Phoenix, Ariz. – Direct Selling Association (DSA) today at its 2016 Annual Meeting announced its DSA Top 20 members for the past year, based on 2015 United States net sales.
The companies are:
“The direct selling firms we recognize today are national sales leaders creating economic opportunities for thousands of Americans,” said Joseph N. Mariano, DSA’s President. “I want to congratulate each member of this year’s DSA Top 20 for their devotion to their customers and salespeople, as well as for the work they do with DSA in support of an ethical marketplace.”
New research on independent contractors from Bloomberg Government underwritten by DSA validates direct selling as part of a growing economy for independent work. More than three-quarters of survey respondents (77%) experienced a high level of satisfaction with their work. Top motivations for becoming an independent contractor included being my own boss, flexibility in schedule and better work-life balance. More information about the survey is available at www.bbhub.io/bgov/sites/12/2016/05/Workforce-of-the-Future-Survey-Report.pdf.
DSA also released its 2016 Growth & Outlook survey prior to naming its Top 20 companies, indicating that retail sales volume among U.S. direct selling companies grew 4.8% between 2014 and 2015 to $36.12 billion. Individuals involved in direct selling increased 11% during the same period, surpassing 20 million (20.2 million) people in the United States for the first time. The infographic can be found at www.dsa.org/benefits/research/factsheets.
New to the DSA Top 20 this year are CUTCO/Vector Marketing Corporation, The Juice Plus+ Company LLC, Nerium International and Young Living.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. More than 20 million Americans are involved in direct selling in every state, congressional district and community in the United States. In 2015, direct selling generated more than $36 billion in retail sales. For more information, visit www.dsa.org.
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