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5 Essential Business Lessons from Avon’s Very First Representative

Before women had the right to vote or had a true means of financial independence, there was one woman from within Avon’s history that defied conventions – the first-ever Representative, Mrs. Persis Foster Eames Albee. This New Hampshire lady, born in 1836, was known for her style and savvy, which attracted the attention of Avon founder David H. McConnell. He asked her to be the company’s first traveling salesperson, and the rest is history.

Whether you’re working to rise through the corporate ranks or are an entrepreneur about to launch the next great idea, we can all learn a thing (or five) from this one-woman powerhouse.

1. Take a Leap of Faith. In 1886, Mrs. P.F.E. Albee took a risk and accepted an offer from David McConnell who was transitioning out of the book business to work as a door-to-door salesperson. He then started the California Perfume Company (CPC). You can call it the original startup. “Mrs. Albee was one of the most successful General Agents I had in the book work, and it was in her hands I placed the first sample case, or outfit, in the perfume business,” McConnell wrote in 1903. Known for her genteel nature and voracious ambition, Albee traveled by horse-drawn wagon, train, or by foot, offering perfumes to those she encountered  talk about some serious hustle.

2. Have a Game Plan. All her hard work and determination paid off. Mrs. Albee was soon hired to take over the daily operations of perfume sales. Of course, she went full throttle with her mission. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of perfume, she expanded her travels beyond her tiny New Hampshire town to the entire Northeast. Albee developed a business plan in which she recruited women to serve as “depot agents,” selling products in their own neighborhoods. “It is, therefore, only befitting that we give her the honorary title of Mother of the California Perfume Company,” McConnell wrote. The strategy was so successful it became one of the key identifiers of the company that’s still used today.

3. Love What You Do. Imagine Mrs. Albee confident and in control  she wraps up one successful sale and then off she goes up the street to greet the next customer to close the next sale. Albee leaned into her new gig and the hard work paid off in all sectors of her life. In a letter to McConnell, she wrote, “I know of no line of work so lucrative, pleasant and satisfactory as this.”

4. Always Dress for Success. Much like she lived her life, Albee dressed with no fear, making a fashion style statement-after-statement. She dressed in ensembles such as lavender taffeta gowns with tiered layers, exaggerated sleeves, and look-at-me trains. Talk about power dressing! A seasoned and stylish traveler, she saw no reason to dress down while on the road. In 2015 speak, her outfits went viral when the famously elegant attire later inspired a Mrs. P.F.E. Albee special edition Barbie.

5. Spread the Love. Albee’s enthusiasm was entirely contagious. As Avon’s first traveling saleswoman, she recruited other determined ladies to work for the company. In fact, Albee succeeded in empowering women by incorporating them into the mainstream business world 34 years before women even had the right to vote! One of the company’s first employees, Ann Meany, gave Albee a solid endorsement, writing in her memoirs: “She was about 60 in 1985 and was still making trips, working almost entirely under Mr. McConnell’s direction. She was the daughter of a minister and so sweet and lovely she deserves a whole volume just to herself. Today, Avon Representatives have really placed her on a pedestal – literally. Since 1969, the company has awarded highly coveted 10-inch tall porcelain figurines of Albee to the company’s top sales representatives. And yes, it’s still a very big deal to receive one.

The bottom line is that Albee’s story teaches us that no matter how big or small your dreams may be, go after them. In this age of self-starters, who knows where a little Albee-inspired ambition could take you. The first Representative and affectionately dubbed her the “Mother of the California Perfume Company.” Mrs. P.F.E. Albee of New Hampshire was 50 when she began selling perfumes for McConnell. She traveled by horse and buggy and by train, offering perfumes such as the inaugural single-note scents – Violet, White Rose, Heliotrope, Lily-of-the-Valley, and Hyacinth – door-to-door throughout the Northeast section of the United States. In a letter to McConnell, Mrs. Albee wrote, “I know of no line of work so lucrative, pleasant and satisfactory as this.” The legendary Mrs. Albee is still considered a role model for Avon Representatives today and is credited with creating the company’s system for distributing products.

profile-picture-squareHow to Buy Avon. Avon is a well-known brand name and has quality products at affordable prices. I also sell the mark. line of beauty products — geared towards young women. I am ready to help you find the right anti-aging skincarefragrance and color cosmetics. The company has evolved into fashionhair care and more. Feel free to contact me, I love to help customers find what they are looking for.

In addition to the current Avon Campaign brochure, I can show you how to order from the previous two campaigns. The products and pricing on these older books are good as long as the product is still available. Avon Outlet products are while supplies last. I can help your organization raise funds with Avon too!

Let me show you how to get your products for free by hosting an Avon party. You can make extra money running your own Avon business and work from your home. You get to set your own hours, days off and vacation time. Best of all, this job does not fire you! Sound like something you want to do? Contact me and I’ll show you how I did it!

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My Holiday Shopping List for Every One on Your List

Holiday Gifts For All The Special People You Want to Remember This Holiday Season

The Avon Living C24-1 ’16 magalog is packed with lots of great products for the 2016 season of gift giving, holiday home decoration and must-haves from recognized brands like Cuisinart® and Mikasa®. I want to make the holidays EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE for you! I can order a limited supply of these ideas BEFORE they become available to the general public. If you order before 10/30/16, I can offer 20% off Magalog prices. Order after 10/30/16 and receive 10% off brochure prices. Click on each image for more information available on a HOME the HOLIDAYS Pinterest board I created for this offering.

To order, go to http://wp.me/p3cz54-58C, complete the form information and I’ll contact you within 48 hrs. Offer good on a first come, first served basis for shipments in the contiguous United States. In the event of unforeseen demand, extra weeks for delivery may be requested. I will backorder where possible.

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WOODLAND SCENE BELL JAR  CHILDREN'S VINTAGE-INSPIRED APRON  MIKASA® MUST-HAVES! MULTI-USE NON-STICK ALUMINUM POT  CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® REJOICE MODERN CROSS

Spouse

LOVE MY PET ORNAMENT  TIME FOR WINE ELECTRIC OPENER  BUFFALO PLAID SHAM COVERS SET OF 2, BUFFALO PLAID DUVET COVER and FAUX FUR THROW  REINDEER SNOW MEASURER AND THERMOMETER GARDEN STAKE

Child

GRACO BABY DOLL STROLLER and WATERBABIES® GIGGLY WIGGLY DOLL  FANCIFUL DRESS-UP ACCESSORY SET  DISNEY FROZEN DO YOU WANT TO BUILD AN OLAF? STORYBOOK & SNOWMAN  PAW PATROL MISSION KIT

Sibling

GLASS BALL BIRD ORNAMENT  DISNEY FROZEN ELSA WITH LIGHT-UP NECKLACE  STAR WARS PILLOW TIME PALS  ROUND CLASSIC WAFFLE MAKER

Teacher

GIFT FOR TEACHER APPLE ORNAMENT WITH GIFT BOX  DELUXE BINGO SET  HOLIDAY LIGHT-UP WREATH  SPATULA AND SPOONULA SET

Babysitter

WINTER HOME GLOBE ORNAMENT  SNOWMAN GLOBE KITCHEN TIMER  COZY CABLE KNIT SWEATER OBLONG PILLOW  CHALKBOARD STOCKING HOLDER

Hostess Gift

BAKING MEMORIES APRON ORNAMENT  BAKED WITH LOVE COOKIE PLATE  CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® 5.5  CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® CHRISTMAS NIGHT TREAT DISH

Boss

WOODLAND OWL LIGHT-UP ORNAMENT  UNCORK AND UNWIND WINE TOOL SET  TABLETOP MERCURY GLASS TREE  HIDDEN DRAWER CHEESE BOARD WITH KNIVES

Co-worker

MILK AND COOKIES LOVER MUG  SILICONE CANDY SPOON MOLDS  CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® 5.75  BREAST CANCER CRUSADE OUR INSPIRATION ORNAMENT
Mail Deliverer

LETTER TO SANTA FELT ORNAMENT WITH GIFT BOX  FAIR ISLE SWEATER STORAGE BASKET  LET IT ALL DRY OUT DRIP MAT  SEASONAL COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

Newspaper Deliverer

WOODLAND SCENE BELL JAR  BUFFALO PLAID AND NAUGHTY AND NICE PILLOW SET OF 2  SHADOW BOX, LED LIGHT STRING, CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® 3.5  GLASS ICICLE ORNAMENT SET OF 6

Coach

LIGHT-UP ETCHED GLASS ORNAMENT  INSPIRATIONAL MUG GIFT SET  DEALER'S CHOICE CARD AND CHIP SET  BREAST CANCER CRUSADE CUP OF COURAGE MUG
Bus Driver

CAR WITH TREE ORNAMENT  7-IN-1 WOODEN GAME SET  2-IN-1 COFFEE AND TEA MAKER  LIGHTS STORAGE
Grab Bag

LET IT SPARKLE ORNAMENT  I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIE JAR  BREAST CANCER CRUSADE CUP OF COURAGE MUG  2-IN-1 LED LANTERN
Other

RUSTIC CHARM COLLECTION LED LIGHT-UP TREE   CELEBRATIONS BY MIKASA® REJOICE NATIVITY PLAQUE   GOURMET BASICS BY MIKASA® CHADWICK 20-PIECE FLATWARE SET   DISNEY FROZEN MUSICAL BODY PILLOW

You can also download a blank Holiday Shopping List bookmark to put together your own list. Prior to brochures availability, I’ve created a Pinterest board for you see my entire offerings. Click on the below link to see the quality products for the 2016 Holiday Season!

Avon Living C24-1: bring HOME the HOLIDAYS

Then when you are ready to order, go to http://wp.me/p3cz54-58C, complete the form information and I’ll contact you within 48 hrs.

Shoosh … The Holiday’s Start Here. A Sneak Peek at Avon’s Christmas Collection!

Shoosh ... Here's a sneak peak!

Avon Living C24-1: bring HOME the HOLIDAYS

You’re Invited To An Exclusive Sneak Peek

CHEERS TO A FABULOUS FIRST YEAR! This marks the one-year anniversary and I want to thank your for making Avon Livings a big hit! Avon Living has become the place to find decorative delights, gifts galore and affordable luxuries to make every day a special occasion.

The Avon Living C24-1 ’16 magalog is packed with lots of great products for the 2016 season of gift giving, holiday home decoration and must-haves from recognized brands like Cuisinart® and Mikasa®.  We even have new Mikasa® Avon Exclusives and character favorites your kids are going to love. You’ll find something for everyone on your list. Gifts for kids, teens, moms, dads, women and men — all at affordable prices.

I want to make it EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE for you! I can order a limited supply before they become available to the general public. If you order before 10/30/16, I can offer 20% off Magalog prices. Order after 10/30/16 and receive 10% off brochure prices. I will waive shipping and handling fees on orders over $150.00 (before sales tax).

Complete the information in form below and I’ll contact you within 48 hrs. Offer good on a first come, first served basis for shipments in the contiguous United States. In the event of unforeseen demand, extra weeks for delivery may be requested. I will backorder where possible.

Prior to brochures availability, I’ve created a Pinterest board for you see my entire offerings. Click on the below link to see the quality products for the 2016 Holiday Season!

2-IN-1 LED LANTERNLIGHT-UP ETCHED GLASS ORNAMENTI'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS COOKIE JARGOURMET BASICS BY MIKASA® CHADWICK 20-PIECE FLATWARE SETDISNEY FROZEN MUSICAL BODY PILLOW

Sincerely,
Nancy, the Avon Lady of New Jersey
Headquartered in Northern New Jersey but I have customers who live all over the U.S.A.

Shoosh … Preview and Buy from the Spring 2016 Edition of Avon Living

Spring 2016 Edition of Avon Living

EASY MEND SEWING KIT2-IN-1 COFFEE AND TEA MAKERFLUTTER COLLECTION DRAGONFLY SUNDIAL

Enter spring … from Easter to Mother’s Day, it’s a season of holidays and gifting opportunities galore! We’ve got you covered with a mix of back-by-popular-demand favorites (like Mikasa) and vibrant new accessories. In the Spring 2016 Edition of Avon Living, you’ll learn how to make entertaining easy with our clever selection of serve ware, and refresh your homes with mix-and-match decor. You’ll get organized with instant spruce-up-your space updaters, and dig up ideas for family fun with unique gardening picks (and tips). Over 70 NEW, FRESH finds to help you with an effortless spring style!

And before they become available to the general public, I can order a limited supply. And if you order before 3/5/16, I can offer 25% off brochure prices. Order after 3/5/16 will receive 15%. Get FREE shipping on orders over $150.00 (before sales tax).

Click here to see the complete Avon Living Spring 2016 collection. Then complete the information in form below and I’ll contact you within 48 hrs. Offer good on a first come, first served basis for shipments in the contiguous United States.*

Avon continues to be the home for one-stop shopping, and your best resource. By offering smart-value products and something that many stores are lacking these days — friendly service!

Sincerely,

Nancy, the Avon Lady of New Jersey
Headquartered in Northern New Jersey but I have customers who live all over the U.S.A.

*In the event of unforeseen demand, extra weeks for delivery may be requested. I will backorder where possible.

The Avon Lady of NJ’s 2015 Online Scavenger Hunt. Deadline Extended!

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt.
DEADLINE EXTENDED until Tuesday 10/06/2015 midnight EST!

Use the link to the Avon Campaign 20 static version to help you find the product names and page numbers to answer the seven hunt questions below. You can submit your answers here or by email to: nancy (at) avonladynj (dot) com. Please include your name and mailing address too! You’ll then be entered for the four (4) chances to receive Avon’s new waterproof mascara called “BIG & FALSE LASH VOLUME MASCARA” in your choice of Black, Brown Black or Blackest Black.

IMPORTANT: Read the Official Rules below for the full eligibility requirements. Valid to residents of the contiguous United States. Void where prohibited by law.

  1. Name the page number the features the letter written by Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon.
  2. Find a product for Fall season to be used in the home.
  3. Find the product recommended by the Skin Care Foundation.
  4. Name two movies or TV shows programs associated with products for children featured in this campaign.
  5. Find the piece of jewelry that has “You are the captain of this ship” on its packaging.
  6. Name #4 of the “9 Reasons Why Skin So Soft is every body’s favorite”.
  7. Find a product actress Olivia Wilde is the face for.

Avon Campaign 21 book

Campaign 21 Brochure is available for online shopping until Tuesday 10/06/2015 midnight EST.

BIG & FALSE LASH VOLUME MASCARA

INTRODUCING BIG & FALSE LASH VOLUME MASCARA
Lasts all day. Clump-, smudge- and flake-free. Sweat- and waterproof. .338 fl. oz.
Brochure: intro special $6.99
Will be $9.00.

Our fiber-blend formula doubles the look of lashes for a glamorous full-volume false lash look that’s incredibly natural and real! The secret weapon is the exclusively-designed brush that follow the natural curve of your eye to the root of your lash line to help fill in your lashes, easily reaching corners and lower lashes.

False lashes can be pricey, time-consuming and difficult to apply at home. You can get a glamorous lash effortlessly with this new mascara.

Hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers.

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. HOW TO ENTER: Entries accepted beginning on September 12, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. (ET) and ending on September 22, 2015 October 6, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). You can submit your answers here or by email to: nancy (at) avonladynj (dot) com; please include the entrants name and mailing address. Winner Selection: Four (4) winners will be selected in a random drawing to receive a Big & False Lash Volume Mascara, on or about September 29, 2015. Drawing is conducted and sponsored by Nancy Rago, an Avon Independent Sales Representative, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: $12.49 ($6.99 + tax + shipping). Winners will be notified via email. Incomplete answers (entries) will be disqualified.

2. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per U.S. household. Multiple entries from the same household will be disqualified. Entries using macro, robotic, script or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.

3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the contiguous United States of America who have reached the age of majority in their state, territory, or province of residence at time of entry. Employees or independent representatives of Avon Products, Inc. are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.

4. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Online entrants must have a valid email address, and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of any change in email address. Expenses not specifically included in prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the prize.

5. INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten, or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.

Happy Easter! Blessed Passover! Hello Spring!

To My Fellow Avon Lovers and Customers of the Avon Brand

Happy Easter Blessed Passover Hello Spring

Thank you for trusting me to be your Avon Lady.
I promise to continue to provide you with the
latest new product information, Avon events
as well as promotions like contests, great values and sales.

Sincerely, Nancy the Avon Lady of New Jersey

Contact me at http://wp.me/P3cz54-3yO.

Hi! My Avon Business is 5 years old!

To ME!

I had to tell someone … it’s my 5th anniversary as an Avon Representative. This year I joined the elite group of top-achieving Representatives who are members of the President’s Recognition Program. Tonight I attend the annual Gala event at a northern New Jersey banquet center, an evening compliments of Avon.

Avon is great at recognizing our achievements! They acknowledged this important milestone with a lovely email as well as a gift of 100 points added to my recognition account. There are over 3,000 great rewards in their catalog that I can redeem any time over the next year. Products include things for my body & soul, gift certificates, travel and kitchen essentials. Designer products from Bose, kate spade, Maui Jim, Rachael Ray, John Hardy, Oakley, Vera Bradley and Michael Kors … to name drop.

Join My Anniversary Celebration. Get 10% off an order of $40 or more. Use Coupon Code: Q1WEL15.
Offer expires April 5, 2015 midnight EST.

Shop My Avon Store

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2 Ways to Earn, 2 Ways to Sell

2 Ways to Earn, 2 Ways to Sell

Online
Beauty is one of the most talked about topics online … and you can turn that conversation into earnings! Your Avon eStore and social media tools make it easy for you and your Customers.

Face to Face
You love to talk about beauty … and that’s the essence of face to face selling! Recommendations from a friend are still among the most trusted ways to sell.

Personal Sales
Our reach and reputation makes selling easy with our constant innovation and exciting brochure. Avon provides you with the tools, training and support you need so success can happen fast. Before you know if you’ll be a selling expert!

Team Sales
Avon’s Sales Leadership programs allows you to grow your earnings potential by sharing the Avon opportunity with others. When ready, you can begin recruiting, training, and motivating your own sales team and earn from your total team sales.

Join me in this amazing opportunity! Complete the form below and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

You must be over 18 to apply. * = Required Field

Sincerely Nancy, AVON Leadership Representative

Other posts on becoming an Avon Independent Sales Representative: 

Start Your Avon Business Today!

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Hi I’m Nancy, an AVON leadership representative, here to help you take control of your income, your schedule and your future!

Are you interested in starting your own AVON business?

If YES, you will have my support, as well as this Fortune 500 company, as you build your enterprise. And with some dedication and hard work, you can join the ranks of our top-selling Avon Representatives who are taking control of their lives … running their own businesses.

Get started now and start selling AVON in less than 5 minutes!

  • CLICK HERE and tell us about yourself so that we can get you in our system. Make sure my reference code “nrago” is in the appropriate field. This way you’ll be assigned to my team! Review and agree to Privacy Statement and Conditions of Use, then CONTINUE.
  • Review and agree to Avon’s Independent Sales Representative Contract Terms and Conditions.
  • Pay your $15 appointment fee online.
  • Receive your account number and instructions by email on how to begin your Avon training and place your first order. I am here to answer questions and couch you along the way. Contact me or call/text me at 973.714 . 2 6 3 5. Be sure to leave a voicemail message and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

Congratulations! You are on your way to running your own AVON business. 

Sincerely Nancy, AVON District 2079 – Phoenix Division

Still Curious? Have Questions? Read some of my other posts: 

I Sell AVON Online Too!

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Hi I’m Nancy, an independent sales representative, who also handles a large portion of my U.S. customers through the My Online Store. My website …

  • SAVES YOU TIME. It’s an easy way to find the right product and place an order! Explore products by enlarging images; read product descriptions, ingredient lists, customer reviews; and choose the right size with easy fit charts. Once processed, orders generally ship within 24 – 48 hours to any valid United States address.
  • SAVES YOU MONEY. Take advantage of exclusive internet offers and special incentives right now by shopping in the What’s New as well as the Sale & Outlet sections on my website. For your first order, I can offer 20% OFF an order of $50 or more — use coupon code: WELCOME. And standard shipping is FREE any time with $35 orders!
  • SAVES A TREE. Let your fingers do the shopping — online. By using the Online Brochures instead of the printed ones, you’re eliminating waste at dump sites and won’t need to recycle your old books. Bookmark and check them often to keep up with all the new and exciting things going on at AVON.

I hope you enjoy the all the tools AVON has put together, right at your fingertips. Sit back and enjoy looking through My Online Store. But as your Avon Rep, I am ready to help you find the right products and help get them delivered right to your doorstep. Contact me today or call/text me at 973.714 . 2 6 3 5. Be sure to leave a voicemail message and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

Sincerely Nancy, the AVON Lady of NJ

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