Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Kyani is a food supplements company in the multi-level marketing industry. In Native Alaskan, "kyani" means "strong medicine," which is fitting because the company's product line is based on the health benefits of wild Alaskan blueberries and wild Alaskan salmon. Kyani, whose mission is "to bring well-being to people all around the world," operates in 44 countries across the globe.
- All-natural Products
- Business Tools
- Commissions and Bonuses
- DSA Member
- Scientific Advisory Board
Kyani uses all-natural ingredients in its products, which are designed to optimize overall health and wellness. The company states that potential benefits of product use include improved cognitive function, increased energy, healthy blood sugar levels, and more.
Kyani offers its independent distributors several business tools and training materials. Distributors receive a personal sponsor to mentor them, as well as tutorials, videos, product guides, and powerpoint presentations. Distributors also have access to cold-calling scripts and various other business tools.
Commissions and Bonuses
Distributors receive 20 percent commissions on product sales but can eventually earn up to 60 percent. In addition, Kyani offers several other financial incentives, including sponsor bonuses, fast start bonuses, car programs, leadership pools, and incentive trips.
Kyani is an upstanding member of the Direct Selling Association and abides fully by its strict code of ethics.
Scientific Advisory Board
Kyani has a scientific advisory board that consists of prestigious scientists and doctors. These individuals assist in developing and perfecting the company's product line. These individuals also conduct scientific research on Kyani ingredients. The scientific advisory board has published these results in the form of white papers, which can be found on the Kyani website. Kyani also provides independent research from third parties on its corporate website.
- Relatively Expensive Startup Costs
- Must Have Sponsor ID
- Personal Volume Minimums
- No Advanced Training
Relatively Expensive Startup Costs
The cost to join Kyani as an independent distributor is relatively expensive when compared to that of similar companies in the industry. The initial startup cost is $229. Kyani also offers an optional WEBtools package for $12.50, which includes a personalized website and a set of management tools.
Must Have Sponsor ID
Individuals are required to have a sponsor ID in order to enroll as a Kyani customer or independent distributor online. The company could make this process easier by giving consumers the option to be assigned a sponsor when setting up an account.
Personal Volume Minimums
Every enrolled team member is placed in a three-day window for designated placement in the downline. Additionally, distributors are required to maintain a 100 QV personal volume minimum in order to be eligible to receive commissions.
No Advanced Training
While Kyani offers basic training materials and business tools, there is no evidence that it offers any advanced sales and marketing techniques. These skills are very important in the multi-level marketing industry; individuals who do not have experience in these areas typically fail within three to six months of starting their new business ventures.
The Bottom Line
Kyani is a multi-level marketing company that provides all-natural food supplements based on the nutritional benefits of wild Alaskan blueberries and salmon. The company provides its independent distributors with business tools and and allows them to earn several commissions and bonuses. However, the initial startup costs to join Kyani are relatively expensive and the company requires its distributors to maintain personal volume minimums.