5 Common Mistakes Made by Direct Sales Companies#2

2. Be In Business At Least 1 Year Before Launching As a Direct Sales company.

A huge mistake is to launch as a direct sales company before you’ve had a chance to be in business first. You can develop your line gradually during that first year, and you’ll be able to work out the kinks beforehand. You don’t need the pressure to fulfill your obligations to your consultants while you’re working out your issues. Major issues such as shipping and suppliers need not to become big issues during the start up phase of your company. You need to know if you’re going to use Fed Ex, UPS, or the Post Office well before you launch as a direct sales company. If you look at major direct sales companies, there is usually a shipping chart on the consultant master order form and on the sales receipts for the customers. Consultants need to know this information BEFORE sign up so that they can decide if they feel that the expense is worth it. Shipping and other internal problems will severely affect your consultant’s business, thus affecting the business of your company.

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