In my recent Facebook Live videos (you can view them on my business page or on my YouTube channel), I have said "I am determined!" more than once. This morning I am determined to get this newsletter out before it becomes necessary to make it cover three campaigns. 😉 What can I say, except that business has been good and has kept me busy? It has been good in spite of the fact that it has been frustrating due to there having been so many shorts and out of stocks. I know you are feeling the pain as well, and I am seeing a lot of frustration on the various Avon Facebook pages I follow. I hope, hope, hope, that Avon figures out what went wrong and gets it corrected. Meanwhile, remember that this is your business and OWN your business. DO apologize to any customers whose needs have not been met, but DON'T talk badly about the company to them, because if they feel you are discouraged and upset and think "Avon is falling apart", (it isn't, but I read that statement from a Rep who is not a Cloud Climber recently), they may just take all their business elsewhere. If you need to offer them a little something extra to keep good will, do that. You might tell them they can have a 10% discount on an order of $20 or more placed in January, give them a lip balm that we do have in stock as a free gift with their order, etc. You can make these special offers because this is YOUR business.
Have you seen the listing of products being discontinued in the first quarter of 2019? I know you can see it if you are on YourAvon 2.0 by clicking on the "Inventory Alerts" near the bottom of the home page and then looking under "Hello and Goodbye". If you are not on 2.0, I don't know if you see it, so I'm attaching it to this newsletter in case you need it. It's a long list, so scroll through it to see what items your customers order regularly and prepare them for trying something new.
I received some inside info from someone this week who said if we shared it that it didn't come from her, but I believe it is info that we will be getting from Avon during the first quarter, possibly even in January. I'm not going to share exactly what was said, but I will encourage you to start learning more about your online store and make sure that if you do not have one set up yet (there are still a few of you who don't, and even a couple who don't use email) that you get one set up very soon and that you start getting VERY comfortable with it and with sharing the link to it. Also, I'm curious to hear how many of you are not passing out many brochures, put are posting the brochure online and encouraging people to look at the brochure at your online store. Let me know. It would be beneficial for all of you to get very comfortable with doing that over the next few months as well. 'Nuff said. 😊
Top Ten in Sales for C25
1. Sandra Moore RC $3,863 (I am officially in Rose Circle now! This was my fundraiser campaign.)
2. Leslie Clendenon PC $883 (Woo hoo! for you, LC!!)
3. Rene Parker PC $539 (Great work, Rene!)
4. Cynthia Blake $437 (You are having a great year, Cynthia!)
5. Gladys Faulk $374
6. Joanne Bradford $315
7. Rebecca Robertson $304
8. Amy Layne $254
9. Margo Prytz $238
10. Ashleigh Downey $201
Top Ten in Sales for C26
1. Sandra Moore RC $1,820
2. Leslie Clendenon PC $711 (Another great campaign!)
3. Phyllis Smith $543 (Great work, Phyllis!)
4. Rosanna Cassidy $397
5. Cynthia Blake $372
6. Amy Layne $365
7. Juanita Stephens NEW $325 (Way to go as a new Rep, Juanita!)
8. Gladys Faulk $311
9. Rene Parker PC $305
10. Judith Lea $299
I'm going to hold off on doing an end of the cycle re-cap, because I've got customers to deliver to today, with more orders coming in today and tomorrow. Can you relate? Of course you can! I still haven't wrapped my presents for my family yet, so I've go to do that and find out if I have bought everything I needed to buy. Are the rest of you in the same boat? Or are you better at getting your shopping done early? I'm always working hard to meet all my customers' needs first and then take care of my own. I guess that's a mark of a "determined" Avon Lady!! Ha!
Happy Birthday in December to: Judy Strawn (12/1), Gladys Faulk (12/2), Agnes Breault(12/11), Kelli Violet 12/19), Lakeesha Acklin (12/24), Veronica Boyd (12/25), Jeannie Earls(12/25), Lois Johnson (12/31), Lorri Johnson (12/31), Marquita Ricks (12/31).
Happy Avon Anniversary in December to: Sherry Coats (1 year on 12/9), Cynthia Blake (10 years on 12/18), Francis Carmichael (1 year on 12/19), Lisa Anderson (2 years on 12/28). I hope you all will still be on this list at the end of 2019!
If you aren't yet in our Cloud Climbers Facebook group, let me know and I'll get you added. I am able to share some info there that I don't get into the newsletters. If you are in the Tennessee Valley area and not on our Avon TN Valley page, let me know that as well so I can add you. Communicating with other Reps in the area can be very beneficial to your business.
Merry Christmas! May your days be merry and bright, and may Santa be good to you this year!