Calling an Avon Rep for questions!

United States
January 1, 2009 3:27am CST
Im curious about becoming an Avon rep and i have a few questions that the Avon site does not answer without me having to actually apply and wait to be contacted. so..here goes! the site says "For the price of a lipstick..." that being the amount i have to pay in order to become a rep right? so..what exactly do they consider the price of a lipstick? does that mean i have to buy the products first myself and then try to sell them? the site also seems to stress that i could make more money by recruiting and mentoring other women to become Avon reps themselves..isnt that the essence of a pyramid scheme? do i make a percentage off of what they sell or something? If i apply will i have to go to seminars and conventions..or can it all be done online from home? Are there Quotas to meet? If so is there a monetary penalty for NOT making that quota?
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@stejhas (209)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I'm not an Avon rep, but I did research the company several months ago, as I was considering selling it too... What they mean about the 'price of a lipstick' is... It costs like $10 to become a consultant. With that $10, you get your personalized Avon website and online training tools, discounted products, etc. If I recall correctly, you do not have to meet quotas, you just sell whatever you can. As far as keeping an inventory, this is not required... as a matter of fact, I don't think it's even a good idea - since the products change so much, go out of season, etc... You will sell products through the website they give you, and also by distributing the Avon Catalogs - which I'm sure you've seen. And don't worry... Avon is not a pyramid scheme... there is a DEFINITE difference between Direct Selling Companies (like Avon, MaryKay, Amway, etc.) and the pyramid schemes... You have nothing to worry about when it comes to avon. But, yes, you will sign up under someone who is already a consultant... and they get some kind of commission based on how much you sell. - This does not take money out of your pocket, its just incentive for the person you sign up under to HELP YOU become successful in your business! It is in her best interest to help you with the training, answer any questions you have, etc... - This incentive also gives you a little push to recruit new reps that will sign up under you... works both ways. Have no fear, Avon is a solid, honest company... there are no hidden costs or obligations. I would suggest you contact a near-by rep and talk to her about it... she will be able to answer all your questions and get you signed up!
• United States
1 Jan 09
oh thanks! ok that actually alleviates some of the worries i had about applying. i didnt want to have to fend off a phone call or someone stopping by my house when all i wanted was a couple of questions answered to determine if i wanted to apply lol! thanks!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
2 Jan 09
The only thing I know is I buy it. And I don't buy all the time just when I need something. But a lady at work her Mom sold it for years and then she just started giving us all a break on things as she was on longer going to do it. So now I Have found another person at work that gets it. But let me know how it goes if you get into it or not. Your friend onlydia
• United States
22 Jul 09
I just became a rep in may of 09-yes for $10.00 you get your web-site and there is no overhead cost-other then buying your books which you can keep to a minumin you get 60 books at 19.00 per month. Samples if you choose to buy are not that bad-however you don't need to over kill on the samples. Samples are usually 1.00 for a pack of 10 per package. If you go into my web site a www.youravon.com/kbaake there maybe some answers to your questions. If you choose to sign up as a rep-and go in thru my web site I will help you has much as I can. if you have more questions you would like answered please feel free to contact me at my personal web-site kbaake01@yahoo.com and I will be then happy to help you.
• United States
22 Jul 09
i just became a avon rep in may yes you pay the $10.00 for your web-site and there is other cost to become rep. you just pay for your books and those are not that much., They are 60 books for 20.00 samples only if you feel you need samples, but they are 1.00 for a pack of 10.00 depending on what you need. if you want to go into my website and find out a little more info please feel free. my site is www.youravon.com/kbaake or you can email me at my personal web-site and I will try and help you/and answer any questions. my email is kbaake01@yahoo.com my name is kaylyn. it not bad i just started building my customer base and 'i have 20 which doesen't sound like alot but i have been working two other jobs, beside the avon. again/please feel free to contact me.
@ElicBxn (61051)
• United States
1 Jan 09
All I know is that the few people I ever knew selling Avon, had problems with them after a while.