King Soap Review: Natural soaps and recruitment
King Soap is a new MLM company that operates out of the US state of Utah.
The company is owned and operated by Randy Major. Whereas King Soap operates in the health and wellness MLM niche, Major’s past two MLM ventures have been in the social networking niche.
In 2011 Major (photo right) launched Treehouse social which was then replaced by Social Paycheck in late 2012.
Social Paycheck was a pay to click advertising network attached to a social network. With value to the advertiser at zero, when reviewing the Social Paycheck opportunity I placed a big question mark on the long-term viability of the business.
Not sure what happened with the company but just a few short months after launch Major appears to have decided to try something different with King Soap.
Read on for a full review of the King Soap MLM business opportunity.
The King Soap Product Line
As the name suggests, King Soap market a range of soaps. King Soap claim that their soap
is 100% hand made and comes in natural and vegan recipes, each bar is hand packaged and wrapped, weighing about 4.8 ounces.
It is unclear though whether or not King Soap themselves manufacture the soap or simply buy it from a third-party.
Strangely enough prices for the soaps aren’t given on the company’s online store, with each soap instead costing a “credit”.
The King Soap Compensation Plan
King Soap are a bit vague on the details of their compensation plan, stating only that
Depending on what level your membership is you can make between $5,000 and $15,000 a month.
The King soap matrix can be entered only by signing up for a membership. We offer 3 types of memberships; Gold, Silver and Bronze.
You make money for each referral on each level. You get more for the silver members only if you are a silver or gold member. You make more for gold members only if you are a gold member.
Combining the credit prices given for soaps and the above compensation plan information, it appears King Soap revolves around the recruitment of new affiliates, who in turn for paying their monthly membership fees are assigned credits which they can then purchase soap with.
The matrix used by the company to organise recruited affiliates is a 3×7, which places an affiliate at the top of the matrix with 3 legs branching out under them (level 1).
In turn these three legs branch out into another three legs (level 2) and so on and so forth down 7 levels.
King Soap affiliates are paid per recruited member they have in their matrix, with commissions dependent on what level of membership recruited affiliates are paying at (Bronze, Silver or Gold).
King Soap do not provide specifics on what the commission rates are for each level of membership.
Joining King Soap
Affiliate membership to King Soap is available at three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Unfortunately King Soap do not provide the cost of each level of membership.
With King Soap’s products costing “credits” and seemingly the only way to receive credits being to sign up to the company as an affiliate, there’s a big question on the retail side of things in the company.
If affiliates cannot retail the soaps to customers, that essentially delegates the product to an irrelevant side-effect of a recruitment driven pyramid scheme.
King Soap affiliates sign up at either the Bronze, Silver or Gold level, recruit others to do the same and then earn a monthly commission paid out of these membership fees.
If affiliates at the bottom are unable to recruit new affiliates and subsequently stop paying their monthly membership fees, their uplines stop earning commissions and then they too stop paying their monthly membership fees – and before you know it the entire pyramid has collapsed.
Being the third MLM company launch of his one would think Randy Major might have figured out the fallacy of recruitment driven schemes, however unfortunately with the launch of King Soap, that appears to not be the case.
Without a retail offering, like Social Paycheck I don’t really see King Soap lasting all that long.