About Us

Avon, the company for women, is the world's largest direct seller. All over the world, our great products and proud record of service depend on the entrepreneurial efforts of our more than 5 million independent Sales Representatives in 100 countries. Our network reaches into the heart of every community – selling Avon to families and friends in neighborhoods, colleges and workplaces. For each of our Representati


Who we are

Who we are
Avon is the world's leading direct seller of beauty and related products with a global annual turnover of over $10 billion. Avon sells products to women in over 100 countries through our independent sales force of over 5.5 million representatives - fondly known as ÒAvon LadiesÓ.

Avon's main sales tool is our brochure. In South Africa, we produce 13 issues of the brochure every year which offer a wide and contemporary selection of beauty and related products at affordable prices.

The Avon representative shows the brochure to customers in their homes, at work, at social or leisure activities or to their friends and family. The representatives then send the orders to Avon and the products are delivered free of charge directly to the representatives' homes.

Our people and our community
In the workplace, diversity is valued and supported and we aim to help staff achieve a good balance between their work and home lives. This has led to Avon being listed as a Sunday Times Employer of Choice in recent years.

As an employer, we believe our people are our greatest asset and we encourage and reward outstanding performance.

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In the sales field, our representatives and sales leaders rely on their own interpersonal skills and our excellent products to forge lasting relationships with their customers.

Our independent salespeople enjoy flexible earning opportunities while our customers are able to select and order products in the comfort of their own homes.

Over the years, the relationship between customer and representative evolves into one of communication, trust and understanding. Representatives and sales leaders get to know their customers' needs and respond with real personal service.

Creating opportunities for our representatives and sales leaders is the very essence of Avon and the single most important factor that sets us apart from other companies.

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Brief history

The roots of Avon can be traced back to 1886 when a struggling door-to-door salesman of books, David McConnell, decided to sell his own perfumes rather than books to New York homes.

He started the California Perfume Company which quickly prospered and appointed his first General Agent, Mrs Albee. At a time before women even had the right to vote, Mrs Albee was instrumental in establishing the unique sales method that continues to be Avon's hallmark today.

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