As with any business, there are some costs to selling Avon, but it’s not as much as you might think!
I believe everyone should have as much information as they can get to be able make an informed decision and that includes being up front about the costs with anyone who is interested in selling Avon. I will do my best to cover that here!
Avon is one of the lowest (if not *the* lowest) start-ups in direct sales. Avon Reps have a free website we can sell from 24/7. We have access to free training on our Representative website and at sales meetings. We don’t have to order every campaign. As long as your order is at least $50 before taxes & shipping, you earn money. There are no quotas to make or inventory to keep.
You will be responsible for paying for your starter kit, brochures, rep order shipping, and other business tools such as samples and product delivery bags.
There are three starter kits to choose from and each is shipped to you for free. While you can purchase whichever one you want, each is designed to help you depending on what your goals are. The Quick Starter is $25, the Advanced is $50, and the Premium is $100.
Avon Brochures are our store. You don’t have to buy any, but without them, your store is essentially closed. Brochures are bought in packs of 10 in your choice of English or Spanish. You can certainly buy 1 pack of each if you want or need to. The cost of brochures depends on how many packs of 10 you buy and the more you buy, the less each brochure becomes.
They currently start out at about $6.50 for the first pack. You can also order mark. magalogs, Avon Living magalogs, Outlet brochures, and other seasonal brochures all by packs of 5 or 10. It’s okay to start out with what you can afford. Just try to increase a little each campaign.
Another thing we as Avon Reps pay for is the shipping for our bulk orders. Our shipping cost doesn’t depend on how many boxes there are or how much the order weighs – just on whether or not it is a late order or an additional order, meaning you are ordering past your Representative order due date or you have already placed a campaign order and then go back and place a second order.
For on-time orders up to $399.99, shipping is $6. If your order is late or an additional order, shipping is $10. For all on-time orders of $400 and up, shipping is $9. If that order is either an additional or late order, shipping is $13.
Each time you place an order, shipping will be charged so make sure everything you need is in that regular order. Also, if you are ordering only brochures and/or other sales tools such as samples or product delivery bags, you can call Avon customer service and may get the shipping cost waived.
Demos, Samples, and other Sales Tools
Samples are another staple of an Avon business and are strongly recommended because they give your customers a way to try certain products before they buy. Avon has many samples at a nominal cost, so you. For example, most of our perfume/cologne samples are $1.25 for a pack of 12.
Demos definitely aren’t a must. However, demos are full-size products and give an added experience for the customer, since they get to also see & handle the product packaging such as the pretty perfume bottle. There’s an exclusive Avon Reps catalog we can buy demos from for an even bigger discount than if we buy from the brochure at whatever order level we’re at that campaign.
Don’t go overboard and try to buy all the samples and demos you see! Just like the brochures, it’s okay to start out buying what you can afford while working up a little more when you can!
Tip: You can use full-size products to create samples that aren’t available through Avon!
Other sales tools you will be responsible for yourself are your product delivery bags and clear literature bags you may find you want.
Other things you might want to invest in to help your business are tools like business cards. You can get deals on business cards for at affordable prices and are a good investment to start with. Other things you can work up to are maybe a name badge, customized shirt, or even signage.
Have a great day and I look forward to helping you get started soon!
Is your purchase going to the Avon Representative of your choice?
When you go to your Avon Rep’s website or the main Avon website and start shopping, the credit for the purchase will go to someone but is it going to who you think it is? The cookies on our computers can sometimes play tricks on us and have us thinking we are where we do want to be but we’re actually not!
In some instances, that’s the case when you are shopping on your Avon Representative’s eStore website! It can happen when you have clicked on another Representative’s link, even if it’s just to check out a product they posted about. Sometimes, it happens when you have been an online Avon customer and have been previously linked to a Rep. It can be so frustrating to have a customer think they are shopping with us and we think they are shopping with us, but the purchase credit ends up going to another Representative, even by accident.
To make sure you are shopping with the Avon Representative you want to shop with, you need to have an online account AND be linked to that Rep by registering as an eCustomer with her/him. To check to make sure your Avon Rep is who you want, log into your online Avon account and click on “My Account”. On the left-hand side, click on “My Preferences”. One of the settings you will see on that page is who your Avon Representative is. If it isn’t who you want to shop with and who you want to get your purchase credit, click on the “Change” button beside the Representative’s name and photo. You will be asked if you are sure you want to change. Click yes and you will be taken to a page where you have two choices. You can either enter the first name, last name, and state of the Representative you want or enter your own address and have Avon Recommend one to you. Please know, for whatever reason, not all Avon Reps will show up with the recommendation option.
If you already know you want to switch Avon Reps and you know who you want, go to their Avon website and log into your account. You will see a pop-up with both Representative names and photos, asking if you want to change the Representative you shop with. One will say “Stay with (old Rep)” and the other will say “Change to (new Rep)”. If the Reps have uploaded photos of themselves to their website, you will their picture to go with their name. Click on your choice.
If you are shopping with me, this is the photo you will see of me, Beth Bailey and in case I have never mentioned it, I live in Louisiana. If you do not see me, you aren’t shopping with me. Take the steps above to make sure I’m your linked Avon Representative if you haven’t already and if you’d like for me to be your Avon Lady.
FREE SHIPPING Every Time on each $40 or more order (before tax), even on special offer orders and no coupon code needed!
Three Ways to Shop
Shop my Avon eStore – Browse my entire online Avon store, shop by departments, and add items to your shopping bag along the way.
Shop my online Avon brochure – Browse the current Avon brochure and add items to your shopping bag as you go. You can also shop this option by departments.
Shop by product number – If you already know the product numbers for what you want (maybe with an Avon brochure in front of you), you can quickly enter the product numbers. This also allows you to backorder from my previous two Avon campaigns by selecting which campaign number you want.
👠 Remember! If you would like for me to be your Avon Lady, check your Avon account settings if you haven’t already, to make sure you are registered as an eCustomer with me serving as your Avon Representative. Here’s how to do that.
👗Make sure you stay covered on sales, free shipping, special order offers, product info, Rep info, & more: 1. Follow this blog, 2. Go to my eStore above and join my email list, and then 3. Very easily follow me on Social!