Dubai, UAE, 29th April 2014: Prominent direct selling company QNET is launching new initiatives in the region to provide people a better understanding of exactly what direct selling entails, and how the general public can more easily identify legitimate direct selling companies.
Direct selling as a global industry is an approximately U.S. $154 billion industry, with approximately 90 million people from around the world involved as product and service distributors. This sector plays a vital role in business and entrepreneurship, offering those in need of additional income and employment, an opportunity to have a fulfilling and independent career.
The multi-billion industry has created countless jobs and stimulated world economies by providing meaningful employment and empowerment opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs while delivering unique and useful products to consumers.
The key to succeed in this type of business is to be aligned with legitimate direct selling companies which adhere to professional practices in the direct selling business.
To protect their integrity, legitimate direct selling companies enforce a strict code of conduct amongst their distributors and provide extensive training programs and business tools to ensure that distributors conduct the business in a professional manner.
QNET advocates for legislation
QNET, in its work as a direct selling industry advocate, has pushed for more nations to adopt legislation that would protect consumers by allowing legitimate direct sellers to flourish, while punishing companies that are simply trying to rip off people. Thankfully, such regulations are already being passed in certain countries. Rapidly growing nations like Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand have begun adopting this kind of legislation.
Traits of legitimate direct selling companies
There are a number of ways to know if a direct selling company operates its business legally and is adhering to set standards. Khaled Diab, Regional General Manager for QNET, says consumers need to be extra vigilant to protect themselves against illegal direct selling companies, known as pyramid schemes. He offers these tips for consumers, so they can tell if they are dealing with legitimate direct selling companies:
Direct selling is not a get-rich-quick scheme, and will never be promoted as such. While working via a legitimate direct seller like QNET can prove lucrative, it is not easy or instantaneous; in fact, it can prove a tough business, and results only come when the seller puts in some real time and effort.
Direct sellers deliver products and services of true quality. Pyramid schemes do not deliver legitimate products or services, whereas a company involved with real direct selling can offer a number of consumer goods, usually in several different categories.
Direct selling companies will always have restrictions in their compensation plans. The number of people who can earn a commission through sales is limited, leveling the playing field for members; this is distinctly different from how pyramid schemes typically work.
In direct selling, sellers do not earn their commissions solely through recruitment. Recruiting new members is not a requirement for real direct sellers to earn a commission. Legitimate direct selling companies are structured to reward people for promoting their products.
Direct selling companies like QNET will usually offer solid training opportunities–and in fact, QNET has qualified trainers on hand to truly empower those who join its direct selling network.
Finally, direct selling companies have policies and procedures in place to ensure ethical behavior at all times. Direct sellers can only achieve sustainable growth through building a culture of ethical and honest marketing. With QNET operating in the business for 15 years, this is the only way to ensure it remains true to its mission.
QNET's business model focuses on ethical practices
QNET holds intensive training programs and business development sessions for customers wishing to benefit from the business opportunity. During the trainings, they are advised on QNET's policies and procedures, the business model, the compensation plan, and proper and ethical business practices.
For its distributors in the Middle East, QNET conducts a series of educational programs in English and Arabic that include online training, social media campaigns and group training sessions to ensure that independent QNET distributors are armed with knowledge about the company, its products and its code of conduct.
As a prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET provides a wide range of life enhancing products that are offered through its proprietary e-commerce platform to customers and distributors in more than 100 countries. The company also has some 25 offices and agencies worldwide, and more than 50 stockists, apart from localized operations or franchisees in a number of countries. In UAE QNET operates from 3 locations, offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as a logistics hub in Mussafah.
Established in Hong Kong in 1998, QNET is a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines. QNET is also a part of the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore among others.
QNET is active in sports sponsorships around the world, including Formula 1, football, badminton and more, due to the company's strong belief that the drive, passion and teamwork of sports mirrors that of QNET.
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