Direct Selling MLM Software by Inspetta
MLM Software and Direct Selling Software are generally the same thing, with minor specialties. MLM Software generally refers to Mult-Level Business Models. Direct Selling can refer to Multi-Level Business models or Single Level Business Models. In both cases, proper software features to manage and track registrations, sales, genealogy, inventory, web-based sales, commissions, member back offices, etc. are needed. In some cases, MLM Software must include customizations or specialties, that provide the ability to handle Parties. Often referred to as Party Plan Software, MLM Software or Direct Selling Software, when rendered to provide Parties, will include creation of parties, invitations, party sales, bulk shipping, and party rewards.
Recruiting MLM's often involve 1.) Distributor (stay away from these)
Traditional MLM and Direct Selling involves 1.) Customer, 2.) Distributor
Advanced MLM and Direct Selling involves 1.) Customer, 2.) VIP Customer, 3.) Distributor
Party Plan involves 1.) Customer, 2.) VIP Customer, 3.) Hostess, 4.) Distributor
For the purpose of this website, we will refer to all types mentioned above, when speaking of MLM Software.
At times, we may speak specifically about one of the types above, but often will use MLM Software as a general term.
Why is the term MLM Software used? Because the crust of the software is the same, with some differences, specialties, or particular features.
It is more the purpose and cause of the company, which is defined by these titles.
Multi-level leads people to expect multi-level income. (Can lead to recruiting frenzy)
Direct Selling leads people to believe they will be focused on Product Sales. (This is an awesome model)
Party Plan leads people to believe they will be involved in organizing or attending parties for product sales. (Also Awesome)
You see, the term relates more to the action and atmosphere, then to anything else. This will steer particular work-flows or features of an MLM Software System, but by and large, the systems are very similar.
Why is MLM Software so expensive? Actually, if you consider the actual expense to develop from scratch, it is very cheap.
MLM Software can cost $300k - several Million to develop from scratch.
Each rebuild of an application is often a complete rebuild from the ground up, accounting for new programming techniques and technologies.
MLM Software can range from $15k-$40k with $20k-$30k being a sweet spot.
Under $20k indicates substantial features and functions missing.
Under $15k indicates bait and switch! (BEWARE).
Why are there monthly ongoing expenses? Technology continues to change, requiring updates and management by the producers of your MLM Software. Good programmers aren't cheap. Hardware, load-balancing, bandwidth, etc. often need expanding as your company expands.
In the industry, monthly hosting fees are often seen at $1k-2.5k/month and often an additional per distributor charge of $2 or more each month.
When put into perspective, you don't hire a Single IT person on staff and cover payroll, for the charges of your MLM Software Provider.
Remember, MLM Software is the backbone of your MLM, Direct Selling or Party Plan Company.
Cut corners here and you will cripple your company!
- MLM Software is your Company's Image
- MLM Software is your Company's Engine
- MLM Software is your Company's Sales Processing
- MLM Software is your Company's Registration System
- MLM Software is your Company's Corporate Web Pages
- MLM Software is your Company's Communication System
- MLM Software is your Company's Member Back Office Suite
- MLM Software is your Company's Tracking of Sales and Registrations to Distributors
- MLM Software is your Company's Accuracy in Commission Calculation
- MLM Software is an Extremely Critical and Integral Part of YOUR Company
You are practically buying an automobile and pulling up to people to offer a business opportunity.
Do you pull up in a used $500 '74 Pinto?
Do you pull up in a $5k Station Wagon?
Do you pull up in a $145k Porsche
Under Priced or Over Priced... what image will you set, when you invite others to follow you in business?