About Team National
Team National is a company that uses the power of volume purchasing to contract discounts from a variety of retailers. By joining the company you have the chance to take advantage of these savings and are also encouraged to market the same benefits package to others.
Founded over 20 years ago by Dick Loehr the company has since grown at a rapid pace and is the leading MLM in the discount package niche.
The opportunity from Team National is a Benefit and Service Guide called "Your Road to Savings." It's a package that offers discounts on a plethora of products and services. This package sells for between $400 - $2,000 depending on whether you opt for the two year or lifetime package.
How Does it Work?
Team National encourages you to resell this package to your friends and family who will in turn do the same, creating your down line. The reason that the company has some negative comments about it is that whenever the recruitment aspect of an multi level marketing is more beneficial than the product/service then red flags are automatically raised.
If you've been approached by a Team National representative and are interested in joining the company take a moment to examine the opportunity. Since two thousand dollars is a lot of money to pay for anything, sit down and make a list of what discounts you will realistically want to take advantage of.
Then cross reference it with prices/packages that you can find online or through less expensive discount programs. If you believe that you'll save more buying products from Team National than it costs for the membership then this may be a good deal for you.
The people selling Team National as a business opportunity use savings on a vehicle purchase as one of their main selling points. This is where you have to be very thorough because with such a big purchase you want to make sure you're really getting the savings that you expect.
MLM’s tend to have very convoluted compensation plans that are split into tiers and offer a wide range of payments based on what tier you’re in and the level of business that you are doing.
By law all network marketing and mlm companies have to disclose their compensation plans online and you can easily look up all this information to get a better grasp of how and when you will be getting paid.
You can also find actual earning information on their website as well.
If you have any questions you can reach someone by phone at (954) 584-2151 or via email at [email protected] You can also ask your local distributor for more information.
In general MLM’s tend to be very divisive and people have mixed opinions. On the one hand people think that they take advantage of people with promises of riches while simultaneously getting them to buy thousands of dollars in product.
This is not a fringe belief most recently the popular hedge fund manager placed an enormous 1 billion dollar short on the Herbalife MLM. His belief was that regulators would eventually shut the company down rendering their stock worthless.
While that hasn’t happened yet this level of certainty that mlms are in trouble can not go unnoticed.
On the other hand those in the MLM camp will claim that this is an honest business opportunity that gives people a ready made business that all they have to do is promote.
Furthermore there is also the argument that the products of these companies should be judged on their own merits and not in conjunction with the business side.
You’ll come across customer reviews from both sides of the argument so it’s important to do your own research and make an educated decision.
You can tell by their own numbers that success is by no means guaranteed, based on their disclosed earnings reports: In 2016, 86.16% of all active distributors received no income at all. Further of all distributors only 7% make over $44,000 gross income.
If you believe that you can be successful then by all means do not let these numbers discourage you.
158 ‘Team National’ Reviews
It IS a scam if the Company doesn't deliver what it says it will do.
It IS NOT a scam if you don't do what you are supposed to do.
It IS as simple as that.
This is just an opportunity to save money and maybe even make some. It is up to you!
I can't believe this TN calls itself a religious company! Some religious people also pretend that this company is honest. I got scammed into it by so called religious people. None of the so called insurance or car prices were better than I was paying, all were higher.
The only way to make money was to sponsor tons of other people, or make a few dollars commission on purchases, which was a hassle to do on the internet and pickup later. Need a class action suit.
These people are professional crooks!!!
I know people very well who are making a good living in Team National and who lived in nice homes , The program works
MANY HIDDEN FEES to go along with the ridiculously HIGH membership cost. The meetings/conventions are costly to attend, as well. Some conventions will cost $200 -$300 for tickets, and this is for the convention, ONLY. They will tell you that if you and your team, do not attend these PEP-RALLIES, you will not be successful, in the Team National company. There is a $75 yearly fee, to be able to access your web-site. All savings are paid as 'commissions' and are taxable TO YOU.
My family has saved on our home remodeling in the entire kitchen!! Then our friends asked us how are we doing all the updating after we purchased another vehicle. Showed a few friends the savings, they joined, then their friends wanted the lifetime of savings. So here we are 18 mouths later, and made more what we paid for the lifetime membership!! You have to put into a little work, and build a team!! Do not just sit on the couch and shop to earn rebate checks, share what you have your hands on!! Spin the DVD and change people's lives!!
Things they don't tell you:
Your 'savings' are paid to you in a 'commission' check. This means, YOU PAY TAXES ON YOUR SAVINGS.
You PAY to attend EVERY MEETING/SEMINAR, once you ARE A MEMBER. (Shouldn't these meetings be FREE to members?) Big seminars can cost $200 - $300 bucks.
To continue to be able to purchase and earn COMMISSION/'discounts', well, this will cost you an ADDITIONAL $75 to keep your membership site, up and running.
ALL THIS, ALONG WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEE? Doesn't sound like a GOOD DEAL, to me. I regret joining. May as well BURN your money.
I was recruited by Dr. Mike, in my area. He used very deceptive techniques and lied about the savings plan and the 'benefit package'. He was of no help, at all, when it came time to get started. He just wanted the Membership money. My advice is to KEEP YOUR MONEY and STEER CLEAR!
My husband and I signed up in February. I reviewed the booklet of companies they discount with and none of them were our preference or had available locations. We purchase vehicles about every 10 years and have health insurance through my work. No benefits there. Also, our location does not qualify for discounts on utilities. Locations are not stated in the booklet, you find out after you have payed the fee to be a member.
You can receive a refund, but only within 3 days of joining. This is not an acceptable time to determine if the benefits will be worth the price.
This is a pyramid scam and would NOT recommend that anyone join.
You can get percentages back on credit cards and other on line purchases without paying fee to join.
Your choice. Pay a large fee and get discounts, or just get the discounts and not be out extra money.
For some of you who are so worried about spending the money to join a very reputable membership company let me add my 2 cents. Team National has excellent ratings with the BBB, Dun and Bradstreet and the Us Chamber of Commerce. I'm very confident that they did their do diligence as they are required to do before they put their name on it. Also, the Fortune 500 companies (Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Macys, Bass Pro Shop, and several hundreds more) they have partnered with also do their do diligence before they partner with anybody. All of you with negative comments are hiding behind your computer screen because you failed either yourself or your family. I cant speak about the ethics of all direct sales companies, but I can with Team National. This is a 20 year old company ranked 36th globally out 10s of thousands of direct sales companies with a great concept of offing a membership which allows people to save money in 20 different industries on things they would buy anyway. Team National has done all the leg work putting together this membership savings program with group buying power. I've seen some comments stating that one can go online and shop around and get the same savings. While I cant say in every instance that someone might stumble across a comparable savings, with the convenience of shopping thru Team National (TN)you are almost guaranteed to get a better deal with group buying power than by yourself. Ebates gives rebates back for shopping online with them but they offer lower % return. I randomly picked 25 stores and looked at the percentages. Ebates average return was 2.7% while TN was 6.84%. Thats less than half. Ebates keeps whatever % over their offer to you. For instance, Ebates negotiates a deal with Walmart for 4%. They give you 1% and keep 3%. TN flips this upside down. Whatever TN negotiates with a vendor, that is the rebate you get. TN makes its revenue primarily from membership sales while giving its members more savings and rebates they could not get alone. This is not gonna make you rich but the rebates are just a little icing on the cake. TN offers savings in auto, Rv's, factory direct furniture, ADP, Metlife home and auto insurance, 18% rebate with AT&T and Sprint, 15% on Verizon, Sears Commercial, ATVs, credit card processing, discounts or bonuses when buying or selling a house thru Coldwell Banker, and the list goes on and on. Then, TN offers you the chance to use your entrepreneurial spirit and share this concept with whoever you'd like. If you choose to be an Independent Marketing Director (IMD) TN will send you a check for making sales of this awesome membership package. AS you make these sales some of the people that understand the value of the membership decide they would like to share and start their own TN business. When they do you benefit from their efforts also. Just like your boss does when you do your JOB. This business is not a get rich quick scheme or a MLM scheme. It requires part time work that could create a very good residual income or a full time career with fantastic lifestyle changes. It depends on your efforts and you deciding that you're all in. If you cant afford the membership don't you think its time to make a change. Where were you 2 or 3 years ago? Where are you gonna be in 2 or 3 years? How about 10 years? Before you let somebody convince you that TN is not legit, do your own homework. Talk with someone who knows. You may be missing out on the opportunity of YOUR lifetime. Great company with great average ordinary Americans wanting to live the American dream. What's your dream?
I Think it is a great opportunity for Myself and so many more.I believe it is a very helpful resource for many stay at home Mom's and Dad's!I think It is one of the best online employment organizations in the century and applaud the program manager's and owner's!,It has very information about the program.It has many different programs to work with to help with job security and benefits that are self paid,and of course the company's pay wages are very fair and that helps to pay insurance at an affordable rate!There are so many things that I like about this program and I am truely greatful to have the opportunity to be certified and reach the criteria to apply!