The Company 360 Review: $350 octane booster tablets?
The Company 360 (TC 360) launched in late 2016 and operate in the automotive additive MLM niche.
The company is based out of California in the US and headed up by Founder and CEO, Robert Aguilar (below right).
Aguilar’s TC 360 corporate bio credits him with being ‘in the MLM space for over 25 years‘. Despite this I was unable to definitively put together Aguilar’s MLM history (there are a few Robert Aguilar’s in the MLM industry).
Aguilar’s TC 360 bio provides no information as to the company’s he’s previously been involved in.
Read on for a full review of the TC 360 MLM opportunity.
The Company 360 Products
The sole product TC 360 market is an “octane booster”.
For use in gasoline/petrol and diesel. Each tablet treats up to 10-12 gallons.
Designed to optimize your vehicle’s performance. The TC 360 octane booster helps restore horsepower by removing deposits and cleaning the fuel intake system.
This two-in-one formula boosts octane and cleans the fuel intake system to help restore horsepower.
TC 360 sell their octane booster for $350 (100 tablets).
The TC 360 Compensation Plan
TC 360 affiliates sign up, pay a fee and are then paid commissions when they recruit others who do the same.
TC 360 pay recruitment commissions via a four tier 2×3 matrix.
A 2×3 matrix places a TC 360 affiliate at the top of a matrix, with two positions directly under them:
These two positions form the first level of the matrix. The second level of the matrix is generated by splitting these two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
The third level of the matrix is generated in the same manner and houses eight positions (14 positions in total).
Commissions are paid as positions in the matrix are filled via direct and indirect recruitment.
When all positions in a matrix are filled, a “cycle” is generated and the matrix position cycles into the next payment tier.
The TC 360 compensation plan has four matrix tiers, with commissions paid out across all four tiers as follows:
- Qualified Advocate matrix (must recruit at least two affiliates) – $550 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $1200 for filling a Club VIP matrix, cycles into a Producer matrix
- Producer matrix – $2520 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $7000 for filling a Club VIP matrix, cycles into a Celebrity matrix
- Celebrity matrix – $3500 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $10,500 for filling a Club VIP matrix
- Platinum matrix – $5250 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $14,000 for filling a Club VIP matrix
- Ambassador matrix – $7000 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $21,000 for filling a Club VIP matrix
- Crown Ambassador – $10,500 for filling a Club 360 matrix or $31,500 for filling a Club VIP matrix
Although not explicitly clarified, I believe the Club VIP rates are for recruitment of Club VIP affiliates only.
If a Club VIP affiliate recruits a Club 360 affiliate, they are paid the applicable Club 360 affiliate rate for filling that position.
TC 360 affiliates receive a one-time bonus when they cycle into Producer and higher matrices.
- Producer matrix – $360 Club 360 bonus or $1000 Club VIP bonus
- Celebrity matrix – $1000 Club 360 bonus or $3000 Club VIP bonus
- Platinum matrix – $25,000 (or BMW car equivalent) Club 360 bonus or $75,000 (or Mercedes car equivalent) Club VIP bonus
- Ambassador matrix – $10,000 Club 360 bonus or $30,000 Club VIP bonus
- Crown Ambassador – $360,000 Club 360 bonus or $1,000,000 Club VIP bonus
Residual commissions in TC 360 are paid via 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 level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, 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 theoretical infinite number of levels.
TC 360 pay residual commissions down a maximum of fifteen levels:
- Club 360 affiliates earn a 2% monthly residual on downline affiliate orders
- Club VIP affiliates earn a 4% monthly residual on downline affiliate orders
How many unilevel levels a TC 360 affiliate can earn on is determined by the highest matrix tier they have cycled into:
- Qualified Advocate – 3 levels
- Producer – 6 levels
- Celebrity – 9 levels
- Platinum – 12 levels
- Ambassador – 15 levels
The TC 360 compensation plan provides a residual commission example “based on (a) $100/mo. order”.
The TC 360 compensation plan documentation mentions a “shared revenue pool”, “club VIP” and “earned re-entry program”, however no specific details are provided.
Joining The Company 360
TC 360 affiliate membership is either $360 for Club 360 (100 octane tablets) or $1300 for Club VIP (500 octane tablets).
Club 360 affiliates can also “upgrade” to Club VIP membership for an additional $1000.
The primary difference between Club 360 and Club VIP affiliate membership is income potential via the TC 360 compensation plan.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a fuel additive MLM company debut.
Traditionally fuel additives in MLM have been used to fuel recruitment-heavy compensation plans (no pun intended), with The Company 360 sadly offering up to be more of the same.
With a bit of math we can deduce that retail customers pay $3.50 per octane tablets. Club 360 affiliates are paying $3.60 and Club VIP affiliates $260.
A quick Google search reveals similar octane tablets being sold for less than $1 a tablet. This is branded stuff, not cheap knockoffs.
As to whether the octane tablets do anything at all (or if they’re worth buying at all), that’s your call. I’m personally not a fan of adding anything to automotive fuel or oil systems unless absolutely necessary.
Rather than its octane tablet being a premium product commanding a premium markup however, most of what is paid for the tablets is funneled into TC 360’s compensation plan.
Other than “direct sales” (of which no details are provided), TC 360’s compensation plan primarily focuses on affiliate recruitment.
TC 360’s five-tier matrix cycler operates the same as any other cycler. You sign up, pay a fee and that fee buys you a position.
You fill positions in your matrix via recruitment and you get paid. The fees other affiliates pay fund your cycle commissions, creating a closed-loop pyramid scheme.
Pay to play is also prominent, with the key difference between $360 Club 360 membership and $1300 Club VIP membership being a massive increase in cycle commissions.
This is quite obviously due to affiliates funneling more money into the scheme at the Club VIP level per position purchased.
As evidenced by TC 360’s products page on their website, a recruitment-based compensation plan can be attached to any product.
We constantly strive to create great products that are safe for your family, your health and the environment. And not to mention they work well too!
Also, we’re always open to hear from our customers. If you’d like to provide us with new ideas for products … please let us know.
So long as it’s obtainable on the cheap via a third-party, it can be bundled with TC 360’s cycler positions.
Residual commissions via the unilevel, at least as per TC 360’s own compensation documentation, are paid out on monthly spends by affiliates (autoship).
As with all such schemes, once affiliate recruitment dies down things start to fall apart.
Being a cycler, this will translate into matrices stalling. This ties in with commissions also stalling, which once spread wide enough throughout the company prompts a collapse.
At that point anyone who hasn’t recouped their affiliate fees via recruitment loses out, with this mathematically being the majority of TC 360 affiliates at any given time.
One final thought I’ll leave you with is, for who knows what reason, TC 360 seem to think a recruitment-driven cycler is somehow “FTC compliant”.
A message on the TC 360 website invites people to ‘visit our resource center to view our brochure and our newly FTC compliant compensation plan‘.
TC 360’s “FTC compliant compensation plan” is the same reviewed above… and quite obviously it’s anything but FTC compliant.