Active: Associates are required to remain active in order to be eligible to earn commissions. In order to become and remain active, each associate must generate at least 100 personal volume (PV) each month with no more than four commission periods between orders.
Autoship: An automated program that ships products to an associate or preferred customer on a predetermined date each month.
Binary Tree: One of ASEA’s two organizations utilized to calculate commissions. The binary tree is built chronologically, and allows for only two legs—a left leg and a right leg—for each associate. This means that those in your downline may have been placed by another associate; this is called spillover. Your group volume (GV) is the sum total of the personal volume (PV) of all of the associates below you in the binary tree.
Binary Qualified: A term commonly used interchangeably with team commission qualified. In order to be qualified to earn Team Commissions, you must be active and have at least one personally sponsored, active associate on both your left and your right legs.
Carryover: Volume that is not converted into commissions in any commission period that rolls into the next commission period.
Commissionable Volume (CV): The amount of qualifying volume (QV) that is eligible to be converted into commissions. Volume is the unit by which products sold are measured for commissions, and commissionable volume is one way we distinguish how the volume is used.
Commission Period: The period in which volume is calculated from product sales to produce commissions and bonuses. The weekly commission period runs from Saturday at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time to Friday at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Downline: A commonly used term for those placed below you in the binary tree.
Enrollment Order: The order placed at the time of enrollment. Although not required, an enrollment order is the only order that triggers the Fast Start Bonus.
Greater-volume leg: The leg in the binary tree – either your right let or your left leg – with more group volume (GV).
Group Volume (GV): The sum total of the personal volume (PV) of all of the associates below you in the Binary Tree. Volume is the unit by which products sold are measured for commissions, and group volume is one way we distinguish who generated the volume.
Leg: A branch of an associate’s binary tree (with a maximum of two legs) or sponsorship tree (with as many legs as there are personally sponsored associates).
Lesser-volume Leg: The leg in the binary tree – either your right leg or your left leg – with less group volume (GV).
Lifetime Rank: The highest rank achieved during the lifetime of an associate account, typically used for recognition purposes.
Paid-As Rank: The rank achieved in any commission period, typically used to determine commissions and bonuses.
Personal Volume (PV): Volume generated on your own account, either from your own purchases, or from the purchases of any retail customers or preferred customers whom you have sponsored. Volume is the unit by which products sold are measured for commissions, and personal volume is one way we distinguish who generated the volume.
Personal Group Volume (PGV): The sum total of the personal volume (PV) of all of the associates in a given group.
Personal Group Volume 3 (PGV3): Personal group volume through three (3) levels of your sponsorship tree.
Preferred Customer (PC): A customer account that is not designed for redistribution or resale, but rather for personal consumption. Preferred customers differ from retail customers because they have an active autoship profile. Due to the autoship, preferred customers are eligible for wholesale pricing.
Qualifying Volume (QV): The total volume that counts towards personal requirements, such as becoming active or achieving a certain rank. Volume is the unit by which products sold are measured for commissions, and qualifying volume is one way we distinguish how the volume is used.
Retail Customer: A customer account that is not designed for redistribution or resale, but rather personal consumption. Retail customers differ from preferred customers they do not have an active autoship profile. Retail customers pay the retail price.
Retail Price: Pricing table for products available to retail customers which is slightly more than the wholesale price.
Spillover: When your sponsor, or any associate above you in the binary tree, places an associate below you in your downline.
Sponsorship Tree: One of ASEA’s two organizations utilized to calculate commissions. The sponsorship tree is built genealogically, where the first level below you are the associates whom you have sponsored, and the second level is comprised of the associates whom they have sponsored, and so on. Because there is no limit to the number of associates you can sponsor, there is no limit to the number of legs possible in your sponsorship tree.