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Code of Ethics / The Code and Direct Sellers

The Code and Direct Sellers

As a salesperson, you should expect a DSA member company to:
  • Provide you with legal and accurate information on the company's pay structure, products and sales methods.
  • Refrain from any unlawful or unethical recruiting practice and exorbitant entrance or training fees.
  • Base all actual and potential sales and earnings claims on documented facts.
  • Abstain from encouraging you to purchase more inventory than you can sell in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Repurchase, at not less than 90% of the original cost, any inventory and sales aids you have purchased within the past 12 months if you decide to leave the business.
  • Explain the repurchase option in writing.

If you are a direct seller associated with a DSA member company, you can be sure that both your interests and those of your customers are protected. Be sure to let your customers know that your company is a member of the Direct Selling Association and share with them the rights and protections afforded them.