What is Direct Sales?

People ask me all the time what Direct Sales is.  They usually think its some pyramid scheme or scam but I can guarantee that its not.

The Wikipedia definition for direct sales is:

Direct selling is the marketing and selling of products directly to consumers away from a fixed retail location. Peddling is the oldest form of direct selling.Modern direct selling includes sales made through the party plan, one-on-one demonstrations, and other personal contact arrangements as well as internet sales. A textbook definition is: "The direct personal presentation, demonstration, and sale of products and services to consumers, usually in their homes or at their jobs."

Probably the most famous and well known Direct Sales Companies are Avon and Tupperware which have been around for AGES and been changing womens lives for just as long.  Scentsy is in the same category as Avon and Tupperware BUT WITH SCENTED PRODUCTS AND ELECTRIC WARMERS. 

Direct Sales
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Many Direct Selling companies use Multi-Level Marketing as a compensation plan which means that not only do you get a commission of what you sell but you also get a percentage of any team members sell also.  You arent promised riches with Direct Sales which is far far different to Pyramid Schemes.

There's a governing body for all Direct Selling companies in the world called the Direct Selling Association.  There's specific rules for companies to abide if they want to retain membership and membership is very very strict.    They also release the Global List of top Direct Selling Companies, so if you are researching companies to join and not sure about Scentsy or what may be out there....have a look of this list for 2012 and you can see which companies are doing well and which companies arent.   It should be noted that most companies have been around for AGES whereas Scentsy hasnt even celebrated its 10th birthday and is already to number 20 on the list.  That's an amazing growth of success in my opinion dont you think?  Scentsy here in the UK and Europe is growing at a much faster rate than the US did so it will be exciting to watch were we will be in 5+ yrs time as well.

There's also false beliefs that its impossible to make money off of Scentsy, I can guarantee that this isnt the case as many within Scentsy are able to provide quite easily for their families.  I wouldnt recommend quitting your day job just yet, but it still doesnt mean that Scentsy couldnt be an extra income opportunity for you.

Interested in finding out more about what Direct Sales is and the Scentsy Business Opportunity.  Contact me TODAY. x