“There is good news coming from the direct selling segment,” said DSA President Joseph Mariano. “Despite the economic climate, direct selling continues to be a source of income and support for independent consultants across the U.S.”
The U.S. direct selling market grew faster than the overall U.S. economy, which grew 3.9 percent as measured by gross domestic product (GDP).Nearly half of U.S. direct selling companies experienced sales growth and another 14 percent remained flat.
– Direct sales increased 4.6 percent to $29.87 billion
– Salesforce sized at 15.6 million sellers in the U.S.
– Direct selling market outpaces growth in gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.7 percent