“We are delighted to be accepted as an official member of the AVD,” said General Manager of QN Europe, Jérôme Hoert. “Spain has become one of our key growth markets in Europe as more people are becoming involved in direct selling due to it being a flexible environment that can provide additional income and entrepreneurial opportunities. Direct selling is an industry that is demonstrably resilient amidst tumultuous times, and we believe that it has the potential to fulfil the increasing demand for alternative, or gig-based, opportunities in Spain.”
Spain is one of the top ten direct selling markets in Europe, bringing in over €751 million in sales in 2019, and attracting more than 250,000 distributors. It is also being more strictly regulated, to provide consumer protection and to weed out bad actors within the retail, trade and direct selling sectors. Member companies of the AVD must adhere to these local regulations as well as the European Code of Conduct for Direct Selling imposed by The European Direct Selling Association (SELDIA), which represents 80% of the European direct selling industry members.
QNET Europe was also recently accepted into the Federation De La Vente Directe (FVD), or Direct Selling Association of France.
“It is a great [honor] to have QN Europe accepted as a member of the AVD just a few months after their acceptance into the French DSA,” said Malou Caluza, CEO of QNET. “Our European business has made a number of changes this past year to improve their online and digital capabilities as a response to the pandemic. All their efforts are paying off as business is seeing a steady growth. I am confident QN Europe will continue to serve the customers and distributors in Spain with the same high-quality experience they have come to expect, while upholding the highest standards of business ethics.”
QNET is also a member of the Direct Selling Associations in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia. Other notable members of the AVD include Amway, Herbalife and Mary Kay.