GVR Report cover Direct Selling Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Direct Selling Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Health & Wellness, Cosmetics And Personal Care, Household Goods & Durables), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific), And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-928-1
  • Number of Pages: 70
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global direct selling market size was valued at USD 189.71 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2022 to 2028. The growth of the global market is primarily driven by rising demand from consumers to check and validate a product before purchasing. New business models have emerged as a result of the internet ecosystem and shifting customer requirements, leading to the rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) distribution channels. Direct selling is a dynamic and quickly growing route of distribution for product and service marketing.

 U.S. direct selling market size, by product, 2019 - 2028 (USD Billion)

Direct selling offers a significant number of people additional income options and encourages micro-entrepreneurship. According to the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), over 125.4 million direct sellers are anticipated to be involved in the industry in 2020; and this number is expected to rise as the industry grows. Direct selling not only provides revenue opportunities but also imparts transferrable sales and management skills that can be applied outside of the direct selling business.

Over the past several years, direct selling companies have been successful in offering new items on a regular basis in order to reach the majority of the consumer base. Organizations have also been creating new product versions in order to meet the shifting wants of today's consumers. Direct selling companies have been able to appeal to a big audience with a variety of product preferences by expanding their brand range. This has attracted new consumers and contributed to the direct selling market growth.

Apart from monetary rewards, direct selling companies recognize that offering additional incentives to their direct sellers is the greatest method to drive them to expand their business successfully. As a result, many organizations have started offering extra rewards to their sellers and retailers. These extra incentives have not only assisted firms in getting employees to join the direct selling industry, but they have also kept their salesforce motivated to set higher goals and accomplish them. However, the growth of the global market is being hampered by increased demand for internet purchasing and the growth of the e-commerce industry.

During the worldwide pandemic of 2020, direct selling saw a rise in the use of online tools and video meetings, as well as a welcome boost in social connection for consumers who were isolated owing to national lockdowns. These adjustments, according to the WFDSA, were critical in assisting direct selling representatives in adapting and responding to the pandemic's problems and were a significant driver of higher sales and representative growth. According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), the global health crisis heightened customer demand for health and wellness products; and direct selling provided home-bound entrepreneurs with a way to make required part-time or additional income.

Product Insights

Health & wellness segment dominated the global market with the largest market share of the total revenue in 2021. The growth of the health and wellness segment is mainly driven by the increased prevalence of chronic disorders among the global population. Consumers' sedentary and hurried lifestyles have led to an increase in stress, anxiety, cancer, diabetes, and other health problems. Furthermore, a lack of a suitable diet has resulted in a lower intake of key nutrients and minerals needed for the human body's healthy and active functioning. This has resulted in a rise in the adoption of health and wellness products including vitamins & supplements, and other nutritional products.

Since the pandemic hit the world in 2020, direct selling enterprises in the health and wellness industry have witnessed strong sales, and their sales momentum appears to have continued over into 2021. The pandemic and increased customer emphasis on health, as well as the rise in adoption of health and wellness products to stay fit clearly benefited key players. As a result, the global health and wellness industry is being driven by the rapidly expanding prevalence of chronic disorders.

Global direct selling market share, by product, 2021 (%)

In the global market, the cosmetics and personal care segment is expected to witness a lucrative CAGR of 7.1% on revenue basis. Rising awareness of skincare routines, as well as new product branding and advertising methods, are major drivers propelling the growth of the segment. Growing innovations in sustainable and green cosmetics are opening up new potential for business expansion. Consumers, particularly women, prefer to utilize cosmetics items that are convenient and quick to apply when traveling or attending social gatherings. Furthermore, using organic substances for cosmetics manufacturing is a common approach used by manufacturers to attract more clients. This also aids in the growth of income for businesses in this area.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific captured the largest market share of over 45% in 2021 driven by rising spending on healthcare and cosmetics products. Direct sellers are gaining traction in emerging economies, particularly in China's, India's, and Indonesia's lower-tier cities. The nature of the direct selling companies resonates well with this market group due to the lack of physical stores and a less educated population in some areas. Consumers prefer getting personalized health and beauty product recommendations from salespeople.  Consumer health and beauty, as well as personal care, are the leading product categories driving development in the region. Consumers in the Asia Pacific pay more attention to their health and attractiveness. Weight loss, vitamins, and skincare with natural ingredients are just a few of the products gaining popularity among customers.

North America captured a significant market share in 2021. The growth of the region is driven by the presence of numerous players, and intensifying inclination towards direct selling for extra income opportunities. In addition, rising disposable income, together with government efforts, is likely to boost the regional market growth in the coming years. Direct selling is well known across the world for providing extra career opportunities to people with no formal education. This is one of the factors that has fueled the industry's recent growth in North America.

Direct selling has become one of the most popular occupations in the U.S. due to the benefits of flexible working hours and extra job opportunities. Additionally, the Middle East & Africa, and Central & South America are expected to showcase lucrative growth in the near future backed by rising demand for health & wellness and cosmetic products.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players operating in the global market are taking a variety of initiatives in order to gain a larger market share and serve consumers effectively. To support organic growth and market share, leading industry participants are investing in R&D activities. Companies are also developing new products in order to diversify and reinforce their present portfolios while also attracting new customers. To develop eco-friendly and cruelty-free products and obtain a competitive advantage over their competitors, businesses use mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic collaborations. Some prominent players in the global direct selling market include:

  • Amway Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.

  • Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

  • Avon Products, Inc.

  • Vorwerk

  • Nu Skin Enterprises

  • Tupperware Brands Corporation

  • Oriflame Holding AG

  • Belcorp

  • Mary Kay Inc.

  • Cutco Corporation

Direct Selling Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2022

USD 200.1 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 286.7 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2028

Base year for estimation

2021

Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Argentina; GCC; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Amway Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.; Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.; Avon Products, Inc.; Vorwerk; Nu Skin Enterprises; Tupperware Brands Corporation; Oriflame Holding AG; Belcorp; Mary Kay Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global direct selling market report based on product, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • Health & Wellness

    • Cosmetics And Personal Care

    • Household Goods & Durables

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France      

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • GCC

      • South Africa

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