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Apply for Avon Educational Scholarships by February 28!

Each year the Avon Foundation for Women provides financial support to Avon Representatives and their children and grandchildren through two scholarship programs. Applications are due February 28. I am here to answer any questions you have!

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Money Management Tips for New Avon Reps

Money Management Tips for New Avon Representatives

Money Management Tips for New Avon Reps

(Updated 8/18/2015)

Money Management Tips for New Avon Representatives – Avon’s goal is for you to earn as much money as possible to reach your dreams and goals. As you begin your Avon business, you will have a credit limit based on the information you provided when you signed up as an Avon Independent Sales Representative. Once joined as a representative, you will register and log on to www.youravon.com and click on New Representative Center to view your credit limit.

Updated New Appointment Credit Policy
We’re excited to announce that effective August 1, we’ll be aligning the processes for determining credit with Avon for both self-appointments and face-to-face appointments. If an applicant is eligible and approved for credit, regardless of how he/she is appointed, he/she will receive a line of credit. If they qualify, they get credit, regardless of type of appointment!

With Avon, you will have a credit limit based on the information you provided when you were appointed as an Avon Representative. Your preliminary credit limit is communicated to you by the person who appointed you or immediately when you sign up online at www.StartAvon.com and enter code JZUMBUSCH.

Once you get your account number, you register and log on to yourAVON.com, you will see your initial credit limit as authorized by Avon.

Taking orders and requesting a deposit from your Customers:
• Based on the size of your order and credit limit, you may want to ask your Customers to pay when they place their orders.
Here is a suggestion of what you can say to your Customers:
“I am starting my own Avon business. To get my business established, I need to pay Avon when I place my order. To do that, I’m asking you to pay for your order now or make a deposit of at least 60%.”
• Be consistent in following up with your Customers. For example, establish a regular time to call Customers each campaign.
Delivering orders to your Customers:
• Call and confirm the date and time of delivery and the amount due.
• Always keep Avon money separate from personal money. I suggest getting a separate bank account for your Avon business to eliminate any confusion. This is what I do and get a money bag from your bank! It’s a great place to keep your receipt book, square reader and your Avon money until you can get to the bank.
• If you choose to accept credit card payments from your Customers, follow the instructions on the credit card form Avon provides (these are available under Sales Tools, when entering your first order). I also have a Square reader, which has been helpful at events. This way, you can accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover directly on your phone.
• If you choose to accept checks as a form of payment from your Customers, they must be made out to you. Avon does not accept personal checks from Customers.
Making payments to Avon:
Payments should be made prior to submitting your next order.

Acceptable forms of payment include:

  • QuickPay/Quick Mobile (Avon’s secure online payment system, where you have complete control over your payment amount)
  • Debit Card/Prepaid Credit Card with a Visa/Mastercard Logo
  • Credit Card: MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Check or money order

If you chose to mail a check or money order payment, be aware that it could take up to 7 to 10 days to process. To mail, use the Payment coupon located on your invoice. Be sure detach the coupon to send with your form of payment as it contains your Account Number and the appropriate Avon mailing address. You will also want to write your account number on your form of payment to avoid processing delays.

By submitting and paying for your orders on time each campaign, you will strengthen your credit with Avon and be on your way to building a successful business. After 7 campaigns, Avon will review your credit limit and adjust accordingly.

 

Understanding Your – Estimated Order Amount vs. Billed Order Amount

When orders are referred to credit and are placed on hold, the hold order dollar amount is the Estimated Order Amount. The Estimated Order Amount does not include items that shorted during processing, Business tools, Back Order items, etc. However, if you have elected to take advantage of an item that is offered on delayed billing, even though you pay for the product a few campaigns later, these items ARE reflected in your estimated order amount. As a result, the Estimated Order Amount may differ from the Actual Billed Amount once the order is released from Hold and completes order processing.

Listed below is a complete list of items that are not included in the Estimated Order Amount:

Manual Shorts

  • Shorts from previous campaigns are not included in the estimated order amount – these items are included in the billed amount and reflected on the invoice
  • Shorts from current Campaign are included in the estimated order amount

Business Tools

Business tools are classified as non-sales items. These are items that are sent to Representatives to help you run your avon business successfully. These items include:

  • Payment Envelopes
  • Credit Card Forms
  • Samples
  • Campaign Brochures (including Outlets and What’s New)

Business tools are not included in the estimated order amount – these items are included in the billed amount and reflected on the invoice.

Shipping Fees and Taxes

Shipping fees and taxes are not included in the estimated order amount – these amounts are included in the billed amount and reflected on the invoice

Delay Pay

Delay pay items are not included in the estimated order amount – these amounts are included in the billed amount and reflected on the invoice

In addition to the support provided by your District Manager and/or your Sales Leadership Upline please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about your business by calling Avon Customer Care at 1-513-551-2866

Congratulations on starting your Avon business! Wishing you much success in the months to come!

 

Money Management for New Reps

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AVON Business Deductions Taxes

How to calculate Sales Tax video

 

(Updated 8/18/2015)

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FAQ About Selling Avon Updated

FAQ about selling Avon UPDATED!

FAQ about selling Avon UPDATED!

FAQ about selling Avon UPDATED!

I just updated a page to my blog! Ever thought about selling Avon? Not sure where to start? Check out my Frequently Asked Questions page about selling Avon! Have additional questions? Contact me!  

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Grand Canyon Day Two

Grand Canyon – Day Two

Who can resist Smokey the Bear?
Who can resist Smokey the Bear?

After our first day at the Grand Canyon, we felt prepared for our second day. We layered our clothes, packed a healthy lunch and off we went.

On my hat, I had a button that said “I’m The Avon Lady”. I like to be a walking, talking billboard for my own Avon business!

The South Rim of The Grand Canyon has four shuttle bus services. We took the Hermit’s Rest Shuttle that stops at nine different scenic overlooks.

The buses arrive about every 10 minutes, so we could spend as much time as we wanted at each overlook.

Grand Canyon

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Pictures do not show the real beauty of this place!

If you know me, you know that I ALWAYS have my Nalgene water bottle with me.

Did you know that the average American uses 167 water bottles a year? That’s way too many for me, which is why I purchased my reusable water bottle years ago and it has saved me SO much money!

I was so excited to see that this National Park offers water filling stations located throughout the park.

These stations provide free, pure Grand Canyon spring water straight from the Roaring Springs below the North Rim.

They encouraged us to fill up, drink and enjoy!

Delicious Spring Water from the Canyon!
Delicious Spring Water from the Canyon!

Although there were 9 stops on this shuttle, we ended up skipping two near the end.

It was a LONG day and I was physically exhausted but we enjoyed every minute of it!

To read more about our adventures at The Grand Canyon, please go to Guillermos Travels!

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Introducing myself…

Avon Lips Couch

WHO AM I?  My name is Jessica and I am from Portland, Oregon. My husband Aaron and I have a wonderful life with our french bulldog Guillermo and our cat, Kitty.

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I have partnered with Avon as a Makeup Maven and I am 1 of 60 in the world! I am sharing my knowledge of Avon beauty and show women how to feel more comfortable selling makeup in their successful businesses.

 

My Avon Story: Around 2003,  I started selling Avon. It was mostly just a hobby and helped pay for a gas and some schooling. I was working full-time then and sold mostly to my family, friends and co-workers. Plus, I was able to enjoy purchasing my own beauty items at a HUGE discount!

I enjoyed the sales meetings and trainings that our district manager held and met so many wonderful Avon representatives. I sold on and off for five years but have consistently sold since October 2007.

In 2012, Avon held a Makeup Maven contest and I was chosen to represent Avon has a Makeup Maven! You can read all about that HERE

My Life:
I’m very blessed to have a wonderful family and now wonderful in-laws!

One of the most defining moments in my life was in January of 2009.  My family and I were in an accident where we had a 130 foot tree fall onto our moving vehicle. My Dad and Step-mom Kim were in the driver and passenger seats. I was behind Kim in the second row of the truck.

We were driving about 25-30 mph when the tree slammed down through the pickup, falling diagonally across the cab and smashing it in. My family came to and were able to climb out the drivers side window despite Kim having a broken back.

I actually wasn’t breathing and was trapped under the metal of the truck and the tree.

I was still trapped in the truck when these were taken.
I was still trapped in the truck when these were taken.

Fortunately, the Tualatin Valley Fire Department Chief Paul LeSage was driving on the same road. When the debris cleared, Paul saw that a fallen tree had nearly chopped the pickup truck in half, and downed power lines were popping close by.

Paul heard my father yelling for help and forced open the truck’s back door the best he could. The backseat where I was located was compressed to about 18 inches and Paul adjusted my head and cleared my airway, so I could breathe.

If he let go, I would quit breathing, so he stayed in the truck while the fire department took a chainsaw to the tree and did the jaws of life on the truck. He held that position for 23 minutes.

I don’t remember anything from the accident but remembered a few things while in the hospital and mostly going home. I was in the hospital for almost 2 weeks.

I had 2 fractures in my skull, broke my nose, my cheekbone, 3 ribs and 5 parts of my spine. A few days after the accident, I had spine surgery and they fused my spine T1-T4. After surgery, I was placed in a neck and back brace and had to be in it 24/7 for 3 months.

My step mom Kim was released with a brace similar to mine that she had to wear while her broken spine healed. Thankfully, my mother, my aunt and family friend Kathy took care of me while I was on the mend. You can read about the beginning of my journey at Jessicas-Journey.BlogSpot.com

brace collage

I am so blessed to be alive and be able to walk. I do my best to not take life for granted and am thankful for every new day that I am given. Through trial and error and pure determination on my part, I have accomplished getting off all my pain medications.

It’s been a journey since getting my brace off to try back to where I was before the tree had fallen on us. I have consistently gone to physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, received regular massages. I also attended swimming classes, core fitness classes and whatever else I could to strengthen my back and get out of pain.

I am unable to work due to being physically limited but am able to fit Avon in on my good days and love that I can use it to occupy my mind.

Paul LeSage collage
Paul LeSage received TWO awards for saving my life!

 

That’s it! I’m loving life and look forward to sharing with you my knowledge of beauty and business as I continue to recover! God is great and I’m thankful for every day he gives me! Thanks for reading!

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