Article: Dirty Dealing in the $175B Amazon Marketplace [theverge.com]

“Sellers are more worried about a case being opened on Amazon than in actual court, says Dave Bryant, an Amazon seller and blogger. Amazon’s judgment is swifter and less predictable, and now that the company controls nearly half of the online retail market … Continue Reading

The Crackdown on CBD Edibles Has Begun | Esquire.com

CBD, one of the buzziest wellness products of 2019, just hit a snag. New York City has forbidden the sale of CBD edibles in restaurants, bars, and other establishments that fall under the Department of Health’s purview, Eater reported Tuesday. … Continue Reading

New Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Launches

**This article appears in the January issue of Social Selling News.  Click for subscription information. Policing agency now active; aims to monitor and enforce policies on all companies in the channel. “The message I want to impart and what I want … Continue Reading

Amway co-founder Richard DeVos dies at 92

Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway, died Thursday. His death, at age 92, was announced by his grandson Rick. He died at his home in Ada, Michigan, near Amway’s headquarters. DeVos had been president of Amway from its 1959 founding … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Offers Basic Compliance Monitoring Service to All Direct Sales Companies at No Charge

Firm adds compliance technology enhancement in its mission to help protect the entire direct selling industry. AUSTIN, TX, April 25, 2018 — Momentum Factor, the leading global provider of compliance monitoring and reputation management services to the direct selling industry, … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in US — Inc. 5000

AUSTIN, Texas, August 22, 2017 – Inc. Magazine recognized Momentum Factor, a leading global provider of online risk mitigation applications and services, amongst the fastest growing companies in the U.S. on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s … Continue Reading

New Wave of Class-Action Pyramid Cases Swamps Industry

“The plaintiff’s bar is smelling blood.”  In March of this year, a federal judge in Nevada accepted a $7.7 million dollar settlement offer from Xocai as the result of a class action lawsuit. Last November, the U.S. Fifth Circuit certified … Continue Reading

Momentum Factor Brings Home the 2017 DSA Partnership Award

The Momentum Factor team was proud to receive the Direct Selling Association’s coveted Partnership Award at this year’s 2017 Annual Meeting. CEO Jonathan Gilliam accepted the award on behalf of the firm. His speech is transcribed below: “Seven years ago I set … Continue Reading

FDA Warns Marketers of Supplements and Other Products—Stop Making Cancer Claims

The US FDA on Tuesday announced sending 14 warning letters and four online advisory letters to companies selling dozens of products that claim to cure, diagnose, treat or prevent cancer. Several recipients of the warning letters sell nutritional supplements, such … Continue Reading

Jonathan Gilliam to Present at 2017 DSA: “Your Secret Weapon: Leveraging Your Sales Field for a Winning Online Reputation”

We are proud to announce our upcoming presentation at the Direct Selling Association 2017 Annual Meeting on June 4-6, 2017. As usual, Momentum Factor will deliver the latest cutting edge content to the world’s greatest direct sellers. On the stage will … Continue Reading