Independent Sales Representative (Current Employee), Newmarket, ON – November 28, 2013
Pros: manage your own business, make your own hours
Cons: navigation may be difficult at first
At Avon I am my own boss and make my own hours running my very own business selling Avon Products. The hardest part of the job is to find and obtain clients, however, once you've got them its easy and important to maintain them. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is that I can make money buy selling products to clients and the ability to have – more... my own team of Independent Sales Representatives. A typical day at work is walking around and getting people I meet interested in Avon and hand out brochures, when a client orders from them they are ordering from my "store" and my job is to delivery their products one time. Having a job through Avon is perfect for stay at home mums, people who enjoy travelling, and students saving up to go to college. The job is flexible as you get to set your own hours. – less
Sales Executive (Former Employee), Avon, ON – November 22, 2013
Pros: samples of products
Cons: hard to make sales
It was good to go out, meet new people, and gain customer service skills, such as speaking the right way to your customers, how to gain customers and maintain their trust. You had to put in your time, to make the money you wanted to make. If you didn't, you wouldn't make any money. My co-workers were really supportive of me trying to get sales and teaching – more... me about their experiences. The most enjoyable part about the job was trying on Avon products myself, and being able to give customers my honest opinion. – less
sales rep (Former Employee), everywhere – September 12, 2013
With this job you feel a sense of empowerment. It almost feels like you are running your own little mini business. you pretty much call all the shot and do not have to confirm your affairs with anyone else. you have the pleasure of working with customers and the solidarity of working alone doing paper work. overall it is a very take charge job that – more... allows for flexible schedules. – less
Individual Sales Representative (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – August 31, 2013
Pros: - hard work pays off; once you have sold a certain amount your commission increases
Cons: - don't get paid hourly; salary based on commission
- Work from home - Improves verbal skills - Very educational; lots of seminars and webinars are available to improve sales and educates workers on new software - Management is very friendly and understanding; they help you succeed - Learned how to improve my sales and gain valuable information - Met with new customers and made friendships
Sales representative (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – June 11, 2013
Avon allowed me to focus on my school while still earning money on the side. It is all done on my own time, and there are no consequences should I choose to take some days off. It let me branch out and learn how to interact with other people, something I was really shy about doing before. The pay wasn't to good because it was all commission, so if I – more... was having a busy week with school and did not have any time to sit down and focus on Avon, I didn't make any money. – less
Representative (Current Employee), Alberta Canada – May 8, 2013
Pros: you get a tiny discount on products.
Cons: too many to list in this little box.
First off, I have always loved Avon products as a customer. That's why I started selling over 2 years ago.
But as a rep? You pay for the long distance calls with any question you have for them. There will be a lot. There's no toll free number. You often wait for over 20 minutes to have your call answered if you can get through at all. You pay for all – more... your bags to put your customers items in. As well as over $10 for brochures. (12 campaigns per year) You pay the $12 shipping to get your order. If your customer wants to return something, you get to pay that shipping cost as well. Overall, you spend way too much on this "business". I will always love Avon products but simply cannot afford to sell them. Both thumbs down. – less
Marketing Sales Representative (Former Employee), Cambridge, ON – April 9, 2013
A waste of time and money. You need to have a large supply of friends that like make up to be very successful. They have cheaper quality products than leading brands, the only issue was their online ordering system. Also half the time I would not receive my orders on time, or at all. I got to try a wide selection of their products with my discount and – more... because I would have to order at least one item a month I now have an assortment of colors of nail polish. – less