My Power Mall Business Evaluation

I have looked at numerous on-line money making opportunities over the last 10 years and very few have been truly free or that actually provides a product or service that would be of benefit to me. Today I am looking at My Power Mall (MPM). Here is the basic information. You will get a free power mall when you sign up. You will receive a rebate on all of your purchases. You can give away free power malls to anyone and you will receive a commission on all purchase up to 9 tier levels deep. You will receive all of the tools needed to become successful in your new business. Sounds good so far, but then all of them do sound good in the sales letter.
The first thing I looked at is there any store in the system that I would actually use? Having the ability to shop on-line at a bagel store in Nebraska would not be of benefit to me. You have the ability to shop on-line at places like Sears, Target, PETsMART, Starbucks, Hickory Farms, Ralph Lauren, Overstock, Wes Marine, Old Navy, OfficeMax, Gap, Circuit City, and K Mart just to name a few of the over 1000 of stores available and you receive rebates on everything you purchase. I shop at some of the stores listed and when I looked for a large price markup on the items for sale I could not find any. I have seen other on-line stores that increase the price per item so high to compensate for the commissions paid that anyone that does any type of price comparison would never shop at that on-line store unless he or she lived in a very small town and the nearest store was over 50 miles away. That type of opportunity would limit my target market and I would get very few if any commissions on sales. Is it really free? If I have to spend 30 bucks or so per month to maintain an active account then I do not consider that opportunity to be free. If I have to purchase some type of mailing list or do any advertising to get a minimum number of people signed up under me to maintain my active status then again it is not free. Does My Power Mall have any qualification minimums? Nope, no mandatory minimums, no meetings, no selling required, no activity requirements and the company guaranties that their will never be any. If you take a look at what they are offering you can see why this is true. Only one on-line store exists. Everyone that has a power mall uses the same set of computer programs and the only thing different is your ID number is being used to determine who gets commission for the sale. Once you set up a database to keep track of member ID numbers it is not much more costly to keep track of 1 member as it is to keep track of 100,000 members. No programming staff is required to help members customize the malls or extra computer space to take care of all of the different malls. No approval process, as soon as you sign up you will have your mall ID within seconds. No selling. This is right at the top of my list of things that I do not want to do. I hate selling. I don’t want to send out sales letters to all of my friends or even people I do not know. I like to write articles and I do have web sites for my articles on allergies, heart disease, diamond and so on. When I write an article on allergies or diamonds I do not tell the reader that you need to go out and purchase this vitamin because, or go to this jewelry store and buy diamonds. I like to write article that contain useful or interesting information. I do put adds for one or two vitamin companies or jewelry companies on my web sites and if the reader wants to purchase something then great and I do get a commission on the sales. This may give away my age but quite a few years ago I went to England on business. I was out with some people from work and the topic of blue jeans came up. When asked how many blue jeans I owned I told them I had about 6 pairs. Right away they thought I was rich. Why, because at that time blue jeans were very hard to come by in England and were going for about $150 each. My cost was about $30. I sold them my blue jeans for $100 each. American products are still very hard to come by in a lot of foreign countries. My Power Mall group has made arrangements with a company to send just about everything they sell to just about any country. It will cost extra for the shipping and the customs paperwork but if a customer from Uruguay wants to purchase Craftsman tools from Sears it can be done. One last thing, My Power Mall donates a percentage of profit to non-profit organizations. They even give you the option of signing up your favorite non-profit organization for a win-win situation. Can I recommend this company? I have just signed up with them and I do not have enough history with the company to give you a fair and honest report so you will have to check back later. They have passed all of my tests but you need to take a look at them yourself and see if they pass all of your tests.