Articles on Direct Selling by Strategy India

“Direct Selling” Compensation Plan – Eye Opener

The compensation plan is one of the key elements of a direct selling company. It is extremely important that this element is perfectly tuned to reward the hard work of the direct sellers and leadership. Direct sellers throughout the world prefer to enroll with a direct selling company that offers fair payout for the results of their efforts. Though this is not the only evaluation parameter as many people think.

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Hierarchy of a Direct Selling Company

Business organizations have a structural hierarchy that defines the relationship between individuals involved in the organizations. The hierarchy structure in an organization is in the form of a pyramid. A president or a Chief Executive Office is at the top of the structural pyramid while interns and new employees are at the base level. The hierarchy structure defines the channels of communication and working.

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Direct Seller – Eye Opener

Direct Selling companies provide an excellent entrepreneurial opportunity for people. The direct selling companies market and/or manufacture consumable products and consumer durables which are sold in the market through individuals or entities known as direct sellers.

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Strategy India - Driving Businesses Ahead

Direct Selling is a billion-dollar industry spread across the globe. Millions of direct sellers are engaged in direct selling around the world as well as in India. The industry provides an excellent entrepreneurial opportunity for people and requires minimal investment. Building a direct selling business is easy once the direct sellers are educated regarding the fundamentals of the industry...

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MLM Systems - The Modern Day Pyramids

There are a variety of misconceptions about Pyramid Schemes deploying the multi-level marketing (MLM) compensation plans which need addressing to ensure that all participants are fully cognizant of the facts and realities of venturing forth in the marketplace. Starting at the very beginning; most people are drawn into these types of schemes based on different scenarios that are touted as commonplace...

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The Central Government notifies guidelines for the Direct selling companies

MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (Department of Consumer Affairs) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the 26th October, 2016 G.S.R. 1013(E).—The Government constituted on consisting an Inter-Ministerial Committee representatives from Ministry of Finance, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Legal...

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The Andhra Pradesh Direct Selling Guidelines, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT CA,F&CS Department - The Andhra Pradesh Direct Selling Guidelines,2017- Notification- Orders- Issued. CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD & CIVIL SUPPLIES (CS-II) DEPARTMENT G.O.MS.No. 21 Dated: 08-12-2017 Read: GSR 1013(E), dated:26th October,2016 (Gazette of India), Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India.

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The Telangana Direct Selling Guidelines, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA ABSTRACT Civil Supplies – The Telangana Direct Selling Guidelines, 2017 – Notification – Orders - Issued. CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD& CIVIL SUPPLIES (CS.I-CCS) DEPARTMENT G.O.Ms.No. 29 Dated: 01-12-2017 Read: GSR 1013 (E), dated 26th October, 2016 (Gazette of India), Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India.

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Sikkim State Direct Selling Guidelines, 2017

No. 11 /LMU & CP/FCS&CA Dated: 24 .10 .2017 In compliance with the directives of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India vide its Notification G.S.R. No. 1013(E) & Dated: 26th October 2016, the State Government of Sikkim publishes the Guidelines namely: - The Sikkim State Direct Selling Guidelines, 2017.

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Chhattisgarh notifies guidelines for Direct selling companies

F l0-1812017129-1l Food. - In Pursuance of the Guidelines issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Department of Consumer Affairs vide G.S.R. 1013(E), New Delhi, dated 26th October, 2016, the State Government, hereby, issues the following guidelines for regulating the business of Direct Selling and Multi - Level Marketing...

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Cryptocurrencies and MLM

2016-2017 saw many MLM operations launch claiming to generate and/or trade in cryptocurrency. Almost all of them promised fixed returns on the money invested by the investors...

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Sustainability - A comfortable future with MLM? Possible?

Experience tells us no, Opportunists tell us yes. So..... what is the truth. Sustainability should be the keyword in any business venture.

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Direct selling- MLM is as good for a country as Red wine is for health.

Direct selling – MLM consulting requires us to answer many queries from various people wanting to really understand this method of retail.

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Guidelines for Direct selling - MLM India

The Government of India has released the guidelines for the direct selling with the subject: Advisory to State Governments/Union Territories on Model Guidelines on Direct selling on the 12th of September 2016.

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Checking, Planning and Implementing systems for Success

Well-known brands in the direct selling world both in India and internationally are struggling to survive as they come to learn that they have ignored the most crucial element that leads to success - Sustainability!...

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Be warned - The MLM tax net is tightening

For more than the past decade Strategy India and S.I. Worldwide have been keeping direct sellers and corporate executives abreast of changes happening in the world that will affect business decisions, international expansion plans as well as direct seller’s/distributor’s personal financial decisions.

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Network marketing / Direct selling / Multilevel marketing operations the grip tightens on Ponzi schemes (And "Direct selling companies")

In your mind you might not be operating, or involved with a Ponzi scheme.But in the mind and eyes of the authorities if they believe you to be involved with, or running a Ponzi scheme then what ever you say or think does not matter.

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Anyone Can Write a Compensation Plan “BUT DO THEY KNOW THE LAWS?”

A “Sustainable” operation = a “Legal” operation, and if you don’t understand that simple rule then life going on from here is going to be challenging if not completely impossible.

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Direct Selling – Single level / Multi level marketing Compensation Plan Guidelines

Focus on sustainability the Direct selling – SL/MLM compensation plan guidelines are developed after conducting in-depth study on Direct selling operations (Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited liability partnership, Private limited), Chit Funds, NBFC’s...

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Facade vs Real Intent

The chances are that most of the world has never heard of Vemma, an American owned direct selling MLM Company. According to reports they only have 150,000 customers and affiliates which is insignificant when looked at as a percentage of the world’s total 7.2 billion...

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FTC vs Direct selling (MLM)?

On 21st August 2015 the direct selling world went into shock when Vemma, a US owned company was shut down on the orders of a US District Judge on the basis that there was enough evidence of it being a pyramid operation as well as misrepresenting on claims of income.

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Single level and Multilevel Marketing Compensation Plan

In any direct selling business (SLM/MLM), the Compensation Plan is very critical to the success of the business. It actually makes or breaks the business delivery. In majority of New Start ups we have experienced that the company leadership tends to take the designing of compensation plan.

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Introduction to the indian direct selling market

The direct selling companies have been growing in high double digits on the low base and are extremely bullish on the future. While the steep growth rates of over 50-100% are unlikely on the higher base, growth will nevertheless remain higher than traditional retail businesses.

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Are the direct selling business models deploying MLM compensation plans sustainable?

Direct selling consulting for operations deploying single level or multilevel marketing compensation plans is known as direct selling MLM consultancy by officials of direct selling companies as well as direct sellers around the world.

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What mistakes can you avoid by hiring a professional direct selling consultancy?

The most common misconceptions among the people starting operations deploying the MLM (Multilevel marketing) compensation plans in India and the world over which we encounter as a direct selling consultancy (For companies deploying the MLM compensation plans)

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Creating A Compelling Future In Direct Selling

Creating a future takes time and patience, especially if you do not know what that future looks like, or even frustration when you do know what it looks like but are too impatient to plan and live it. Too many people get involved with Direct Selling - MLM under the misguided perception that because the commission structure looks good, that making the money will be...

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Compensation Plan – Eye Opener

The compensation plan is one of the key elements of a direct selling company. It is extremely important that this element is perfectly tuned to reward the hard work of the direct sellers and leadership.Direct sellers throughout the world prefer to enroll with a direct selling company that offers fair payout for the results of their efforts. Though this is not the only evaluation parameter as many people think.

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How much are your feet worth?

Yes I know, it’s a strange question to ask someone isn’t it? We don’t think of our feet as having any value whatsoever, yet, when it comes to pursuing any dream of success, there are real steps that need to be taken in order to reach it. In the World of Direct Sales / MLM, you can’t be a success unless you...

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The Indian Direct Selling Scenario

India is a country where opportunities are far lesser and inadequate to support the population as compared to cost of survival. Though subsidies are being proposed by the central government but they only create a short term relief. The rate of crime tends to go higher and higher with every single passing day as opportunities to maintain a particular standard of living reduce...

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The "Ponzi" Fact

What is a Ponzi Scheme? Much has been written about Ponzi schemes, the rights and wrongs of such programs and quite correctly warning people of the dangers of getting involved in schemes such as these. Sadly, many companies have also been wrongly accused of being Ponzi schemes by those that do not understand the difference between a Ponzi scheme and a legitimate business plan thereby damaging the future of those legitimate businesses. In a nutshell...

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India : The Tiger is Roaring

With more and more companies entering the Indian market every year, network marketers are aware that the Indian Tiger is awake and roaring. India has had a double-digit GDP growth for the past decade and will become the world’s twelfth largest economy by 2025. Only China can claim a similar growth curve: in 2007 it was the twelfth largest consumer market and it is expected to be the fifth by 2025. Here are some other facts about India: India’s population is...

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Has e-commerce queered the pitch for direct selling?

Direct selling as a business model gives people a chance to retail products and earn incentives which are based on the turnover achieved in a particular tenure. Direct sales is usually preferred by companies whose products need to be demonstrated to the consumer. These products have certain unique features that distinguish them from other similar category products, which makes them more attractive option than the others...

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Direct Selling By Team Strategy India

Direct Selling Remember the friendly salesman at your doorstep selling you something at a price significantly cheaper than that at the retail shops. Or your colleague at work who circulated catalogues at lunch time with product details of international cosmetic brands at competitive prices. This precisely is what Direct Selling is, and yes, it can affect India’s masses. The word ‘masses’ somehow excludes bigger cities and subtly implies those...

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A Direct Call

Direct selling in its various forms, once seen as a ‘short term phenomenon’ has now become a globally accepted business practice for moving goods and achieving global expansion without incurring the massive overheads and investments usually associated with expansion. The World Federation of Direct Selling (WFDSA) states in its latest report that the official turnover of generated sales vol...

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