That is a great question and one that many have wondered about but no one has asked – until now. So, here is the answer. Letting spouses sign up in different businesses is not allowed at all in some network marketing companies. Others allow it, but only if they are enrolled by the same enroller. This prevents them from “stacking” their businesses and it is the model followed by LifeVantage.
So, what is stacking? Stacking can best be explained by looking at the different levels of payment in the compensation plan. In the Uni-level part of the plan LifeVantage, for example, pays out 2 percent at level one; 5 percent at level two, 9 percent at level three; 5 percent and levels four through eight; then 2 percent at level 9. If Spouses were allowed to have different businesses and they could enroll each other, they would probably enroll each other, one under the other. Then, as they enrolled others, they could “double up” on the percentages. For example, the husband could enroll A, B and C. The wife D, E, F. So, the payout would look something like this: A at 2%, B at 5%, C at 9%; then D at 7% (2% from level one, then 5% from level two; 5% + 2 % = 7%); E at 14% (5% at level 2 and 9% at level 3) or doubling up or “stacking” the percentages. While this benefits the spouses, it decreases the percentages paid to the upline. Simply stated, “Everyone would like to be able to stack themselves, but they don’t want anyone in their downline to do it!” It is double dipping for some and getting shorted for those above. That is the reason for Section 4.3.2 – One Distributorship per Person and Two per Household.
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