BRAND AFFILIATE—Any person authorized to sell Nu Skin’s Products, pursuant to a Seller Agreement (SA). All Product purchases are optional.
BUILDING BLOCK—A measurement of Sales Volume. A Building Block is only considered complete when it has 500 points of Sales Volume. A Building Block with less than 500 points of Sales Volume is referred to as incomplete.
BUILDING BONUS (BB)—All Sales Leaders are eligible to receive a Building Bonus on completed Building Blocks. Sales Leaders who complete 4 or more Building Blocks in a month (excluding Flex Blocks) are also eligible to receive a Building Bonus on any incomplete Building Block at the end of the month. The percentage paid on an incomplete Building Block is equivalent to the percentage paid on the last completed Building Block of the month. Incomplete Building Blocks are paid on the 8th of the following month. Brand Affiliates and Qualifying Sales Leaders are not eligible for Building Bonuses. No Building Bonus is paid on Flex Blocks. Building Bonus is calculated on the CSV of each individual Building Block. The percentage associated with a Building Block is only applicable to that specific Building Block and does not apply to any previous completed Building Blocks.
BUSINESS BUILDER POSITION (BBP)—The Business Builder Position is offered as an incentive to successful Sales Leaders as motivation to continue building their sales Team. A Business Builder Position is a second position that is awarded to a Sales Leader who has been paid as an Executive Brand Director for 1 month. The BBP is established on the 1st generation of the Executive Brand Director (parent account). By building a Team of Sales Leaders under the BBP, the parent account is eligible to receive 5% Leading Bonus on 6 Generations of Sales Leaders and the BBP is eligible to receive 5% Leading Bonus on 6 Generations of Sales Leaders. The owner of the BBP and parent account may receive up to 10% on the CSV of overlapping Generations between the parent account and BBP. For full information about Business Builder Positions, contact your account manager.
COMMISSIONABLE SALES VALUE (CSV)—Commissionable Sales Value (CSV) is a currency value, associated with each Product, used to determine Building and Leading Bonuses. CSV for each Product may change from time to time. Contact your market or referring Brand Affiliate for Product-specific pricing, Sharing Bonus details, Commissionable Sales Value, and other sales compensation information.
FLEX BLOCK—A Flex Block is a Building Block substitute that is automatically used to maintain your status as a Sales Leader if you do not complete 4 or more Building Blocks in a calendar month. In any month that you use a Flex Block, you will still be eligible for Building Bonuses on completed Building Blocks, however, you will not be eligible for any Leading Bonus. Flex Blocks do not provide Sales Volume, CSV, have no monetary value and can’t ever be redeemed for cash—they are only used to help maintain Sales Leader status. A maximum of 3 Flex Blocks can be used each calendar month. There is no limit to the number of Flex Blocks that can be accumulated. Flex Blocks do not expire and are non-transferable. Any accumulated Flex Blocks will be forfeited if you fail to maintain your Sales Leader status.
GENERATION—A Generation is a simple way to help you organize your Team. Every Sales Leader you directly lead is part of your 1st Generation (G1). Every Sales Leader your G1 Sales Leaders directly lead is part of your 2nd Generation (G2), and so forth.
GROUP—Your Group consists of you and all your Retail Customers, Brand Affiliates and Qualifying Sales Leaders. Your Sales Leaders and their Groups are not included in your Group. All sales made by those in your Group contribute to your Building Blocks and your Group’s Commissionable Sales Value.
LEADERSHIP TEAM (LT)—See Lead – Be an Epic Leader for details.
LEADERSHIP TEAM SALES VOLUME (LTSV)—A G1 Sales Leader’s LTSV is the sum of all your G1–G6 Sales Volume from that G1 Sales Leader.
LEADING BONUS—See Lead for more details.
LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)—The Letter of Intent is a document or online notice that a Brand Affiliate signs to notify Nu Skin of their intention to enter Qualification and become a Qualifying Sales Leader. Once submitted and accepted by Nu Skin, a Brand Affiliate is referred to as a “QSL1” for their first month 23 of Qualification, “QSL2” for their second month, etc. If a Brand Affiliate has been a Qualifying Sales Leader in the past and wishes to enter Qualification again, that Brand Affiliate must submit a new Letter of Intent.
MEMBER PRICE—Member Price is the purchase price of Products for Brand Affiliates. Member Price may occasionally be lowered below normal listings for promotions and incentives, as determined by the local market.
PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR BUSINESS BUILDER POSITION (PD BBP)—A Presidential Director Business Builder Position is offered as an incentive to successful Sales Leaders as motivation to continue building their sales Team. A PD BBP is a third position that is awarded to a Sales Leader who has finished the first month of Qualification to be recognized as a Presidential Director. The PD BBP is established on the 1st Generation of the parent’s BBP account. By building a team of Sales Leaders under the BBP, the parent account is eligible to receive 5% Leading Bonus on 6 Generations of Sales Leaders, the BBP is eligible to receive 5% Leading Bonus on 6 Generations of Sales Leaders, and the PD BBP is also eligible to receive 5% Leading Bonus on 6 Generations of Sales Leaders. This means that the parent account may receive up to 15% and the BBP may receive up to 10% on the CSV of overlapping Generations between the parent, BBP, and PD BBP accounts. For full information, contact your account manager.
PRODUCT—Product(s) includes all products and services sold by Nu Skin and its Brand Affiliates.
QUALIFICATION—Qualification is the process Brand Affiliates undergo to become Sales Leaders. You begin Qualification by submitting a Letter of Intent and are reclassified as a Qualifying Sales Leader. After accumulating the requisite number of Building Blocks and Sharing Blocks within 6 calendar months, you finish Qualification and are reclassified as a Sales Leader. Please see Build – Qualification for more details.
QUALIFYING SALES LEADER (QSL)—A Qualifying Sales Leader is a Brand Affiliate who has submitted their Letter of Intent and begun, but not finished, Qualification. Please see Build – Qualification for more details.
REGISTER—Register(ed) refers to personally enrolling Brand Affiliates with Nu Skin.
RETAIL CUSTOMER—A Retail Customer is anyone who is not a Brand Affiliate who purchases Product from a Brand Affiliate.
RETAIL MARKUP—Retail Markup is the difference between your total costs (including the Member Price, cost of shipping, etc.) and the price you sell a Product for.
SALES LEADER (SL)—You become a Sales Leader after completing Qualification. To maintain Sales Leader status, you must complete at least 4 Building Blocks each calendar month (or use Flex Blocks to substitute for missing Building Blocks). If you fail to maintain your Sales Leader status, any Sales Leaders on your Team will be moved to the Team of your direct Sales Leader. You have the option to Restart for a limited time, and, if successful, you may regain the Sales Leaders that were on your Team, along with any Flex Blocks previously accrued.
SALES VOLUME—Sales Volume refers to a point system Nu Skin uses to compare the relative value of Products across various currencies and markets. Each Product is assigned a specific amount of points of Sales Volume. Sharing Blocks, Building Blocks, and Leadership Team Sales Volume are all comprised of Sales Volume. Sales Volume is different from Commissionable Sales Value.
SELLER AGREEMENT (SA)—The Seller Agreement is a contract required to become a Brand Affiliate. After Nu Skin accepts the Seller Agreement, an individual is classified as a Brand Affiliate and is able to Register Brand Affiliates and resell Product.
SHARING BLOCK (SB)—Sharing Blocks are a subset of Building Blocks and consist of 500 points of Sales Volume that only come from purchases made by Brand Affiliates and Qualifying Sales Leaders who you’ve personally Registered. Your personal purchases do not count towards Sharing Blocks. Sharing Blocks are only applicable to Qualification and are a subcategory of Building Blocks. Therefore, all Sharing Blocks are Building Blocks, but not all Building Blocks are Sharing Blocks.
SHARING BONUS—Please see Share for more details.
TEAM—A Team consists of your Group and all Groups on which you are eligible to be paid a Leading Bonus.
TITLE—Title refers to Brand Affiliates, Qualifying Sales Leaders, and Sales Leader Titles. Sales Leader Titles are determined by the number of G1 Sales Leaders and Leadership Teams and is used to determine the number of Generations on which you can be paid a Leading Bonus. Please see the Lead – Sales Leader Titles and Leading Bonus chart for each Title’s specific requirements.
V&G ACCOUNT—A V&G Account is a digital account that reflects all compensation activity, adjustments, and payments distributed by Nu Skin. You receive a V&G Account when you become a Brand Affiliate. You can transfer your total available balance from your V&G Account to any designated financial institution account at any time. However, fees may be associated with these transfers, depending on your market policies and/or the receiving financial institution. Nu Skin automatically transfers your remaining V&G Account balance free of charge at the start of each weekly and monthly pay period. You are responsible for all fees associated with any transfer you initiate. There is a RM20 minimum required for automated transfers. Transfers you initiate do not have a minimum balance requirement. V&G Accounts do not accrue interest. You can view your V&G Account through Nu Skin’s Brand Affiliate online portal.