How much does it cost to sell Avon?
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 costs.
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. (Avon adjusts the costs of brochures once every 2 or 3 years, so the amount seen above may no longer be accurate.)
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 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. None of these are a must to start out with. They can wait unless & until you have the funds to spend on them without sacrificing the business tools you DO need, like brochures!
Have a great day and I look forward to a successful partnership!