For more than a century, the Direct Selling Association (DSA) has served as the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. In 2020, direct selling took place across the United States, generating $40.1 billion in retail sales and 7.7 million entrepreneurs in the U.S. sold products or services through the direct selling channel, providing a personalized buying experience for 41.6 million preferred customers and discount buyers.
DSA is committed to ethical business practices and consumer protection. The cornerstone of that commitment is the Code of Ethics. Every DSA member company pledges to abide by the Code’s standards and procedures as a condition of admission to and continuing membership with the Association. The Code ensures that member companies do not make statements or promises that might mislead consumers or salespeople. The Code is enforced by an independent administrator who has authority that all companies agree to abide by.
The best business is an ethical business. Our Code of Ethics Enhancements, effective January 1, 2016, aim to create the most successful experience for both direct sellers and consumers.
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