Salespeople should not be encouraged or required to purchase products which they cannot reasonably be expected to consume, use or resell.
DSA’s Code of Ethics requires that member companies take clear and reasonable steps to ensure that independent salespeople are consuming, using and/or reselling inventory they may purchase. It is important that individual salespeople are not burdened with inventory they cannot resell or consume themselves.
Direct selling companies are encouraged to meet this requirement by putting in place procedures which adequately demonstrate that products they market and sell are being used by actual consumers.
Such procedures could include, but are not limited to categorical descriptions of:
Adopted by the DSA Board of Directors June 3, 2017
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