According to Ipsos study conducted among European direct sellers, 78% of the people active in direct selling sector are pleased with their business. Out of ten direct sellers eight believe that direct selling is a good way to earn additional income and seven agree that direct selling has helped improve their self-esteem and confidence.
Last year the total retail sales of direct selling industry in Estonia increased by 2,1 % till over 49 million euros (excl. VAT). The number of people cooperating with direct selling companies decreased by 1,7 % and amounted to more than 45 thousand persons.
On the 24th of May in Milan during the meeting of Board of Delegates of World Federation of Direct Selling Associations the Baltic DSAs were recognized as Gold Level DSA for the excellence in organizational and operational features of DSA and were awarded with special diploma.
On 15th of March the European Consumer Day is celebrated, so it is good occasion to remember the consumer rights requirements. Especially it is important for every consumer to know the rights buying not in shops, i.e. when buying at a distance selling (online, by phone, post) and direct selling or off-premises sales (for example at home, workplace or at the excursion or demonstration of products organized by the trader).