Starting My Avon Business
NEW REPRESENTATIVE FAQ
I’ve just started my Avon business and I’m really excited. Now, how do I get customers?
Spread the word! Tell everyone you know that you sell Avon. Wear the clothes, jewelry and makeup to promote the latest Avon looks. Share the latest brochures and distribute them everywhere you go (always keep a few in your bag!). Share the link to your personal eStore so people can start shopping with you online. And if you have a smartphone, make sure you’ve downloaded the Avon Social Media Center app. The posts you share from the app link directly to your eStore, so anyone who clicks will be shopping with you!
Where do I get my Avon brochures? Do they cost anything? And if so, how much?
Yes, make it a habit to include brochures as part of your regular order! Brochures are available in packs of 10, and the cost varies depending on how many you order. You can also order mark. magalogs, Avon Living magalogs and other seasonal flyers as you’re building your order. These are typically available in packs of 5 or 10.
How do I know when my order is due?
When you place your order, you submit payment to Avon. Then, when you collect payment from your customers, the earnings leftover belong to you – the difference between what you pay Avon and what your customer pays you. For example, say your customer wants to purchase an Anew skin care product priced at $28 in the brochure. When you place your order, you pay $16.80 (provided you’ve hit your KickStart sales goal and are earning 40% – click here for more about KickStart!). That $11.20 difference is your earnings.
Great! Are there any other ways I receive payment?
Good question. Avon runs a variety of incentives, programs in which you can earn rewards for hitting certain targets (these rewards are in addition to your usual campaign earnings from your orders). You can choose to receive any cash rewards you earn from an incentive via direct deposit to your bank account (our recommendation!). The money you earn will be deposited directly into your account.
If you choose not to receive earnings by direct deposit, they will be add to a Visa pre-paid card that will be mailed to your address. Once you receive the card in the mail with your first earnings, additional earnings will be automatically added to your card as you accumulate them.
In addition to incentive rewards, if you become a member of Avon’s Sales Leadership program, your Leadership earnings will also be transmitted to you via direct deposit or pre-paid card.
What is the cost to ship my order?
When you place an order on YourAvon.com, choose “Regular Shipment,” and we’ll combine all your orders into one shipment that will be sent to you on your scheduled ship day. Need it fast? Get your order shipped the next business day for an additional fee by choosing “Ship Separate.”
|Order Total||Standard Ground Shipping||Additional and Late Orders|
|$0 – $399.99||$6||$10|
How do I know what my earnings are?
Your earnings are a percentage of your total sales based on the total price of your order. All items, including demos, samples, sales tools and brochures, count toward your order total. The only exceptions are fixed earnings products – see more about those below.
|$0 – $149.99||20%|
|$150 – $294.9||30%|
|$295 – $439.99||35%|
|$440 – $924.99||40%|
|$925 – $1,574.99||45%|
Why do I earn at different levels on some products?
- Your orders are made up of both variable and fixed-earnings products.
- Variable-earnings items result in earnings to you of between 0% and 50%, depending on the size of your order.
- Fixed-earnings items are marked with a special symbol () in each brochure. Your earnings level on these products will always be 20%, or 25% for President’s Recognition Program members (more about that here).
Do I also receive earnings from customers who shop with me online?
Absolutely. Online customers are a great way to build your Avon business. You will earn 20% on all orders placed through your eStore that Avon delivers directly to your customers (25% if you’re a PRP member). This 20% or 25% will appear as a credit on your Avon account – check your invoice!
How can I pay for my Avon order?
When you place your order online through YourAvon.com, you can choose to pay through Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card, Discover card or Avon QuikPay. You can also process customer credit card information on YourAvon.com. Whenever possible, process payment for orders in-person with your customers, so you don’t need to write down any sensitive personal information. Just log in to your YourAvon.com account and enter payment while the customer is there or on the phone. As a reminder, always enter in the zip code associated with the credit card information used.
You can also use our automated phone system, FAST Talk, to provide payment information for your order.
Can my customers write a check directly to Avon?
Avon does not accept personal checks from customers. If you choose to do so, you may accept checks from your customers written directly to you. You will need to personally cash the check.
I heard that I can get credit through Avon. How do I do that?
A Campaign Credit Limit may or may not be extended based on the information you provided when you enrolled, or for other business reasons. You can view your base Campaign Credit Limit by visiting the “Additional Information for You” section on the YourAvon homepage. For more details about Avon’s Campaign Credit Limits, read this FAQ.
I received a Campaign Credit Limit! What now?
If you were granted a Campaign Credit Limit, you have been granted an amount from Avon to put toward your order each campaign. If you choose to use your Campaign Credit Limit, you must pay the balance before your next campaign’s order is processed. If you don’t place an order in the following campaign, any payment balance is still due by 11:59 p.m. local time on your order submission date. Any past-due balance may be subject to a fee for each campaign that the balance is overdue.
What does it mean if I didn’t get a Campaign Credit Limit?
If you were not granted a Campaign Credit Limit from Avon upon enrolling, you’ll need to pay for your order in full when you submit it. Any previous balance must be paid in full and posted to your account before your order can be released.
What happens if I want to upgrade my Starter Kit or order another one?
Kits are limited to one per Representative at the time of enrollment. However, there will also be plenty of key bundle opportunities for you to look out for in the coming campaigns! These are additional opportunities to get key product bundles at a Representative-only price to assist you in your selling endeavors.
How do I learn more about building my business or get additional training?
YourAvon.com is a great place to start. Check out the Skill Building/Training Resources page, accessible directly from your New Rep Essentials page.
You can also visit the Avon University page to visit our online learning center, where we’ve got training courses and materials to help you broaden your knowledge on products, selling and more.
Plus, keep your eyes open for communication from your District Sales Manager or Mentor to find out when your District is holding its monthly Sales Meeting. These meetings are a great place to learn about the latest product launches each campaign and hear tips from your fellow Representatives.
I want to promote my business online and through social media. Are there any rules or guidelines I should follow?
Yes! Visit the Social Media Center in your Web Office, where you can find all guidelines and best practices under “My SMC.”
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There are three ways to Shop Avon Online:
All orders $40 and up will always receive FREE Shipping! Shop Avon online at https://spapaian.avonrepresentative.com/ and receive FREE shipping on all orders placed that are $40 or more. All orders under $40, shipping is only $5.95.
Avon Coupon Codes– For the most current Avon Coupon Codes to receive FREE gifts, shipping and discounts with your online purchase, visit http://shirlsglitznglam.com/avon-coupon-codes/
View Avon Brochures Online:
- Avon 2017 Brochures
- mark. 2017 Magalogs
- Avon 2017 Outlet
- Avon 2017 Flyers
- Avon Living 2017
- Avon 2017 What’s New Catalogs
Shirl Papaian Avon Independent Sales Representative
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Avon Representative Tips
- Team Shine Recognition
- Ways to Grow Your Avon Business
- Avon What’s New Catalogs
- Your Avon Brochures as a Business Tool
- Create An Avon Facebook Page
- Using Hash Tags
- Avon Advanced Leadership
- Cultivate Your Avon Business
- Avon Representative Earnings Chart
- Tips for Blog Posts
- Current Avon Representative Incentives
- How to Convert Alma Leads
- Avon Flexible Ordering
- Avon’s President’s Club
- Being A Great Avon Mentor
- All Aboard with Onboarding
- New Avon KickStart Program
- Sell and Earn with Avon
My mission is to keep you up to date on all of the new and exciting products and information from Avon and to support and encourage my Team to become successful representatives and leaders. ~ Shirl
Shirl Papaian has been an Avon Representative since September 2014. She sells at the Honor Society Level (over $20,000 annually) and is a Bronze Leader with over 160 team members nationwide.
In 2016 she advanced from Ambassador to Silver Ambassador and to Gold Ambassador through her consistent efforts to grow and mentor her team of Avon Representatives. She also became a DSWA Certified ELITE Leader and completed the Avon Pilot Coaching Program.
Shirl also earned almost $2,000 in Avon bonuses in the “Journey to Gold Incentive” and earned herself a Champion Blender by being #59 out of 400 Avon Ambassadors in the “Ignite Your Avon Torch” incentive. She also won all three awards in the “One Team, One Dream” incentive. Shirl’s 2016 team sales were more than $92,000. Her Team’s sales growth was 365%.
Shirl was awarded on stage at the Annual PC Gala Luncheon for 2016 for #1 in her District for Sales Growth, #4 in Sales Volume, #2 in online sales and earning Honor Society Level. She also was honored with the prestigious Spirit of Avon Award.
In 2017 Shirl earned Level 1 of the Sparkle Like a Boss incentive, $440 in the All Aboard Onboarding incentive. She also earned an Avon Speaker, 2 Avon Notebook Sets, 4 $50 Gift Cards, a $25 Gift Card, a 7-Piece Cookware Set, an Avon Water Bottle, Free registration for RepFest, an Avon Umbrella, a Ninja Coffee Bar and a Luxury Wristlet in the Ticket to Boss Life incentive. She earned her way to an all-expenses paid trip to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and in the Go Country-Go Big she earned all three levels including a pink cowgirl hat, Go Country, Win Big RepFest VIP Party (Invitation Only) and her Hotel stay at RepFest for FREE! She has earned over $700 in additional leadership bonuses. Most recently she earned the Boss Life Workshop incentive which included business cards and holder and advanced in title to Bronze Leader.
My Avon Story
I am born and raised in Southern California. I grew up in Anaheim, CA, spent 13 years in the mountains of Idyllwild and then eventually moved to the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley where I now reside. I began working at the age 0f 15 but I have actually only had a handful of jobs in my lifetime; Fast food manager, extruder operator, restaurant owner, fire fighter and now district manager for a private fire prevention company and media/ marketing for an off road racing company. I also own a home based computer service/repair company and an off road media/marketing company. I hold an AS degree in Fire Science from Mt San Jacinto College where I graduated with honors of distinction.
I decided to become an Avon Representative in 2014. My daughter had signed up and my sister-in-law as well. My sister-in-law joined for the discount on her own purchases and my daughter gave it up after a while; she found she didn’t have the time she wanted to devote to it while raising two toddlers.
I had always thought about becoming an Avon Rep, but it was always just a thought. I remember my mom buying Avon when I was very young and was always mesmerized at all the products and how the Avon lady always looked so beautiful and polished. Of course I loved the lipstick bullets!
My daughter’s upline and mutual friend, Leslie Reid, was always sharing Avon deals and the opportunity on Facebook. One day she posted about joining her team and becoming an Avon Rep; I just decided right then and there to do it. I had no plan or specific reason. As I started selling, I realized that I was actually having fun and felt accomplished at how well I was doing. I decided I wanted to get serious and actually be successful!
For the remainder of that first year I concentrated on learning as much as I could about the business; learning most everything on my own. Then in 2015 I devoted every extra dollar and minute I had to my Avon Business. I grew my customer base slowly but surely and over time my customer base and sales consistently increased. I even started my leadership journey at the encouragement of Emily Seagren who was Leslie’s upline.
I studied and learned everything I could from Emily and through her’s and Leslie’s mentorship I am where I am today. In January of 2017 the opportunity to purchase Leslie’s Avon team was presented to me. Not one to pass up a great offer I took it! Emily Seagren is now my upline, my team has almost doubled and I am now a Gold Ambassador; Team Shine is thriving!
My goals for 2017 are to ear the title of “Gold Leader” and make “Honor Society” again in 2017. My long term goal is to retire and Avon continue to be my major source of income. I hope to accomplish this in the next 5 years.
To join this amazing team of Avon Representatives please visit http://spapaian.avonrepresentative.com/opportunity/start. Be sure if prompted to use reference code SPAPAIAN.