APLGO commission delays, on the verge of collapse?
A source has provided insight into APLGO’s current business operations.
The company is reported to be behind in commissions for over a year, as well as being behind on inventory payments in “most markets”.
BehindMLM reviewed Ageo’s rebranding in the US as APLGO back in 2020. In reviewing APLGO, we weren’t impressed with its pay-to-play pyramid model.
To qualify for commissions APLGO affiliates are forced to purchase product each month.
The bulk of the compensation plan focuses on recruitment of autoship affiliates, which in practice is what makes APLGO a pyramid scheme.
APLGO launched as Ageo Product Line in 2011. With roots in Russia, the company operates globally through shell companies.
On its website, APLGO provides a “registered agent” address in Delaware.
Founder Sergey Sergeevich Kulikov (right) cites his location as Florida on LinkedIn.
Our source claims that APLGO’s 2020 launch was dogged by “mismanagement”.
For each country people were hired because they were friends of the early corporate team, and they all took positions in the tree which created a conflict of interest.
With APLGO operating as a pyramid scheme, any positions at the top of the compensation are going to earn the lion’s share of commissions.
SimilarWeb currently tracks top sources of traffic to APLGO’s website as Russia (57%), the US (23%) and the Netherlands (9%).
According to our source, “the US is hanging on by a thread”. Outside of perhaps Russia, other markets aren’t going too well either.
Korea office was closed due to miss management. 3 Distribution centers in Philippines closed due to poor business.
Most markets have not paid for inventory for 6 months.
It is just a matter of time before the company falls, apart with taxes, due in every market, and no way to pay them.
One thing APLGO likes to emphasize in its marketing is a 63% company revenue commission rate.
APLGO likes to brag about their compensation plan, paying 63% however it pays too much and the company never has enough money to pay their distributors on time or in some cases never.
Our source informs us a number of APLGO’s “top leaders” have left over the past year.
Many of them are owed between $25,000 to $250,000 in commissions.
Top leaders who left are owed money – the company simply suspends them, then terminates them to avoid paying.
Many leader contracts were never honored.
In the “63% commissions” marketing screenshot above, you’ve probably noticed links to Ted Nuyten’s BusinessForHome website.
APLGO features on BusinessForHome… a lot.
BusinessForHome currently pegs APLGO at $234 million in annual revenue. The site also ranks APLGO third overall in its “momentum” metric.
According to our source;
This is because business for homeowner Ted has them as a client and will continue to feature them as long as they pay their monthly dues.
Ted knows about all of the issues, but will not addressed in publicly to keep his client.
BusinessForHome shows 210 million in sales for company. These numbers were never verified by Business For Home.
The Russians are in the habit of producing fake documents.
If an MLM company isn’t a paying client, BusinessForHome has no problem reporting on their financial difficulties:
BehindMLM first covered ethical issues with respect to BusinessForHome’s undisclosed client list back in 2015.
Nothing has changed.
As it stands APLGO is purportedly being kept afloat by “a partnership business in Vietnam that is not MLM”. The business uses
the company name to sell company products.
Up lines were cut out of the new tree to save on commissions due. Owner using these profits to keep company afloat.
While BehindMLM has chosen not to disclose its source in this instance, I am confident in the accuracy of the information provided.
APLGO are welcome to respond.
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