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12 Popular Direct Sales Companies

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If you have an affinity for sales and marketing and are thinking about working from home, direct sales may be a great option for you to consider. While Work It, Mom! does not endorse any specific company, these 10 are some of the most popular ones out there. Got questions? Be sure to join the discussions here at Work It, Mom! 
  1. Usborne Books: Founded in 1973 by Peter Usborne, Usborne Books sells high-quality children's books person-to-person as well as via home parties.
  2. Avon: Formerly known as the California Perfume Company (back in the late 1880s), Avon boasts nearly 5 million representatives selling beauty products in 143 countries.
  3. Arbonne International: The Swiss company Arbonne International sells health and beauty products based on botanical principles.
  4. The Pampered Chef: Representatives host "Cooking Shows" where they sell kitchen products by The Pampered Chef, one of the newer direct sales companies in the mainstream.
  5. Melaleuca Inc.: Using person-to-person marketing, Melaleuca Inc. offers tea tree oil-based wellness and cleaning products.
  6. Mary Kay: Founded by Mary Kay Ash in 1963, Mary Kay cosmetics uses independent beauty consultants to market and sell their health and beauty products.
  7. Silpada Designs: Based in Kansas, Silpada Designs offers .925 Sterling silver jewelry at great prices and allows women to sell in a home-party atmosphere.
  8. Tupperware: The grandparent of the party-based business model, Tupperware offers an ever-growing array of food storage and preservation products.
  9. Creative Memories: Focusing on scrapbooking supplies, Creative Memories has been marketing their products via the party plan since 1987.
  10. Home Interiors & Gifts: In business for more than 50 years, Home Interiors & Gifts markets their products via parties thrown by their "Decorating Consultants."
  11. Discovery Toys: Focusing on the US and Canada only, Discovery Toys sells educational toys for kids.
  12. Shaklee: Independent distributors with Shaklee sell "green" cleaning, health, and home products.
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7 comments so far...

  • You will hear about Nerium very soon...I'd love to be the one to share it with you. Nerium has received the 2012 Global 100 Bravo Award from Direct Selling News, which recognizes our massive growth over the past year. Contact me Sheena Edwards www.texasskinsolutions.nerium.com Real Results, Real People Real Opportunity.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by SheenaE on 21st April 2013

  • Hi my name is deeqa and I am a mom of two kids and I love direct sell jobs.. You can earn as much as you want by siting right in your home and spending quality time with your famliy..Avon is the best direct sell company all you have to do is show the people your catalog and sell it from there. You will have your own website for free and the best thing is you can start as little as $10.00 isn't that great. And you will have 40% profit guaranteed. For more info contact me at [email protected] com or go to www.youravon.com/ifka thanks

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by [email protected] on 6th June 2012

  • I am an Independent Consultant with Paparazzi Accessories. All fashion, trendy jewelry and hair accessories sell for $5 (+ tax) or less! I love how these earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, hair clips/brooch & head bands just sell themselves! We have no catalogs, your guests take the items with them the day of! We make 45% profit from each item sold plus a generous bonus for those who build teams! Here's my facebook page: www.facebook.com/paparazzibylilly. It truly is a ground floor company, contact me today to join my team and be one of the first ones in your area selling Paparazzi! Feel free to email me as well for more details: [email protected]gmail.com.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lilly on 11th May 2012

  • i love direct sales as it really is an equal opportunity employer. not on the list but soon will be is Origami Owl. The wait list for Origami Owl is now open... after only 3 months of being open starting Jan 2011, they had to go to a freeze - great testament of the craze and the demand over these lockets! Check out my blog http://jennylouraya.com for more information.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by jennylouraya on 9th May 2012

  • I am a complete believer in direct sales, with almost 15 years in the industry myself. I am a Direct with a brand new direct selling company that launches this summer called Biltmore Inspirations. Check out my blog for info about this exciting new ground floor opportunity at www.InspiredWaysBlog.com. Hiedi Scott, Nationwide Team Leader, 404-509-9204.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Hiedi Scott on 26th April 2011

  • I am an independent Consultant for Arbonne and truly love it! I am earning money while building a fantastic team and meeting amazing women and men in the process!
    Please visit my website www.joyousfaces.myarbonne.com to learn more or feel free to send me an email to [email protected]myarbonne.com!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Joyous on 5th April 2011

  • I love working with Usborne Books & More www.edcBooks.com
    email me at [email protected]gmail.com if you have any questions about becoming a consultant!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Usborne_Mom on 19th October 2009