eBay recently took a retrospective look back at the top trends and events that shaped online shopping every year since Y2K, according to search and sales data. From Pokémon and velour tracksuits to royal inspiration and fidget spinners, in between, each year’s biggest moments had shoppers searching online for their “must-haves” across millions of brands,…

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According to the recently released “Global Dietary Supplements Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018-2023)” report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global dietary supplements market was valued at $96 billion in 2017, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9 percent during the forecast period. The dietary supplements market is primarily driven by the paradigm shift toward…

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Direct sellers with anti-aging products can expect to see continued growth over the next six years according to a new report from ResearchAndMarkets.com. The market research store today released “Anti-Aging Product Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size and Forecasts up to 2024,” a study on the anti-aging product market that covers analysis of the leading…

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Special section of the February, 2018 Cover Story Several trends, shaped by consumers’ evolving preferences about how they like to receive information, will continue to impact the way direct selling companies share personal development resources both to their employees and independent salesforce members in 2018: Microlearning: The term “microlearning” refers to learning in short bursts,…

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As part of its evolution and adaptation to market trends, the direct selling business model continues to adopt features of online commerce. While incorporating the strengths of e-commerce is important, the channel still has its own unique strengths—strengths that need to be communicated as part of a strategic and well-implemented communications program. Almost anyone can…

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Click here to order the November 2017 issue in which this article appeared. I LOVE BEING IN THIS CHANNEL. Over the past 27 years, I feel like I’ve seen it all. And really, truly, from daily field work to taking part in growing businesses, seeing the operations and mentoring young business leaders, I can’t imagine a better…

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IN THIS ISSUE: 2017 DSN Global 100 ListDSN Makes its Global 100 Celebration an Event to RememberFrequently Asked Questions about the Global 100 Ranking DSN BRAVO AWARDS: Leadership: It Works! CEO Mark Pentecost: On the Road to Legendary Leadership: Isagenix’s Jim & Kathy Coover: Agents of ChangeGrowth: Jeunesse: Forging an Uncharted Path to Billion-Dollar Growth Whether…

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