QNET is an e-commerce-based direct selling company with a global footprint. However, since there’s a lot of confusing and sometimes misleading information about the direct selling company, you may be wondering: Is QNET in India?
Yes, QNET is an entirely legal direct selling business in India operating through its sub-franchisee, Vihaan Direct Selling Pvt. Ltd. It abides by all laws and regulations and is incorporated under the Companies Act 1956.
The e-commerce-powered direct selling company is registered under the GST Act. What’s that? The Goods and Services tax is imposed on the supply of goods and services. It’s an indirect tax that has replaced many indirect taxes in India, including excise duty, VAT, and services tax. The Goods and Services Tax Act was passed in Parliament in March 2017 and went into effect in July 2017.
QNET’s India business operations are fully compliant with the direct selling guidelines that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has established. However, the business has been under attack for years by those who want to tarnish its reputation as an esteemed company to prevent it from competing fairly in India. As of June 2019, the guidelines have been executed in the states of Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Mizoram, Sikkim, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan.
The absence of clear legislation for direct selling in India resulted in many companies, including QNET, being investigated under various acts, including the Prize Chits and Money Circulation (Banning) Act, which have nothing to do with what direct selling companies do. However, the Hong Kong-headquartered direct selling company remains confident that following the model guidelines for direct selling from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs will lead to positive changes and repair its reputation. That’s because the guidelines help strengthen existing regulatory mechanisms in the direct selling industry, prevent fraudulent business practices, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of consumers.
QNET Is a Boon to India’s Economy
Direct selling is legal in India — and it is a thriving part of the country’s commerce. Statistics show that the industry is growing at a rapid rate. According to the FICCI, a nongovernment, not-for-profit organization founded in 1927 that acts as the voice of India’s industries and businesses, direct selling is a 98.5 billion Indian rupees ($1.2 billion) industry, with retail sales expected to hit 645 billion rupees by 2025. In addition, the organization’s report states that by 2025, 18 million Indians will be self-employed via the direct selling industry.
“We have hundreds of success stories from people who have transformed their lives with this direct selling company. Every one of the top leaders our network looks up to today started with nothing and built their business slowly but steadily. It took them years and a lot of hard work to get to where they are today,” said the company’s CEO, Malou Caluza.
She considers these independent representatives to be the company’s biggest asset when it comes to spreading the word that success at the direct selling company takes hard work and consistent effort. The company utilizes social media channels to get authentic and accurate information about the direct selling business to the public, potential consumers, and independent representatives. “We have always maintained that direct selling is not for those looking for overnight success,” Caluza explained.
QNET is celebrating 25 years of success and resiliency, has a presence in more than 25 countries, while its distributors and customers hail from nearly 100 countries worldwide. What sets this direct selling company apart from its competitors is how it gives back to communities around the world. The company has been involved in giving back to people in more than 50 countries for over two decades. “The social impact initiatives have helped thousands of people, including children, women, and refugees,” Caluza said. “It has won several awards for charitable work.”
The Company Is Committed to Clearing Up Fraudulent Allegations
QNET has been bombarded with fraud allegations and insinuations that it’s been running an illegal scheme and deceiving ‘investors’ for years. However, it only takes a little bit of research to uncover that none of those claims are truthful.
First, QNET is not an investment scheme, and scam businesses tend to fizzle out fast, so it’s important to note that the legitimate direct selling company has been steadily growing for a quarter of a century. Caluza said, “If the company aimed to be a scam, why would it go to so much trouble to engage with and invest in the independent representatives and communities? Everything you want to know about the company is available on its website and its social media sites. You can also find this information on third-party websites.”
Independent Representatives in India Share Success Story
Brijesh Yadav found success with QNET in India. So did his wife, Yashu Tyagi. Their hard work and consistency with the direct selling company has paid off; they achieved Associate V Partner Blue Diamond Star status. “Every rejection is an opportunity,” stated Yadav, who was a medical practitioner before making the switch to direct selling.
Adds Yadav, “Being a direct seller requires a shift in your mindset. If you are willing to put in the hard work and are open to mentorship from your uplines and training sessions with the company, you will be able to grow your business successfully. Set your priorities and make tangible goals that will help make your journey more meaningful. And above all else, help others rise up with you.”
As the direct selling industry becomes better understood in India and around the world, QNET has the potential to change the lives of countless people committed to being successful independent representatives.