Monday, February 18, 2019

Cloud Climbers Team Newsletter for Campaign 4

Greetings on this rainy Sunday afternoon!

I'm just going to jump right into the recognition since there is much that I must do before my surgery on Tuesday. If you don't know about that, you can read the email I sent a couple of days ago.

Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 4

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $854
 2. Phyllis Smith   $588    (Great work!)
 3. Margo Prytz   $421    (Keep it up!)
 4. Rene Parker  PC   $404    (These numbers are good to see!)
 5. Gladys Faulk   $284
 6. Juanita Stephens   $276
 7. Cynthia Blake   $261
 8. Leslie Clendenon  PC   $256
 9. Amy Layne   $225   (Tie)
 9. Ashleigh Downey   $225   (Tie)

Two Cloud Climbers are currently tracking for President's Club (which is being revamped and will probably have a name change):  Margo Prytz and Amy Layne, and I think that is as of today. In other Recognition, I have received my Grand Fiesta Towel, the first level award for the Grand Fiesta incentive. I hope more of you will be earning that Towel and other prizes before the incentive ends in Campaign 8. I've challenged myself to earn all awards up to the trip, which I'm fairly certain I will not be going on. 

I am excited to see all of the Direct Delivery orders being reported, since these can mean a lot to all of us in making our President's Club goals this year due to Double Dollars in Award Sales. Wouldn't it be great to have at least 10 people make PC? I'd love that, as it would mean that more than 10% of this team were PC members!! We didn't quite make the goal that I set of 15 with DD orders in C4, but we did increase over last campaign, so let's continue that trend, please. As of this moment we are only reporting 10 people with online store orders in C5, so we need at least two more to beat the number for C4. You do know that you can place an order at your own online store if that fits your needs, right? Right! Sometimes there might be some extenuating circumstances keeping you from paying your Avon balance so that you can submit a regular order, but you can still place a Direct Delivery order. You will have to pay for the order up front and your earnings on the order will be credited toward paying off your balance. You can also encourage your customers to order in that way if you are not able to place orders for them due to an unpaid bill. Don't let your customers go without their products and end up going to other Reps or stores to get what they need because you are not able to place an order!! Right now, if you or one of your customers places a $50 DD order, Avon will give you/them a free Dazzle Drops makeup highlighter. (They gave away so many Love at 1st Lash mascaras that they had to move to another freebie.)

Direct Delivery Orders for Campaign 4

 1. Sandra Moore  RC   $223.98
 2. Rene Parker  PC   $147.94
 3. Julie Thomas   $59.89
 4. Laura Crawford   $54.83
 5. Kristi Strode   $44.88
 6. Rhonda Kennedy   $41.46
 7. Barbie Breen   $41.11
 8. Brittney Monti   $31.97
 9. Deanna Buswell   $31.94
10. Marquita Ricks   $27.97
11. Annette Shepard   $20.93

There isn't anyone new to the Cloud Climbers team since the last newsletter, but we did have three people whose accounts had gone inactive re-instate them. Welcome back toCassandra BrownTana Cook, and Mary Waters

This past Friday I started an online only Avon fundraiser for a group I work with, both to help the group and to help me learn how those fundraisers work. It was very easy to get set up and so far we have had one customer order as we push toward a goal of $500 in earnings. If you would like to see how the fundraiser page looks when someone goes there to shop, here is the link: https://www.avon.com/fundraiser/fhuassociates?rep=smoore
I set up a Facebook event to support the fundraiser so that I could highlight various products, invite people to join the event, etc. I'm scheduling posts there for at least once a day and I'll try to think up another way to encourage those attending to invite others - maybe a giveaway, free samples to those who invite others, etc. Setting up the fundraiser was very easy and it does not require much work since I don't have to handle any products. I encourage you to investigate this way of raising funds and offer it to people you know who have a need a fundraiser could help with.

Don't forget about the giveaway that I am doing if we make our $8K goal for Campaign 4. We still have a long way to go, with 64 out of 85 people not having turned in an order yet. I'm not sure what is going on there, so PLEASE let me know if there is something you need help with or if you just need some encouraging words and I'll try to supply those. I'm here to hear you and help you, so please allow me that opportunity.

May God bless you and your business this week. I am praying for both.

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Campaign 5 Customer Order Reminder - Free Stuff, Including Free Shipping!

Greetings!

I just returned last night from an annual Bible Lectureship at my alma mater on Sunday, where in addition to attending lectures and seeing old friends, I work to raise funds for student scholarships. It's one of the highlights of my year, and a great spiritual feast for my soul. I'll be back out delivering orders tomorrow and Saturday, (in the cold😩)after catching up on things around here today. 

We have now moved to Campaign 5 and that brochure is online now. order Avon online for direct shipment from Avon, you will get a FREE Love at 1st Lash Mascara with your $50 order during February, as well as free shipping on your order. Be sure to take note of the skin care offer on pages 84/85, because it is a perfect way for you to try (or stock up on) one of these wonderful skin care systems. AND, if you order at my online store for direct shipment, you will see that the sets are actually $5 less online at only $50!!! Woo hoo! If your order is less than $40 but at least $25, use the code SHIPLOVE today (Thursday, 2/7) only to get free shipping.
For those of you who prefer to 

Here are some of the best buys of the Campaign 5 brochure:
  • Pgs. 1-11, The big news this campaign is Lipmania! You can get any 5 lipsticks/lip glosses/lip crayons, including new Crave, for only $20!! You won't find Avon lipsticks, or pretty much any other lipstick, at a price as low as $4.00.
  • Pgs. 12/13, You'll want Glimmerstick Lip Liners to match your new lipstick shades, and you'll find the ones Avon recommends on these pages, including 8 new ones.
  • Pg. 23, MagiX Face Perfector is an Avon Best of Beauty product and only $8.99 this campaign. Can be worn alone or under foundation for a flawless finish and ultrasoft feel. 
  • Pgs. 24-29, Foundations, Blushes, Concealers, Highlighters, Contouring products, all are on sale at up to 25% off.
  • Pgs. 37-39, Avon Stories Collection, 4 fragrances for every story you write and only $9.99 each. There are scent spots for Skip a Beat and Something Amazing. 
  • Pg. 81, Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme is $34.99. 
  • Pg. 84/85, Anew Ultimate Regimen Set with free Cleanser and Anew Platinum Regimen Set with free Cleanser - each full size set is only $55. (AND if you order this at my online store for direct shipment from Avon, you will also get a FREE Love at 1st Lash Mascara, in addition to a $5 discount on the set. WOW!!)
  • Pg. 103, NEW Bonus-size SSS Shower Gels are $10.99 each. These are the same formula as our hanging shower gels, but they come with a pump to make things super convenient in the shower. 
  • Pg. 109, Bonus-size SSS Bath-Oil is $12.99. This is a WOW DEAL for the 25 oz. size that is regularly priced at $27 and usually no lower than $15.99 when on sale.
  • Pg. 177, Don't miss all the gorgeous spring jewelry in this section of the brochure, including these Peaceful Energy Stretch Bracelets in three color options for $5.99 each. 
  • Pgs. 194-197, Mind Body Soul Candles enhanced with essential oils - Serenity, Peace, Clarity, Reflection, Energy, and more - one for every mood at only $11.99 each.
  • Back Cover, the A Box is Easy on the Eyes this campaign with 3 full-size makeup essentials and a full-size under-eye treatment - Absolute Even Dark Circle Corrector. It's one of our biggest A Box values at only $10 with your $40 purchase for $51 worth of products.    

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Ambassador

Monday, January 28, 2019

Last Chance to Order Avon Appointment Kits!!

Greetings!

Have you heard the news?!? Avon is going digital! Actually, Avon has been digital for many years, but with more and more people doing their shopping online, Avon is strongly promoting 2019 as the year to encourage customers to do their brochure viewing and their shopping online to reduce the amount of paper that Avon uses. We recently learned that Avon is the #2 company in the nation for paper use, and that is way too much, even though many of us recycle our brochures. 

I said all that to say this: In just a few weeks, Avon will be discontinuing the appointment kits we have had for several years and all appointments will be digital ones. I'll have more to share about what is involved with the digital appointments when we know all the details, but I can tell you now that there will only be one option, the cost will be $25, and there will be an incentive to place an order as soon as you are appointed. 

So, if you want to start your business while the kits are still available, I encourage you to do that soon. If you order your kit in the next couple of weeks and you have a paid first order of at least $150 before the end of February, I will have a nice goodie package worth more than $25 for you. Just be sure that you get started using this link: smoore.avonrepresentative.com/opportunity/start, or that you go to smoore.avonrepresentative.com and click on Become a Representative on the home page. Either of those ways should assure you of being assigned to my team, but if you don't see my name as your Mentor once you order your kit, let me know ASAP. 

Have a great week! And if it snows where you are, enjoy it!!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Campaign 4 Avon Customer Reminder and Thanks!

Greetings!

Thanks to all of you who responded to my email asking about your preferences for receiving brochures/looking at brochures online. I'll be implementing some changes over the next few weeks and have already started eliminating names from my route of people who have not placed an order in months. If you do not receive a brochure from me for awhile and would like one, all you have to do is let me know. You always have the option of looking at the brochure online at the link below my signature and either contacting me with your order or placing it there and either requesting my delivery or requesting direct delivery from Avon. 

Here are some of the best buys I spotted in the C4 brochure, which will be online through Monday, February 4:

  • Pgs. 3-7, Smooth Moves, End of the Line, and Affirm Yourself that show dramatic results in a matter of days are any 2 for $20! 
  • Pg. 9, Queen of Hearts Lipstick, a Limited Edition heart-shaped lipstick in three kissable shades in adorable cases for only $6.99 each.
  • Pg. 42-45, True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel (31 shades), Quick Dry Top Coat, True Color Eyeshadow Primer, and True Color Eyeshadow Quads (18 combinations) are any 2 for $10.
  • Pg. 46, True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara is $8.99.
  • Pgs. 58-63, Foundation, Concealer, Blush, Bronzer, and Contour Stick are all up to 25% off with no need to buy two to get the best deal!
  • Pg. 64, Dew Kiss and Flavor Savers Lip Balms are $1.29. You need more than one of these!
  • Pgs. 66-69, The Avon Stories Collection of fragrances are $9.99 each. There are scent spots for Cloud Nine and Work Your Magic on the pages.
  • Pg. 81, Far Away Eau de Parfum is a WOW DEAL at only $9.99!
  • Pgs. 96/97, Anew Hydra Fusion Daily Beauty Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 and Nighttime Facial Treatment have been added to the Hydra Fusion product line. Each one is only $17.99, to make up a powerful round-the-clock skin care team!
  • Pg. 101, Did you hear that Marie Claire magazine declared Anew Hydra Fusion De-Puffing Eye Serum the #1 must have product for 2019? It's only $17.99 as well.
  • Pg. 103, Avon's Vibrating Cleansing Brush is on sale for $24.99 and comes with a FREE set of 2 Cleansing Brush Refills. 
  • Pg. 116/117, This offer is always one of my favorite deals of all time, because it is such a great buy!! You get the entire Regimen, including free cleanser, for either Ultimate or Platinum for only $50. WOW! That is a $133 value for only $50. If you have not tried Avon skin care before, why not try it now? Especially since we have a 90 day money back guarantee if the system does not work for you.
  • Pg. 147, Moisture Therapy Extra Strength Cream is only $2.99.
  • Pgs. 132/133, Many Foot Works products are on sale for $3.99 to $5.99. I recommend the Intensive Moisture Foot Cream, which is suitable for diabetics.
That will do for now. Let me know if there are any samples that you need or if you have product questions.

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader
256-479-4061

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Time Has Come!



Do you recognize the above lines of poetry? They are from The Walrus and the Carpenter, by Lewis Carroll, and I recall learning them in school long ago. Ah, school days, when there is so much to learn. But learning doesn't need to stop when school days end, and I understand that learning something new every day is excellent for your brain. If that is the case, my brain is getting a lot of stretching right now and should be in excellent condition soon! ;) Avon's 2019 Leadership Convention was this past weekend. I knew there were some big changes in the works, so now I know what they are and I have already begun to implement changes to my business to get ready for "a whole new world". Allow me to elaborate.

Avon has long been a business that emphasized personal delivery of brochures and orders. We are still that business, but "the times they are a changing" and we must "get with the program" and change too. (I feel like I'm full of cliches and references to poems, songs, etc. today.) I just learned that Avon is the #2 company in the nation for paper use. What?!? Of all companies?!? Apparently so. It's all those brochures that we order and pass out, many of which are never looked at by customers. The brochures are beautiful, the products are fantastic, but many customers are too busy to take the time to go through them, much to our regret. So, what to do? 

Avon's solution is to move most customers away from brochures to ordering online. Online ordering at our websites has been available for several years and many customers have taken advantage of the convenience of it, but there will always be customers who prefer receiving brochures and having Avon Representatives deliver their orders and they have no intention of learning to use computers or smart phones. So, while we are working to eliminate brochures, they aren't going out just yet. Avon is calling 2019 a "transition year" in which we will get most customers ordering at our websites while customers who order in the traditional way are still serviced. However, the time may come when paper brochures will be like the dinosaurs and become extinct, and how we will service our traditional customers if that time comes is a bridge we will cross when we come to it. (Yes, another cliche.) My ideas about how to work with traditional customers include placing orders for them at my online store for my delivery or for direct delivery from Avon to them, if they are willing. 

One of the perks of getting direct delivery is that you do not have to wait to order on the Representative's schedule and have your orders delivered to you on the Representative's schedule. You can order any time of the day or night and have the order at your door within 3 to 5 days. If the order is over $40, you do not even have to pay shipping for it, and there are sometimes coupon codes for free shipping on $25 orders. You can pay by credit/debit card or through PayPal and you pay when you order, so you do not have to entrust your credit card information to your Avon Rep. If you are willing to become a digital customer, I encourage you to go ahead and register at my online store so that you are informed by email of all of the special offers that come from Avon. You will receive short emails on my behalf on an almost daily basis, but you can always unsubscribe if that becomes too much mail. 

Coming very soon: Along with the push to go digital comes a new way for people to signup to become Digital Avon Representatives. The cost will be $25 and they will not receive a physical kit with products and brochures but will instead be sent a coupon by email that will give them $25 off of their first order with Avon, basically making the signup FREE! This new way of joining Avon is terrific for those who have been put off by the idea of having to get brochures into the hands of friends, family, and strangers to get orders. Now they will only need to share their personal website link to drive customers to their online store, where the customers will be able to look at the online brochure and all sale flyers for the campaign or search for products through the various category headings or individually. The physical kits are still  available right now, but when the digital signup system is ready, they will be removed in order to have one simple way and one simple price to become an Avon Representative. I like simplicity!

Okay! I'll have more to share later, but that's enough to process for now, right? Right!!  





Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hey, Sandra! What's on Sale for Campaign 3?

I hope you are excited about all that will be coming your way in 2019. My advice to myself and anyone else who wants to avoid hearing all the gloom and doom spread through the news is to avoid the news as much as possible and to un-follow those people in our social media circles who spend all their time spreading gloom and doom. Set great goals, stay positive, and press onward to achieving them! I've found that when I am working hard to take care of my own business (and I don't just mean my Avon business), that I don't have time to get bogged down and dragged down by the "Woe is me! Woe is our country! Woe is our world!" people. That concludes my sermon for the day 😉, now on to the customer reminder.

Here are some of the great buys that I found in the C3 brochure:

  • Pg. 3, This brochure begins with a fantastic FREE offer of Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol Treatment with any two Anew purchases from pages 4-11, and.....
  • Pgs. 4-11, The Anew skin care regimen items you need to purchase to get the free item above are all on sale!
  • Pg. 12, The Full-Size Anew Regimen 4-piece boxed kits are a $121 value for only $50. I highly, highly, recommend that you choose one of these systems to take care of your skin in 2019! I recommend the Ultimate (Gold) for most people under age 70 and the  Platinum(Purple) if you are over 70 or your major skin concern is sagging skin. You can learn all the details about these products by going to my online store. 
  • Pgs. 38-41, NEW Stories Collection fragrances - 4 of them - with gorgeous bottles, a great price of only $9.99 each, and scent spots on the pages for two of them. Is your heart ready toSkip a Beat as you Work Your Magic and do Something Amazing while you are feeling onCloud Nine😍
  • Pg. 43, Bath Bombs are all the rage right now and we have one in the Velvet Fragrance for $7.00. It's a limited edition, for a luxurious bath.
  • Pg. 69, NEW Sleek Design for travel/purse spray sizes of Haiku, Haiku Kyoto Flower, Far Away, Imari, Rare Pearls, and Rare Gold for only $5.99. 
  • Pg. 87, In the "beauty spotlight" is True Color Wide Awake Mascara for $5.99. This one is designed to make eyes look bigger and has a comfortable and lightweight feel. It is our only mascara that is available in Brown as well as darker shades.
  • Pg. 110/111, SSS Bath Oils are $10.99 each in the 16.9 fl. oz. size or $15.99 in the Bonus-Size of 25 fl. oz. 
  • Pgs. 183-185, if mark. makeup is a favorite of yours, grab these items while they are still available and on sale, because many of them are being discontinued this quarter as Avon prepares to bring out new and better products and to streamline their product line.
  • Pgs. 195-227, Be sure not to quit flipping through your brochure until you reach the end, because this section contains our Valentine's Day offerings and there are many Limited Edition goodies that are just adorable! 
  • Back cover, Speaking of adorable, isn't this A Box the cutest ever?!? Be sure to add it to your order for only $10 and use the box to decorate from now until Valentine's Day and beyond. It would look great on a fireplace mantel or a bedroom dresser! 
Have a great year! If you want to make it even better, open your own Avon account to offer all these great buys to your friends and family, earning money for doing so that will help you achieve some of your other goals for the year. 

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader