Archive for the ‘Direct Selling’ Category

Don’t Get Left Behind in the Direct Sales Digital Revolution

In the words of Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” The direct selling industry has faced myriad challenges just in the last decade. How people shop for products, how they earn extra money, and how they communicate have all changed rapidly, deeply affecting the industry’s place in consumers’ lives.

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Is Your Direct Selling Business a Partner or a Supplier to Your Distributors?

Partnership

In direct selling, your distributors are arguably as important as your products. The types of personal relationships they build with customers and other distributors are critical to the direct selling model and are rare in more traditional retail operations. Your products might be great, but the passion distributors bring to the table is what moves inventory.

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Finding Party Plan Success: Creating Consistent Excitement and Maintaining Relationships

Party Plan selling is one of the most popular methods of direct selling, and for good reason. Whether it’s Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, or Home & Garden Party, direct sellers who combine a consultant’s passion, strong personal relationships, and a quality product often see consistent sales volume. But, as party plan selling has become more widespread, the challenges facing organizations and their consultants have also become clearer – with the primary one being creating consistent excitement and maintaining relationships while protecting your brand and its core value proposition.

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Overcoming Social Media Oversaturation

Direct selling stands out from other business models because it’s built on a foundation of strong personal relationships and direct communication. That model aligns well with today’s age of social networking, which has provided direct sellers with new ways to connect with prospects and clients. But, from that popularity, a new problem has turned up for the direct seller: oversaturation. The rise of social media as a platform for direct selling promotion and sales, coupled with the increasing popularity of direct selling companies, has led to a dramatic increase in the amount of direct selling posts an individual sees on these platforms. Facebook users in particular are beginning to find themselves feeling overrun by direct selling posts. This oversaturation is a problem not only because of competing posts, but also because users are less and less likely to read or become invested in any of the posts at all. With oversaturation, direct selling loses the advantages of using social media. Personal relationships can’t develop if there are too many relationships for a buyer to maintain, and direct communication is much […]

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