Where Did Avon Begin?
In 1886 Avon (previously known as the California Perfume Company) was founded by a man by the name of David McConnell. He was a struggling door-to-door salesman who decided to rather sell perfumes to New York homes instead of books.
At the time, McConnel noticed that women were struggling to make ends meat and saw potential in them to become natural sales people. They could relate to other women and passionately market the products in his new company and sell perfumes.
His very first "Avon Lady" was a lady by the name of Mrs. Albee. He provided her and other early Representatives the opportunity to earn an income in a time when employment options were very limited for women.
Since then, Avon has become one of the leading direct selling companies in South Africa and the World. They have offered an amazing opportunity for women to earn. Each year they pay out approximately $4 billion to their 6 million Representatives worldwide.
In South Africa, women that have sold Avon for 16 months or more, have earned enough money to manage their household expenses. Independent Avon Representatives have an income that puts them in the top half of their communities in terms of what they earn every month, in line with what the black man earns. Independent Avon Representatives learned business, sales and marketing skills that can be transferred to other employment or business opportunities
Avon has raised and awarded more than $860 million worldwide towards vital issues affecting women including breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief – affecting lives of women and their families worldwide.
About The Products?
Avon has been offering the highest-quality products with a guarantee of satisfaction. They are the only beauty company to offer a 100% money back guarantee. This guarantee was put in place when the company started and it has stayed that way ever since.
These amazing products are used by millions of people around the world! It is calculated that 2 in every 5 women worldwide use these wonderful products.
This is the company that puts mascara on lashes and food on tables. That fights wrinkles with one hand and breast cancer with the other. That knows the value of a perfect lip, but still opens its mouth and speaks out against domestic violence and for women's financial independence. This is the company that not only brings beauty to doors but also opens them. This is Avon. The company that for 130 years has stood for beauty, innovation, optimism and, above all, for women.
Everyday, Avon brings beauty to the lives of women. At Avon, beauty means more than finding the right lipstick shade for a customer. It means providing an earnings opportunity so a woman can support her family, and championing causes that matter to many women – eradicating breast cancer and ending domestic violence.