XIPWorks Review: isXperia is just as confusing in 2020
A few weeks back a reader wrote in requesting a review of XIPWorks.
I hadn’t heard of XIPWorks before but was familiar with “XIP” branding being part of isXperia.
XIPWorks is presented as a stand-alone company, incorporated in Florida. There’s no mention of isXperia anywhere on XIPWorks’ website.
Aside from the “XIP” branding, the only clue that XIPWorks is in fact a rebrand of isXperia is the same phone number in the website footer.
Similarly there’s no mention of XIPWorks on isXperia’s website.
Neither isXperia or XIPWorks provide a copy of their compensation plan on their website. Through a bit of searching I was able to lock down a copy of XIPWorks’ comp plan.
There have been some changes since 2019, so today we dive into XIPWorks for an updated review.
XIPWorks provides no information about who owns or runs the company on its website.
Through isXperia’s website, we’re able to confirm Christopher Bratta is still running the company and its spinoffs as CEO.
Why this information isn’t provided on XIPWorks’ website is unclear.
XIPWorks pitches itself as a “lifestyle membership program”.
XIPWorks is a membership program offering a variety of products and services for you and your family to enjoy.
XIPWorks’ website features the same nutritional supplements and discount travel portal service offered by isXperia.
XIPWorks website fails to go into specific details about its nutritional supplement range.
In an official XIPWorks marketing presentation, Balance branded personal wellness products and XIPWorks hemp oil is featured.
There’s no mention of either of these on XIPWorks’ website, so product marketing across the two companies seems to be a mess.
XIPWorks’ Compensation Plan
XIPWorks’ compensation pays out retail commissions.
Residual commissions are paid out through a binary team. A residual commission matching bonus is paid out via a unilevel.
There is also recruitment and rank-based bonuses on offer.
XIPWorks Affiliate Ranks
There are eleven affiliate ranks within XIPWorks’ compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Promoter – sign up as an XIPWorks affiliate and continue to pay $110 a month
- 2 Star – recruit and maintain two Promoters
- 3 Star – recruit and maintain three Promoters
- 4 Star – recruit and maintain four Promoters
- 5 Star – recruit and maintain five Promoters
- 6 Star – recruit and maintain six Promoters
- 9 Star – recruit and maintain nine Promoters
- 12 Star – recruit and maintain twelve Promoters
XIPWorks affiliates earn commission of “up to 25%” on sales to retail customers.
Rapid Star Bonus
The Rapid Star Bonus pays $50 per three XIPWorks affiliates recruited.
XIPWorks pays residual commissions via a binary compensation structure.
A binary compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a binary team, split into two sides (left and right):
The first level of the binary team houses two positions. The second level of the binary team is generated by splitting these first two positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Subsequent levels of the binary team are generated as required, with each new level housing twice as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of affiliates. Note there is no limit to how deep a binary team can grow.
At the end of each week XIPWorks tallies up new sales volume on both sides of the binary team.
Affiliates are paid up to 24% of sales volume generated on their weaker binary team side.
- 2 and 3 Stars earn an 8% residual commission rate
- 3 Stars who rank qualify within ten days of signing up earn a 12% residual commission rate
- 4 Stars earn a 14% residual commission rate
- 5 Stars earn a 16% residual commission rate
- 6 Stars earn an 18% residual commission rate
- 9 Stars earn a 20% residual commission rate
- 12 Stars earn a 24% residual commission rate
Once paid out on, volume is matched against the stronger binary team side and flushed.
Leftover volume on the stronger binary team side carries over.
Check Match Bonus
XIPWorks pays a Check Match Bonus on residual commissions earned by downline affiliates.
The Check Match Bonus is paid out 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.
XIPWorks caps the Check Match Bonus at four levels:
- 3 Stars receive 20% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- 6 Stars receive 20% on level 1 and 10% on level 2
- 9 Stars receive 20% on level 1 and 10% on levels 2 and 3
- 12 Stars receive 20% on level 1 and 10% on levels 2 to 4
XW Lifestyle Bonus
The Lifestyle Bonus is a volume bonus paid on three or more unilevel team legs.
Up to 6% is paid out per unilevel leg:
- Diamonds receive a 1% XW Lifestyle Bonus
- Green Diamonds receive a 2% XW Lifestyle Bonus
- Blue Diamonds receive a 3% XW Lifestyle Bonus
- Red Diamonds receive a 4% XW Lifestyle Bonus
- Black Diamonds receive a 6% XW Lifestyle Bonus
What determines how many unilevel legs the XW Lifestyle Bonus is paid out on isn’t disclosed.
XIPWorks lures new affiliates in with a free membership option. The catch is that free affiliates can’t earn commissions.
Paid XIPWorks affiliate membership costs
- $10 to sign up
- $100 to “get qualified”
- $100 a month to stay qualified plus a $10 monthly admin fee
Simplifying these fees, it comes to $110 to sign up and then $110 a month.
Last year I wondered why isXperia and XIP4Life were presented as two separate companies.
Personally I’d be getting rid of XIP4Life (it started off as a scam remember?), and just be focusing on isXperia branding.
Easier for the company, easier for affiliates and easier for your customers.
Rather than take that advice, isXperia has doubled down and now presents as three companies.
As I write this websites for isXperia, XIP4Life and XIPWorks are all active.
I had thought maybe XIPWorks was a replacement for XIP4Life, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
XIPWorks was mentioned on XIP4Life’s website, however that’s since been removed.
From a compensation standpoint while isXperia has simplified things somewhat, their presentation is lacking.
Also there doesn’t appear to be any noticeable focus on retail sales. If anything the monthly spend has gone up to $110 a month, up from $60 last year.
The way this $110 fee is presented in the compensation plan is a mandatory $100 monthly membership fee.
There’s literally no explanation provided, so whether this covers any bundled products or not is unclear.
Rank qualification is tied to recruitment of promoters, which equates to XIPWorks operating as a pay to play pyramid scheme.
Oh and isXperia’s product presentation is somehow worse than it was last year.
Retail pricing still isn’t provided, and products presented on XIPWorks’ website don’t match what’s in their marketing material.
According to isXperia’s website, Christopher Bratta
has over 25 Years’ experience as both a top earning distributor and company owner in the Direct Selling / MLM Industries.
In 2010 Christopher founded isXperia.
This makes the state of isXperia and its unnecessary spinoffs all the more puzzling. It’s difficult not to interpret the mess as a reflection of company management.
Pending a redesign of isXperia’s MLM opportunity from the ground up (get rid of the extra companies, present information on the company website, provide product details with pricing and compensation details – that’s just off the top of my head), approach with caution.