The U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) has provided resources on its website to help companies respond to COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic. Following the lead of the U.S. Chamber’s close work with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials, DSA is seeking to connect members to the most important and up-to-date information to…

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A new Ipsos study conducted on behalf of the U.S. Direct Selling Association shows that a significant number of Americans are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. The comprehensive study showed the highest interest coming from young people, and also confirmed the positive perceptions of direct selling as both an attractive entrepreneurial opportunity, as well as an ideally…

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Revital UFounded: 2017Headquarters: Plano, Texas and cloud basedTop Executive: Andy McWilliams, CEOProducts: Health and wellness Revital U takes a customer-centric approach to direct sales. After more than 25 years of experience in direct sales, including 10 years at Excel and three years at ACN as a distributor, plus his time at Momentis, first as a…

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The Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College launched the first executive education course focused on direct selling this week in Winter Park, Fla. This inaugural program, in collaboration with the Direct Selling Association (DSA), facilitates the successful integration of new and existing business executives within direct selling companies and delivers a thorough onboarding…

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA), hosted a Sales and Marketing Conference #Vision2020 in Lake Tahoe, CA, Dec 11-13.  The Conference served as an educational experience for direct selling industry professionals to share new ideas, best practices and growth strategies for in 2020. Keynote speakers featured at the Conference included Lisa Gudding, Executive Vice President at Ipsos, on…

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Customer

Tips for improving the front-end user experience—and other best practices from our gig economy competitors. At the 2019 Direct Selling Association (DSA) Annual Meeting during the Growth & Outlook Breakout Workshop, a DSA Research committee member said, “A startling statistic for our industry is that it takes a customer an average of 13 clicks to…

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Direct Selling In 2019

In 2019 Direct Selling Faced Some Strong Headwinds Throughout this year the editors at Direct Selling News have had no shortage of topics to talk about. Never before have we seen such a year that has so dramatically impacted the future of direct selling. We began 2019 with troubling news out of China and ended…

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DSA

DSA Brings Together Government Officials, Industry Leaders to Discuss Vital Issues for Direct Selling On October 7–8, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) hosted its annual Legal and Regulatory Seminar in Washington, D.C. The seminar brought together industry leaders to discuss legal and regulatory issues impacting the direct selling business and how companies and the Association…

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Pop-Culture

Avon, Mary Kay, Amway and countless more brands: direct selling is an integral part of the American consciousness. It’s not surprising references to us show up in popular culture all the time. I’ve seen direct selling featured in movies and TV shows dating back decades. Media often refer to direct selling by focusing on flexibility…

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