Zivizi Review: Miyu Holdings enter MLM nutrition niche
Zivizi operate in the health and nutrition niche and are based out of Utah in the US.
Heading up the company is Steve Francisco, who serves as Zivizi’s CEO.
Zivizi itself is owned by Miyu Holdings, a Utah company founded by Ike Hong in 2014. Miyu Holdings is made up of a number of companies, spanning mobile messaging, cash back shopping, health, advertising, online travel and “digital business training”.
The earliest I was able to find on Steve Francisco’s involvement in the MLM industry dates back to 2005. According to an SEC filing, Francisco had an exclusive “royalty agreement” with Lexxus International.
I did find a marketing video from 2010 in which Francisco claims to have a 25 year history in MLM, but couldn’t find anything earlier than 2005.
That same year Lexxus International changed its name to NHT Global. NHT Global operates in the personal care and health MLM niche and is still in business today.
Francisco’s next MLM stint was a “Master Associate” with Talk Fusion. Talk Fusion was founded in 2007, although I wasn’t able to confirm if Francisco was involved from launch.
Fransisco left Talk Fusion in 2009. In late 2010 Francisco reemerged as the President of Renua Medical.
Renua Medical sell medical equipment, cookie meals and health and nutritional supplements. Renua Medical still appear to be in business but I couldn’t find anything about an MLM opportunity on their website.
Read on for a full review of the Zivizi MLM opportunity.
The Zivizi Product Line
Zivizi market a range of health and nutrition supplements, branded as
- ZCore – “an essential nutrition system”
- ZEssence – “a medical grade, luxury skin care system” and
- ZSlim – “a high-impact, nutraceutical weight loss acceleration system”
Specific products in each Zivizi product category include:
- CoreStrip – “a proprietary, cutting edge system for delivering a steady stream of optimized mental, emotional and physical nutrition and energy through the skin” ($59 for a box of 30 strips)
- Core Fuel – “nutrient-dense superfood smoothie” ($89 for a 30g sachet)
- Relax PM – “a proprietary nutraceutical capsule taken after dinner that reduces stress” ($46 for a box of 30 capsules)
- Ignite – “a proprietary, metabolic enhancing, appetite control product” ($78 for a box of 30 satchels)
- SlimStrip – “delivers a steady stream of metabolic enhancing, appetite control through the skin” ($59 for a pack of 30 strips)
- SlimFuel – “a proprietary, delicious, strategically designed pudding/shake meal replacement” ($89 for a 30g pouch)
- Curb – “specifically designed to optimize low-glycemic digestion, cortisol down-regulation, thermogenic fat burning, metabolic acceleration and systemic detoxification” ($43 for a box of 30 capsules)
- Replenishing SkinStrip – “specially formulated to provide concentrated, targeted nutrition directly through your skin to promote exceptional skin health” ($59 for a box of 30 strips)
- Restoring Hyaluronic Moisturizer – “a light, gentile, rejuvenating conditioner” ($84 a bottle)
- Rejuvenating Facial Cleanser – “quickly removes makeup, oil, dirt and impurities from deep within the skin” ($66 a bottle)
- Repairing AM Stem Cell Cream – “scientifically formulated to invigorate, repair and sustain healthy skin” ($152 a tub)
- Refining Age-Defying Eye Serum – “a proprietary combination of synergistic ingredients that retain moisture, boost collagen production, reduce inflammation and enhance cellular repair” ($138 for a tube applicator)
- Arise AM Awakening Beverage – “a delicious, proprietary, specially formulated beverage enjoyed first thing in the morning that mentally, emotionally and energetically sets the stage for a vibrantly balanced day” ($71 for an 8g sachet)
- Revitalizing PM Telomere DNA Cream – “penetrates deep into skin cells to target telomeres that regulate cell lifespan and maintain healthy DNA” ($152 a tub)
- Stem Cell 5.5 pH Body Bar – “a gentle, slightly acidic, soap-free cleanser scientifically formulated to effectively sterilize and remove unwanted dirt and excess oils while conditioning the skin to protect against dryness” ($24 each)
Various Zivizi products are also available in pack configurations, combing multiple products at a discount.
Miyu Holdings has a health division, which appears to be the manufacturer of Zivizi’s product range:
MIYU Health engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of Nutrition, Anti-aging and lifestyle Products. MIYU Holdings markets its products through a network of distributors worldwide.
That said, the Zivizi website did have some pretty strange product descriptions when the company website first went live:
The Zivizi Compensation Plan
Zivizi do not provide a full compensation plan on their website.
A summary is instead provided, which the following breakdown is based on.
In order to qualify for commissions, a Zivizi affiliate must generate 80 PV a month
PV stands for “Personal Volume” and is sales volume generated by retail orders and a Zivizi affiliate’s own product purchases.
Zivizi pay a 20% retail commission on sales volume generated by retail customer orders.
This includes preferred customer orders, who receive a 5% discount in exchange for signing up for monthly autoship.
Customer Acquisition Incentive
If a Zivizi affiliate has five active preferred customers, they receive a 5% bonus on their orders.
If a Zivizi affiliate has ten active preferred customers, they receive a 10% bonus.
Although not explicitly clarified in the Zivizi compensation plan, preferred customers are believed to be both retail customers and recruited affiliates on monthly autoship.
Fast Start Bonus
The Fast Start Bonus is a 15% commission on the first product order placed by personally recruited affiliates.
Residual commissions in Zivizi are paid out 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 each of the two first level positions into another two positions each (4 positions).
Subsequent levels are generated as required, with each new level of the binary team housing twice as many positions as the previous level.
Positions in the binary team are filled via direct and indirect recruitment of new Zivizi affiliates.
At the end of each week Zivizi tally up sales volume on both sides of the binary team. A Vizivi affiliate is paid 10% of the volume generated on their weaker binary side.
Note that binary earnings are capped at $120,000 a month.
Zivizi affiliates earn a matching bonus 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.
How the matching bonus is paid out is unclear. The Vizivi compensation plan states only that affiliates can
Earn up to ten levels of your Diamond 3 Stars commissionable volume within your organization.
he higher the rank you achieve, the more levels from which you can earn.
This sounds like the match is paid out on Diamond 3 Star affiliates and their downlines (up to nine levels deep).
Leadership Development Bonus
To qualify for the Leadership Development Bonus, a Zivizi affiliate must recruit at least two affiliates into their binary team (one left and one right).
This must be done within 30 days of signing up as a new Zivizi affiliate.
If qualified for the Leadership Development Bonus, a Zivizi affiliate earns a 3% bonus on sales volume generated by their personally recruited affiliates.
A 2% Leadership Development Bonus is also paid out on level 2 recruited affiliates (affiliates recruited by personally recruited affiliates).
Rank Achievement Bonus
Diamond, 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star, Diamond 1 Star, Diamond 2 Star and Diamond 3 Star affiliates can earn a Rank Achievement Bonus if they qualify at a respective rank for a set number of consecutive months.
At the time of publication Zivizi did not provide any further specifics.
Global Bonus Pool
Zivizi put 3% of their company-wide sales volume ino a Global Bonus Pool.
Zivizi share this pool equally with affiliates who qualify as “leaders”.
No qualification for leaders was available at the time of publication.
Zivizi affiliates at the Diamond 1 Star and higher ranks qualify for a monthly car bonus for 48 months as follows:
- Diamond 1 Star – $500 a month
- Diamond 2 Star $1000 a month
- Diamond 3 Star – $1500 a month
Information on Zivizi’s Lifestyle Getaways is limited;
Zivizi wants to reward you and recognize your success as you build your business.
Our Lifestyle Getaway Program will enable you to enjoy the luxury that your efforts deserve.
No further information is provided.
Basic Zivizi affiliate membership is $50 and then $40 annually.
A Zivizi affiliate can also sign up with one of the following three packages:
- Partner Pack – $600
- Director Pack – $1200
- Executive Pack – $3000
Zivizi’s affiliate packs are bundled with various assortments of Zivizi products. As far as I can tell there’s no financial incentive for signing up with a more expensive pack.
On the surface Zivizi appears to be a marketing arm for Miyu Health, as an alternative to wholesaling Miyu Health products to third parties to retail.
If that’s the case there’s nothing wrong with that, but one would hope savings by manufacturing Zivizi products inhouse were passed on to customers.
To that end Zivizi’s product line is quite robust, even if parts of it appear to be inspired by rival MLM companies.
Definitely do a price-check comparison against what’s available locally and online. Trying some of the products as a retail customer wouldn’t hurt either.
For the record, Zivizi’s “pudding shake” struck me as a bit unappetizing sounding. Either it’s a pudding or it’s a shake, I don’t think I’d want the two combined.
On the business side of things, Zivizi not offering a full compensation plan is somewhat strange.
The company is forthright about other important aspects of their business, so for the full compensation plan to not be available is odd. Hopefully this is just an oversight and rectified soon enough.
From what information is provided, the quickest way to establish legitimacy would be to find out how your potential upline is generating 80 PV a month.
Ideally this PV should be generated by retail orders. If it’s via their own autoship order, you’re probably looking at chain recruitment.
The Zivizi compensation plan suggests there’s a strong company focus on affiliate autoship recruitment;
Get 3 & Yours Is Free
When you have three ZPartners personally enrolled in the Automatic Reorder System (ARS), you are eligible to free product every month if they continue their ARS.
The total Auto-Reorder volume of your three Preferred Customers must be 3 times or more than your AR volume.
If affiliates, through autoship or otherwise, are the primary purchasers products, Vizivi would be operating as a pyramid scheme.
There might be retail incentives within Zivizi’s affiliate ranks, however given this information has been withheld by the company I’m doubtful.
That said there’s plenty of room to run your Zivizi business legitimately with a focus on retail, it’s just a question of whether this is supported strongly enough at a company-wide level.
You’ve otherwise got a company run by seasoned MLM marketers with corporate experience, even if Miyu Holdings appears to be a newcomer to the industry.