Congratulations to the 13 Best Places to Work Honorees!

DSN launched the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling program in 2016 to celebrate the important role direct selling companies play as employers in the marketplace and identify the best of the best in creating engaging work environments.

In this month’s issue, we honor 13 companies as the Best Places to Work in Direct Selling. For this project, we once again partnered with Quantum Workplace, an HR technology company collecting Best Places to Work data for more than a decade.

To learn more about the Best Places to Work honorees’ approach to workplace engagement, our Cover Story begins on Page 52. Company profiles also can be found in the special award supplement that came with this issue.

Accessible e-commerce technology is more than the sum of a slick mobile app, a buzzy social media feed and a members-only corner of your website. Noah Westerlund and Heather Martin will ease you into our feature article Easy E-Commerce Does It found on page 46.

The pandemic created a unique challenge for the industry that will continue even after the pandemic is over. Gordon Hester educates us on The Dawn of the Phygital Movement in Direct Selling and how to master the game.

John Fleming and I were honored with the opportunity to connect with Amway’s Chief Reputation Officer, Candace Matthews, and learn about how Chief Reputation Officers can impact the channel. Read about her thoughts and the company’s strategies for brand reputation.

Le-Vel exploded into the direct selling channel in 2012 with their innovative business model, and they are still thriving. “Our focus on better health for everyone is more important today than at any time in our history,” says co-founder Paul Gravette.

Discover Solvasa and the incredible story and purpose of bringing Mindful Integration of Beauty and Wellness to others. “What you’re feeding your body—whether that be nutrients absorbed through your skin or your gut or waves of thoughts washing through your mind over time—ultimately manifests in your body’s ability to restore and heal or go the other direction,” describes co-founder and CEO Lori Bush.

At DSN, we have many exciting things happening right now. This month we are introducing a new refreshed look and website. It is just in time for the upcoming DSN Global Celebration and DSU events, which we hope you will join us for. Also, the Digital Momentum Ranking is going international so check it out. Find the latest list of Customer-Centric Recognized companies.

At Direct Selling News, we endeavor to be a source, resource and thought leader for the entire direct selling channel. So, if you have a suggestion, a need or an inspiration to share, please reach out. We would love to hear from you.

All the best,

Patricia White