For the last one hundred and twenty-five years, Avon has been empowering women to look great and earn money. Up until the 1990s, the “Avon Lady” was a familiar face around tens of thousands of communities all over the globe.
Customers have always been drawn to the colourful catalogues that offer great products at affordable prices. Knowing the person making the sale has been key to Avon’s success; if our customers have a problem, they don’t have to go through a generic email address or contact a call centre in a faceless part of the country.
Up until the 1990s, the only way to make money working with Avon was by selling the product. That all changed with the introduction of the Sales Leader Programme, which allowed
Avon’s army of dedicated home workers to sell both the product and recruit others to the company. By making commission from selling the huge range of beauty products and by instilling good practices in other salespeople, Avon further empowered women (and men!) around the globe.
Avon’s founder, David McConnell, offered women in the 19th century a chance of financial independence. No matter what else has changed over the years, that has remained a core principle of the company – it’s as relevant and worthy a goal today as it was one hundred and twenty-five years ago.
At Jane & Co, we’re proud to be a part of the Avon story and proud to be helping women (and men!) find a working solution that suits their lifestyle.