If you took advantage of the limited-time FREE sign-up to start your Avon business, then you will NOT be receiving an Avon starter kit in the mail.
The good news is:
- You have a full suite of totally FREE digital tools which you can begin using right away, including a FREE online store, FREE digital brochure link, FREE Avon Social (social media tool), and FREE training on how to successfully sell online. You can also set up a FREE Facebook business page, FREE Google business profile, FREE Instagram account, etc. It’s also totally FREE to post as often as you’d like on social media and FREE to send emails, texts, messages, etc. to share your digital brochure link.
- You can build your own custom Avon starter kit at any time!
WHY BUILD YOURSELF AN AVON STARTER KIT?
To put it simply, while all of our FREE digital sales tools are incredibly valuable resources, it can take time and consistency to build a successful online business. Contrary to what some people believe, there’s more to it then just posting your link and waiting for the order notifications. (Click HERE for a few MYTHS & TRUTHS about building an online Avon business, along with some very specific actions you can take.)
If you want to put money in your pockets more quickly, as you’re taking the steps to build the online side of your business, it’s a good idea to get your hands on some tangible sales tools, which you can begin using to attract your first customers. That’s where your custom Avon starter kit comes in!
WHEN CAN I BUILD AND ORDER MY CUSTOM STARTER KIT?
Anytime! You can place your first order on avonnow.com (our representative site) at any time. In fact, there’s no better time to start your business than right now! Click HERE for a short video tutorial which walks through how to order brochures, samples, and other supplies.
WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR AVON STARTER KIT?
In the remainder of this post, I’m going to outline a few basic recommendations for what to include in your first order, so that you can build a starter kit which will help you to attract your first customers and get those earnings rolling in!
You’re the boss of your Avon business, so ultimately, you get to choose which items you invest in to grow your business, but I’m going to point you in the direction of the best items to get results (along with a few extra tips peppered in along the way)!
STARTER KIT RECOMMENDATION #1 – BROCHURES
Avon’s beautiful printed brochures are one of our most effective sales tools! As a general rule, the more brochures that you get into hands, the more sales you’ll generate.
Brochures come in packs of 10 and get less expensive the more packs you order, so don’t stop at one pack of brochures – order two or three or more packs!
BROCHURE TIP #1: Order your brochures TWO campaigns ahead of time, so that you always have the materials you need to grow your business.
BROCHURE TIP #2: Following up with every person you give a brochure to helps to boost the effectiveness of the brochures you pass out. (Some successful reps like to put a sticky note on the front of every brochure they pass out, as a reminder to collect contact info from new people.)
BROCHURE TIP #3: To help you grow your business, challenge yourself to pass out more and more brochures each campaign. Perhaps start with two packs (20 brochures) in your first campaign, then increase to three packs, then four, and so on, until you’ve built a strong customer base!
BROCHURE TIP #4: Avon also offers additional small sales flyers, which are quite inexpensive. To keep business costs low, some reps choose to purchase these small sale flyers to give more potential customers a taste of what Avon has to offer. You can stick a label on the flyer with your digital brochure link and/or online store link for customers to browse the complete product collection.
BROCHURE TIP #5: Include your contact info and online store link on the back of every brochure, so that customers can choose how they shop with you.
BROCHURE TIP #6: Brochures are best utilized when you put them into hands of people you can follow up with, BUT if you do choose to leave brochures in some places, stick a label on the front which gives people an incentive to contact you, such as “Contact me for a free Avon beauty sample bundle.” That way, you’ll gain contact info for future follow-up!
STARTER KIT RECOMMENDATION #2 – SAMPLES
Samples can be a great way to give potential customers a taste of what Avon has to offer. You can offer samples with brochures to attract new customers and/or include samples with orders to introduce current customers to new products.
SAMPLE TIP #1: Not seeing samples available for a product you’d like to share with customers? Make your own samples by ordering the full-size product, then filling small sample containers (available on sites like Amazon)
SAMPLE TIP #2: When passing out samples for a particular item, consider running your own personal sale or deal on that item. For example, you may choose to offer an additional % off of the brochure price or a free Avon item with purchase!
STARTER KIT RECOMMENDATION #3 – DEMOS
Another great way to introduce customers to Avon products is by using demos, similar to how you may find demos available for sampling at other stores. To demo items, purchase a full-sized item which customers can dispense a small sample from.
DEMO TIP #1: Be sure to keep your demo items sanitary by using disposable applicators for anything which can not be dispensed right from the bottle.
DEMO TIP #2: You can order demos of upcoming products from the WHAT’S NEW catalogs up to two campaigns ahead of their official release to customers. This is a great way to generate interest in Avon’s latest product innovations. You’ll get your normal earnings/discount on your demo purchases, which will be applied at checkout. Demo purchases count towards your sales for the campaign.
STARTER KIT RECOMMENDATION #4 – PERSONAL “WEAR & SHARE” ITEMS
Nothing speaks more highly about the products you’re selling than your own personal testimonial. Personally using as many Avon products as you can allows you to gain firsthand knowledge of the products you’re selling, while also naturally promoting the products by “wearing and sharing” them.
Do you wash your face each day? Do it with an Avon facial cleanser!
Do you shampoo your hair? Use Avon shampoo!
Wear earrings, necklaces, shoes or clothing? Wear Avon jewelry and fashion!
Do you clean your body with body wash or use deodorant? Avon’s got that too!
Got dry hands? Whip out a tube of one of Avon’s incredible hand creams!
Wear makeup? Make it Avon!
Color your hair? Use one of Avon’s ammonia-free permanent hair coloring kits!
PERSONAL ITEMS TIP #1: Avon offers such a wide range of products, that it might be challenging to figure out where to start. Start with what you need! Running low on shampoo? Don’t buy it from some other store – order it from your own business instead! Each campaign, get to know a few new products, until you find the ones you love most. Then, share those items with everyone you know!
PERSONAL ITEMS TIP #2: Make the most of your personal purchases by sharing them in a variety of ways. Wear the products when you’re out and about, to initiate conversations when people comment on your beautiful necklace, your sparkly lip color, or how lovely you smell. (Have brochures on hand to offer.) Also, share the products you’re using on social media by offering personal testimonials, before/after pics, and selfies!
STARTER KIT RECOMMENDATION #5 – MISCELLANEOUS SALES TOOLS
Avon offers a couple other optional materials which you might find useful. You can find those items on avonnow.com by clicking “Order Products”, then selecting “Sales and Business Tools”.
Some items of particular interest are the “Clear Literature Bags” which are very useful for hanging brochures on doorknobs and the variety of shopping bags and “popcorn bags” for packaging orders!
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