After evaluating Direct Selling in the world and going through the European market in numbers we continue to the United States market.
A market that has found refuge in this sector in the last crises that it has had to live.
With the following figures it is possible to have a spectrum of how the market is and the future of Direct Selling in the United States.
In 2017, 18.6 million people participated in direct sales in the United States, their participation varies from those who join direct sales companies such as discounted buyers, to those looking to develop a part-time or full-time business. Some share and sell products at home or at parties online, while others prefer a face-to-face approach. The data of the most recent growth report and perspectives of the United States Direct Sales Association provides information on the various motivations to participate in this sales channel.
- 18,600,000 Independents
- 73.5% Female
- 26.5% Male
People Involved by Generation
Direct selling offers flexible job opportunities for all generations.
Activity in Direct Sales
Industry's best-selling products
- Wellness categories and services - Previous drivers of growth are now drivers of decline.
- Until last year, the categories of Welfare and Services have driven growth in direct sales since the Great Recession. This has changed and the history of those two categories has decreased, so other categories are taking off.
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