n Gala diamondship, IBOs are really smart. New IBOs are taught to register their friends or neighbors as customers and then ship their personal orders to that customer id. This way the new IBO gets free shipping, and also gets 20% PV/BV uplift(customer orders get 20% PV/BV uplift) and the new IBOs also qualify for $50 bonus in the first 3 months(if u do 150PV in the first 3 months out of which 50PV is customer volume, you get $50 bonus during the first 3 months).
It is a good deal for new IBOs as they have to spend less money to complete 150 pv because of the 20% PV/BV uplift, they get free shipping and also $50 bonus.
So in my line of sponsorship IBOs have gone from zero retailing, to now zero personal use as all the orders are now fake customer orders. I should say uplines are really smart. They teach the IBOs to order products like sales kit, catalogues, gift albums (which has free shipping anyways) to their own home instead of shipping it to customer id, so that Amway does not become suspicious.
This is what the honest and most upright uplines teach new IBOs (to cheat big time on Amway promotions). People like IBOFB will claim that new IBOs should be responsible for their decisions, inspite of these dishonest teachings by upline. I dont know who can hold these dishonest uplines responsible for their total dishonest teachings.
Instead of promoting such practices, Amway can offer free shipping to everybody who orders products worth $75 or everybody who orders 50PV or 100PV on ditto.
Again for people who claim, Amway cannot offer free shipping for all IBOs as products like XS and protein shakes are heavy- please note that #1 online retailer Amazon.com does offer free shipping on so many heavy items and what is more interesting is Amazon also offers 15% off if you order a product regulary(like set up detergent order for every 3 months or so and so on).