Men selling Avon

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I was thinking about helping a female friend of mine sell Avon but I’m not sure about it. How much success can I expect as a man selling products geared toward women to women? I’m sure it probably doesn’t make a difference, but I imagine certain women don’t feel comfortable having men selling them certain products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    How good looking are you?
  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    I think that to do what you are suggesting effectively, you'd probably need a rainbow bumper sticker on the back of your car.

    ... and an extensive collection of Barbara Streisand albums.
  • Profile picture of the author joey88
    That's no so bad idea. I know some men who are selling avon.
  • Profile picture of the author mgkimsal
    Originally Posted by Jon Tees View Post

    I’m sure it probably doesn’t make a difference, but I imagine certain women don’t feel comfortable having men selling them certain products.
    Sounds like it 'makes a difference' then, doesn't it?

    You'd probably get a bit of a novelty aspect out of it with some people, which may make up for some of the other prospects that would be turned off by it.
  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Yeah, a gay person could MAYBE pull it off. Frankly, I don't know what women see in THEM.

    Women tend to put some faith in Peer advice, woman to woman, and tend to be more comfortable being approached by, and touched by, women, in certain cases, such as this. There IS a reason why Avon encourages WOMEN.

    Women also understand the products better and can speak from personal experience.

    There is also the laugh factor. Of course, a lot of that is covered in Scott Ames link.

    Steve
  • Profile picture of the author RobinSkeen
    I sell Avon. In my district there are a couple of men who make a full time living selling Avon. They are middle aged men and one is probably in his 60's. I think it's the product that sells itself in this case.
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    If you're selling it online, you could just pretend to be a woman. If you're selling door to door and don't make a very convincing drag queen, I don't know ... I would not let you in my house, but I would let an Avon "Lady" in my house.
  • Profile picture of the author h4ckzor3
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Worner
    I know several married guys who sell Avon fulltime quite successfully, the ladies seem to find it very amusing having a guy sell them underwear and perfume though it doesn't stop them from buying the merchandise.
  • Profile picture of the author Susanna Dodd
    You know I think it would be a good idea if you sold Avon. I used to sell it myself and I know that they have a lot of good quality products for men. My husband likes their cologne. You could be a good male representative for the company giving a male perspective on the products. Good luck.
  • Profile picture of the author xbokcom
    I know many guys that make a killing in the cosmetic field. It is all about selling the need what the product will give to the customer. So listen what your customers want.

    All the best...
  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    We used to have an Avon man, and although he'd always stop for a chat, his main business model was just dropping off catalogues and picking them up again. Worked fine for him.
  • Profile picture of the author KimPup
    Doesn't Avon sell mens items also??

    And I would think a man selling to woman might be a good thang???

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