[Lake Mary, FL – February 1, 2018] DIRECT SELLING RESOURCES launched and the industry responded with fanfare. The mission at DSR is to “Bridge the Gap” between direct selling companies and the suppliers and vendors that support the industry. Its vision is to be the premier network connecting companies and suppliers, operating with the highest level of integrity and honesty and looking to provide the best solutions to everyone involved with the industry. From start-up direct selling companies looking to get the right vendors to set up a proper infrastructure pre-launch, to established direct selling companies looking for solutions to new problems, DSR is here to help.
DSR will be registering vendors who are open to being fully vetted, to ensure that once paired with direct selling companies, those companies will have the best possible vendor to solve any issue or problem. DSR will also take on an on-going customer support role, acquiring feedback on how the supplier vendor is doing for the direct selling companies.
Developed by Alan Alpert, Supplier Chairman for the Direct Selling Association and CEO of Smart Office Solutions, DSR removes the guesswork for direct selling companies, pairing them with vendors that are reliable and trustworthy. Late on a Friday night, Mr. Alpert received a call from the CEO of a highly successful direct selling company in need of vendor to help quell an issue within the company. While she knew it was outside the scope of services that Smart Office provides, she trusted that with Alan’s comprehensive knowledge of the direct selling industry as a whole, and particularly the supplier community, he would know who to recommend. By Monday morning, Alan had the proper vendor in place, and the concept of DSR was born.
DSR removes the guesswork in determining whether a vendor will be reliable and responsibly deliver on their commitments. Direct selling companies no longer bear the burden of going through an extended vetting process in addition to multiple trial periods with countless vendors to find the right suppliers to provide business critical products and services. Removing this burden saves significant time and money for the direct selling company.