QNET Opens Guinea0
QNET Opens Guinea
QNET, a company of Asian heritage and a part of the US$200 billion global direct selling industry, has come to Guinea. Not a stranger to the West African nation, QNET made its presence in Ivory Coast and Mali since year 2010; followed by Niger last April is honored and excited to enter the buoyant direct selling sector in West Africa, and expects to offer quality consumer products and to elevate standards of living by garnering the spirit of entrepreneurship to all individuals, even those with little business background.
QNET’s direct selling model encourages individuals from all walks of life; even those without business experience to employ skills and the winning attitude to heighten their opportunities and improve their lifestyles. QNET aims to offer this entrepreneurial opportunity to as many locals as possible.
The company, optimising on the usage of the e-commerce platform currently has three local agents in West Africa, namely Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso; which are easily accessible by the locals. These agents serve as the liaison between QNET and its Independent Representatives (IRs) and customers with their enquiries, assist with delivery of products and display of product range so as to enable people to view for themselves some of the products sold online. QNET The company is planning to engage set up a local agency in Guinea soon to provide the best customer service in the country.
“QNET is proud to be in Guinea and is committed to working closely with the local government officials and authorities to create more entrepreneurial opportunities for the local community. Direct selling is the marketing and selling of products directly to consumers away from a fixed retail location. The size of the global direct selling industry today is close to USD200 billion,” said Ms. Bintou Sacko, Director of DMC Africa.
In addition to offering quality consumer products, ranging from health and home care to online education courses, and more, QNET firmly believes that there is nothing more empowering to individuals than the financial freedom that a career in the direct selling industry provides, and believes that the people of Guinea, with their ambition and strong sense of entrepreneurship, will appreciate the quality consumer products that QNET offers and the business opportunities for self-development.
The company, optimising on the usage of the e-commerce platform currently has three local agents in West Africa, namely Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso; which are easily accessible by the locals. These agents serve as the liaison between Qnet and its Independent Representatives (IRs) and customers with their enquiries, assist with delivery of products and display of product range so as to enable people to view for themselves some of the products sold online. The company is planning to set up a local agency in Guinea soon.
QNET started getting online purchases for its products from Guinea since 2014. Today there are thousands of Guinea citizens who have also registered to market and promote QNET online products as IRs. The top selling products for QNET in Guinea are Wellness products, Household items such as home water purifier, online education learning (such as business courses, marketing courses and business English courses) as well as luxury products like watches and jewelry.
“Our best selling Products include HomePure, a water filtration system as well as AirPure, our air purifier, addresses a very real need for clean water and clean air in many developing countries. In developed markets QVI Holidays, a vacation membership and holiday getaway product, tends to be quite popular with those wanting to take a break.
For busy professionals who are interested in continuing their education but have no time, we offer e-learning courses on a number of topics. We also have an expert selection of lifestyle-friendly food supplements for long life and vitality called Life Qode, which we just recently introduced in Nigerthe region. For women wanting a natural solution to healthier, clearer skin, we offer the Physio Radiance range of skincare products,” explained Venu Johl, Chief Marketing Officer representing QNET.
“QNET is always respectful of the local laws and is fully obliged to the commercial laws and consumer laws of Guinea Niger. QNET also has policies and procedures that all its IRs must strictly adhere to its code of marketing and promotion of QNET products ethically,” noted Venu.
Globally, the World Federation of Direct Selling Associations (WFDSA), which QNET is affiliated through the Direct Selling Associations of Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia, reported unprecedented sales and engagement with 6.4% growth generating close to US$200 billion in 2015. WFDSA said that in the past three years, the industry has seen a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent. It also noted that behind direct selling’s positive growth trend are millions of entrepreneurs marketing an array of products and services.
With direct selling gaining popularity, Guinea is seen to have huge potential to become a leading market in the West African region.
As a prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET provides a wide range of life enhancing products that are offered through its proprietary e-commerce platform to customers and distributors in over 100 countries. The company also has some offices and 3rd party agencies in 25 countries worldwide, and more than 50 stockists, apart from localized operations or franchisees in a number of countries.
QNET is a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia. QNET is also a part of the Hong Kong Health Food Association and the Health Supplements Industry Association of Singapore among others.
QNET is also active in sports sponsorships around the world, including football (Direct Selling Partner of Manchester City Football Club), Formula One, badminton and more, due to the company’s strong belief that the drive, passion and teamwork of sports mirrors that of QNET.