NetSteps Releases Direct Selling Infographic

For over two centuries, the Direct Selling industry has been growing and creating new jobs (in fact, this industry now provides jobs for millions of people all over the world). However, it didn’t start out as the powerhouse industry that it is today.

Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – Lehi, Utah – NetSteps, creator of ENCORE(™), a suite of world-class business applications for real-time direct sales company management, today announced that it has created an Infographic to celebrate the history of the Direct Selling Industry.

From its humble beginnings with Yankee Peddlers in America, the Direct Selling Industry has had a long history of growth and innovation that has formed it into a now multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, it was recently reported by the DSA (Direct Selling Association) that Direct Selling is a 154 billion dollar industry worldwide.

Another interesting fact gleaned from this Infographic is that today, one out of twenty Americans buy products from Direct Sales Agents. This points to the prevalence and widespread exposure of this industry to the general public, and shows it as a reputable and trusted source for purchasing.

In this Infographic (, NetSteps celebrates some historical highlights of Direct Selling, along with some of the individuals that have helped pave the way for this industry.

About NetSteps
Founded in 2003, NetSteps provides a complete end-to-end software solution for the global direct-selling industry. NetSteps’ ENCORE™ can be implemented Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, Hosted Solution or as an Enterprise license. ENCORE provides instant access to the information required to grow direct sales businesses. ENCORE powers real-time content delivery, Party Planning, commerce, compensation, social networking and brand management for globally distributed organizations of all sizes. NetSteps is a trusted strategic partner for companies with a broad range of go-to-market strategies, commission structures, products, and international markets and currencies.