Plexus Worldwide climbed seven spots to rank No. 23 on Direct Selling News’ annual list of top revenue-generating direct-selling companies in the world. The new ranking reflects the 12-year-old company’s continued success both in the U.S. and internationally.
The DSN Global 100 ranks industry corporations by annual revenue to show the enormous impact and potential of the multibillion-dollar direct-selling industry on economies and communities.
“We are thrilled to share our new global ranking with our corporate team, ambassadors and customers around the world, because every one of them has had an impact in helping us build this great organization with a stellar reputation,” says Tarl Robinson, founder and CEO of Plexus Worldwide. “We’ve come so far in just over a decade in business, and we are ready to take on new challenges in new global markets that will lead to continued growth and expansion. We feel our work-from-home online platform is poised to help bring our nutrition products to millions around the world.”
Plexus launched new operations in Mexico that include a new product line designed to reflect local tastes, culture and economic stability. The company’s ambassadors, who are independent sales representatives, also distribute the company’s wide range of highest-quality weight management and gut health products in Canada and Australia.
“Plexus was built on the universal demand for healthy products backed in science. With these products they can help us live happier lives, and we are thrilled to share it with as many people as we can,” says Alec Clark, founder and president of Plexus. “We are grateful to of all our ambassadors and team members for their support, and DSN’s Global 100 rankings are a reflection of their passion hard work.”
The 2020 rankings were revealed at Direct Selling News’ Global 100 video event held on its website in early April. The complete list is posted on the magazine’s website, and top companies will be featured in a future issue. The Global 100 list acknowledges the successes of direct-selling companies and provides a clear picture of the magnitude of the industry.
In other news, Plexus donated $32,000 to bolster relief efforts that provide food, clothing and comfort to those in need.
“Now, more than ever, we need to stand together as a community to support one another and support the volunteers that are meeting the critical needs of our neighbors,” Robinson says. “We know even the smallest gestures can make a big difference, and we hope our actions inspire others to recognize and support local nonprofits during the COVID-19 crisis.”
Recipients included St. Vincent de Paul, the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix and Paz de Cristo, all of which have volunteers on the front lines of this financial crisis caused by the coronavirus. The nonprofits will use the donations to meet the essential needs of the homeless and working poor, which include food and toiletries.
“Our good friends at Plexus Worldwide have once again come to bat for the Salvation Army during this crisis,” says Maj. David Yardley, the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix program coordinator. “Their very generous monetary donation means the Salvation Army can fill the greatest needs, whether it’s feeding the countless neighbors who are hungry, helping families with rent or utilities assistance, and other needs that may arise during these ever-changing times.”
Andy Romley, development officer at St. Vincent de Paul, adds, “We are grateful to the Plexus Worldwide family for their generous support and belief in the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. Because of you, SVdP is able to continue to deliver all services in ways that will never change and forever define all of us with care, compassion, dignity and the belief that we are our brothers’ keeper.”
Plexus also provided a monetary donation to St. Mary’s Food Bank to purchase food to distribute to partner agencies, and to Ryan House, which has a mission to embrace all children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys.