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Avon and Giving Assistant are proud to provide Giving Assistant
members with savings on Avon products and a way to support the charities of their choice. In fact, members receive double their cash back because Giving Assistant includes the sales commission they receive from Avon in the cash back payment. You can choose to have your payment deposited to your PayPal account or sent out by check. You can also easily donate some or all of your payment to the charity of your choice. Simply go to the profile settings on your Giving Assistant account, select a charity, and set the percentage that you would like to donate.
You don't need an account to shop Avon online. You can enter coupon and promotional codes from your shopping bag or during checkout from the address page or the shipping and payment information page. In your shopping bag, the text box for promotional codes is on the right hand side of the page below the checkout options. On the checkout pages, the text box is also on the right hand side of the page below the "Place Order" button. However, you may use only one code per order. On the address page, fill out your billing and shipping address, create a password if you would like an account, and click on the large, pink "Continue" button at the bottom of the page. On the shipping and payment information page, select your shipping and payment methods and click on the "Place Order" button to proceed to the order confirmation page. Orders over $40 receive free shipping.
Avon offers up to 65% off of their already reasonable prices in the outlet section. The main page features a link that takes you to the best of the outlet. You can also see everything in the outlet section at once or shop the newly added items, the highest rated items, or the items by the categories that you would find on the main pages -- makeup, skin care, bath and body, fashion, home, kids, and jewelry. You can sort items by name, by lowest to highest price, by highest to lowest rating, or by highest to lowest discount.
Like Mary Kay and BeautiControl Cosmetics, Avon began selling products through representatives, or rather through a single representative who sold books, not cosmetics. David H. McConnell was a traveling book sales rep who began offering perfume samples as a perk for women. The women, however, were more excited about his perfumes than his books, and shared them with family, friends, and neighbors. In 1886, McConnell dropped the books, founded the California Perfume Company (CPC), and began mixing fragrances in his small New York office. He hired Mrs. P. F. E. Albee as his first sales rep. His first product was the Little Dot Perfume Set, which featured five single note fragrances -- lily of the valley, white rose, hyacinth, violet, and heliotrope. Then, in 1896, he created the first sales brochure. The Avon focus on empowering women and creating a friendly, family-like business environment began with forward-thinking McConnell. The Avon name and logo were first introduced in 1929, and in 1939, the company officially changed its name to Avon. Avon became a public company in 1946, but was never listed on the New York Stock Exchange until 1964. Avon added jewelry to its product line in 1971, and by 1975, the company had become the world's largest jewelry manufacturer. In 1986, Avon became the first company to use stabilized retinol in its skin care products. The number of Avon sales reps reached one million in 1978 with over $2 billion in sales, and by 2009, Avon had more than six million sales reps.
The Avon foundation was founded in 1955, and its first grant was a single $400 scholarship. In 1992, Avon U.K. launched the Breast Cancer Crusade and began selling a Crusade pin to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for research. Avon in the U.S. adopted the Crusade in 1993, and in 1998, Avon held its first Walk to raise funds for breast cancer. Since 2003, the 220,000 participants in The Walk to End Breast Cancer have raised nearly $590 million. In 2004, Avon introduced the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Campaign. In this Avon YouTube video titled Speak Out Against Domestic Abuse | Maria Sharapova & The Avon Foundation, Maria Sharapova, speaking for the Avon Foundation, encourages men and women to become aware of the signs of domestic violence. She makes the point that men can also be victims of partner abuse. In 2014, the Avon Foundation introduced the Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence, and in 2015, Avon began the Beauty for a Purpose brand campaign. In 2016, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women reached the $1 billion mark in contributions to women's causes. In 2016, Avon will also celebrate its 130th anniversary.
Of course Avon posts makeup tips and notices about sales on their Facebook page, but for Avon representatives and women who own other businesses, the page can be an inspiration and a source of useful information. You'll also find video demonstrations of new products, video insights into Avon's Research and Development Department, and interviews with celebrity makeup artists and successful Avon reps.
Avon tweets even more makeup tips and sales alerts on their Avon Insider Twitter page along with humorous asides. They also tweet links to their entrepreneurial tips. In addition, they post updates about the work of the Avon Foundation and information about women's issues such as pay inequality. Find people to follow among the people Avon follows and find out what bloggers and others are tweeting about Avon products.
Among Avon's YouTube videos, you'll find tutorials on creating the latest looks and using the latest products. In addition, you will find videos about the Avon Foundation's public service campaigns. Avon also posts videos on the ways women can enhance their income as Avon representatives.
On Pinterest, you'll find boards with tips on gift ideas, on putting together the latest makeup and fashion looks, and on empowering yourself. If you want to see the latest news from and about Avon, you'll find a board for that as well.
On Instagram, Avon shares the photographs from their social media posts.
The company does not provide a street address. However, you can contact your local Avon representative, send an email to Avon from the website's Contact Us page, or call Avon's Customer Service team at (800) FOR AVON/(800) 367-2866.
For orders of $35 or more, customers receive FREE shipping. Any other purchases through Avon can be shipped at a low rate.
An unopened product can be returned for a full refund. The return should be made within 90 days, and you or an authorized sales representative will pay the shipping.
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