Avon has been around since 1886 when it was started by David McConnell. It offers a variety of brand line cosmetics and other personal care items. They even have a small assortment of men’s personal care products; fragrances, jewelry, and some watches.
Avon operates using a direct sales model, which means that the Avon products are not sold through retail stores, but through its many independent contract distributors (Avon Ladies, reps).
Anyone can sign up to become one of their independent distributors. People who do so try to earn commissions on sales of Avon products.
Avon also awards commissions to their reps who are able to recruit other reps into selling Avon products. This makes Avon a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) strategy based company. Which means it pays reps a small percentage of the sales their downline reps are earning.
Sale Teams that reach set gals get rewarded with onetime bonuses. Individuals that excel at both selling Avon products and recruiting other reps can be rewarded with trips, TVs, and even cars. You may have seen pink cars around town – there is a good chance they are being driven by an Avon Rep. Continue reading