Hey Avon Reps! With Halloween just around the corner, how are you going to take advantage of all of the trick or treaters who visit your house? Better yet, are you going to reward your Avon customers with a special treat for the fun holiday? I wanted to share with you a few Avon tips from some fabulous Avon Representatives. I am also including files to customize and other cute ideas to include for the parents you meet Halloween night.
Avon Sales and Recruiting Tips for Halloween
Include an Avon catalog with a sample and recruiting flyer in every trick or treater’s bag along with their candy. You know the moms will be delighted to find something just for them when they inspect the candy that night! I’m doing the Fergie Outspoken Party perfume samples and a few Anew samples too. Mix and match with whatever you have laying around! ~Leslie Reid
I hope everyone has ordered their samples and printed their labels (or has business cards to attach) to go into those trick or treat bags! One other suggestion – sign up for your local Trunk or Treat at a church or school!! You just park your car in the parking lot, hand out candy and samples and watch the sales come rolling in! Keep some books handy for the moms who come through with their kids, and you can even put a bowl out for a drawing for a gift basket – I bought a plastic pumpkin shaped container (the kind kids used to trick or treat with) at Wal-Mart for a buck and have filled it with some skin so soft and a few little hand lotions and stuff and will be raffling it off at our church’s trunk or treat on Halloween. We usually have between 300-500 people come through, so I will get lots of names and contact information from this raffle. Get moving, Halloween is a great way to make money!! ~Leslie Reid
Use the “Just for the Mummies” labels below to encourage online orders. These labels can be used with Avery template 5160. Include this label on your regular brochures for current customers or hand out Avon brochures to trick or treaters’ parents. ~Shirl Papaian
Pass out the Avon Halloween Treat for you Recruiting Flyer with a piece of candy attached for parents. Give clear instructions on how someone can sign up as an Avon Representative on your team. ~Shirl Papaian
Use clever sayings and attach the candy bars mentioned below to look for potential recruits. I mean who can turn down chocolate? =) ~Lisa Garcia
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Below is a newsletter I put together for my team, Avon Team Momentum, to help motivate and prepare them for a successful holiday selling season in 2015! It may only be September but now is the time to start preparing in order to make a lot of extra money this Christmas, gain more Avon customers, and continue or start building your own team of successful Avon Representatives. Avon Leadership Representatives and District Managers – feel free to use this in an email or in print with your teams but please do not share the content anywhere else online. You of course have my permission to share the link to the article anywhere you’d like!
Avon Team Momentum Holiday Sales Facts
In 2014, our team sold an average of $10,600 each campaign from campaigns 1 – 20 (not counting my personal sales).
In 2014, our team sold an average of $18,100 each campaign from campaigns 21 – 26 (not counting my personal sales). That’s almost double what we do in an average campaign. Expect to almost double your sales during these campaigns if you do the same tasks you do in a regular campaign.
In 2014, our team had our best selling campaigns in campaigns 24 – 26 averaging $21,400 per campaign. That is over double our average campaign!!! Expect to double your sales during these campaigns if you do the same tasks you do in a regular campaign.
Avon Team Momentum Holiday Leadership Facts
In 2014, our team recruited an average of 9 new team members each campaign from campaigns 1 – 20.
In 2014, our team recruited an average of 14 new team members each campaign from campaigns 21 – 26. That’s again almost double what we do in an average campaign…start asking now who wants to join your team!
In 2014, our team recruited an average of 16 new team members each campaigns in campaigns 24 – 26! That is double our average campaign!!! Recruit, recruit, recruit before holidays to earn even more in the final campaigns of the 2016 cycle.
5 Tips to Make the Most of your 2015 Avon Holiday Selling Season
Buy extra books for campaigns 21 – 26 especially 24 – 26 (these will be your best campaigns of the year)!!! Remember for every 10-pack of Avon Campaign 24 books you buy, you get 5 free Avon Living flyers. Stock up on books in campaign 24!
If you have been with Avon over a year, take advantage of the holiday credit extension! Ask your district manager for details now. It starts in campaign 22.
Host holiday home parties or set up tables at craft fairs. Take advantage of demos to have holiday products on hand. Don’t forget those mini hand creams and lip balms…they make great stocking stuffers.
Buy Avon gift sets and package them for your customers (men especially love this)! Go to the local dollar store and get some Christmas decor to fancy up your gift sets.
Present the Avon opportunity with every catalog you pass out. If you’re shy, stick the info on a label and have those who are interested ask you about it.
2016 Avon Sales Levels – Are you familiar with Avon’s President’s Recognition Program? Did you know if you sell $10,000 in award sales over a single selling cycle (ex: Jan – Dec 2016), you will earn a guaranteed 40% on all full earnings items for the following year no matter how large your order is for the campaign? That means you only need to average $385 per campaign. Just started with Avon? No worries. With holidays and double dollar incentive opportunities coming up, you can still do it! Here are some ideas on how to boost your sales.
Ways to Sell More Avon – 5 Tips to Sell More Avon
1. Avon Customer Follow Up List – Top sellers in Avon have at least 1 thing in common….they know the fortune is in the follow up! Are you following up with every person you give a catalog or business card to during a campaign? If you aren’t, it’s time to start. Use the Customer Follow Up List to keep track of your brochure distribution and make the most of every campaign! Avon Customer Follow-up List
2. Avon Customer Loyalty Cards – Create your own Loyalty Program using the loyalty cards below. Use those for different product categories or the ones for frequent and satisfied customers. Treat your customers well and you don’t have to worry about losing them to another representative or worse yet…another brand! Avon Customer Loyalty Cards
3. Avon Customer Product Profiles – The better you know your customer, the better service you can provide. Use these handy customer profile sheets to get to know your customers and keep track of the products they use. Avon Customer Product Profiles
5.10 Ideas on How to Sell Avon & Earn More Money – By using these 10 Avon best practices in your business, you’re sure to be a successful Avon Representative. Take advantage of all of Avon’s earning opportunities to make the most money as an Avon Rep! 10 Ideas on How to Sell Avon and Earn More Money
Be Absolutely Awesome with Avon’s President’s Recognition Program!
One of the best parts About Selling Avon is the business is completely flexible. Some top sellers get there by having helpers and some get there by building huge customer bases. When you Sell Avon, you can do fundraisers, home parties, sell door-to-door, Sell Avon Online, set up at events, go tossing, and more. One thing is for sure, at a minimum, your goal should be to reach President’s Club. You will make the most money selling Avon when you reach President’s Club or higher each year. The Avon selling cycle now goes from campaign 1 – campaign 26 each year. The sales levels are based on award sales received during the annual cycle.
Avon Sales Levels for 2015
Level 1 – President’s Club: $10,000
Level 2 – Honor Society: $20,000
Level 3 – Rose Circle: $35,000
Level 4 – David H. McConnell Club: $65,000
Level 5 – President’s Council: $110,000
Level 6 – Inner Circle: $220,000
How much Money can you make Selling Avon?
Please see the 2015 Avon Commission Chart below. Avon’s commission chart is based on a “the more you sell, the more you earn” philosophy. Keep in mind that although online sales are not based on an earnings chart, those award sales from your online business can bump you up into the next earnings level for your traditional order. When you Sell Avon, you collect the total amount due from your customer including the product price from the book, sales tax, and customer order charge. When you submit your order to Avon, the company charges you for the cost of the product and for the sales tax you collected. The amount left over after paying Avon is your profit. To Make Good Money Selling Avon, I would recommend setting a goal to sell at the 40% earnings level every campaign. With a total of $500 in orders, that would give you a profit of $200 each campaign to re-invest in your business or to add to your family’s monthly income.
Some of the sales tools below may be from past years so be sure to check the updated commission chart and run the numbers before you implement any of the ideas into your Avon business. Please note: I did not make the sales flyers below. I have accumulated them over the years through yourAvon.com and other Avon Representative networking groups.
Wear Avon products. This may be an obvious tip but I didn’t do it myself for about my first year selling. When you try and use the products yourself, it will be easier to relate to customers and answer customer questions. Don’t go overboard on your spending but make it a goal to try something new at least once a month. If you can’t afford the products yourself, use your Avon website to see how customers have reviewed the product.
Buy samples and / or demos. It is hard to sell beauty without having some sort of samples or demos on hand. Customers want to see, feel, and smell products before they buy. Take advantage of sample packs in the What’s New books. Be sure to buy samples of new skincare or fragrance before they debut in the catalog. The more your customers try, the more they will buy.
Try different methods of Selling Avon. There are plenty of ways to Sell Avon and we are all going to get different results based on our personalities and how we present to customers. Keep trying new ways of selling to figure out which methods will add to your success.
Bring Avon Catalogs with you everywhere you go. Carry 3 – 5 with you each day and ask people you run into if they’d like one. You’d be surprised how many people wish they had a good Avon Lady and will welcome the opportunity to take a book.
Invest in catalogs and do your homework. Look ahead at the campaigns to see where the best sales are, which products are new, and what your hot sellers will be for that specific campaign. The more you know about the book, the better you will be able to sell it to your customers. Use little sticky notes to mark pages of good deals, scented pages, or new products.
Communicate with your customer on their terms. Ask your customer how often they would like you to follow up and their preferred method of contact.
Give good customer service. Avon products are great quality. Most complaints I hear about Avon are about the customer’s last representative…how they never delivered their products on time or they couldn’t get in touch with them, or how they stopped selling. There are plenty of customers out there to service…you just need to get your name out there and give great customer service.
Offer free gifts with big purchases or discounts for first-time customers. Use these offers as door openers to build relationships and gain new customers. Make yourself stand out from other Avon Reps.
Do your best to reach President’s Club. How would you like a guaranteed 40% commission on all full earnings items in your orders for a whole year? Well, that’s what you get when you make President’s Club along with other great benefits. Plan out each Avon Campaign, take advantage of double and triple dollar offers, and look for organizations willing to do fundraisers. Do whatever it takes to make President’s Club…you’ll be glad you did.
If you are a shy Avon Representative, use the Avon Catalog as a tool to open the door to conversations with people you encounter. Try saying something like, “How would you like an Avon Brochure?” with a smile on your face. The more you step out of your comfort zone, the braver you will become in uncomfortable situations.
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Check back to this page often for updates! Depending on how much time you have to dedicate to your Avon business, try implementing 1 – 3 new sales or recruiting activities per week. Not every method is going to work the same for every Avon Representative so be sure to repeat activities that have been successful for you and continue to do the same successful marketing activities every campaign.