Ideas to sell Avon

Profile picture of the author jbearnolimits by jbearnolimits Posted: 11/19/2011
My wife and I are starting to sell Avon. We have a list of 20 ideas on how but was wondering if anyone here had some ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    danielkanuck
    When yall started your Avon business, they didn't give yall a handbook or guide as to how to sell your products? I would think Avon would do better than this... as a successful member means a successful business. I see their ads on TV all the time... what made you guys want to start an Avon business instead of anything else?
  • Profile picture of the author jbearnolimits
    jbearnolimits
    Well I am already running an online business. This was just a cheap way to bring in little more I thought.
  • Profile picture of the author Melvin San Miguel
    Melvin San Miguel
    Hi,

    I did something very simliar many years a ago... my advice for selling Avon would be to:

    1. Host an Avon Party with friends and family @ ur home
    2. Have friends host Avon parties at theirs
    3. delivery at least 200 catalogues per week. 1 in 10 with spend $10
    4. Deliver leaflets to sponsor new reps
    5. Hold and attend weekly or monthly training for new reps
    6. create biz cards
    7. place ads in free classifieds
    8. give work colleagues a catalogue to look at



    hope this helps

    Melvin
  • Profile picture of the author jbearnolimits
    jbearnolimits
    Originally Posted by Melvin San Miguel View Post

    Hi,

    I did something very simliar many years a ago... my advice for selling Avon would be to:

    1. Host an Avon Party with friends and family @ ur home
    2. Have friends host Avon parties at theirs
    3. delivery at least 200 catalogues per week. 1 in 10 with spend $10
    4. Deliver leaflets to sponsor new reps
    5. Hold and attend weekly or monthly training for new reps
    6. create biz cards
    7. place ads in free classifieds
    8. give work colleagues a catalogue to look at



    hope this helps

    Melvin
    Thanks Melvin,

    We are placing ads in classifieds, sending out flyers, and banner shaking. I would really like some ideas on how to get new customers that are not family or friends.
  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    John Durham
    Lol. I just gave some big philosophical answer on a tangent in another thread... now heres a dose of reality about what people really want to know here: "How do I sell avon"?

    Back to earth.

    Target people in their 50's - 60's. Theres a good start. Or advertise that Avon has been upgraded and its not the same, this is avon for a "new generation".

    Or advertise that "Everyone is going back to Avon", and create a myth that becomes a reality, and people will rush to see what everyone is going "back to".
  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    danielkanuck
    I think you could probably make more selling a $7 ebook online. What is the profit margin on the Avon products that you sell?
  • Profile picture of the author Melvin San Miguel
    Melvin San Miguel
    Does Avon do catalogues?
    Do they charge for them or are they free?
    Either way deliver around 200 catalogues to every letter box on your road, take a left or right outside your door and deliver around 100 catalogues on one side of the road then cross over the other side of the road and deliver another 100 on your way back.
    I assume u have lots of neighbours and that you dont live in the middle of nowhere.

    Each catalogue should be placed in a clear plastic food bag to keep it dry with a note saying,
    "Please leave outside with or without an order I'll be back tomorrow"
    Why tomorrow? firstly it encourages them to look your catalogue that day, plus saying tomorrow saves printing costs. no need to print every day of the week!

    Then the next day collect as many catalogues as you can.. and expect to receive around $1 per catalogue on average...so if u deliver 200 u'll get around $200 in sales.

    typical example
    would be 200 catalogues out 20 new customers @ $10 each = $200 sales.

    still with me?

    then with the catalogues you've collected, place in a new clean fresh bag and deliver to another road.

    For neigbours who did not leave the catalogue out, you'll need to get them back by knocking and/or leaving a note saying,
    "sorry I missed you, please leave catalogue outside with or without an order tonight after 6pm"
    we call this your stragglers... then after 6pm you'll need to go out and collect them.

    If your paying for your catalogues its important to collect them in and reuse as many times possible.

    With your orders, simply deliver the goods when they arrive to your customers and they'll be just down the road from you!

    Any further questions, just let me know.

    Melvin
  • Profile picture of the author sandalwood
    sandalwood
    If you can get a name among the Independent Living Facilities in your area, you should be able to sell a ton of Avon. You have to be willing to make a personal appearance and present your program to the ED but the reward could be huge.

    Do not prospect Assisted Living Facilities. They have a whole different set of legal guidelines and they more than likely won't let you in the door.

    I do it w/a pain relief product.

    Just my 2ยข...
  • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
    Vikuna2009+
    Sounds to me you're going to run ragged for next to nothing. Hopefully you only paid the $10 to sign up. The few times I've looked in one of those catalogs, it is chocking to see what they charge for junk. Not to mention there's Methyl Paraben in all of it. I wouldn't touch any of it with a stick.

    Sorry for sounding so harsh but c'mon, you are a WARRIOR! Cut your losses and find something better. Your time commitment, holding parties, delivering catalogs, hand-holding "potential buyers" that has nothing better to do than to waste 1/2 a day of your time and then "maybe" order something. No way, no, no, no. And then NO!

    Go get them, but with something else.... And congrats on taking action, Eva
  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    SirThomas
    Originally Posted by danielkanuck View Post

    I think you could probably make more selling a $7 ebook online. What is the profit margin on the Avon products that you sell?
    You could write "How to make Avon products last longer", sell it for $7 and then backend them with a product...


    T
  • Profile picture of the author Sue Bruce
    Sue Bruce
    They're not your grandmother's company anymore. Their latest gift set is called "Step up 2 Sexy"!

    You can sell online using their website and they will dropship for you. Promote using a blog, facebook business page, twitter, make a hubpage, etc. Sign up for an auto reponder service and you can capture their email addresses to send them info on each new campaign and a link to the Avon website to order. You'll be building a targeted list.

    They have a line of anti-aging products that is very popular with the twenty and thirty somethings called "Anew".

    Basically you will be spending time promoting the products online and driving traffic to the order site. (lots of info on this forum on how to do that). No need to do all the legwork and time consuming pick up and deliveries. Sounds like a plan to me!
  • Profile picture of the author Melvin San Miguel
    Melvin San Miguel
    Yes there is a lot leg work involved. Delivering catalogues, collecting them again, then collecting the 'stragglers' then delivering the products... however, if u like the fresh outdoors then its fine. The truth is.. I dont do catalogues anymore... it works but it is a lot of effort.
  • Profile picture of the author SendCards
    SendCards
    First, be aware of Avon's TOS as it applies to doing your own marketing. Next you better have total confidence in the products and have your own "This worked for me" story. Improve the telling off your story and your 'why' that can be easily conveyed to others in a consistent and emotion filled way. Your why that makes you cry sort of thing..Then tell the story a lot!

    I would think that Avon would be best marketed locally and personally, say a 10 to 20 mile radius, that is a lot of square mileage and a lot of people. That doesn't mean you can't use a good mix of both online and offline to generate leads and reach out further than your local area.

    One thing I heard about with Avon is that someone is always quitting or moving and leaving customers behind. Figure out a way to find them or have them find you. That is low hanging fruit if you can make it easy to find you because once a woman finds a cosmetic product she likes she is loyal.

    Create a side service that you can promote on Craigslist in the 'Services' section under Beauty. Be creative - maybe a Mom and Teenage Daughter First makeover party or something. Take photos or videos of the events and deliver real value. You might make a customer for life out of the daughters if you are their makeup artist and they will certainly talk about it with others if you make it memorable and emotional..

    Offer your products on Craigslist offering "Avon Customer Adoptions" to "Orphan Avon Customers" that have lost their distributor. Make it fun, funny and interesting. Make an Adoption Poster and post it around town. Incorporate a QR code so it can be scanned by smartphone.

    Make a "Found" poster featuring your wife as "Found Avon Lady In Cityname" and her info. Fashion it after a found Kitten or Puppy poster that people put out to find their pets. Do the same with a "I Lost My Avon Lady" poster.

    If you are building an organization, I have a link to an audio course (can't post it or advertise here) by one of my mentors that shows how to recruit effectively by phone and supplies scripts that work very well. You may not be able to PM me yet so contact me through my website if you want to check it out.

    There are dozens of ways to jump start your direct marketing business, keep plugging away and when something works even a little, figure out if it can be massively ramped up to a level that will help you reach the goals you have set for your business. If it doesn't, continue to use the method consistently, automate it if possible and try another techniques. Rinse and repeat..

    Good Luck and Cheers!

    Chris
  • Profile picture of the author wordydiva
    wordydiva
    Do you have any children or grandchildren? I sold Avon briefly when I was pregnant and on maternity leave. I had a maternity shirt made advertising my Avon business, and a Avon onsie made for my daughter. People would stop me to comment and ask for my information .
  • Profile picture of the author vpunch
    vpunch
    Advertise in every possible way you can and everywhere you can. Your efforts will payoff!
  • Profile picture of the author sondrac
    sondrac
    Get a domain for your Avon website (which has a built in autoresponder) and promote it that way. No need for catalogs which get pricey. Focus on getting everyone you know to do an eParty and give them a commission on the sales generated through their friends buying products. Avon may not be for everybody but they are still a major global corporation so obviously there are lots of customers out there. It's almost Christmas, so hurry! Good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author mariazz
    mariazz
    Advertisement, coupons and catalogs would be a great help. Make them aware the promos or any other event the AVON is promoting.
  • Profile picture of the author bloggerd
    bloggerd
    Hi i have recently started working for FM cosmetics federico mahora fm cosmetics maybe this can work for avon just aswell

    We also use a method which works very well called "fragrance angels"

    This method is perfect for people under 18 who cant register, maybe your friend has a daughter/son Ect who wants to earn a little extra cash or students ARE PERFECT FOR THIS

    you arange to pay them a % which will be down to you and the indvidual
    and then when they turn 18 you sign them up into your team..

    we use this method and it works very well

    Hope some of this is helpfull
  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    hardraysnight
    price cut all the others just like big business
  • Profile picture of the author AllThingsLuxury
    AllThingsLuxury
    AVON is a lot of leg work, I know a few people that it pays off for, but they do have to put a lot of time into it.

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