Direct selling is simply doing business person-to-person instead of shopping at a retail location, like a department store. It gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch a business without making a huge financial investment and with the support of an experienced, credible company.
Direct sellers or Scentsy Consultants work as independent contractors, not employees, for the companies that make the products or services they sell. Although some orders and reorders take place online or by phone, most direct sales happen at home shopping parties where trying out and choosing products becomes a fun, social event!
If you’d like to learn more about how direct selling works, visit www.DirectSelling411.com for plenty of helpful information.
About the Direct Selling Association
Attorneys have the American Bar Association and physicians have the American Medical Association. Direct sellers have their own trade organization for upholding professional standards and best practices: the Direct Selling Association (DSA).
Scentsy is proud to be an active — and award-winning — DSA member. Scentsy has received the DSA’s 2010 and 2011 Success Awards and the DSA’s 2009 Rising Star Award.
The DSA Code of Ethics
Why is DSA membership so important to us at Scentsy Family? Because it means Scentsy Family Consultants, customers, and employees can be confident about doing business with a company they can trust.
To be accepted as a DSA member, each company must complete a year-long screening process to make sure every aspect of their business operations complies with the DSA Code of Ethics, including these key areas:
Truth in Advertising:
We make no promises or statements that could mislead existing or prospective customers or Consultants.
Ethical Recruiting Practices:
All recruiting practices at every level must be transparent, ethical, and lawful.
Compensation plans, representations, or projections of potential revenue must be based on documented fact — and absolutely no pyramid schemes allowed.
Support and Accountability:
DSA member companies are held accountable for the actions of their Consultants. They must be proactive and thorough in their training, support, and communication with Consultants and employees.
The DSA assigns an independent third-party code administrator to investigate and resolve any reported complaints or violations.
Learn more about Direct Selling on the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s webiste www.dsef.org