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MLM Software and Computer Systems
Software and Technology Articles
Today's multilevel marketing or direct selling companies rely heavily on computer systems and specialized software to perform with remarkable growth rates. The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate with employees and representatives. Software and hardware prices have become more and more affordable, while the functions they perform are increasing exponentially. Choosing your back office software and technology can be tricky since there are so many companies to choose from.
Here are some articles that address issues of the hi-tech world as it applies to the specific needs and characteristics of the direct selling and multilevel marketing company.
MLM Software Primer: The art and science of choosing MLM software solutions... One MLM software approach of leading MLM software solutions providers is a web application, designed and implemented in an N-Tier architecture, and programmed with the latest technologies.
Direct Sales Communication: The biggest cry we hear from field sales consultants in the direct sales industry is, “We need more communication!”
MLM and Identity Theft: The fact is, identifying information is collected from millions of customers to whom MLM distributors sell products or place drop-ship orders. Identity theft is a serious problem in the U.S. and around the world.
MLM Software: No successful direct selling company has ever sustained that success without a great computer system behind it. Here are the things you need to know about computer systems and software programs.
MLM By The Numbers: The statistics and reports you receive about your multilevel marketing company helps you use numbers to make yourself a better networker in a people business.
FTC v Bigsmart - A Slap And A Leash: The FTC accused Bigsmart of encouraging distributors to purchase multiple websites and qualify those website "shopping malls" by purchasing products of questionable value and price. Read the full article.
Networkers on the Information Highway: "The revolution in computers during the last decade has profoundly changed the abilities of networkers to run their businesses."
Choosing a MLM Software Provider : This article offers eight killer questions you must ask yourself prior to choosing a software provider. This article by Mike Sheffield explains in detail some of the key reasons to make this decision carefully.
MLM In Cyberspace : The ramifications of the internet on the MLM industry are beginning to be explored. This article looks at some of the effects of internet rumors - internet marketed pyramid schemes - website ownership issues - Spamming problems - supervision and control issues - and more.
Selecting a MLM Software Provider: This article offers some key traits to look for in choosing a software provider for your direct selling, MLM, networking marketing company.
High Tech Meets MLM: Rapid changes in technology are creating questions about everything from forms and applications to order forms and delivery requests. Find out the current trends and assumptions as high tech processes begin to change the way we do business.
The Electronic MLM: What is an electronic contract? The legal issues of electronic contracts and agreements are being defined, keeping pace with the opinions and strategies remains vital for planning purposes.
SkyBiz or SkyScam: SkyBiz or SkyScam? The FTC's position is that individuals bought the website hosting packages, not because they needed them, but in fact because they were "buying into the deal" as well as into a pyramid headhunting scheme.
Meta Tags - MLM Subliminal Marketing: Misuse by consultants, distributors and the like of meta tags can easily result in injunction and trademark infringement.
MLM Sales on the Internet: Increased ability for online sales has states issuing decisions about sales tax that are unpopular for MLM distributors.
Dot Com or Dot Scam?: E-commerce and the internet are dramatically changing the way network marketing companies do business, from communications, documentation, and sales catalogs to new products and services. Say hello to the "good, bad and the ugly."
MLM Law - Protecting Your Copyright: The how and why of copyright law, as it applies to direct selling companies and distributors.
The Time Is Now: For network marketing, it has been a very good decade. In the past 10 years, this industry came into its own and forced its way onto the map of mainstream business. A number of trends helped drive this change.
Patent 101 for MLM Executives: The law about patents: who and what. This article is of particular interest for MLM company owners and executives.
Other Pages of Interest
MLM law in 50 states, IRS Publication 911, the MLM Textbook, as well as a comprehensive index of articles on the direct selling industry.read more »
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