Recently, the Direct Selling Association released its U.S. Direct Selling in 2011 Fact Sheet [PDF] which provided statistics for the percentage of direct sellers in the United States over the last five years.

In 2007, there were 15 million direct sellers. 15.1 million in 2008. 16.1 million in 2009. 15.8 million in 2010. And, 15.6 in 2011.

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What parts of the country do you think have the highest MLM sales? Recently, the Direct Selling Association released its U.S. Direct Selling in 2011 Fact Sheet [PDF] which outlines the total percent of annual sales by direct sellers in 2011. Here is an overview of their findings:

- 17.1% of sales come from the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii – the “West”

- 7.5% of sales come from the states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico – the “Mountains”

The combined sales of the Western states are 24.6 percent.

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The Direct Selling Association recently released its 2011 Fact Sheet which outlines how much the direct selling industry sold in retail sales from 2007-2011. In 2007, U.S. retail sales were $30.80; in 2008, sales were $29.60; in 2009, sales were $28.33; in 2010, sales were $28.56; and in 2011, sales rose to $29.87 billion. Although retail sales improved from 2010 to 2011, they have yet to reach sales figures achieved in 2007, which was just prior to the United States recession.

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The Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently released its 2011 Fact Sheet that provided some interesting statistics about the direct selling industry. Individual/person-to-person sales strategy came out as the most common, in 2009 representing 64.3 percent, 63.5 percent in 2010 and 64.9 percent in 2011.

Party plan/group selling was the second most popular sales strategy, representing 25.4 percent of the market in 2009, 27.9 percent in 2010 and 30.9 in 2011.

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What is the difference between MLM and direct selling? There is also network marketing… The World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA) explains how you can tell the difference between a network marketing company and an MLM company, as well as, how to tell whether or not the company is legal.

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