INFINii Scam? Yes It Is In My Opinion!
Update: This information is out of date, but it is a good reminder of INFINii’s past.
Friends and Internet neighbors, from the minds that previously spawned DS Domination comes INFINii. When your previous business opportunity is losing its mojo why not start something new and offer “endless possibilities” to people. My subscribers have requested that I take a look into INFINii. Here is what I have found.
INFINii Scam Claims
Every day, thousands of new members around the globe join INFINii to earn significant incomes using systems that crush the technical barriers to accessing eCommerce profits. With INFINii’s online platforms, even an average person, without advanced computer knowledge, can effectively capitalize on the millions of people spending billions of dollars shopping online every day.
INFINii ~ endless possibilities begin here.
Here is how the opportunity is presented:
INFINii Scam Reality
INFINii is the creation of Kevin Hokoana, Hitesh Juneja, and Jason Rose. It was launched in December 2015.
Hitesh Juneja – CEO/CTO
Kevin Hokoana – CMO
Jason Rose – CFO
INFINii Commerce LLC
15201 Mason Road, Suite 1000 #145
Cypress, Texas 77433
In my opinion, INFINii is a reboot of DS Domination with some additional capabilities. DS Domination is a previous drop shipping affiliate scam that I reported on back in 2014. The popularity of DS Domination has been falling rapidly. That is always a good time to roll out almost the same thing with a new name.
The first two membership levels of INFINii are focused on retail arbitrage and not drop shipping.
Here is the the definition of drop shipping: To ship (goods) from a manufacturer or wholesaler directly to a customer instead of to the retailer who took the order.
Arbitrage: The practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two or more retail markets, striking a combination of matching deals that capitalize upon the imbalance, the profit being the difference between the market prices.
A profitable retail arbitrage business is very difficult to pull off for any length of time because of constant changing prices and very thin margins between retail prices.
Here is what one previous DS Domination member said about their experience:
DSD focuses on a form of “dropship lite” where they tell people how to sell things on eBay that they don’t actually have in stock but instead copy/paste from Amazon. The membership is $20 a month and it quickly saturated the eBay market with new sellers, making it difficult for anyone to actually sell anything. I honestly haven’t met a person making the income DSD boasts you can make with their form of faux Dropshipping.
For $99 a month, they’ll tell you to use Wal*Mart. For another $180, they’ll tell you about CostCo and Sam’s Club.
At the end of the day, people were shelling out hundreds to thousands on memberships and upcharges and not having much in sales to show for it.
DSD then launched “Genesis” which was to be their Amazon training course. Again, they made huge promises on earnings and in the “corporate webinars” (even though DSD isn’t a registered corporation), they made bold promises like being able to Co-Op on shipping containers to save money and some program called “Genesis Dream” where they claimed to have a manufacturer that would help develop anything you could think of.
The training they released was sorely lacking in critical information on how the Amazon marketplace works and how Amazon as a benevolent ruler monitors seller activity and products in their catalog. A lot of people got burned, suspended and few made the thousands promised. The leaders, of course, were able to use their large affiliate commissions to invest in their product, giving them the clear advantage in unit price against their downline coming in, so they – of course – were able to continue posting images of huge earnings (though, without context to investment and ROI) to generate more sign-ups under them to further pay for their Amazon products to then use as marketing for more sign-ups. Knowing the backside of the story, it was a pretty disgusting cycle of dishonesty, but I digress.
As for their promised programs, nothing ever came of them. Dream, mysteriously vanished and the leadership never mentioned the Co-Op containers after the launch. I asked about the programs on behalf of someone interested in joining and received a two sentence response: “We’re not doing that. Thanks.”
At the end of the day, the real money was and always has been and always will be in affiliate commissions. NOT the actual business.
One of the new additions with INFINii is INFINii Springboard. Springboard is a co-op between you and INFINii. INFINii will do ALL the product research for you, buy popular name brand products instead of generic ones and send them into Amazon. You buy units of these products and receive a profit for the units that are sold. You are limited on how many units you can purchase depending on your membership level. Springboard is designed to be just a small part of the income you can make with INFINii.
They are trying to sell the idea of an opportunity for the average person, where she will not need any previous experience and where others will do most of the work for her.
INFINii is asking for investment in products and providing a return on investment with minimal involvement of the investor. Unlike Uber or Airbnb, INFINii is asking you to take on risk for your return.
In my opinion, Springboard is a good way for them to keep you paying the monthly membership fee while you wait for your units to be sold. One of the biggest complaints from the big recruiters in the original DS Domination was there was nothing to keep the people who couldn’t refer others in the program.
Don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors that is used to hide what this business is really all about. It is about recruiting new partners who recruit new partners. It is about keeping you paying your monthly memberships as long as possible.
Prime – $49.95 per month
Learn how to leverage eCommerce giants like Amazon, eBay and Google.
Surge – $149.95 per month
Learn advanced eBay and Amazon techniques to increase profits.
Excel – $399.99 per month
Begin importing your own products and use Amazon to build your own brand.
You pay $9.95 per month to be a partner which allows you to recruit people and participate in the compensation plan.
The products of INFINii are the memberships.
Click Here for the 2016 INFINii compensation plan.
The INFINii compensation plan is a hybrid and uses both a binary compensation plan and a uni-level compensation plan.
Here are some of the bonuses you can receive:
Fast Start Bonus – The Fast Start Bonus is 15% of the value of the product package up to $60 of your newly enrolled Partner.
Beginner Bonus – A new Partner can earn up to an additional $400.00 on top of the normal Fast Start and Dual Team Bonus earnings within just their first 30 days. On top of that, new Partners can also qualify to earn up to an additional $1,000.00 in their first 30 days if they bring in other builders and together achieve a minimum of 10,000BV in new PET. (Personal Enrollment Tree) business volume with their total team activities.
Dual Team Bonus – Generate 10, 15 or 20% on BV from the Lesser side of your Dual Team business: Manager 10%, Director 15%, Ambassador 20%. This pays to an unlimited depth.
There are Dual Team commission weekly caps:
- Builder $260
- Manager $760
- Regional Manager $1000
- National Manager $2000
- Director $3500
- Senior Director $5000
- Executive Director $8000
- Presidential Director $15,000
- Ambassador $20,000
- Diamond Ambassador $30,000
- Crown Ambassador $40,000
- Global Ambassador $50,000
Infinity Pay – Earn 5% on all BV generated within your PET uni-level – unlimited depth. There are weekly caps for Infinity pay as well.
Elevation Achievement Bonus – $10k-$2.5Mil
Golden Hammock Bonus – $25k-$250k
Global Bonus – up to 4%.
The compensation plan pays to infinite levels.
Many levels of compensation only further enriches those at or near the top … of distributors. Excessive levels in a downline is another sign participants are expected to sell primarily to their downline, rather than to the general public. – Source Mlm-thetruth.com
Based on industry standards and company projections, the average annual gross income for Partners is anticipated to be anywhere between $250 and $2,500. There will certainly be Partners who will earn less, while others will earn substantially more. Income potential projections should not be considered as guarantees, or projections of what your actual earnings or profits (if any), will be.
INFINii offers a thirty-day, money back guarantee on the initial subscription fee. All subsequent subscription fees are nonrefundable as the benefits of the service are realized immediately upon payment. – Source Infinii.com
INFINii Scam Conclusion
In my opinion, INFINii is a relaunch of DS Domination and it is using gray area retail arbitrage and standard drop shipping to provide a cover for a recruiting scam. The compensation plan pays to infinite levels which only further enriches those at or near the top of distributors. Don’t be fooled by the smoke and mirrors that is used to hide what this business is really all about. It is about recruiting new partners who recruit new partners. If you are looking for a viable long term business opportunity, I would avoid the INFINii business opportunity.