Is Verve Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme? I am going to tell you that it is not. You may think I am biased because I am a brand partner. What you may not know is that I am a fully registered medical doctor in the United Kingdom and I have to be very careful what I am associated with, and therefore I have done a lot of research and study before I associate myself with Vemma and Verve.
So, is Verve Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme? Before I answer this question, you first need to understand the difference between Illegal Pyramid Scheme and the Pyramid Structure.
Illegal Pyramid Scheme
According to wikipedia, a pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public. Essentially, it is a money game with no real product. The people at the top always make the most money from people at the bottom.
This is completely different. Pyramid structure is the most common form of organisation. In fact, the whole human society is a pyramid structure with a small percentage of people having the most money and power and the majority of people struggling at the bottom of the society. Corporate America also has a pyramid structure with the CEO at the top making the most money and the lowest level employees struggling to make ends meet.
Is Verve Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme?
The answer is NO. Vemma/Verve compensation plan has a Pyramid Structure, but it is not a pyramid scheme. Here are a few reasons why.
1. Vemma has great products
By definition, a pyramid scheme has no proper product. Vemma has 4 different products based on the Vemma Formula, ie Vemma Premix, Verve, Vemma Next, Vemma Bode (including Vemma Bode Shake & Bode Thirst). Some of products are featured in various health magazines.
2. Own Manufacturing Plant
Vemma has invested more than $11 millions into building its manufacturing plant. This manufacturing plant has been inspected by FDA and deemed to meet the standard required.
3. Recommended by Dr Oz on his Show
If you just talk about celebrity recommendation, it really means nothing. It is easy to pay a celebrity to recommend something for you. However, Dr Oz is different. He is the most famous celebrity doctor in America and being a doctor, he has to be very careful of what products he recommends as he is putting his massive reputation at stake. See video below showing Dr Oz recommending Verve on his show.
4. Endorsed by Chris Powell
Chris is one of the most famous celebrity fitness coaches and he is featured in ABC’s extreme makeover, weight loss edition. He has partnered with Vemma to produce Bode Shake and he is also fully endorsing Vemma’s Bode product range.
5. The Business Opportunity Endorsed by Robert Kiyosaki
Robert Kiyosaki has written a book called “The Business of the 21st Century”. He produced a CD to accompany the book. Robert has also taken the effort to produce a custom version of this CD for Vemma with a message of endorsement at the end of the CD. See video below playing the end of the CD.
6. Winning Multiple Industry Awards
Vemma, the producer of Verve, has won many industry awards overcoming competition from many much bigger and well established companies. Examples of these awards are 2012 American Business Awards, 2012 Arizona Corporate Excellent Awards, 2012 Graphic Design USA America Packaging Design Awards, 2012 18th Annual Communicator Awards, 2012 Spectrum Awards and many more. You can find out more here.
7. Has Been Around for 8 Years and Operating in 50 Countries worldwide
You will be kidding yourself if you think a pyramid scheme can last that long in so many countries. Vemma has offices in many of those countries. Picture below shows Vemma’s home office in Arizona.
8. Sponsor of Phoenix Sun and Charlotte Bobcats
NBA is a massive business and NBA teams are very careful when choosing sponsors. There is a very strict criteria to follow. It is probably fair to say that they will not want to be associated with pyramid scheme and if Verve is pyramid scheme, their team lawyers would be able to find out easily. Picture below shows Verve Lounge in Phoenix Sun stadium
These are just a few important points. I can keep writing more and more but I guess these are enough. Is Verve Energy Drink Pyramid Scheme? The answer is definitely NO. If you still think Verve Energy Drink is Pyramid Scheme after reading all these, then you probably have made up your mind before you read this article. Eventually, you are the one who can make the decision for yourself.