If you’re like most of us, you signed up to become an Avon representative to make money!
Am I right??
Maybe you’re looking to make a little extra cash on the side or maybe you’re looking to replace your full-time income.
Whatever your goals are with Avon, I’m guessing that money figures into it somehow!
With Avon, we can earn money on our sales in two ways:
- Through face-to-face “traditional” orders
- Through our online sales
We earn the same percentage, no matter how you choose to sell, but we get paid the earnings differently. Let me walk you through how you’ll earn your money with your Avon sales.
Traditional Face-to-Face Orders
Traditional orders are the orders that we collect from customers local to us, typically after they’ve browsed a printed brochure or your digital brochure link. These orders are typically submitted once each campaign (two-week sales period).
With our flexible ordering schedule, you can submit the orders you’ve collected on any day within the two-week campaign ordering window. (You’re welcome to submit multiple orders each campaign, though many reps prefer to submit all of their orders at the same time, to save on shipping fees.) Once you submit your orders, you can begin collecting orders for the next campaign.
TIP: Submitting your orders early in each two-week campaign ordering window can help to ensure the best product availability, particularly for limited-supply items, such as fashion, holiday, and home items.
We enter all of our customers’ orders, personal items for ourselves, demo items for upcoming campaigns, samples, future brochures, etc. into the representative site (http://www.avonnow.com), then submit the orders to Avon. Avon sends all of the items to us to be sorted and delivered to our customers.
Click HERE for a video tutorial on how to enter and submit your orders through the representative site.
For our traditional orders, Avon charges us a discounted price for the items in our order. The discount percentage depends on your sales achievement level. As a new representative, you are considered a “Contender”, which qualifies you for 25% discount/earnings on beauty, jewelry, and wellness items (as long as the total of all of your sales for the campaign is at least $40); 20% on fashion/home items.
Once you reach $5000 in total sales for the year, you’ll become a Premier achiever, and qualify for a boost in earnings (to 30%). You can achieve even higher sales achievement and earnings levels as you grow your business!
We collect the full brochure price from the customers, pay Avon the discounted rate, then keep the leftovers as our earnings!!
Take this simplified example:
Let’s say that you’ve collected exactly $200 in customer orders (of beauty, jewelry, and wellness items) for the campaign. As a contender, Avon would discount the items in your order by 25% and bill you $150 for the items. You would collect the $200 from the customers, pay Avon their $150, and then keep the remaining $50 as your earnings!
The more you sell, the more you earn!
**In an actual order, Avon would also collect sales tax and shipping and you would charge your customers sales tax and a .75 order processing fee, to help cover shipping. Demo items from the What’s New catalog are also discounted based on your earnings level (25% as a Contender). Business supplies, such as brochures, samples, bags, etc. count towards your sales total, but are billed at the listed prices.
TIP: Be sure that you are collecting the correct amount of money from your customers, based on the brochure price of the items they orders (not the discounted price that Avon will charge you), with your local sales tax and the 75 cents order processing fee added. Click HERE for a photo tutorial on how to calculate your customers’ order totals.
Online “Direct Delivery” Orders
Online “Direct Delivery” Orders are orders that are placed by customers through our personal web stores. These orders are EASY MONEY in your pocket!! Customers pay Avon directly. Avon handles the processing and shipping. YOU get the earnings!!
For online orders, we earn the same percentage as our face-to-face traditional orders!!
Our commission on online orders gets credited to our Avon account as soon as the order ships. Then, with Avon’s new RAPID-PAY system, if you sign up for Direct Deposit (under the My Account section of avonnow.com), your online order earnings will be deposited directly to your bank within TWO DAYS after the order has shipped to your customer.
NOTE: If there is a balance owed on your Avon account, your online order earnings will apply as a credit towards that balance. To ensure that your earnings go directly to your bank, make sure that there is no remaining balance from the orders you submit through the representative site.
**You can view if anyone has submitted a Direct Delivery order through your online store, by clicking the Web Office link, under the Manage Business tab of avonnow.com. Look for the box on the right which says, “You have…” Avon will also send an email notifying you of any online orders on the day after the order was placed.
**You can view a record of your Direct Delivery earnings by logging into your business site at avonnow.com, clicking on the Manage Orders tab, then clicking on Order History.
**Use social media to promote your online store and increase your direct delivery orders!
**Putting your online store address on every brochure you pass out is another useful strategy for boosting your online sales!