Direct selling is an US$ 182 Billion industry as on 2016, globally, according to a World Federation of Direct Selling Association(WFDSA) report. In India, according to a KPMG-FICCI report, the size of the direct selling industry was Rs 8000 Crores by 2015 and is poised to grow to Rs. 64500 Crores by 2025 if conducive atmosphere is provided.
There are so many big names in this industry who are transforming millions of lives worldwide. But the major challenge for this industry is from the Fly By Night operators who are imitating the legitimate companies and loot public money and their time and give bad experience about the whole industry.
IDSA (Indian Direct Selling Association) and WFDSA ( World Federation Of Direct Selling Associations ) strive hard to identify the good from bad and impose self-regulatory terms to those who are their member companies. The member companies has to abide by the strict regulations formed by the IDSA which are on the interest of common man who do business with these companies.
This association of every country is also a member of WFDSA which functions through more than 60 countries. We can come to a conclusion that the member companies of IDSA are legitimate and they are as a group strive hard for a legislation and fight for a need of a regulatory environment with government authorities.
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If an individual come across a business offer from a multilevel marketing(MLM) or network marketing company, he can check its honesty by its membership with IDSA.
The following are IDSA member companies as on September 2017.
1. Altos Enterprises Ltd.
2. Amway India Enterprises.
3. Avon Beauty Products India Pvt. Ltd.
4. Daehsan Trading (India) P. Ltd., (DXN).
5. Glaze Trading India Pvt. Ltd.
6. Herbalife International India P. Ltd.
7. K-Link Healthcare (India) Pvt.Ltd.
8. Modicare Ltd.
9. Oriflame India Pvt. Ltd.
10. Tianjin Tianshi India Pvt. Ltd (TIENS)
11. Tupperware India Pvt. Ltd.
12. 4Life Trading India Ltd.
13. Vestige Marketing Pvt Ltd.
14. Unicity Health Pvt Ltd.
The latest entrants into the list are Vestige and Unicity.