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MLM Software

MLM and direct selling companies need software to allow customers and distributors to place and track orders. Companies need specialized software to keep track of the business relationships between distributors such as the placement and/or commission trees. One unique aspect of MLM and direct selling companies is the need to calculate accurate commissions. It has become increasingly important to provide near/real time reporting to distributors on their commissions status.

  • July 17, 2017

    Keeping MLM software simple in a sea of complications

    Podcast episode 9

    Moy Chambers, LifeVantage’s Senior Vice President of IT, joins us to share experience from his long history as a software professional in the MLM space. He talks to us about the dramatic changes in software in the recent past and the current landscape of IT solutions for direct sales companies. The ... Read more ›

  • July 10, 2017

    Designing websites that users can trust

    E-commerce sales continue to rise as a percent of total retail sales. In 2007, about 3.5% of retail sales happened online and in the first quarter of 2017 ecommerce sales were at about 8.5%. Many direct selling companies see a much higher rate of online sales as a percent of total sales. We have new distribut... Read more ›

  • July 3, 2017

    Million Dollar Party Girl’s best tools and best practices for online parties

    Podcast episode 8

    Lynn Bardowski—the Million Dollar Party Girl—joins us to discuss the ways that MLM party plans are evolving alongside technological advances. She tells us about the differences and overlap between home parties and online parties; she talks about ways that direct sales software could better serve p... Read more ›

  • June 7, 2016

    Vetting Software for MLM Startups

    Choosing an integrated MLM software package is one of the most important decisions a startup will ever make. The decision is much more than a technological choice. The overall structure of your company should be fairly simple. Your company should effectively take customer orders, ship products to customers, a... Read more ›

  • May 2, 2016

    Secure credit card processing, Part two

    Reducing the risk of credit card fraud

    New companies in direct selling start with developing their product, their commission plan, and their founding distributors. The next big requirement to starting your business is to get credit card processing. You can only work with cash payments for a short time before you realize there is a need for electro... Read more ›

  • May 2, 2016

    Secure credit card processing, Part one

    Reducing the risk of frozen merchant accounts

    New companies in direct selling start with developing their product, their commission plan, and their founding distributors. The next big requirement to starting your business is to get credit card processing. You can only work with cash payments for a short time before you realize there is a need for electro... Read more ›

  • April 25, 2016

    Configuring your MLM software

    The benefits of configurability and things to consider

    You’re about to start your MLM business. You designed an exciting product. You have a competitive commission plan. You have recruited new distributors. You have your warehouse and manufacturing established. Now you need software to keep track of distributors and their downlines. The right software will enab... Read more ›