Direct selling is where goods are sold direct to consumers outside of a fixed retail environment. This thriving industry generates in excess in £2 billion a year, and is currently the UK’s largest provider of part time work, with 400,000 people involved.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the trade body for direct selling. Its member companies include the household names of AVON, Herbalife, Arbonne and The Body Shop at Home. These and others sell a huge variety of consumer products, and provide a convenient way of buying for thousands of people across the country.