Organo Gold

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Organo Gold

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The company’s slogan and mission is “bringing the treasures of the earth to the people of the world.”

Organo Gold is a multi-level marketing company that produces organic gourmet coffee and tea beverages, nutraceuticals, and personal care products. The company generates $214 million in global revenue. The company operates in over 30 countries globally. According to the company website, Organo Gold's products are infused with ganoderma lucidum derived from the Asian reishi mushroom.

Bernardo Chua is the founder of the company and has built the company around his interest in herbal extracts. The company's slogan and mission is "bringing the treasures of the earth to the people of the world." Bernardo joined forces with global distributor Shane Morand to help spread Organo Gold Products around the world.

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The Good

  • Large Initial Growth
  • Diverse Product Line
  • Business Tools
  • Compensation

Large Initial Growth

The company encountered great challenges initially after launching. Sales growth exploded quickly and the company could not keep up with demands. To combat these challenges, the company introduced a network marketing model to its framework. This allowed the company a faster route in getting its products into the hands of its customer base. The company also hired Holten Buggs as their Vice President of Sales during that time.

Product Line

The company sells personal hygiene items such as toothpastes, soaps, and lotions. The company also has a full line of nutritional and dietary health supplements. There are quite a few flavors available in their lines of hot chocolate, tea, and coffee for those who do not like to drink black coffee straight.

Business Tools

To become an independent distributor through Organo Gold, there is an initial $49.95 fee. After the first year you will pay $49.95 to keep up the back office. The company provides plenty of support for its distributors such as business tools, sponsors, a pro-replicated website, and free access for one year to your back office. There is no information available on what the costs would be to access your back office after the time period is over. The company also provides free access to their OG University, which provides sales, product, and marketing training 24 hours a day.

Compensation

There are seven ways to generate income as an Organo Gold independent distributor. The first is through retail sales where you can earn 50 percent or more on commissions. There is also fast start bonuses you can earn when individuals purchase promotional packages. You can also earn income through Dual Team Commissions and Uni-Level Matching Bonuses. Two more ways to earn are through generational bonuses and the Global Bonus Pool. Distributors can make excellent incomes on product sales alone without having to recruit others. This is a unique difference with Organo Gold when compared to other similar multi-level marketing companies.

The Bad

  • FTC Issues
  • Requirements

FTC Issues

The Federal Trade Commission records it has received approximately 55 complaints concerning Organo Gold. The complaints allege the company has made exaggerated claims regarding the income potential individuals can earn as independent distributors and the overall effectiveness of its products. 30 other complaints accuse Organo Gold of charging customers for products that were not purchased and not honoring refund requests.

Requirements

One down side to Organo's binary compensation system is that you must remain active in sales monthly and have a minimum of two recruits. If you do not, then the company will start taking points away from you which greatly affects your compensation from your down line. Some distributors find it completely unfair that the company would do this. It is comparable to your bank clearing your account if you do not make monthly deposits.

The Bottom Line

Organo Gold is the perfect product and business opportunity for the organic coffee and tea lover. The company is young in the market compared to other multi-level marketing companies. However, they feature one of the best compensation plans in the industry. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and no complaints filed.

The only downside to the company is the frequent use of claims that are not backed up scientifically. Consumers should be aware that no dietary supplement can be promoted as a treatment or cure of any disease or illness by regulations set forth by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Other than that, Organo Gold appears to be a great product and business opportunity. If you are interested in this opportunity, do extensive research and make sure you understand everything that is involved in order to make sure it is right for you before making an investment and signing on the dotted line.

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November 22nd, 2017 DETAILS
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Amazing top class products that do exactly what they say on the tin and for once actually taste nice

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William Alvarez
August 24th, 2017 Lanham, MD

Simple words, the best product and compensation plan in the MLM industry. If you do the work results will come, otherwise please don't complain. God bless...

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Maria Paschall
April 4th, 2017 Upton, WY

I have been with Organo Gold for a few years now and I must say the products are wonderful and the leadership is amazing. The testimonies I get from people that try the products are just unbelievable. This company encourages self development and taking control of your own dreams through action. Training opportunities are many and everyone is family. Organo is clear in the fact that to win ourselves we must help others win first. It is a community of servant leaders that are compassionate about the success of others. I love my OG family and am truly grateful to have found them.

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Aidan Parle
March 14th, 2017

I was a rep at Organo for over a year and I would advise anybody presented with this business opportunity to turn it down immediately. The only way to make a living in this company is to build teams, because the margin is terrible. You make about £7.00 profit per box sold. Considering a box is going to last somebody a month, you would need a lot of extremely loyal customers per month who are willing to pay for instant coffee that is way more expensive than not just other instant coffee, but also real bean coffee. Sure...I hear what you are thinking now as you read this. "Yes but normal coffee is acidic and bad for you and our coffee is healthy because of Ganoderma Lucidum" - I have heard it all. I know the business better than most people mainly because I personally got in touch with compliance to ask how we could and could not sell our products. This leads me nicely on to my next point as to why it's simply impossible to make a living off just selling stock. You're not allowed to sell the product via a retail outlet. You are not allowed to sell the product online. You are not allowed to sell the product at a market, off a trailer or at a stall. You are not allowed to link any health claims whatsoever to the product despite the fact that it's USP is Ganoderma Lucidum. You can inform the customer that it contains Ganoderma Lucidum, but to what quantities is an enigma even to the longest serving reps. You can talk about how Ganoderma Lucidum is extremely good for you, but you cannot link that to the product or any expected results. In a word, reps are completely "stifled". So building teams is the only other way to make money. Points are generated by you and your team buying stock from Organo. That's all fine and well, but because there is such a huge problem selling the stock to customers, reps are not only not moving stock on a monthly basis, but they are buying more stock with a view to eventually moving it all. It's a pipe-dream, and the lure is the phenomenal wealth that only 5% of the company are achieving. That 5% are achieving this wealth not by orthodox rep to customer sales, but rather, via the points generated by eager and brainwashed reps who are desperately trying to climb the ranks ladder. The more stock you consistently buy, and the more stock each leg of your team buys (as well as their teams beneath you) the closer you get to achieving a higher badge; thus higher commissions. A rep will also be training his / her team to think this way. Reach for that badge no matter what. Think positively. Think yourself rich. It's total brainwashing, which is why you have such an absurd setup where people who have literally no means of selling any real amount of stock are still buying stock. What I found is that once the penny drops with reps, they just go and focus on making teams to pass the book. They then buy the min amount themselves in order to be active and brainwash the heck out of those below them to keep buying stock each month. A tiny percentage of this stock is reaching the customer and most is consumed by the rep whose excuse is that they like the product. It's really dangerous folks. I always say, if Organo reps were credited only on sales to actual customers, this picture would look considerably different. Someone below me made the point that Organo is a business platform where you can really maximize your income potentials if you follow the system, but it's this very system that creates a false economy, because it's the reps who are making high up reps wealthy, not normal every day non-rep customers. Everything in Organo is about "the future", "the dream", "the potential" - like one big fat carrot on a stick, and when you realize that Organo is more of a prosperity cult than a stand up business and get out, you are told that you failed because you didn't work the system.

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Kuya Jaime
March 1st, 2017

Organo is a business platform where you can really maximize your income potentials if you follow the system.Great leadership and mentoring! Compensation plan is amazing. If you love coffee this company is for you. We dont claim but there are lots of stories/testimonies from people who really benefited from the products itself. I maybe new from the company but most of the people who become part of my organization is because of the product's benefits. Overall Organo is the best company that i can offer people who want extra income and a healthier brand of coffee.

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irina adam
August 9th, 2016

I've been working with Organo for 1 year now and has been the best experience of my life! From the amazing training and leadership, to best support and care from upline, to the best products and health benefits, and the best benefit i could feel is the money benefit! Nothing works if you don't work! If you expect to be paid just because you joined, you are a dreamer! Organo offers the best compensation plan with the fearest principles! Share the health in an amazing beverge and see how you keep getting paid, every single cup people drink! Enjoy!

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Steve buggs
July 19th, 2016

I had 1 year experience with this company. I can say without any element of bias this the worst mlm i have been part of in 3 years of actively involved in networking. Every single person i know are victims of gaurage sales after becoming a consultant. They end up selling the coffee on ebay and so on. Far too expensive compensation plan not fair. You get paid on your pay leg which could peanuts while you have a power leg with enormous volume. Big time scam run run run.

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Thomas Lawson
June 29th, 2016

Oregano has a Ingenuous product line that has second to none package with state of the art advertising. Quick delivery time for product to get out to warm market.

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Affluence Thirdy
May 12th, 2016

The best MLM company with great leadership, best compensation plan, products are truly beneficial to health, and no doubt a long-term business!

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Heather Lester
April 20th, 2016 Westerville, OH

Worst $500 I ever spent and wasted! Saw maybe $100 back. Total scam. Do not do it!!

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Paty Jiménez
March 18th, 2016

I've been in several MLM companies and OG is by far THE BEST MLM company I know. Great products, one of the best compensation plans, amazing leadership, powerful vision, an incredible team that feels like family; there is no competition, in Organo we believe that the success of one is the success of the other, we love seeing people succeed, so in OG is always a WIN WIN situatiion. The growth of this company is amazing and it is not stopping any time soon! So, join OG now! It's easy, it's simple, it's Organo!

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juanita flores
January 7th, 2016 Corpus Christi, TX

i love the product the leadership and compensation plan.

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Mark
November 2nd, 2015

Best company in the world. Great leadership, great vision and of course it's easy, it's simple, it's coffee!

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