After IDSA, FDSA is next most popular Direct Selling Association in India. IDSA is formed by 3 foreign companies Amway, Avon, and Oriflame. On the other hand, FDSA is consist of Indian Direct Selling Companies.
In this post, we will discuss about FDSA, their Members, and Membership Criteria.
FDSA Company List
FDSA is a private and self-governing body which is an Association of few direct selling companies. To become a member of FDSA, companies need to follow some criteria, about which will discuss in the end.
FDSA stands for the Federation of Direct Selling Association. It is started in the year 2011 in Hyderabad. Mr. A P Reddy is the current president of FDSA.
FDSA played an important role in the consideration of Direct Selling Guidelines, at a time when frauds in this industry are at peak.
In their initial days, they worked with the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) which have more than 2.5 lacs companies as members.
In the year 2012, they submitted a draft to the Rajasthan government to consider FDSA Guidelines. FDSA performed a crucial character in launching Direct Selling Guidelines 2016.
FDSA Member Company List
FDSA have three membership categories.
There is only 4 companies which are founder members of FDSA.
- Fashion Suitings Pvt. Ltd. (RCM)
- ARL Retail Pvt. Ltd.
- SARSO BIZNET International Pvt. Ltd.
- TranzIndia Corporate Network Pvt. Ltd.
Other than Founder Membership, there are19 companies that are Fellow Members of FDSA on date 17, Oct 2020 when I am writing this article.
- My Recharge Pvt. Ltd.
- Unibiz Multi Trade Pvt. Ltd.
- Oriens Global Marketing Pvt Ltd.
- Add Shop Promotions Pvt. Ltd.
- Mi Lifestyle Marketing Global Pvt. Ltd.
- HHI Marketing Pvt. Ltd. (Happy Health India)
- Green Planet Bio Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Asclepius Wellness Pvt. Ltd.
- Pro Healthwayz International LLP
- Alex World Class Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Oxi9 Essentials Pvt. Ltd.
- Winfinith Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
- Renatus Wellness Pvt. Ltd.
- PHS.FITT Pvt. Ltd.
FDSA Membership Criteria
If any Direct Selling Company wants to become a member of FDSA, there are some rules a company needs to follow. FDSA executive checks the company profile and then take decisions regarding membership.
Companies can directly apply for membership online on their official website www.fdsaindia.org. This is mandatory to give 25,000 Rupees a security charge first. Other than this, FDSA takes annual fees of 1 lac for provisional membership and 2 lacs for fellow membership.
But it is not necessary for any direct selling company to be part of any association to operate in India.