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3 Event Trends You Need to Know Now

Event Trends

What’s 22-times more powerful than facts alone? Stories. Stories are the lifeblood of the direct sales industry. In this industry, we hear and share amazing stories of success about life transformations: financial security, college tuition, independence from a job, care for loved ones, world travel, and more. Their stories are about success–hard work, persistence, consistency,…

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Thinking of Outsourcing?

3PL

If, and when, to outsource your distribution, warehousing, and fulfillment services. The term third-party logistics or “3PL” has become antiquated as it conjures up a siloed client/vendor arrangement. Being partners foster more collaborative strategies, and can yield benefits for your business and your customers, over and above the pure play of outsourcing your supply chain.…

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Inboxed

When used properly, email may be more powerful than ever for growing a direct sales business. Email marketing is dead, right? Far from it. More and more direct sellers are using email marketing to grow their businesses and build a following online. However, the focus is not on selling or promotion. They’re finding the most…

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Digital Doesn’t Have To Be Impersonal

relationships

Forget the industries, forget the products, what makes direct selling powerful is relationships. The first being the relationship direct selling companies nurture with their representatives, one that enables entrepreneurship and provides the tools for them to succeed. And the second; the one-on-one relationships that direct sellers maintain with their customers. Personalization is at the very heart…

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Three Keys to Engaging Employees and Reducing Turnover

Wouldn’t it be nice if that were the growth rate in the direct selling industry? Unfortunately, it’s the employee turnover rate. Being a direct selling company in a digital world dominated by Apple, Google, and Amazon is challenging enough. If you’re losing your top talent, how do you survive—let alone thrive—in the marketplace? To reduce…

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Mind The Gap

We’ve analyzed the data on thousands of direct sellers and millions of their actions. One thing is clear: sales increase when you close the gap. The risks involved with not closing the gap When direct sellers are left asking the question “What’s next,” three clear challenges present themselves. These challenges don’t just kill sales, but…

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The Sales Tax Who, What and Where

Direct selling is big business — $189-billion-a-year big business — with more than 117 million independent distributors worldwide*, representing everything from clothing and jewelry to wellness, nutrition products, and home décor. And with the distributor compensation complexity factored in can cause some complicated tax compliance rules. The Who For starters, who is responsible for reporting sales…

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Outsourcing Fulfillment? 5 Things to Know

“Should I outsource my fulfillment?” As a direct seller, you might be reading this and asking this very question. Perhaps it’s a decision that kept you up at night several years ago as you spent countless hours crunching numbers and sifting through RFPs. Or, maybe you’re currently undergoing an RFP process and are having a…

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