Brett Merritt, Author at DirectSales

Exigo Welcomes Gary Fitzgerald as New CEO 

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Dallas, TX - Exigo, a pioneer and global leader in direct selling software, is delighted to announce Gary Fitzgerald as its new Chief Executive Officer. Fitzgerald is set to lead Exigo with a vision that prioritizes technological innovation, strategic growth, customer success, and empowering corporate culture.  As the CEO, Fitzgerald is committed to:  A Storied […]

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Exigo Embarks on Strategic European Partnerships

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DALLAS, TX – Exigo, the global leader in incentive and commission management solutions for the direct selling industry, proudly announces strategic business and personnel partnerships in Europe. This move marks a significant milestone in Exigo's mission to extend its innovative and robust solutions to a global audience. The expansion is a response to growth of […]

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How to Make Sure You Are Properly & Accurately Tracking Your MLM Team's Commissions

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When you start an MLM company, building leadership that enables their distributors to develop a successful downline that creates any kind of reasonable income takes time. While it's a good thing when distributors make sales, it can be difficult to track how much you must pay in commissions, especially as your every leader's downline grows. […]

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7 Direct Selling Trends You Need to Know in 2022

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The direct selling industry showed some resilience during the past two challenging years. It has continued to do well, showing a tremendous amount of ingenuity and agility. The way people do business has changed, and people’s priorities have shifted. It’s time to revitalize the industry by investing in the field and giving them what they […]

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37 Mind-Blowing Stats About Social Commerce

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Social commerce is not just the latest buzzword. It has been around for a few years, picking up steam since 2015, but rapidly accelerated when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. It has quickly become a relevant part of online shopping. Whether it is Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, everyone's favorite social media platforms have become […]

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The Difference Between Social Commerce and Ecommerce

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The widespread and rapid growth of the Internet around the world has led to a change in the way people buy and sell goods and services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your potential customers are constantly looking for the cheapest and easiest place to buy, from social media to online stores. Working in the direct […]

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5 Ecommerce Resolutions to Keep in 2022

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For many people, New Year’s resolutions just don’t work. In fact, more than 80 percent of people fail at their New Year's resolutions by mid-February. While failure happens for various reasons, there is one huge reason at the root of it all: Most people simply set terrible resolutions. Yet, it is possible to set good […]

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16 Influencer Marketing Trends to Watch in 2022

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More and more direct selling companies are increasing their marketing budgets to influencer marketing, and you should, too! The recent data show that the value of the influencer industry has more than doubled since 2019, growing from $6.5 billion to $13.8 billion in only three years.  There are several reasons why so many companies want […]

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10+ Valuable Ecommerce Lessons You Can Learn from Shark Tank

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Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or have grown a 7-figure ecommerce business, chances are you’ve tuned in to watch at least one episode of Shark Tank. With more than 270 episodes since it debuted in 2009, hundreds of entrepreneurs have pitched their ideas and business ventures to potential investors.  So-called “sharks” like Mark Cuban, Lori […]

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50+ Top-Trending Products to Sell This Season

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As the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay home, we turned to online shopping. Ecommerce has been booming for years now, even before the COVID-19 crisis. Global retail ecommerce sales surged 27.6% during 2020, reaching an estimated worldwide total of $4.28 trillion. In the USA, shoppers spent an estimated $201.3 billion online during the 2020 […]

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10 Ways Direct Sellers Can Improve Their Ecommerce Website for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season brings the “golden quarter” for ecommerce businesses.  Ecommerce holiday season sales were projected to reach 190.47 billion in 2020. Online shoppers spent $34.4 billion during 2020’s Cyber Week alone — a 20.7% increase year-over-year. Your business can make the most of this holiday season with the proper website optimization strategy to drive […]

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Choose The Best Ecommerce Platform for Your Business in 2021

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In 2020, retail ecommerce sales worldwide amounted to 4.28 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 5.4 trillion US dollars in 2022. With these massive shifts to online shopping, it’s more vital than ever to have the most effective digital infrastructure for your business.  Scaling a successful online business with multiple […]

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Ecommerce Site to Handle Your Holiday Sales

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The holiday season is coming. That’s a lot of incoming traffic and a lot of potential customers for your ecommerce site. But is your website ready? Choosing the right partner for your ecommerce success is more essential than ever before. As COVID-19 hit, cities locked down, and many businesses closed their doors. The only place […]

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How to Train Your Team for Social Selling

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If you want social selling to work for your business, you need to define it to your team clearly. They need to know social selling trends and how they will affect business.

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Social Selling Tools: How To Transform Your Sales

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It’s not enough to put up a few posts on Twitter or Instagram pointing people towards your site. In order for social selling to work, you have to know what people are looking for on social media, tap into the social mindset, and get outside help if you need it.

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Giggin' in the Time of COVID

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It’s hard to think of something that COVID-19 hasn’t disrupted. And with the virus still not under control, the world continues to face much uncertainty. It’s changed our lives and will likely continue to shape and influence how we live for years to come. The gig economy is no exception. The Pandemic’s Impact On The […]

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Infrastructure as Code: What Is it and Why Should You Care?

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Necessity is the mother of invention, sure, but you can just as easily argue that invention is the mother of necessity, particularly in an era driven by information technology. Consider the Internet, for example. Its invention spawned previously unimaginable ideas that quickly grew to necessities. At this late stage in the Information Age, Internet connectivity and ubiquitous access via the web are baseline necessities.
For businesses today to stay relevant and competitive, they need not only a web presence, but also tools that allow them to harness the power of the internet to simplify the creation, management and distribution of the resources that host the software solution suited for their industry. Infrastructure as code is one of the technological offspring of this business necessity.

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The Agile Method

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Successful companies haven’t taken digital transformation as an excuse to merely adapt and survive. Rather, they’ve seen it as a chance to adapt and thrive.

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Innovate and Thrive

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The 1990s introduced the concepts of “business disruption” and “disruptive innovation” to the world stage and we’ve analyzed and applied them to dozens of companies and industries since then. They’ve impacted business and changed the way we live, but none of them can hold a candle (or high-efficiency LED light bulb) to what we’re experiencing now and in the near future. What will you see in your company when you look back in a year or two? Survival or Innovation?

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Putting People Before Profits

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COVID-19! It has changed the way the world works. Hopefully only for now, most people in office jobs are working from home. Some businesses have gone through layoffs or furloughs, while some have temporarily closed their doors and others are facing even tougher times. With the economic concerns set aside, there is an even more painful reality that many are having to deal with, and that is the sickness or death of loved ones.

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Keeping Our Word

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Making Good On Our Promise We have even better news In our March newsletter, we announced that we were going to open up the client.dll file to each of our current clients so you’ll have access to your own custom code that makes your instance of Exigo work the way you want it to. We […]

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An Apple a Day

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I’ve been with Exigo for almost a year now, and the sweet delivery to my doorstep this week was just one of so many instances where I witnessed this company’s care not only for their employees, but for their community.

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Born in the Cloud

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Software as a Service (SaaS) is now ubiquitous, and the market continues to grow. 80% of businesses use SaaS for one or more application or service. And since 2008, the number of businesses taking advantage of cloud technology has increased by 61%.

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Understanding the Relationship Between Influencer Marketing and Social Selling

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Most influencers have social media to thank for their popularity and authority status in the eyes of so many followers. These popular individuals have the power to change behavior through social media. And that behavior often involves buying a product or service.
After all, the influencer marketing industry has ballooned to a worth of $10 billion for a reason. That’s exactly why businesses across the globe are building relationships with influencers who can help them with social selling.

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