I signed up to be a Rep. for Avon on Feb. 26, 2009. I have not made a dime even though I have had only TWO SALES. I purchased about $100 of products and samples and catalogues to help me with the business. But, once the girl who signed me up explained about being an "e" Rep and the fee with that. I declined. I never fail for the free website part. It was my first eye opener that something isn't right here. The girl that recruited me worked at my school as a teacher and she would sell us a lot of Avon. The told me she was making enough money to pay for her new car note and she had just started last December 2008. I believed her; she was a co-worker but I failed to see that she was a teacher and was definitely making her car note with her income from her current job!!! Her job was the front for the success that she made people believe that she was doing.
I continued to place all of my catalogues out and about. My friends said that they would buy from me. But, they never did. Some wanted to buy from me just to help me out. That didn't work. I only made two sales to this date!!!
Bottom line, Avon is using Reps. (sign-up is $10) for free advertising and marketing of their products. The Reps. find the customers and get them "HOOKED" to the products. Then Avon comes behind them and tell them they can call and order without an Avon Rep. Once a customer has been identified, with address and name and phone number, Avon will continue to do business with them and send them out catalogues for FREE. The Reps. had to pay for the catalogues and then Avon moves the Rep out of the way by having them owe for products, website fees, and not earn commission due to a sliding scale for commission. 20% to 50% based on order size.
They have great products but they should just pay people to work in a store and sell them. Plus I found out that all the people that I left books to, can simple call 1-800-500-2866 and order Avon products directly over the phone without an Avon Rep. THIS UNDER CUTS THE REPS ATTEMPT TO MAKE MONEY ON THESE SALES. The teacher that signed me up did not even know this herself. So, do all the research that you need to do before working for any homebase company. I thought I knew Avon well enough. They have been around for a long, long time. I thought they would have been on the up and up.
BOY, DID I WASTE MY TIME!! So, If you like Avon products, just call the 1-800-500-2866 and buy straight from them without allowing Avon to exploit a Rep., who have probably done all that they could to make a sale with you.
TOO MANY COMPANIES ARE STILL EXPLOITING AND RAPING ITS EMPLOYEES, AND IF AVON WANTS TO BE REAL SUCCESSFUL, THEY CAN OPEN A STORE AND HIRE AVON SALESPEOPLE AND GIVE THEM AN HOURLY RATE PLUS COMMISSION. THAT WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
Oh, one of my associates that I approached about selling Avon, told me that she use to do it, but Avon kept missing up her orders, by shipping her the wrong stuff, and missing items. She had to stop selling. It was not profitable for her. THEY WILL MESS UP YOUR ORDER IN ORDER TO RUIN YOUR SUCCESS---that doesn't seem to make any sense, but she told me that whenever she placed orders, her shipments would come back empty, etc. and she owed Avon for products that she never got!!!!
AND TO THINK THAT AVON TELL WOMEN IN THEIR ADS TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES BY JOINING AND MAKING EXTRA MONEY. WOW!!! SUZE ORMAN AND THE FAT CATS REALLY GET OVER BIG ON THE LITTLE PEOPLE. MAYBE, WOMEN SHOULD STOP SUPPORTING AVON ALTOGETHER. THEY HAVE MADE IT BIG NOW AND THEY DON'T NEED REPS. TO SELL THEIR STUFF, JUST GO ONLINE OR CALL AND ORDER!!!
BOY, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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