Globally Positioned Partners: Ceracoat push into US
Globally Positioned Partners launched in December 2014 and are headed up by CEO Ken Howard.
No location information is provided on the Globally Positioned Partners website, however the company’s website domain lists a contact address in the US state of Florida. Presumably this is where the company is based.
On the MLM side of things Howard (right) doesn’t appear to have any corporate MLM experience. His Globally Positioned Partners bio does however credit him with ‘having served in the Mechanical Trades over 37 years’.
Ken retired from Steamfitters Local 602, Washington DC in 2013, after a 37 year career and has since sold his HVAC Company, Ken Howard Mechanical in Northern Virginia in 2014.
Globally Positioned Partners has come about following a partnership forming between Howard and CeraCoat Direct founder Elio Keller.
CeraCoat Direct primarily concentrate on marketing the company’s products in Europe, with Howard looking to establish the brand in the US.
Ken recently acquired the Global Exclusive Master Distributor Marketing License for a revolutionary nano technology ceramic coating, invented and manufactured by a 26 year old debt free Swiss Nano Tech company called Ceracoat Ceramic International.
Since acquiring the Global Exclusive Master Distributor Marketing License for this revolutionary nano technology ceramic coating, Ken Founded Globally Positioned Partners.
Read on for a full review of the Globally Positioned Partners MLM business opportunity.
The Globally Positioned Partners Product Line
Globally Positioned Partners market CeraCoat Direct’s product range, however at the time of publication what they will be offering specifically or at what price is not mentioned.
CeraCoat Direct products are available for sale in Europe at a retail level, so presumably Globally Positioned Partners will adopt a similar model and range in the US (see BehindMLM CeraCoat Direct review for more information).
The Globally Positioned Partners Compensation Plan
The Globally Positioned Partners compensation plan revolves around the sale of CeraCoat products, with commissions paid out via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of two binary teams, left and right:
Sales volume of CeraCoat products is tracked through both binary teams, with commissions paid out based on “Customer Points” generated within both teams.
Customer Points are generated when a CeraCoat product is sold, with each product’s generated Customer Points being equal to or greater than 50% of the cost of the product.
At the end of the commission run (weekly), an affiliate is paid 20% of the Customer Points generated on their weaker binary side (the side with less generated sales volume).
Note that an affiliate must themselves recruit at least two affiliates (one on either side of the binary) in order to initially qualify for binary commissions.
Joining Globally Positioned Partners
Affiliate membership with Globally Positioned Partners is free.
Ken Howard, the CEO of GPP (Globally Positioned Partners, LLC) says that GPP could easily grow to $100 Million Dollars their first year.
Ken thinks GPP could easily achieve and sustain triple digit annualized growth of over 100% per year for the next ten years, which could potentially see GPP grow up to $50 Billion Dollars in annualized sales in just 10 years!
Ken Howard has an aggressive growth strategy for his company, GPP and it`s sales force, to become the very first MLM Company to grow to $50 Billion dollars over the next 10 years!
To say the above are rather lofty ambitions for an MLM startup is a bit of an understatement, but I suppose if you’re going to aim for something why not go all out.
What concerns me is that, despite CeraCoat Direct offering retail commissions, there’s currently no mention of retail commissions on the compensation plan section of the Globally Positioned Partners website. Nor is there any mention of retail in the accompanying four and half minute compensation plan video.
As it stands, you join Globally Positioned Partners, recruit others and then earn on your collective efforts. Left unsaid is who will be purchasing the products.
Retail could exist if it’s counted as binary volume, but with a name like “Globally Positioned Partners” and mention only of “member product orders” on the company website, retail doesn’t appear to be a focus, if at all currently possible.
If this is the case, then you’re going to wind up with a binary full of recruited affiliates purchasing product and getting paid on this volume alone.
One thing I’ll note is that I didn’t see any minimum product volume requirements for commission eligibility. Infact Global Positioned Partners explicitly state they have ‘NO MONTHLY AUTO SHIP‘ and ‘NO Commission QUALIFIER‘ on their website.
That is great to see as it means there’s absolutely no incentive for affiliates to purchase product other than a genuine desire to make use of it.
It doesn’t address the issue of only affiliates buying the product though, which leaves us in a sort of grey area without commission qualifiers (minimum monthly volume requirements).
What I’d suggest is Globally Positioned Partners making retail more attractive. Provide your affiliates some incentive to go after retail sales as 20% of 50% or more of the sale of a product is pretty diluted unless you’ve got a large team generating a ton of sales activity.
I’m not saying that that’s impossible, just that I don’t see how it’s going to organically happen with the Globally Positioned Partners opportunity in it’s current state.
Update 10th April 2015 – Ken Howard has been in touch and informed me that GPP “officially launched on April 7th”.
I thought they’d already launched, but in any event there’s been enough changes made to the compensation plan to warrant a separate update.
As such I’ve flagged this review for an update (which I’ll link to here once it’s written).
Update 23rd April 2015 – I’ve now published an updated review of the Globally Positioned Partners compensation plan.
They need a name not so easily mixed up with “CeraKoat”.
Pretty sure that’d be CeraKote. 🙂 The firearms finish people.
Not only firearms finish, they also advertise themselves as being the industry leader in high temperature ceramic exhaust coatings and prismatic powder coatings with over 250 US locations.
Could make for some very interesting legal maneuvering, one would think.
how often does the surface have to be coated ? for the MLM to generate cash from its members, this coating of surfaces needs to be a repetitive exercise. otherwise there will hardly be any earnings, or everyone will have garages full of this stuff.
but the products seem retailable, at first glance .
Just to clarify a few things from this thread, for those doing a Google search, and since this page comes up in search engine, thought these issues need to be addressed.
Number one, retail has been a point of debate, and given my experience with CeraCoat-NanoTech nanotechnology, there is indeed a large demand for product for I am being contacted constantly with questions on how many applications there are for the waterproofing product which is for protecting everything from automobile finishes, alloy wheels with typical brake dust issues resolved, leather, vinyl, polyurethane trim protection and windshield coatings, so this is what most people are interested in initially.
Simply put, the consumable aspect is there, for you can protect your whole vehicle from dirt and grime, and given the fact it does last for up to a year or more depending on your vehicle condition, and useage, it would at first appear not to be a highly consumable product, but never the less, one would have to order more than once for each vehicle you own.
What I am now seeing as people research product applications further, then they discover how many other uses there are. The list is long, but lets look at a few more common items you want to protect in the home.
Children are always ruining their UGGS as example which are very expensive, yet not waterproof, so this was the first things in the home I used product on, and it works like nothing else I have used, and I have evaluated them all.
Just watch the shoe and boot demonstation video now up on site to see how amazing this technology is.
How many pairs of leather, suede boots or fabic sneakers do you have in your home? Several sprays on each can produce reorders, then we have book backpacks, they too can be waterproofed with several sprays. Childrens coats, hats, hoodies, anything you want safely waterproofed increases reorders.
For campers, hunters, off road mudders, or how about getting caught in rain on your bike or motorcycle, treat your leather coats, and for campers and hunters, waterproof your sleeping bags, tents, boots, pants, coat, you name it, if you want it to be waterproof, just squirt on CeraCoat-NanoTech and the water just rolls off like on a ducks back.
These are the consumer oriented retail applications which I got most questions on, but once they watched videos where a dozen other demonstations amazed them, they started to ask dozens of more questions on what they can use product on.
Bathroom tile grout mold was a big issue with many, and here again, how many tile bathrooms does the average home have? I have four full baths, and tile grout issues with mold is as common as the mold itself, so now you can not only stop the ugly black tile grout lines, but more important, and I would suspect everyone has had a loose tile situation due to moisture leaching behind tiles and loosening the glue and destroying the dry-wall which turns into a major project as I have experienced several times in several homes, so this is a BIG problem for most.
Just look at all the tub surround fixes that people spend thousands on when covering up loose tile issues. Guess what, CeraCoat-NanoTech is great to apply to these acrylic panels which keeps them clean much longer as water just runs off along with residue from soaps and shampoos.
Then we have wood decks, brick pavers, stucco staining, all common issues in most homes, so all highly consumable uses for waterproofing product.
I have used other wood deck waterproof products and they only last a couple years at most, so with the ease of application of CeraCoat-NanoTech, I am going to put it in backpak sprayer I have and protect my deck, and will let everyone know how long it lasts to compare with the many other products I have tried to keep the mold from penetrating wood which is big problem if you deck is in shaded areas.
OK, as if this was not enough to prove it is a consumable, lets look at the new commercial division which is where my interest was from start. Look at all the skyscrapers in the world with billions of windows which cost millions to keep clean every few weeks.
Imagine coating windows once every couple years, what would your savings be? Look at the costs of scafolding, labor, time and money is an issue for many in this economy, so now we can sell products by the drum for these accounts.
Retail grocery stores where they have glass everywhere, coat them, fut down labor keeping the windows and display cases clean. Amazing to see how the tyical fingerprints on doors just wipe clean without using chemical cleaners which contain ammonia to cut the oily prints.
Then we have one of the greatest problems all over the world, graffity. Paint will not stick to pours of concrete and brick like we have seen if you ever try to clean off this graffity with harsh chemicals or acetone, muriatic acid, etc. which I have seen used over the years.
Muriatic acid actually eats away at cement to remove paint, not a smart solution. What about bridges, a major issue around the world, and yes, coat the bridges, you can now remove painted graffity with simple high pressure water, not chemicals.
Bottom line, highly consumable given everyone in the world could and should want to save time and money by waterproofing their cars, shoes, boots, clothes, tiles, marble, granite in homes and commercial properties.
Look at all the hotels and motels in the world, now you can cut down the work to clean bathrooms to a fraction of time it normally takes to clean each room. There is no limit to the applications as I have seen, and new ideas keep flowing in as more and more people see videos. And I haven’t even touched on fireproof protection on carpets near fire place, which I will use given I have few burn holes from ashes which occasionally pop out of fireplace when wood is too moist and crackles.
I am sure everyone has had that issue once or twice who have fireplaces. For those prone to smoke in bed or on couch and may fall asleep, so protect beding and couch with a few squirts of this odorless, safe non-toxic spray on protection. Watch fireproof video to see results on toilet paper demonstration.
I will be experimenting on boats which have to be hosed down every use if in salt water, then again we have mold issues on seats, carpets, etc., never mind bottom paint to prevent fouling for those who keep your boats in slips. Nothing sticks to coated areas, so this too is a new market yet to be exploited.
How many people own boats in the world. And I haven’t touched on the engine treatment protection from friction which as we all know is major reason for engine wear and tear.
Watch the static friction test to be amazed as this is where I was first introduced to nanotechnology back in 2013 where we needed to reduce friction heat and wear in a proto-type new plasma motor we are developing. Again, is it consumable, is it retailable, as I see it, yes.
So then why not just run it through regular retail thereby cutting the cost right off the bat? Why the need to inflate the price just to pay a bunch of unneeded middle men? The only people that can justify it going mlm are those involved in mlm.
There certainly is more of a clamoring for easy to apply waxes as proven by the many spray-while-you-dry applications out there. They are created because that’s what people want.
There are rare people that want to labor to wax their vehicle anymore. I was one that didn’t mind it but not anymore. It easily consumes a whole day.
Not to mention the fact that just because you say it does ‘X’ doesn’t make it so.
I accepted most points in the other thread, but I haven’t really looked into your answer there yet. The product itself is clearly retailable, but it may be difficult to find the best “distribution channel”.
You have probably provided enough info for people to “get the idea”.
(From the other thread)
That’s how I interpreted it too, but from the opposite perspective.
(from the other thread)
From my POV, that monthly “qualifying purchase” indicates “sign up affiliates and put them on autoship” rather than “sell products”. It will eventually become a problem if too many people try to follow an idea like that. Then you will have a “$39 per month opportunity with some products attached”.
And then you will compete with all the other “sign up affiliates and put them on autoship” opportunities out there. And then you will have the people trying to move their entire downline into the next opportunity, because they have been offered a better “position”. 🙂
There are a lot of people in the world, and anyone who does not use $39.00 worth of product a month, they can easily do demonstrations to retail their monthly excess, which over several months could easily be the case, but autoship is not mandatory, nor is a purchase unless of course you have an organization building under you and you want to capture their volume as a commission.
So as I see it, competing with other affiliates is not an issue, and given the fact that there are so many applications, automobiles being just one, there is leather shoes and boots, and this opens up millions of more potential sales.
Then we have home applications like tile, marble, granite, bathroom shower surrounds, and of course glass windows. Who likes to clean windows on outside of homes twice or more a year, I know I don’t.
As I have discovered, doing a demo for industry is where the real money is going to be made and anyone can do it easily. You can apply windshield protection to several windshields and let people see the benefits more clearly, and if you use this strategy alone, you can easily go through $39.00 a month and make it work for you.
Three windshield application paks can do up to ten windshields, then wait for the orders of other products come in as each is impressed, no more bug guts sticking, no more scraping an inch of ice off windshield, snow slides off easily, never mind increased visibility even without wipers on.
So it is up to the individual, and obviously this will vary, but it is not about a consumer who only needs a couple items which will cover their own needs for several months, it is about demonstrating products for others which will consume way more than $39.00 a month. And how many people will want product immediately, which is what I find during this beta phase of evaluating products and how many applications we can think of.
As to the distribution question, and point of price, if you research the market there is nothing like CeraCoat-NanoTech for the price. I did find a product similar out of AU, but at $266. a quart as it was being sold to auto detailing operations.
As we have attracted a lot of professionals in the autocare industry, and they know the prices of the best waxes and polishes, no one has balked at price, but if it was on a shelf, just like all top of line products, they will not jump off the shelf.
This is especially true with unknown technologies like this one. This is a product which cries out for a face to face demonstration on their vehicles is best, outside of website videos which do amazingly well at showing how effective protection is.
Here is another example, spray a persons leather boot or shoe, only one, not both so they can compare, this way when they see the results first hand, or foot in this case, they will naturally want to apply CeraCoat-NanoTech to their untreated and unprotected show, bingo, another easy sale.
I think of the hawks in NYC who sell these cheap Chinese umbrellas they buy for a buck and sell for $10.00 when it rains. Go to Grand Central and offer technology to shoe shine operators, put up sign, instant waterproofing of shoes and boots, $5.00 a couple sprays, not bad, then hand a card to customer, bingo, another sale for each.
So again, I can’t see anyone running into competition given there are so many sales approaches one can use. I have only touched on a few on this thread.
Success to all.
Sounds mandatory to me if you wish to participate in the MLM opportunity then.
You just made my point, autoship is not mandatory like so many other MLM deals require, and not just to earn commissions, but to maintain your position as a distributor very often.
In addition, how many require a purchase before you can become a distributor? Almost all MLM’s have this requirement, so I would say that is mandatory to participate in the business opportunity, correct?
OK, so here we have the differences as I will try to explain clearly. There is no mandatory purchase, or autoship requirement. In fact, you can be a distributor at no cost or obligation to refer others, or not, it is up to as the free member position is optional.
You also get to purchase from your own free membership and save 20%, also optional, not mandatory. Given this scenario, nothing is mandatory, as in, you have to do it or else you cannot be a free member distributor.
One last point, you also get a free website, and from past research of the MLM industry, hundreds actually charge a fee for your replicated website management and hosting, never mind these same MLM’s also mandate a purchase in order to gain access to a website to promote your business, CeraCoat-NanoTech is a zero, nada, no cost business opportunity with no mandatory anything.
I don’t know about others, but I have never seen any MLM with no mandatory requirements to promote a product or service to others. Straight affiliate programs will often be no cost for replicated websites, but these do not offer the residual income of CeraCoat-NanoTech as I see it.
So as to your statement on mandatory, I guess we all have different definitions for words, but in my world, mandatory means you have to do something, not optional.
Of course, you would have to be a fool if your had referred others who were making purchases, and see that volume in your free back office on your free website, and then just let it pass you buy because you didn’t make an optional purchase that month.
With the calculated potential commissions staring you in the face, and you will lose it if you do not take the option of making a $39.00 purchase, but this is not mandatory.
So thank you for your points of view, it helps everyone better understand the differences between most MLM deals and CeraCoat-NanoTech. I never liked mandatory purchase or autoship MLM deals, unless of course I needed and wanted to use products.
I never liked having to pay full retail price for any MLM product whereby your referred sponsor earns the commission on your sale, even if you become a distributor for company. I guess that is my biggest gripe about MLM, the pay to play strategy 90% use.
I started in traditional business, and if I ordered stock and wanted to make personal purchase from my own business, of course I got product at wholesale cost, so why does MLM take the opposite position in most cases?
As far as I am concerned, CeraCoat-NanoTech is unique business opportunity like no other I have researched over the past several decades since shifting my focus away from traditional business to internet only businesses.
I enjoy hearing the plus and minus aspects of all businesses, and I have learned a lot visiting this forum, so thanks for the continued education. I hope it has been reciprocal for all those newbies to MLMland, or fantacyland as I often refer to industry, all hype, no substance or worse, no long term potential.
I focus on recessionproof business opportunities, ones which everyone is a prospect, bar none. I also focus on money saving businesses, as well as those which save time, after all, time is money. The more time you can save, the more time you have to make more money, pretty simple forumula for a successful business.
I also focus on niche or exclusive products to market. In all my years in business, I have personally never seen a better opportunity for a newbie as well as for the seasoned professional to succeed than with CeraCoat-NanoTech.
Hands down, no negatives, no risk, no mandatory hoops to jump through, nothing more than common sense decision when you have referred enough new customers to earn a commission for your efforts, and then, and only then you make your decision to make a purchase of just $39.00 for the month.
If you organization happens to not make a purchase the next, month, then you may want to skip a month, again, your option, not mandatory.
Success to all,
You’re placing a lot of emphasis on the words “not mandatory”.
If the majority of Ceracoat affiliates are self-qualifying via their own purchases, then whether or not alternative options for commission qualification becomes a moot point.
Is that happening within Ceracoat? I can’t say as I don’t have access to the numbers.
But I acknowledge it’s entirely possible.
Yes, my emphasis is on non mandatory for the simple reason, it is not mandatory.
So to be clear, even if you had a thousand dollar commission earned, but you didn’t want to make a non-mandatory purchase to release that check to you, then that is your free choice.
Silly, I know, but it really is that simple. People do not like mandatory anything, so why not put emphasis on this point?
Obviously, as I have seen, everyone wants to order product out of curiosity if nothing else. We all know there are millions of skeptics out there, so this is why all obstacles for all people have been addressed and removed.
In all the posts I have made on forums where skeptics are present, I have yet to have an objection to any aspect of this business.
Not to list all the concerns that could be a problem for skeptics, the videos are what they are, proof for even the most skeptical as I have found. So much so, that even these people who hate affiliate or MLM programs will try the product for the price point is very low compared to most such programs at $15.00 and so is the risk level very low.
You apply it on your own windshield, and your vehicle becomes a rolling billboard. Cary a water squeeze bottle in car, or use your windshield washers, and watch the water sheet off to bottom, providing a clear view with no wipers.
Using washers usually turns on wipers, so that is why I suggest a separate squeeze bottle of water.
So given the above, and your concern over a person not ordering more product each month, if not for personal use, ceratinly for demonstrations to others, I would be amazed if we do not see monthly orders even if one has no qualify commissions earned and waiting for them. Perhaps this is what gor my interest more than anything, people want the product first and foremost.
Anyone can easily demo product face to face if they are so inlined to be sales types, which most are not. But everyone likes to share good news, the old good movie or restaurant referral which you do as a favor because you liked the movie or meal or service.
This is not knew to anyone in MLMland, if you care, share, simple. With not one negative I can find from anyone who takes a serious look, like those on this forum who hate scams and such, this has been a good experiment in my research.
Please, someone throw a negative at me, I welcome it for I learn from it, and the more we learn, the more we can earn, my simple way of looking at any home based business opportunity.
If you cannot duplicate, it will not replicate, so it has to be easy for everyone, not just sales oriented professionals. And how many MLM’s have a commercial division for high volume corporate accounts?
I have touched on and answered all I can to describe product technology and its many applications to establish the long term residual income potential we all seek.
A few more applications I have tested have opened up even more potential. In FL as example, almost all homes have tile, and for those who have tile, don’t you just love cleaning the grout. I have white tiles with light beige grout, big mistake for it is impossible to keep grout clean.
So I tried a section a couple months ago to see if it stopped the staining, and it has, so how many tile floors are there in the world? Mold in corners of tiled shower stalls was another big issue for me, so am testing this in my shower which I had to replace tile and walls in once already several years back.
How many people have mold issues in bathroom tile grout? The shower and tub surround acrylic panel business is exploding because of mold and cleaning issues, so we have a cheap solution.
Success to all.
I’ll reiterate then that self-purchases are indeed then mandatory for anyone wishing to participate in the MLM opportunity.
Let’s not dance around the issue, and your claims of optional pseudo-compliance are wasted.
Forcing affiliates to purchase product to earn/withdraw their commissions is a regulatory red-flag.
Are you serious, no one is making anyone make a purchase. Of course you would be an idiot not to if you had a commission from your efforts sitting in your back office.
You want to call it mandatory when it is not, so be it, to each their own. No one is being forced, induced, yes, if you are not brain dead, but not forced, so what red flag?
Given the fact that it would be next to impossible not to sell one person in a month, never mind wanting another order for yourself to demonstrate product to others, the likelyhood of this not being the case is so remote, it is not even worth debating.
I have prospects chasing me for products they want now, not wait to order, so another reason to have product on hand for retail.
The only red flag here is in your mind, and no one is going to change that, so I rest my case, not an issue.
Forced products purchases to earn commissions is mandatory.
This is a specific scenario that most definitely triggers a red flag. You’re pseudo-compliance ‘you don’t have to but you’d be “an idiot” not to’ efforts are embarrassing.
As I said, you would have to be an idiot. (Ozedit: Yes, and we’re done here. Mandatory affiliate purchases are required to earn commissions in Ceracoat Direct. Got it.)
So you’re saying to get paid, they have to pay the system.
So there’s basically an implied threat of “if you don’t buy, you’re not getting paid”.
Yet you still manage to say “no one is making anyone make a purchase”…
Tsk tsk tsk.
I am saying (Ozedit: Yes we heard you the first time. Ceracoat affiliates must purchase product in order to withdraw commissions.
Forcing you affiliates to purchase product is a red flag.)
What other companies do is irrelevant. Ceracoat Direct force affiliates to purchase product to withdraw commissions, this is a regulatory red flag.
How can you possibly infer that a lot of inventory is required, (Ozedit: And I’ll cut you off there, because any inventory purchase to qualify for commission withdrawal is a red flag.)
okay, i know it will be difficult for you to prove retail, except your own. you say do lots of retail, and i can take your word for it.
the problem is, that schemes in which ALL affiliates ARE are on autoship, can be deemed a securities violation, if not an FTC pyramid fraud.
to escape this classification, you have to prove that a very healthy number of members are purchasing products for consumption and retail, WITHOUT being on autoship.
can you show some numbers for that? how many ceracoat affiliates are not on autoship, and what is the total sales to them?
Emphasis on forced. “Good standing” means you’re able to withdraw commissions.
It’s pretty black and white, requiring your affiliates to purchase anything to withdraw commissions is a red flag.
Note that I nuked Nano’s comment, as the opening paragraph simply cherry-picked the FTC’s warning and proceeding to build a lengthy waffle argument around it.
I will comment however on this:
What your non-MLM affiliates are doing is irrelevant. You yourself have confirmed affiliates participating in the Globally Positioned Parnets MLM opportunity are required to purchase a product, whether they need it or not, in order to withdraw earned commissions.
That is all that is relevant here.
don’t be peeved by ozedit, come and give specific answers to the questions raised.
you said that most MLM companies have autoship requirements, and so, it follows that this is allowed by the FTC.
having a majority of affiliates on autoship is illegal, it is ‘pay to play’.
that the FTC does not come storming in, is because they concentrate on more egregious pyramid schemes where products are widgets.
where the products are fairly priced and retailable, they may ‘ignore’ MLM companies flouting some rules. this does not mean high autoship is ‘legal’.
you will note that established MLM players, like amway or herbalife, always manage their regular PV purchasing distributors at 25-30%. this shields them from the ‘pay to play’ angle.
i may be wrong, but ceracoat may have over 90% affiliates on autoship – keep autoship cheap at 39$ and put everyone on autoship.
wrong or right?
My name is Ken Howard, CEO & Founder of Globally Positioned Partners, LLC or GPP for short. GPP has the global exclusivity to Market & Sell Dr. Elio Keller’ Ceracoat Products.
GPP would like to Thank “BEHIND MLM” for writing this piece about our company. However, since starting GPP, there are few things that have changed I’d like to discuss.
Before I do however, I’d like to let everyone know I have over 30 years of experience in Network Marketing and MLM. In the 80’s and 90’s, I drew a lot of circles on white boards in homes and hotels for companies like AMWAY and EXCEL, with nominal success. I learned the importance of TEAM Building and gained a lot of valuable life experiences as well as staying motivated and POSITIVE! I had the great fortune of having strong upline mentors that passed on a lifetime of positive reinforcement and lessons.
Additionally, I have had several very successful traditional companies, as well.
GPP was Pre Launched in October 2014. Although our company is still in PRE LAUNCH, GPP is only days away from our OFFICIAL LAUNCH! GPP now has over 2,100 REPS.
Reps (Members) get a FREE REPLICATED eCommerce website and Free Back Office.
Reps EARN 20% on all Retail Sales from their website paid through 12 Levels!
GPP is within days from LAUNCHING our new eCommerce Site that PLEXUM, an MLM PRO Web Development Company from Chicago, Illinoise is building for us.
The GPP UNI LEVEL Compensation PLAN PAYS 12 Levels Deep and Infinite width. There are no QUALIFYING RANKS to earn on all 12 Levels! A $50 Retail Sale per month or just a $50 purchase per month Qualifies you to get paid on all 12 LEVELS!
Level 1 = 1%
Level 2 = 15%
Level 3 = 15%
Level 4 = 15%
Level 5 = 7%
Level 6 = 7%
Level 7 = 2%
Level 8 = 2%
Level 9 = 2%
Level 10 = 2%
Level 11 = 5%
Level 12 = 7%
All 12 Levels are UnLocked and are paid on from day one for all Reps, the ONLY Qualifier is just Sell $50 Retail per month or Buy $50 per month.
NO AUTO SHIP
Members (Reps) are Paid in REAL TIME on their eWallets which they LINK to a Bank Account and can transfer their commissions instantly.
Clorox did a study for Dr.Keller and estimates sales can approach $50 Billion per year Globally!
GPP is GLOBAL!
We use Shipwire to SHIP to our GLOBAL Customers!
We are debt free and poised for tremendous growth once we LAUNCH in a few days!
(Ozedit: Spam removed)
Hope that clears up things for every one.
All the Best!
Hi Ken, thanks for stopping by.
So why are CeraCoat affiliates running around saying a purchase is mandatory?
As the owner of the company, can you confirm what percentage of affiliates are purchasing product each month?
hello mr ken, and thankyou for an interesting post.
it all sounds good, and your website is nice too.
it’s nice that autoship is NOT mandatory, i hope it stays that way in ‘practice’ too, after your launch.
if you have reps like mr nano, that swear by your products, then i certainly believe you can succeed, without slipping into recruitment, like many initially well intentioned MLM’s, later do.
all the best!
three suggestions :
1] your website does not have any physical office address for GPP [did i miss it?]. a physical address always adds credibility, for distributors and customers alike.
2] where is Globally Positioned Partners, LLC , registered? if you could upload your registration document to the website, this also is very comforting to distributors and customers.
3] though not required by the FTC/SEC, i really hope you will be presenting annual disclosure statements on your website. established companies [which i hope GPP will be], try to be transparent to earn market respect. annual disclosures of how many distributors joined and left, how many are active and how many are doing retail or self consuming only, will help keep critics at bay.
do let us know how your launch goes!
Mr.Howard has no idea what he’s doing he’s calls are the worst the person he has handling his calls needs help.
The product is amazing Dr.Keller has the wrong company and person in charge.
Who pays 1% for what I tell you why its called GREED there no autoship however you won’t get paid unless you purchase or pay $50.00 a month company needs to be restructured Ceracoat is the product not the company so do not blame them if your apart of GPP.
They launched it failed cutting corners still can’t order products build a team now there looking at us what a mess.
we will never know how many affiliates are on autoship, unless the management is willing to share that information. however the way an MLM company projects and sells itself, is an indicator of what they do in ‘practice’.
this is how GPP affiliates are promoting the company on the net:
there was no talk about how the wonderful products can be sold , except that it was an ‘niche’ product, with no competition.
the rest was all recruiting and recruiting. sign of things to come?
and a global company with no ‘physical address’, is a little ‘suspect’.
why would a 26 year old, debt free, revolutionary, Swiss Nano Tech company, give their Global Exclusive Master Distributor Marketing License, to a company GPP, which cannot even afford a ‘physical office’?
No One can make such a poor business decision, unless the ‘product’ is absolutely, not sellable, bunkum.
nano, i’m calling you out, on the ‘fervor’ you have displayed for the products. why doesn’t GPP have an office? where is GPP registered?
To whomever reads these post do not confuse GPP with CERACOAT Ceramic ones the brand and product the other is the company trying to market the product.
I’ve seen the products in action there amazing the other company a complete mess.
hello mr logicfail, has not ceracoat given it’s ‘global’ distributorship to GPP? this means:
ceracoat = GPP
and hello mr twicelogicfail, if the ceracoat products are so ‘great’, how come they gave themselves away to GPP, who has no office and is registered god knows where?
and er, ‘You’ve’ seen the products and are attesting to their efficacy? who’s you? third logicfail??
Anjail I agree with you CERACOAT has not given GPP there global rights. They can’t get it done here so no they do not have those rights not at all.
Its them trying to make it more then what it is and JTS a mess stay tuned so u know I agree with you.
mr mlm, your post is not decipherable, but i’ll stay tuned, so that you can explain better next time!
Has anyone tried reaching out to the inventor owner Dr Keller of CeraCoat (The Swiss Nano Tech Company)? If so, what do they have to say?
Hello All, I am Elio, the founder and president of Ceracoat Group.
Just to make things clear and to answer to several comments here: GPP/Ken Howard has NO exclusivity on Ceracoat products and never had. I will not enter to details.
GPP is a client/normal distributor of our Ceracoat products, nothing else.
You are right, I built up Ceracoat Group and I would never give an exclusive global distribution to a Start-UP.
Hope things are clear now and thank you for your attention. My best regards and all my respect to you.
yes, GPP’s website does not use the word ‘exclusive’. it says:
however the official GPP facebook page says:
so, ceracoat has to fix this issue with GPP, and get them to stop misrepresenting that they are the exclusive distributors of ceracoat products.
secondly, how does this work?
if GPP is selling ceracoat via MLM internationally, how can ceracoat sell its products via normal retail channels?
the basis of product sale in MLM, is that the products are not available through any other channel. how can ceracoat retail compete with GPP ceracoat MLM?
that is unfair and illegal, as it reduces a distributors ‘market’ to sell products via MLM.
There is no mention of exclusivity in the homepage of GPP!
So all is correct there.
Kind regards, Elio
In the countries where we are selling to importers that are doing standard distribution, there is no MLM.
Your comment is not correct anjali. Our distributors choose if they do standard distribution or MLM, that is not our decision. They are completely free.
We are NOT the distributor, we are the manufacturer and the owner of the Ceracoat brand.
Kind regards, Elio
if you were merely a manufacturer, selling white label products, i would agree with you that it would be upto the distributors to decide how to sell, and under what brand name and at what price.
but, since You Own the brand ceracoat, what you are doing is akin to franchising and not distribution.
you cannot have one franchisee using the traditional distribution method and another franchisee using the MLM method.
since the Brand is your’s, you have the responsibility of ensuring that your franchisees do not misrepresent the market to anyone.
how can GPP say they have Global MLM rights for ceracoat products? you have to make them publish a list of countries where ceracoat is sold via traditional retail methods, and clearly state that MLM is not available in those countries.
either you must make GPP clarify it’s market expanse, or make them rebrand the products, and not use the ‘ceracoat’ brand name.
Like I said before, GPP has no exclusive rights and is not global. They are a distributor in the U.S.
I will not answer comments any more since the situation is very clear. We are not responsible for false information coming from a distributor.
Kind regards, Elio
Was GPP disciplined in any way for circulating false information?
You can be general here, as in what’s Ceracoat’s policy for dealing with distributors who circulate false information about the company?
the situation is not clear at all, but infact very confusing.
you are responsible for your brand being misrepresented, you always have the option to discontinue franchisees which are spreading false information about your company and the way it markets it’s products.
Since they are ‘A’ distributor in the US, are there other purchase points in America?
Personally, I refuse to purchase from MLMs; I will not support that distribution system for reasons too long to list.
Franchise is a complete business concept (products, marketing strategies, location, etc.). I don’t think you will find any “CeraCoat Stores” selling only CeraCoat products, with employees dressed in CeraCoat clothes.
So it’s not a franchise. He’s probably selling to one or more wholesale agents, and they sell to retail stores of different types.
An MLM company is just a different type of “wholesale agent” with a different type of “retail distributors”.
what you are describing is a ‘business format franchisee’ which is like a commercial marriage, and entails a single brand, and duplication of systems, and common structure and ethics in management, and matching uniforms etc.
wholesaling a ‘Manufacturers Brand’ is also a kind of franchisee ship where:
there are many types of franchisees, the basic idea is that a single brand name is is involved.
dr keller is the owner of the cera coat brand, he has full control on how his brand is sold and where. he cannot blame distributors because he aint got any, he’s got tradename /brand franchisees and he can kick their butt, at will.
We stopped our connection with Ken Howard and GPP, Ken was not successful and did create a lot of negative image, so we had to stop with him.
We are now only dealing with our official distributor, Ceracoat Unlimited.
Kind regards, ELIO
Interesting update, thanks for dropping by. Is this announced anywhere else?
That’s official since around 3 weeks and was posted at several places and all former GPP member do know that as well.
Thanks for the update Elio and I’m sorry to hear things didn’t work out.
I did choose the wrong person, but it’s my fault, because I listened to his “crazy plans” and when he told me he was an MLM expert, I trusted him.
Big mistake, but we have our worldwide business and exist for over 20 years, so Ken was just a “lost of time and money” and now we are looking to the future.
A lot of persons warned me about Ken, but it was too late. Now I saw they were all right. . .
You two probably have quite different ideas about MLM. You seem to have an “old school” idea where people actually try to sell products to consumers, but MLM haven’t been like that for several decades (with a few exceptions).
“New school MLM” is usually based on “Selling The Dream”, on selling the income opportunity itself to income opportunity seekers. That’s how most MLM operates today, they have become recruitment schemes rather than distribution channels for products.
In “new school MLM”, products and services will have a secondary function. A product or service is necessary to make the income opportunity feel like a real, legitimate income source — to make it feel less like a pyramid scheme.
Thank you for printing this article and leaving it posted.
I stumbled upon this article and could not believe the warning I am receiving about this individual K.H. If it were not for the photograph attached to the man online I would had never related it to that person, since there are thousands of same name indivuals. WARNING! YES BEWARE!
Yes this person mentioned IS a munipulator and a pretencious manufacturer of great falseti. After reading this and doing my research I found multiple articles and multiple products this person claims to represent almost SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Either he is a genius multitasker unknown “imaginary” magnate, an unoccupied unemployed professional scam artist, or just a fat lier for hobby.
THE LIST OF MULTIPLE DIFFERENT products in a span of 7 years is the red flag!