5Linx is a multi-level marketing company headquartered in Rochester, NY. 5Linx's product line covers a wide range of customer needs from nutritional supplements to mobile marketing. The New York-based company seeks to improve the lives of people around the world by saving money on products they use daily. 5Linx has not only proven to be profitable; it has a mobile app available for Apple and Android users and is active on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest. By making its products available for everyone around the world, 5Linx seeks to be the one-stop shop for products and services that improve lives.

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The Good

  • Awards and Accolades
  • Strong Code of Ethics
  • Mobile App

Awards and Accolades

5Linx has received several awards and accolades. Here are the awards and accolades:

  • Inc. 500
  • Inc. 5000 nine-time honoree
  • DSA Top 100 Global
  • Rochester Top 100

Code of Ethics

One selling point that may make 5Linx more attractive to potential distributors is its code of ethics. 5Linx's code of ethics has played a role in helping the multi-level marketing company become so successful. Its code of conduct covers different topics such as:

  • Deceptive or Unlawful Consumer or Recruiting Practices
  • Products, Services and Promotional Materials
  • Terms of Sale
  • Warranties and Guarantees
  • Identification and Privacy

Mobile App

5Linx also has a mobile app available for Apple and Android users called the my5Linx app. The app includes the following features:

  • Simple, easy navigation
  • Simplified back-office reporting
  • Sales and commission tracking
  • Product sales pages with video
  • Complete downline access
  • Track contacts and prospects

The Bad

  • Expensive Enrollment

Expensive Enrollment Fees

One possible deterrent to people who may enroll with 5Linx is the company's fees to start either as a customer representative or an independent marketing representative. The signup cost is higher than the industry average. Here are the rates for each starter kit:

  • Customer representative $99
  • Independent Marketing Representative $249

5Linx's enrollments are at least double the enrollment fees of many other multi-level companies. People who are strapped for cash may need to consider another direct sales company that has a lower enrollment fee. Although 5Linx can be classified as a telecommunications company, the multi-level marketing company does not have a clear industry. It offers solutions to nutritional problems, home security, energy shots, and satellite TV. This wide variety of offerings may be great for some, but also causes one to wonder if 5Linx's products and services are very effective. A lack of focus could be a drawback to the company.

The Bottom Line

5Linx is on top of its social media management and even has a mobile app available for Apple and Android users. On the other hand, only 63 percent of 5Linx employees would recommend 5Linx to a friend. 5Linx also has higher enrollment rates compared to other direct sells companies, which may be discouraging to people experiencing financial strain. The multi-level marketing company also lacks a specialty and clear focus. We recommend researching the opportunity to determine if it fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Nadia Taylor
June 20th, 2016 Buford, GA

Solid company backed by a strong history of excellence! 9 years straight (in a row) on the Inc. 500/5000 list! Huge! Lack of specificity is actually a plus for a savvy business network marketer---many ways to earn money in this company. One just has to pick his or her passion! Wellness v. telecommunications v. B2B business services! Will be a powerhouse in the near future. The Walmart of direct sales.

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Mercedes SweetVictory Velasco
May 31st, 2016 Boston, MA

Amazing company constantly reinventing and diversifying their compensation plan with over 10 ways to get paid 2 Times a week. Creating 6,7,8,9 figure earners in record breaking time.

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