Hi there, I thought I would share my experiences with Ameriplan to the world.
My perspective is not that of a customer - I would never go to those quack dentists willing to sign up with them. My perspective is that of an IBO.
I am a Senior Regional Sales Director with Ameriplan. I am still getting checks from them and have not done any work in about two years.
Sounds great huh? Well, my last check was for about $30 and they took $50 off my credit card... But, I got a check!
My checks used to be about $130 - $200 / month, but Ameriplan instituted their retention program. Basically, they look at how many customers you had a year ago, and if you have lost some percentage of them, then they reduce your check. The more customers you lose year-to-year, the more they reduce your check...
This is just stupid. I sold the product and people quit using it. It is not the salesperson's responsibility to make sure the product does not suck. That is the job of Ameriplan.
Ameriplan apparantly realizes that their product is crap, and want to break-the-promise to pay IBO's 30% of the revenue they generate. Why else would they penalize the IBO for Ameriplan's inability to keep a customer?
A customer quits using a product either because they don't need it or because it is no good. Ameriplan's services must fit in one of those two categories.
When I sugned up, I was told that Ameriplan had a 90% retention rate of it's customers after 11 years! Wow!
But... My experience is that I have signed up over 100 members and have qround 30 left. I signed up 12 IBO, and have one left. I'm pretty good at math. That is not 90%.
It's actually funny... I built a website to sell the plan, and I put the 90% retention figure on it - because that is what I had been told/sold. Then I was told by Ameriplan to remove that wording. At leasat they won't lie to you like those NSD's do.
I could go on and on. I spent money, time (lots of it), and a lot of effort. I signed up leads from coast to coast. I even had brokers signed up under me (stacking) so we could get a NSD promoted to NVP. That was cool! I didn't have to do anything, and the brokers just showed up!!!
I thought that was against policy, but what do I care!
Even with hard work and gifts, I am losing money on this deal. I'm hoping to ride out this retention storm and get back in the black on my checks. I will quit when my members and IBO numbers drop off to the point that I cannot cover the $50 / month fee.
What a waste of time! 90% of the people I saw at the two conventions are not people you would want to leave in the same room with your children.
Clueless sheep listening to the performers on the stage...
Don't waste your time. Study hard. Get a real job.
Hey, I could be wrong - maybe you are that 1% of the 1% of the 1% that make it. So was Michael Jordan... You are that good - right?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma