Government announced legal framework for direct selling entities
To regulate the sale of goods and services outside of retail establishments otherwise known as "Direct Selling (Multi Level Marketing)" and to provide for protection of consumers who purchase goods and services from direct sellers, following guidelines are issued with the approval of the Competent Authority. These guidelines will come into force from the date of publication in official Gazette and will remain in force till an appropriate legislation is enacted for the said purpose
Direct selling sector is poised to employ more than 18 million by 2025 and as per industry estimates, the Direct Selling industry in India,
This proves that the Direct Selling Industry is flourishing and illustrates its potential with the continued rate of growth -- increasing at an impressive rate of 12.1% Y-o-Y. Another interesting trend that is noticeable is that the sector has been instrumental in employment generation for nearly 122 million Indians who lost their jobs this due to the pandemic. Initiatives like 'Vocal for Local' and 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' encouraged Indians to explore the option of buying and selling locally made products via the direct selling route, which entails low investments and high returns. This not only boosted local manufacturing but also established a sense of ownership as well as determination amongst budding entrepreneurs to succeed. In India, the Direct Selling industry has provided additional income opportunities to its people and has significantly
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A direct-selling expert shares what it takes to start out and make it in this industry.
There are six key elements you should be looking for [when selecting an opportunity]. Number one: stability. How old is the company? Number two is excellent products or services that consumers will use and need more of. Number three is the pay plan -- how even and fair and generous overall is the distribution? This is really crucial as the pay plan represents exactly how you'll get paid -- or not get paid. There are really only two questions to ask [regarding this]: How many pennies out of each sales dollar get paid back to the distributors each month, and how fair is the distribution of these pennies between the old members and the new members? Number four is the integrity of the company and the management. As much as possible, [investigate] the experience of the CEO, [their] experience in the network marketing industry, and their background. [Have] they been successful in other companies in the industry? Do they have a good reputation? Number five is momentum and timing. Look at where the company's at, what's going on with the company, and if it's growing.