IDSTC Joins DSA Australia
We are excited to announce IDSTC has officially joined DSA Australia as a supplier member!
Your trusted Direct Selling / Party Plan software solution continues it’s expansion around the world looking for new opportunities and challenges. We are actively engaging companies ‘Down Under’ and look forward to grow our client list this year.
Do you have questions about IDSTC participating with DSA Australia? Are you looking for a premier, trusted software solution for your Direct Selling or Party Plan company? Contact us today!
To be able to share a product in seconds with hundreds of Facebook friends or tweet to hundreds of prospective customers instantaneously is something none of us imagined a few years ago.
With the explosion of social networking and more smart phone applications appearing daily, this is an exciting time for direct sellers to embrace new technologies and the multitude of offerings for communicating so fast, so easy, so NOW! READ MORE »
Repost from Avalara.com
Multi-level sales is big business — $178-billion-a-year big business — with more than 92 million independent consultants worldwide repping everything from clothing and jewelry to wellness, nutrition products and home décor. It can also be a risky venture, with higher-than-average failure rates and complicated tax compliance rules.
For starters, who is responsible for reporting sales tax? That depends. Some states require each independent consultant selling in that state to register to collect and remit sales tax. Others offer a tax collection agreement where the direct sales company can do this on behalf of their consultants. State rules vary on collection, reporting and remittance as well as on annual income, commissions and sales thresholds for compliance. Direct selling organizations must also obtain reseller permits and track exemption certificates for any wholesale transactions to their independent consultants.
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This is a great article for our clients looking to better understand effective & well designed web sites offering e-commerce browsing, shopping and purchasing experiences. We have an uber talented staff at IDSTC and one of our software engineers, Derek Stansberry who is instrumental in developing our new software platform has shared the following article.
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This article we spotted on THOnline.com highlights some of the positive effects Direct Sales can have on people. According to the article, people are more comfortable and more likely to get involved in our industry now than ever before.
Statistics from the industry group Direct Selling Association show direct retail sales totals steadily climbing since 2010, with the most recent data showing $32.67 billion for 2013. Their data shows 16.8 million people were involved in direct sales in 2013.
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The 14th WFDSA World Congress was held November, 2014 in the beautiful and dynamic city of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. The meeting was entitled: “Direct Selling – The Original Social Network” and was attended by over 400 direct selling executives representing over 55 different countries.
IDSTC has several global clients and many others looking to expand internationally and this presented an opportunity that only comes around once every three years and gave us an opportunity to network and learn from executives from some of the top direct selling companies in the world. Several topics revolved around technology and how its role in society is blurring the lines of social and business relationships. Other discussions included the future of direct selling in a borderless world, and a call for direct sellers to be better prepared to embrace new software platforms and technology tools or they will get left behind. READ MORE »