Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
From traditional direct selling to omnichannel

Direct selling is a channel that is characterised by requiring personal contact through networking, and it is locally referred to as a “people business”. However, this business is increasingly migrating towards opening other channels by expanding into customer service points in notable shopping centres, and digitising catalogues to send to customers though mobile devices so they can make purchases through social networks.

Plans for expansion, recovery and renewal of expectations

Expectations for the national market to regain a good growth rate after very modest results and uncertainties, is leading direct sellers to resume their expansion plans, such as expanding their infrastructure, transfer of operations and the opening of new facilities. Likewise, they have been recovering and reopening manufacturing plants that had been closed to increase the production capacity of different products.

Differentiating from fraudulent direct selling schemes

Networking continues to gain strength as a strategy amongst different industries in the country. However, global network marketing platforms continue to be exploited by fraudulent schemes where the Superintendence of Corporations has intervened to stop companies or individuals that present themselves as legitimate direct sellers.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Fraudulent companies and products lead to cautious consumers

There is the possibility of unfair competition in all channels, due to their informality, lack of regulation or the presence of illegal players. For almost a decade, direct selling in Colombia has regulations that facilitate the control and formality of its players, looking to have free competition and avoid fraudulent schemes.

Important players expand contact opportunities with consumers

Having close contact with consumers in direct selling is expanding to be more than simply a contact network where agents visit customers with their catalogues; instead, consumers can now obtain the products they want, when they want. Therefore, points of sale such as Amway Shop and Esika are increasingly opening in shopping centres or strategic areas of cities.

Expectations for new players entering direct selling

Expectations that the Colombian economy will recover is attracting new players to direct selling. Among them stands out the arrival of Youngevity, which seeks to enter strongly in intermediate cities with its jewellery line to expand later with other products within its portfolio.

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The Direct Selling in Colombia market research report includes:

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  • Historic values, company and brand market shares
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Direct Selling in Colombia - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

From traditional direct selling to omnichannel
Plans for expansion, recovery and renewal of expectations
Differentiating from fraudulent direct selling schemes

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Fraudulent companies and products lead to cautious consumers
Important players expand contact opportunities with consumers
Expectations for new players entering direct selling

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Direct Selling by Category: Value 2013-2018
Table 2 Direct Selling by Category: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Direct Selling GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Direct Selling GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: Value 2018-2023
Table 6 Direct Selling Forecasts by Category: % Value Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in Colombia - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Positive consumer confidence leads to greater stability within retailing
Dynamic proposals that add value to Colombian retailing
Variety of formats that aim to take benefits from others’ characteristics
Digital ecosystem emerging within national retail
Shopping experiences go beyond the acquisition of products

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Table 7 Cash and Carry Sales: Value
Seasonality
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day
Love and Friendship´s Day
Back to School or University
Children’s Day
Christmas
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 8 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 12 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 14 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 16 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 18 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 22 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 24 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 26 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 28 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 32 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 36 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 39 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 41 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 45 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 49 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 53 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 61 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 63 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 67 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 73 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

DEFINITIONS

SOURCES

Summary 2 Research Sources