TVI Express Review – Scam Or Legitimate MLM Business?

| August 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

TVI Express Review imageWelcome to my TVI Express Review!

TVI Express is a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) company who promotes and distributes travel and hospitality products and services.

In this TVI Express Review, I will be examining this company, and their products and services.  However, my emphasis in this TVI Express Review will be on the MLM Business opportunity that they offer as a Distributor!

Is TVI Express a scam, pyramid scheme, or a legitimate MLM Business opportunity.  This is my unbiased TVI Express Review.

Company Details & History

TVI Express Logo imageHeadquartered in London, England, TVI Express or Travel Ventures International Express is a travel and hospitality company that came onto the MLM scene in early 2009.

Now, before I continue, I must admit that this TVI Express Review is one of the most difficult reviews that I have ever tried to write.  I’ll explain!

When I conduct my reviews, I always do my best to provide particular details regarding a company’s history, products and/or services, how their business opportunity works, compensation, training, etc.  TVI makes this difficult, because they provide so little information.

TVI offers very limited information!

In regards to products, TVI Express advertises that they offer products and services that would match almost any lifestyle, ranging from free holidays to discounted travel deals around the globe.  They explain further how they have partnered with the biggest names in the travel industry.

However, this is the only description that TVI Express provides pertaining to an actual product that they offer their customers.

What exactly does TVI Express offer in the form of products and services?  To tell you the truth, other than the short description listed above, I really don’t know.  I have read other TVI Express Reviews, and they don’t have a clue either.

Red Flags right off the bat!

When you visit their website, you will notice one thing.  Their entire site goes on and on about their business opportunity, the benefits of network marketing, and how they will support and mentor you on your way to achieving your financial goals.

Amidst all that, they do not tell you what you will be selling!  This is a red flag!  I will touch on this again later on.

MLM Business – How it works…

TVI Express Review - MLM Business imageThe cost to begin your business as a TVI Express Distributor is $250 USD.  This is a one time cost for your lifetime membership.

Tools Available

Once your membership has been activated, you will receive a customized website, backoffice support and tools, marketing materials, and sales support materials such as:

  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Point of Sale Displays
  • Email Demonstrations and Presentations

Compensation – How earnings are earned

The TVI Express Compensation Plan is based upon a 2×2 matrix.  Simply put, to begin your business, you will need to sponsor two people.

You will not qualify for commissions and bonuses until you have accomplished this!

You will then train your two to go out and find two of their own, and so on down the line.

However, you must understand that it will take many more than 2 Distributors to make any sort of a decent living!

The TVI Express Compensation Plan features several bonuses, including Rapid Income, Infinity Payouts, Power Pool, and other incentives such as luxury cars, jets, and yachts.

Again, TVI does not provide details regarding how these bonuses work, or the qualifications to achieve them.

Distributor Training & Support

TVI Express Review - 2x2 Matrix imageTVI Express firmly believes in the power of network marketing, and how genuine relationships, and serving others can lead to building trust and loyalty among Distributors and customers.

In the same manner that you would recommend products and services that you like with your loved ones, TVI Express will train you to use this same word-of-mouth referral system to grow your business.

You will approach your network of friends, family members, neighbors, acquaintances, associates, and others whom you come in contact with in order to sell their products.  You will recruit those within your Warm Market who express an interest in the opportunity as a Distributor in your organization.

Your training as a new Distributor will be based upon these practises.

TVI Express Review Conclusion

To be honest, I do not get a warm and fuzzy feeling when it comes to TVI Express.  However, I will not go as far as to call them a scam.  I am sure that some have found success within TVI.  But, there are just too many red flags.

  • What specific products and services do they offer?
  • Who is behind this company? Founders, Leadership, etc.
  • What are Distributors compensated for?  Selling products, or Recruiting?

These are just three questions that come to mind that I could not answer.

Are they offering products or a business opportunity?

When companies do not make a clear distinction between the products that they are offering, and their business opportunity to sell those products, you have to ask yourself, “is this a pyramid scheme?”

Before joining, I would highly encourage you to find out what they are in fact selling.  Do they offer a legitimate product and service, or are they primarily selling their membership packages to become distributors?

If you cannot find a distinction between product and opportunity, you can bet that the regulators will come knocking soon.

Long story short, I do not like this company!

This concludes my TVI Express Review!  If you have found this TVI Express Review to be helpful, or if you have anything to add, please provide your feedback below!

Category: MLM Company Reviews

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Dave Fennell is the founder and editor of Marketing Methods Online and BloggerGo. Learn more about him here. You can also connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
  1. Dave Fennell says:

    Dave Fennell wrote this TVI Express Review for those who are researching the TVI Business Opportunity. I would love your feedback. If you have any experiences with this company, whether good or bad, please share them here to assist others in their research efforts.

    I greatly appreciate your feedback and expertise, and others will too!

    To Your Success,

    Dave Fennell

  2. K. Chang says:

    Your review of TVI Express is a little late, but nonetheless welcome. You may be interested to note that the perpetrators of TVI Express scam had been arrested in India. Their HQ in Bangalore India (you can match the address off their website) was raided by police in Late July and 2 were arrested.

    Mohammed Nayeem and Ramiz Ashraf Vani, both from Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir, opened a travel agency called Travels Venture International Express (TVI Express) at Hara House Building in JAT Street off Hosur Road about two years ago. Through their company website, they offered customers annual holiday packages abroad for just Rs 15,500.
    CCB found they’d cheated people to the tune of Rs 2 crore. “We’re questioning them to find the volume of business across India. We’re going through their hard disk and online transactions,” an investigating officer said.
    The scam came to light when the duo tried to fob off customers with excuses. Once they enrolled a member, they set new conditions of eligibility for accommodation,” police claimed.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/2-held-for-taking-many-for-a-ride/articleshow/9241742.cms

  3. Mario Nillos says:

    Iam living in the Philippines and I know TVI Express just few days ago through several friends through an orientation from a known associate in one of the restaurants in my place.

    After several orientation they were having an excited buzz and decided to join. At first they did not tell me about their plan. Finally, after few days they even asked me to join.

    Without telling them I researched for the TVI Express and read some reviews. There were contrasting comments about it. But in my own personal assessment I conclude that it would not be a good business opportunity.

    I finally told them my findings and they were puzzled. Good enough they have not joined and paid their membership fee yet. We have talked heart to heart about my findings and they have already second thought of joining TVI express.

    Your review has furthered my stand against TVI express and I hope they will heed my advice of not joining.

    Thanks a lot.

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