Hello and welcome to my review of Xyngular!
Xyngular is a multilevel marketing company that sells “simple and effective” wellness products, and provides a means for people to sell these products by becoming a distributor.
Is it legit? Xyngular isn’t a scam or pyramid scheme, it’s a legitimate MLM company that sells quality products. However, those products are quite expensive and, according to the company’s income disclosure, most distributors are barely making ends meet.
Let’s dig a little deeper to see what this company is all about and how it works. That way, you can make a more informed choice about joining.
Xyngular was founded by Marc Walker in 2009 and is run by CEO Russ Fletcher. Together, these guys have decades of experience within the network marketing industry.
And it shows too. This is an Inc. 5000 company that generates over $100 million per year in revenue. And according to Direct Selling News (among others), they’re one of the best companies to work for in the industry.
So they must be doing something right.
According to the company website (xyngular.com), Xyngular is all about helping you “become more”. And apparently, you can “become more” by living the “Xyngular Way of Life”.
What exactly is this “way of life” about?
It’s a lifestyle that consists of you using the products and becoming a distributor. The idea is that you become a customer, so you can “quickly and easily” achieve your health and wellness goals. This is referred to as the “Xyngular Way of Health”.
And if you like the products, you can sell these as a distributor by taking part in the business opportunity. This is referred to as the “Xyngular Way of Wealth”.
Together, these make up the “Xyngular Way of Life” and by adhering to this way of life you can supposedly create optimal health and wealth.
Sounds pretty cool, right?
Lose weight, get healthy and achieve financial freedom in the process!
But like ANY new venture, it’s important to know what you’re really getting yourself into. Before investing your time and money into something that could (in reality) be total BS.
In the following sections, I’ll walk you through the products and the business opportunity in detail. So you know exactly what it’s about and how it works before diving in.
The Xyngular Product Line (Way of Health)
The Xyngular product line is made up of 23 individual products that apparently help anyone “looking to be more energized, slim down, or simply maintain overall wellness”.
The company focusses primarily on weight loss supplements though.
And according to the website, these products are designed to “target the 15 points of weight loss”. A concept that the following YouTube video elaborates on…
In addition to selling meal replacement shakes, appetite control and metabolism boosting formulas to help you lose weight, Xyngular also sells products that help boost energy levels, promote gut health, improve your overall nutrition.
So they’re similar to other MLM companies like Vasayo, Isagenix and Herbalife, who sell pretty much anything related to “health and wellness”.
However, rather than just selling these products individually, Xyngular is known for selling “wellness systems”. These are essentially product combinations that help different groups of people achieve different health outcomes.
Each system comes with the “8 Day Jumpstart” meal plan, which basically outlines how you should use the products in conjunction with their recommended diet.
And they all come with access to Xander, which is a “virtual weight loss coach”. It’s free for the first 30 days for every system except Trim Down Trio, and costs $5 per month thereafter. It’s basically an auto bot that helps you keep on track, and that you can text questions.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the four main systems so you know what to expect…
The Ultimate System costs $549 (wholesale) and $659 (retail). And apparently, it’s their most effective weight loss system, which they say can help you lose the most amount of weight in the shortest time possible.
The Ultimate System contains these 13 individual products:
- Global blend
- Lean meal
- Advanced omega
It also comes with a shaker bottle, $100 credit towards your next purchase and some low-carb/ keto meal plans. And from what I can see, like the following systems, this is a 30 day supply.
The Ignite System costs $349 to $419 (wholesale vs retail price) and comes with 9 individual products that, according to the website, provide “fast, noticeable weight loss in only 30 days”.
It’s basically a cheaper version of Ultimate, and with less products.
Here’s what’s included:
- Global blend
- Advanced omega
As with the Ultimate system, this system comes with a shaker bottle and some keto/ low-carb meal plans. But it doesn’t come with any credit towards your next purchase.
The Core System is again a weight loss system, but this one costs between $199 to $239 and contains products to help maintain better overall health.
Here’s the individual products within Xyngular’s Core System:
Trim Down Trio System
Trim Down Trio comes with three products:
The cost is $179 to $216 which makes it their cheapest option. The idea behind this system is simply to help you lose weight and maintain high energy levels.
How Do You Buy Xyngular Products?
There are two ways you can purchase Xungular products- in person from a distributor or online.
And if you buy online (which most people do), you need to go through a distributor website. Which means you need to know someone who’s running one of these OR “Google it” to see if you can find one.
However, at the time of writing this, I did find a work around. Which is handy if you just want to confirm the companies current pricing before buying.
You can view retail and wholesale pricing (and purchase directly from the company) via these links:
- Retail price list: myaccount.xyngular.com/ShoppingCart/index.cfm
- Wholesale (member) price list: myaccount.xyngular.com/Application/index.cfm
The first link shows you retail pricing and allows you to purchase as a retail customer. The second link is for those who want to pay a $14.95 fee and become a ‘member’, to purchase at wholesale pricing.
But I’d be surprised if many people are paying retail.
Because the cost of becoming a Xyngular member is $14.95 per year. And that immediately gives you wholesale pricing. Which (to give you an example) would save you $110 on the ‘Ultimate System’ alone.
The good news is becoming a member is not only cheap but you don’t need to agree to an auto-ship. And you can cancel your membership at any time.
Xyngular Compensation Plan (Way of Wealth)
The Xyngular compensation plan outlines how you can earn as a distributor. And since this is a multi level marketing (MLM) company, there’s really two main ways you can earn when you boil it down.
The first main way you can earn is by selling the products. And the second is by referring others into your organisation, who sell products.
In the following sections, I’ll show you how this works in more detail.
Becoming a Xyngular distributor is similar to becoming a member. You can either join through the company directly or through a distributor website.
Either way, the fee to become an affiliate is $49.95 and entitles you to the same product pricing as a member. Except now you can participate in the compensation plan.
In order to become an ‘active’ distributor, you will need to purchase or sell 30 PV worth of product each month.
Each product has a set amount of PV attached to it. For example, a bottle of Accelerate costs US$39.99 (wholesale) and has 30 PV attached to it.
So staying active is a matter or buying or selling 40 bucks worth of product each month.
PV also matters because, as I will now explain, it directly affects how much money you can earn within the compensation plan.
Ways You Can Earn Money
There are six ways you can earn within the Xyngular compensation plan:
- Retail Sales
- Rapid Rewards
- Quick Start Bonus
- Residual Commissions
- Corporate Sales Pool
- Leadership Bonuses
1. Retail Sales
This is the first and most basic income stream. The idea is to buy the products at wholesale pricing, and sell them to people at retail. Much like you would as a distributor for other MLM companies like Scentsy, Pampered Chef, or Modere for example.
As a quick example, you could purchase the ‘Core System’ for $199 wholesale, and retail it for $239, making a cool $40 profit. Or you could make the same profit if someone you refer buys products through your unique referral link online.
But as I said earlier- nobody is paying retail online.
It makes logical sense that a person would bypass retail and pay the same wholesale price as you, simply by paying the $14.95 member fee.
So unless you plan on selling a whole bunch of this stuff to people offline, who don’t research product pricing online (good luck with that), you won’t be earning much at all from this income stream.
What happens when people pay wholesale through your link? Well, that’s where other income streams like Rapid Rewards come into play.
2. Rapid Rewards
This income stream pays out commissions on sales volume that is generated within your team, by any member or distributor you refer. But only during their first 30 days.
How does it work?
Well, anyone you directly refer to the company (member or distributor), make up your ‘level 1 referrals’ in your ‘unilevel downline’. And whoever your first level distributors refer (members or distributors) will make up your ‘level 2 referrals’. And so on, 4 levels deep.
Rapid Rewards pays you on the sales volume generated within the first 4 levels of this downline. So whatever your level 1-4 referrals purchase and/ or sell within their first month, will earn you a commission.
How much can you earn?
How much you can earn depends on the amount of CV (commission volume) generated within the first 4 levels of your downline.
The compensation plan states that CV is based on “US market values”. Which for example, means that a $39.99 bottle of Accelerate would equate to 40 CV.
Using this same example, here’s what you would earn from levels 1-4 of your downline, if each level generated 40 CV:
- 1st level- $8
- 2nd level- $4
- 3rd level- $2.66
- 4th level- $2
So in this example you earned a total of $16.66 across all 4 levels of your downline, because collectively the 4 levels generated 160 CV of sales volume (40 CV x 4).
There is a catch here though..
If you maintain less than 120 PV each month, you’ll only earn half of your level 1 commissions. Which (using the above example) would net you a whopping $4 commission!
So you need to maintain over 120 PV monthly to earn on the first 2 levels. And to earn on ALL levels (1-4), you must also accumulate 360 PV of product sales in at least one calendar month.
On one hand, these commissions are quite generous. On the other hand, unless you’re qualified, you’re going to be missing out on a lot of these commissions.
3. Quick Start Bonus
This is a simple $100 bonus that is paid if you generate 120 PV in your first month, and help 4 others do the same.
4. Residual Commissions
This income stream works off the same ‘unilevel’ downline system as the one I explained earlier.
Except this time, there are 8 levels of referrals (which include members and distributors). And like before, you earn based on the CV that is generated within each level.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can potentially earn (based on 120 CV generated within each level for the month) and what it takes to qualify:
- 1st level- Earn $12 (10%) / be an active distributor (30 PV monthly)
- 2nd level- Earn $8 (6.66%) / maintain 120 PV each month
- 3rd level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 500 QV in at least 7 levels
- 4th level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 2,000 QV in at least 7 levels
- 5th level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 5,000 QV in at least 7 levels
- 6th level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 10,000 QV in at least 7 levels
- 7th level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 15,000 QV in at least 7 levels
- 8th level- Earn $5 (4.16%) / maintain 120 PV plus 20,000 QV in at least 7 levels
Worth mentioning is that if you’re a ‘Manager’ level or higher, you would earn $6 (5%) instead of $5 for levels 3 to 6.
Also, when it comes to QV (qualifying volume), this is the total sales volume of your entire organisation. No more than 60% of of your QV quota can come from any one ‘leg’. Which to put it simply, means that this volume needs to be spread out horizontally across your downline.
One last point worth mentioning here is that if you don’t have at least 30 PV within a calendar month, for 3 consecutive months, you lose your entire downline. Ouch!
5. Corporate Sales Pool
This is a bonus pool made up of 12% of the companies total global revenue, split up into 12 separate bonus pools, which are associated with the first 12 affiliate ranks.
As you can see, these ranks are made up of Manager, Director and Executive (each with Silver, Gold and Platinum levels). So which pool you qualify for will depend on your affiliate rank, which is determined by your QV in a given month.
If you’re an Ambassador ranked affiliate, you get a share in all 12 bonus pools.
How much you earn depends on the total company revenue for the month, your rank and how many other distributors at the same rank qualify as well.
6. Leadership Bonuses
The Leadership Bonus is paid out as follows to those who achieve these lofty ranks:
- Gold Executive rank – $100,000 over 12 months
- Platinum Executive rank – $250,000 over 12 months
- Ambassador rank – $500,000 over 18 months
- Gold Ambassador rank – $1000,000 over 24 months
In addition to the income streams and bonuses I’ve explained, Xyngular also offers a ‘Passport Program’ and ‘Recognition Program’.
The Passport Program rewards distributors who achieve certain milestones, with trips around the globe. The higher your rank, the more extravagant the vacation.
The Recognition Program is also based on rank, and awards distributors with certificates, charms and recognition (online and at Xyngular events). The higher you rank, the more ‘recognition’ you receive.
What I Like
- High quality products people want
- Legit company that has been around since 2009
- Real opportunity to earn money selling products you love
- Low startup costs
What I Don’t Like
- Most distributors don’t earn much
- The products are quite expensive overall
- I’m not a huge fan of MLM in general
Summing It Up
Some people claim Xyngular is a scam and pyramid scheme. And it’s true that pyramid schemes do exist, but so do legitimate network marketing companies.
What makes Xyngular different is that it sells real quality products and they offer a legit business opportunity for those who want to earn money promoting these. One that isn’t just focussed on mass recruiting. I’m not saying that makes it perfect, but as far as MLM companies go, it’s legit.
What are other people saying?
Well, I spent some time looking through other reviews online, and to be honest it’s a bit of a mixed bag. But overall it seems mostly positive, especially if their BBB profile is anything to go by.
Like any company or opportunity though, there are drawbacks.
And one drawback is that the products are quite expensive, which may limit your potential sales. It’s no wonder it’s so hard to find product pricing information online, because these are definitely on the high end.
I mean, who’s paying roughly $600 per month for health supplements?
I guess you could argue the quality makes it worthwhile, and they do have cheaper options. So this is something you will need to weigh up as an individual.
The other drawback is that most Xyngular distributors aren’t making enough money to make ends meet, as you can see within their 2018 income disclosure:
On average, roughly 97% of Xyngular distributors make less than a full-time income. Even though many of these could well be putting in a full-time effort.
I’m not showing you this to throw shade on the company or opportunity. Not at all. It’s just that MLM is generally a tough gig and most people simply don’t get very far with it, despite putting in lots of effort.
Those who are successful build large sales teams and are good at recruiting. So you need to ask yourself if selling and recruiting is really your thing. Or at least, if it’s something you want to get good at. Because if it’s not, and you want to earn the big bucks, this may not be for you.
With that being said, if you love the products and just want to make a few extra bucks, then over time this could make a great side gig for you!