Infinity DryWash Review: Waterless carwashes?
Infinity DryWash initially launched in mid 2012 and paid affiliates $4 a month per affiliate recruited into their downline, payable down six levels of recruitment.
In June of 2013 Infinity DryWash sought to re-invest itself and appear to have relaunched with a new compensation plan.
Location wise, Infinity DryWash state on their website that they are
a marketing company with head office in Mexico and a dispatch facility in Scandinavia.
No further details on Infinity DryWash’s Mexican head office of dispatch facility are provided on the company’s website, however the Infinity DryWash website domain (“infinitydrywash.com”) provides a corporate address for an “Eco Green Marketing” in Bandhagen, Sweden.
Adding a bit more confusion to the company’s location another location provided in the footer of Infinity DryWash’s website, which points to a US based address in the state of Texas.
No explanation as to why a US based address appears on the Infinity DryWash website is provided.
Heading up Infinity DryWash is CEO and Founder, Carlos Widen. On his personal blog (“carloswiden.com”), Widen states
Carlos Widén is a veteran in the world of network marketing. He started his career back in New York City back in 1992 with a company called NSA which stills operates successfully to this day.
He was very unsuccessful working NSA his first year and instead of making money, he managed to loose money. The problem was that he had borrowed $2000 USD from his father to get started to purchase 40 water filters and had not sold or recruited any distributors his first 12 months.
He was just about to quit the business but was convinced by his friend Jeff to give it one more shot.
Today Carlos´s distributorship now spans over 20 countries. He not only works as a Network Marketing affiliate but also owns his own Direct Sales Company too.
Carlos’s story is often used by other distributors and companies to demonstrate the unlimited potential of network marketing. It is a recognized story in the industry of Network Marketing.
On his LinkedIn profile Widen credits himself as CEO and founder of EcoGreen Marketing, and lists his location as Stockholm in Sweden.
An Infinity DryWash affiliate link is also present in Widen’s LinkedIn profile, indicating that he himself has a position in the company’s compensation plan.
Read on for a full review of the Infinity DryWash MLM business opportunity.
The Infinity DryWash Product Line
Infinity DryWash market what they call “Infinity Drywash Advanced
InfinityDryWash nano is the ultimate exterior cleaning and detailing solution: clean, refresh, shine and protect with nano wax technology.
A totally ground breaking environmentally friendly and user friendly waterless car wash system that can be used to clean, wax, polish and Nano protect any part of the car, motorcycle, boat, caravan and aircraft exterior surface, delivering a premium mirror-gloss finish in half the time of conventional waxing, provides UV protection, repels water and minimises dirt build-up.
This YouTube video, published on the Infinity DryWash website, gives a brief 30 second rundown of how to use Infinity DryWash Advanced Ultra Nano:
Infinity DryWash Advanced Ultra Nano does not appear to be available at a true retail level, with the company requiring distributors to purchase the product from the company for $16 a bottle and then reselling it for $49.99.
The Infinity DryWash Compensation Plan
The Infinity DryWash compensation plan primarily rewards affiliates on the recruitment of new affiliates and their payment of a mandatory $49.99 fee.
All affiliates must pay a monthly $50 fee in order to qualify for commissions in the Infinity DryWash compensation plan.
Bundled with this monthly fee is a bottle of Infinity DryWash Advanced Ultra Nano.
Infinity DryWash Affiliate Membership Ranks
There are seven affiliate membership ranks within the Infinity DryWash compensation plan and, along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Bronze – have at least 24 recruited affiliates in your downline
- Silver – have between 25 to 99 recruited affiliates in your downline
- Gold – have between 100 to 599 recruited affiliates in your downline (with at least 5 being personally recruited)
- Platinum – have between 600 to 1999 recruited affiliates in your downline, with at least 25 on level 2
- Diamond – have between 2000 and 2999 recruited affiliates in your downline, with at least 125 on level 3
- Blue Diamond – have between 3000 to 4999 recruited affiliates in your downline, with at least 625 on level 4
- President – have over 5000 recruited affiliates in your downline, with 3125 on level 5
Note that “levels” refer to unilevel levels (see below under “residual commissions”). All affiliates counted for rank qualification must be “active”, meaning that they have paid their monthly $50 affiliate membership fee.
Rank Advancement Bonus
Infinity DryWash pay out a Rank Advancement Bonus to affiliates who qualify at the Gold or higher affiliate ranks. These bonuses are paid out one time each time an affiliate qualifies for one of the below ranks for the first time:
- Gold – $300
- Platinum – $100
- Diamond – $5000
- Blue Diamond – $7500
- President – $10,000
After purchasing bottles of Infinity DryWash Advanced Ultra Nano from Infinity DryWash for $16 a bottle, affiliates are then able to resell the product to others.
The recommended resell price set by Infinity DryWash is $49.99, however affiliates are free to resell the product at whatever price they wish.
Residual commissions in Infinity DryWash are paid out using 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 of these level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates of their own, 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 theoretically unlimited number of levels.
Infinity DryWash cap unilevel commissions down seven levels of recruitment, with how much of a commission paid out per affiliate recruited dependant on what level of the unilevel team an affiliate falls on:
- Levels 1 to 6 – $4
- Level 7 – $2
Referral commissions are paid out down seven levels of recruitment, paying out 5% of the money spent by recruited affiliates on Infinity Drywash’s product.
Note that CEO Carlos Widen states in an Infinity DryWash compensation presentation that the company only pays out on five levels, however the compensation plan material shows seven levels so I’m referenced that instead.
For their Diamond, Blue Diamond and President ranked affiliates, Infinity DryWash offer participation in a Leadership Pool.
This Leadership Pool is made up of “1% of total corporate product sales”, however how affiliates are paid in the pool is not explained by the company.
Joining Infinity DryWash
Affiliate membership to Infinity DryWash is $49.99 a month.
With no true retail option available, 100% of the revenue generated by Infinity DryWash is sourced from affiliates.
The attempt to pass off affiliates reselling the product they’ve purchased fails as regardless of what an affiliate does with product they’ve purchased, money flowing into Infinity DryWash itself is only sourced from affiliates.
This is problematic in that it means 100% of the commissions paid out to Infinity DryWash affiliates is sourced from affiliates.
Another major red flag is the mandatory $49.99 monthly autoship, which qualifies an Infinity DryWash affiliate to earn commissions.
No doubt with the inclusion of a bottle of Infinity DryWash Advanced Ultra Nano the company will be used to legitimise this fee, however the problem is that when you charge affiliates to earn commissions, the motive behind the purchase is always called into question.
Are affiliate paying a monthly fee because they see genuine value in the product or are they just doing so to qualify to earn commissions.
Given the nature of the compensation plan, I suspect it’s largely the latter as affiliates are paid a percentage of what other affiliates spend with the company. Not to mention the wholesale cost of the product being $16, meaning that at $49.99 you’re looking at a 312% markup.
Similarly the Leadership Pool is also the redistribution of affiliate money to affiliates as retail customers are unable to order products directly from the company.
Coupled with the recruitment requirements that serve as qualification for affiliate membership ranks, this equates the Leadership Pools to a simply recruitment orientated bonus.
Given all this, it’s clear Infinity DryWash is aimed at the recruitment of affiliates who pay the company $49.99 to earn off of recruited affiliates who do the same.
Without true retail, all Infinity DryWash are doing is taking money from affiliates and shuffling it around, paying out the most to those and their downlines who recruit the most affiliates.
Once those at the bottom of the scheme find they can’t recruit anyone and stop paying $49.99 a month, the trickle-up effect will result in the Infinity DryWash MLM business opportunity imploding.