used as a marketing tool, which comes at the cost of retail sales. Not withstanding Xpirient affiliates able to ignore retail membership sales entirely.

Currently if you visit the Xpirient website you can do two things; join as a retail customer or affiliate or sign in as an existing affiliate.

Xpirient affiliate membership does provide access to travel discounts, however no specific details are provided. And why would they be, when it’s pretty clear the majority of sales volume fueling the compensation plan is tied to recruitment.

To be clear, if Xpirient generated more sales volume each month from retail customers over affiliates – then it would be a perfectly legitimate offering.

As a retail customer, would you sign up for $499.99 based on a short marketing video that fails to provide any specifics with regards to Xpirient’s discounted travel?

As with all pyramid schemes, once affiliate recruitment slows down so too will commission payments. This will start with those at the bottom of the company-wide unilevel team stopping their $99.99 monthly payments.

This in turn will mean those above them also stop getting paid, and unless they can replace recruited affiliates lost with new affiliates, they too will also stop paying their fees.

This effect slowly trickles up the company-wide unilevel team, triggering a collapse once enough affiliates stop paying fees.

Having launched in April, Alexa website traffic estimates for the Xpirient website (above) suggest this might have already happened.

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