Enwire Review: Spinglo cashback commissions
There is no information on the Enwire website indicating who owns or runs the business.
Information on Enwire’s “About Us” page indicates that the company is being run out of the United Arab Emirates:
Enwire was developed as a brand to acquire the network of an older network marketing company that was founded in 2009. We are known as “Enwire Associate Network” but ENWIRE for short.
The network is managed and run from the United Arab Emirates with offices in Sweden. The network company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enwire AB, a Swedish public company.
Whilst we have a small team of people at each office location we also have staff located in Spain, UK, and Switzerland.
Over a short period of time Enwire will expand its office base to meet the needs of its network associates around the world.
Meanwhile Enwire’s website domain (“enwire.com”) was registered on the 19th of January 2000 and lists an “Aasmund Midttun Godal” as the owner. Godal provides a Norwegian based address in the domain registration, which is interesting as Enwire don’t list Norway as a country they are based out of.
The domain registration information for Enwire’s domain was last edited on the 5th of December 2012, possibly indicating that this is when Godal acquired the domain.
MLM history wise I wasn’t able to find anything on Godal so I’m not sure if this is his first MLM venture. An Aasmund Midttun Godal does appear online in various social networks (non-MLM), however he appears to be based on Germany so I’m not sure if it’s the same person.
Read on for a full review of the Enwire MLM business opportunity.
The Enwire Product Line
Enwire has no retailable products and services of its own other than membership to the company itself.
Bundled with Enwire membership is access to third-party services and offers (referred to as “partner companies” by Enwire), the most prominent of which is Spinglo.
Enwire describe Spinglo as being
a global online social network that offers its members many product opportunities and other benefits, one of these is Spinglo Stores.
Here a Spinglo friend will receive cash-back on all purchases made via the Internet.
Other companies that Enwire claim to be partners with on their website include JustBid.me (note that at the time of publication, the JustBid.me website was down), Viral Angels (a “private equity members club”) and Stexon (“gaming and casinos”).
Note that all of these companies are independently partnered with Spinglo, so it’s unclear whether or not Enwire actually has a direct partnership with any of them or whether or not they are just claiming to via their affiliate relationship with Spinglo.
The Enwire Compensation Plan
The Enwire compensation plan is poorly presented and fails to adequately explain specifics about key components of the commissions structure.
From what I’ve been able to make out, the Enwire compensation plan primarily revolves around the redistribution of cashbacks paid by Spinglo on purchases made by affiliates.
Tracking affiliate purchases through Spinglo using a “shopping plugin”, Enwire offer affiliates a percentage of this cashback in the form of a commission.
In addition, Enwire also pay out recruitment commissions as a percentage of the membership fee their affiliates pay.
As per the Enwire compensation plan material cited for this review, all affiliates start off earning 4% of their recruited affiliates membership fees. After three new affiliates have been recruited, this commission increases to 34%.
Depending on an affiliate’s membership level, they are paid a 60-100% percentage of this 4-34% commission:
- Free – no commission
- Junior – 50%
- Manager – 60%
- Director – 80%
- Executive – 100%
A 30% Leadership Bonus is also paid on an affiliates recruited downline. This Bonus is paid from the third recruited affiliate and pays out on the membership fees of the first and second affiliates recruited by each directly recruited downline.
Eg. You recruit 2 affiliates and then start earning the 30% bonus on your third affiliate’s downline. You receive the 30% bonus on the membership fees paid by the first two new affiliates your third recruited affiliate recruits. This bonus is also paid out on the fourth, fifth, sixth, etc (no limit) affiliates you recruit using the same criteria (first two recruited affiliate’s membership fees).
“Top Leaders” (no qualification criteria is specified) receive a share in 20% of the ‘total sales volume each month’. Note that this isn’t Spinglo cashback volume but rather global membership fees revenue taken in by Enwire.
Production Bonuses are also paid out (again, no qualification criteria is specified), with Enwire claiming these bonuses are one time payments totalling up to 300,000 EUR.
Membership to Enwire comes in five different price points:
- Free – no cost (only able to earn Spinglo cashback commissions)
- Junior – 100 EUR
- Manager – 200 EUR
- Director – 600 EUR
- Executive – 1800 EUR
Enwire don’t specify if these are monthly or annual fees, but given they are paying monthly commission on them they appear to be monthly.
Spinglo by itself appears to be a legitimate cashback offer. You join Spinglo, download their shopping plugin and if you buy anything through their various affiliate programs earn a cashback.
Enwire have simply attached this to membership fees, paying out affiliates based on how many new affiliates they recruit and the amount of money they pay each month in fees.
Enwire do this using the old 2-up style compensation plan (recruit and pass up the commissions on your first two sales). Various services are bundled with Enwire membership but at the end of the day no retail products or services exist within the Enwire opportunity itself.
Enwire affiliates are simply paying a (monthly?) membership fee and being commissions out of said fees.
Free membership is of course offered but only provides access to Spinglo cashback commissions, which is not paid by Enwire. If you want to earn anything in Enwire itself, you need to pay to play.
At the end of the day, hitch a pyramid scheme to a legitimate cashback scheme and you’ve still got yourself a pyramid scheme.