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When direct selling companies are just starting out, there are countless issues that must be faced, decisions to be made and challenges to overcome. However, during all of this planning, don’t forget the overwhelming importance of recognition for your distributor network. If this is not well thought out and executed from day one, it will […]
Today’s direct selling climate demands companies establish a compensation strategy, rather than just a commission plan. In the world of same-day shipping, the gig economy and instantaneous communication, you want to know where you stand in the direct selling industry and how to stay competitive. The landscape is shifting, and it will soon become apparent […]
What form of non-cash incentive is compelling to your workforce? Consider an experience. For many direct sales companies, the challenge of how to attract and retain the best possible people remains a head-scratcher. In the March issue of Direct Selling News, Courtney Roush dove into the world of compensation plans and examined how companies are […]
A Bilateral trade agreement could result in the elimination of Japanese tariffs on U.S. nutritional supplements, as well as serve to strengthen Japan’s direct selling market. In our global world, free trade is critical in order to expand our markets. Last year, following the conclusion of negotiations on the U.S. Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA), the […]
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, […]
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. […]