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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.

  • August 8, 2017

    Good software partners let you focus on you

    Podcast Episode 10

    How do you get a best-in-class MLM software solution without wasting resources? How do you run a good IT department without losing focus on your products—your core competency? In this episode, we talk to three guests, each from software providers in the direct sales space: Jared Smith, Director of R... Read more ›

  • July 31, 2017

    MLM Software in the 21st Century

    The times are changing and you need to too

    When I was a young man at the start of my software career in the 1980s, companies saw software as a necessary evil. It didn’t create value. It didn’t bring in customers. It didn’t provide a competitive edge. It was like home owner’s insurance: You hated it, but you had to have it. And it wasn’t spec... Read more ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›