Just a few numbers based on personal experience.
1. When a person signs up with no order at all, chances are they will never order.
2. When a person signs up with an order but no autoship, chances are that will be their last order.
3. When a person signs up with an order and on autoship, chances are they will order 4 more times. This is my average not a guarantee.
About YOU and autoship:
1. If you are not personally on autoship, no one you signup will be on autoship. This will magnify as it goes from generation to generation.
2. If you are personally on autoship, everyone you signup will be on autoship. This too will magnify as it goes from generation to generation.
If you plan on working your MLM as a business, autoship is simply one of those elements you must have to be successful. Remember, when you are sponsoring someone you are really doing two things; you are sponsoring a new associate and you are training that associate how to sponsor a new associate. Do you really want to teach all your people that autoship isn’t important?