Since its inception, Direct Selling News has stuck to its mission to serve the direct selling community of executives with information and news based upon journalistic standards that have enabled us to tell stories that need to be told. In publishing our 200th edition, we recommit to the future with the same foundational principles and…

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CHANGE HAPPENS! And oh boy, did 2020 ever bring about change! Change in the way we live, the way (and even where) we work and the way we connect with others. As we move into February, we wanted to acknowledge and embrace the positive changes we see in the direct selling channel. The secret of…

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“IMAGINATION—THE CAPACITY to create, evolve, and exploit mental models of things or situations that don’t yet exist—is the crucial factor in seizing and creating new opportunities, and finding new paths to growth,” say innovation experts and scholars Martin Reeves and Jack Fuller, in a recent Harvard Business Review column. Direct selling as an industry is…

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We are pleased each year to provide you with an analysis of he World Federation of Direct Selling Associations’ global sales data. Writer Beth Douglass Silcox identifies the 24 global markets with retail sales of $1 billion or more from direct selling. She also digs into the 2019 numbers to not only extract industry is…

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Each year, the Direct Selling News team works with companies around the world on this special project, and it has become our signature research endeavor. The goal from the outset of the project 11 years ago was to foster a greater level of transparency within the direct selling community, in turn supporting its growth as…

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First off, I wanted to thank all those that tuned in to our special broadcast of the 11th annual DSN Global 100 Celebration last month. Although we had to cancel the live event because of the coronavirus pandemic, we felt it necessary and relevant to continue to celebrate the very best of direct selling. A…

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Direct Selling has always been the original people business. Measuring field engagement is critical to any company’s success, but the field is only part of the people equation. Who makes up the backbone of this channel when it comes to engaging the sales field, fulfilling orders, planning events, manufacturing products and all of those other…

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