Across the country, more and more consumers are choosing to shop online, where they can shop at their convenience, make informed decisions when comparing product options, have their items delivered quickly to their doorstep, find the best deals, and enjoy perks like FREE SHIPPING.
Did you know that as an Avon representative, you already have your own FREE ONLINE STORE, that customers all across the country can shop 24/7 to enjoy FREE SHIPPING (on orders of $60+), free gifts offers, special discounts, and more??
Did you also know that Avon offers all of the tools that Avon representatives need to successfully promote their businesses online, including AVON SOCIAL (an amazing digital tool designed to make it easier to promote your online store through social media such as Facebook and Instagram) and comprehensive online training and support to help you along the way??
We also have a brand new, state-of-the-art representative web site and complementary phone app, which make it even easier to easily work your business wherever you go!
And now, with RAPID PAY, Avon has made it even easier for representatives to get paid quickly (in just 2 days after the order ships) on all online sales!! Sell on Monday and you could have money in your bank by the weekend!
Are you fully harnessing the power of your online store to build your business, while offering customers a convenient way to get they items they’ll love??
Let’s walk through some of the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOWs of selling Avon online!
WHO are your online customers?
Just about anyone you know, anywhere across the United States, can be your online customer! This is a beautiful thing, since it means that the entire country is your customer base. With your online store, you are not limited to your small town or the people you know. There is an entire nation of potential customers out there, just waiting for you to connect with them!
You may also find that your current customers, who typically place their orders with you, may be eager to give your online store a try, especially when you tell them about the convenience of 24/7 shopping, free shipping, special offers, and fast delivery!
WHAT resources do Avon representatives have to sell online?
Avon has provided us with all of the resources we need to build successful online business!
FREE Online Store Link – Start by getting to know your online store. You’ll find the link to your online store in the top righthand corner of youravon.com. Share that link with everyone you know. Put it on all brochures that you pass out. Include it when you promote your Avon business on Facebook and other social media.
TIP: If you’ve never shopped your own online store before, give it a try so that you can experience exactly what your customers will experience! You will then be better prepared to walk your customers through the easy process!
Avon Social – Avon has also provided us with AVON SOCIAL, an amazing (and FREE) tool which is filled with literally thousands and thousands of images and videos, which you can use to promote your Avon business online through Facebook and other social media. Training is available within Avon Social and on the Social Selling by Avon Social Facebook page to support representatives in using this great tool!
Avon U Training Courses – Within the AVON U Training link, there is also a new self-paced, online course called “How to Build an Online Business” which walks representatives through the simple steps of getting set up to build your online Avon business.
You’ll find the links to both AVON SOCIAL and AVON U TRAINING in the top lefthand corner of youravon.com
Rapid-Pay Earnings – Now, with RAPID-PAY, Avon has made it even easier and faster for representatives to get paid on online sales. Simply sign up for Direct-Deposit (under the My Account tab on youravon.com). Within just TWO DAYS after the online order has shipped to your customer, your earnings will be deposited into your bank account!
Note: Online earnings will first apply to any balance owed from your previous order(s) through the representative site. To ensure that your online earnings go straight into your bank account, be sure to fully pay for each order you place through the representative site.
Digital Brochure Link – Every Avon representative also has a totally FREE digital brochure link, which you can share with everyone you know! Customers can flip page by page through the digital brochure to browse all of our great products! Your digital brochure link is also connected to your online store, so that customers can either contact you with their orders or place their orders through your online store.
To find your digital brochure link, go to your online store, click on the BROCHURES tab, then copy that link to share with everyone you know!
WHEN can I sell online? WHEN can my customers shop?
The beauty of your online store is that it’s ALWAYS OPEN!! Customers can shop your online store 24/7, so they can shop when it’s convenient to them! You can promote your online business anytime, from anywhere!
The products and pricing on your online store matches the brochure for the current campaign ordering window!
WHERE do my customers go to shop?
Send your customers to your personal online store link. If you’re not sure of your link, you can find in the top righthand corner of youravon.com. Customers from anywhere across the United States can shop through your link and have their orders delivered directly to them!!
WHY does it benefit me and my customers?
Benefits to Customers:
- They can shop at their convenience 24/7
- Our online stores have up-to-the-minute product availability, which avoids disappointment regarding unavailable items
- They can have their orders shipped directly to their home within a few days – typically faster than rep delivery
- FREE shipping on orders of $60+ (shipping cost covered courtesy of the rep)
- Other exclusive online offers – free gifts with purchase, advance previews of new products, etc.
- They can request a free brochure with their order
- They can easily pay with credit card, debit card, or PayPal
Benefits to YOU:
- You can sell Avon 24/7, from the comfort of your home or wherever you go
- Your business never needs to stop when you’re out of town or busy with other things
- No need to collect payments, sort orders, or deliver orders – Avon handles everything!
- Get paid (same percentage as traditional sales) within two days after order ships
- Reach more customers, anywhere across the United States
- Customers tend to spend more when they shop online
- Earn additional bonuses and rewards through higher sales, such as sales achievement recognition and the current “Caribbean Odyssey” cruise incentive!
HOW do I get started with building a successful online business?
- Start by getting to know your online store, if you’ve not yet explored it!
- Place an online direct delivery order for yourself, to experience the ease of the process, the speed of delivery, and the beautiful packaging of the order when it arrives.
- Share your experience with your online store with everyone you know.
- Include the link to your online store on the brochures that you pass out.
- Share the link to your digital brochure on Facebook.
- Message current and new potential customers to invite them to shop with you online. (Be sure to let them know about any current special online deals.)
- Explore the online business course in AVON U TRAINING.
- Join the Social Selling by Avon Social Facebook group.
- Set up an Avon business page on Facebook and link it to our Avon Social tool.
- Watch how other Avon representatives promote their businesses online and experiment with some new strategies.
CLOSING TIPS: Most importantly, be consistent with your business-building efforts, both online and offline. Building a successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It will develop gradually over time, as you continue to build interest in the great Avon products that you have to offer.
Take time to become comfortable with all of the tools that we have at our disposal. Experiment with new tools and new techniques, until you find what works best for you!
As you take steps to grow your online business, also continue to utilize the brochures and other sales techniques which have worked well for you. All of those other tools and techniques are still available to you, so that you can ultimately choose to work your business in the way that works best for both you and your customers!!