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The Power to Surpass Today’s Inflection Point

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Today we find ourselves facing an inflection point—one driven by online retailers and a new set of opportunities for the American workforce. We know we need to pivot, but moving away from that which is familiar does not mean that we do so alone. The DSA’s power of Association ensures us all that, as we…

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U.S. Direct Selling Annual Retail Sales Reach $35.4 Billion for 2018

According to the “DSA 2019 Growth & Outlook Report: U.S. Direct Selling in 2018” released today by the Direct Selling Association (DSA) at its Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, 2018 saw growth in retail sales, as well as the number of people selling and purchasing products and service through the direct sales channel. Growth &…

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A Lifetime Of Change In One Decade

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Changes in the global environment for direct selling companies are happening rapidly on all fronts. Shifting consumer expectations, tighter regulations, increasing digital demands and new competitors are forcing us to examine ourselves inside and out—question who we are, what we’re about and how we want to move forward. We can shrink from these challenges, or…

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Fact or Fiction? Let’s Set the Record Straight

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Most of us know the game “Telephone” where one person whispers a statement to their neighbor, and that person turns to their neighbor and repeats the statement as they heard it. The further down the line, the more the statement is misinterpreted and altered. In today’s fast-paced digital environment, unchecked or even false information can…

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DSA Issues Statement Regarding LuLaRoe Lawsuit

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Last week, Washington state Attorney General Robert Ferguson filed an injunction against LuLaRoe, Inc., which the Attorney General described as an unlawful pyramid scheme. The complaint alleged that the LuLaRoe plan violated the Washington state Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme statute, made false and misleading earnings claims to potential and existing participants, and otherwise violated the state’s…

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Youngevity CEO Steve Wallach Named to DSA Board of Directors

Steve Wallach

Youngevity, a leading omni-direct lifestyle company, recently announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Wallach has been appointed to the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Board of Directors. “I’m especially pleased that Steve Wallach has been elected to serve on the Direct Selling Association’s Board of Directors,” said DSA President Joseph Mariano. “We believe direct selling will play…

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Year of the Independent Contractor

Direct Selling Association

This is the Year of the Independent Contractor, and it is important to recognize that direct selling’s most significant advantages over traditional retail are the independent contractors who have personal, trusted relationships with customers that are virtually impossible to replicate in traditional or online retail. Protecting our independent salesforce and their ability to build a…

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LifeVantage CEO Darren Jensen Named to DSA Board of Directors

LifeVantage CEO Darren Jensen was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the national trade association representing the direct selling industry and advocates on behalf of its 200-plus member companies. The board consists of 22 industry leaders who serve as officers and directors, as nominated and elected by their peers. Jensen…

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Defining Distributors versus Customers

With more than 40 years of direct selling experience under his belt, John Fleming knows just about all there is to know about this channel. But there’s one thing that still puzzles him, says the Direct Selling News former Publisher and now Ambassador: “I’ve never understood why anyone associated with the direct selling business model didn’t understand…

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Segmenting Direct Selling’s SalesForce in the U.S.

This is a special section of the August, 2017 Cover Story article. Data Released on Pilot Basis in 2016 Seeking a clearer picture of the direct selling salesforce, U.S. DSA and WFDSA embarked on new research to characterize the motivations of people involved in direct selling. U.S. DSA President Joseph Mariano says the channel became increasingly…

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