Susan, Brandi, Chad, Jo, Becky, Michael, Coretta, Brenda, Merry, Annie, Sharlene, and Marge. What do all of those names have in common? They are all names of new contacts made by Cloud Climbers (some made more than one connection) who met the Challenge for the last Newsletter. Because we had eight terrific CCs who participated, I was able to do a drawing for a goodie package of business tools and it will be on its way to Benetta Staten soon. Thanks, Benetta, Deanna Buswell, Anna Kinsaul, Leslie Clendenon, Rene Parker, Kimberly Thompson, Amy Layne, and Donna Langford for joining me in this Challenge! Leslie had this to say about her contact: "I reached out to a guy named Chad that I overheard speaking about sending his wife little things through the mail while he was away for work. He took a book and actually placed an online order!" When you are consistently on the alert for opportunities to share your business, you will find them.
The next Challenge will be a two part one. All of you should now be on Avonnow., the system for our back offices that was formerly called Avon 2.0. I want you to scroll down the home page until you see "Inventory Alerts" and click on "View All" under that heading. Look at the pages of products being discontinued during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. First of all, don't panic. 😉 Then, look to see what products YOU use regularly and go ahead and order those if you can still get them. That's the first part. The second part is to look for products that YOUR CUSTOMERS use regularly and give at least one of them a "heads up" that the product is being discontinued so that they can go ahead and order if they so choose. If you see a product that has a recommended replacement, please let the customer know what the replacement will be. If you don't see a recommended replacement, let them know that new products are coming soon. Your customers will appreciate you letting them know in advance. If they start complaining, please DO NOT join them in the complaining. You can complain to me or your hubby, etc., you can sympathize with them, but don't run down your own company, as that is shooting yourself in the foot and is not helpful to your business. Tell them about LG H&H acquiring Avon North America and that Avon is clearing away items that have either not sold well or that need to be updated to make room for all the good things we expect to be coming our way very soon. Report back to me that you have met the Challenge and your name will go in the Challenge Can for our next drawing.
Top 10 in Sales for Campaign 10
1. Sandra Moore RC $875
2. Phyllis Smith $821
3. Kelli Violet $385
4. Leslie Clendenon PC $372
5. Linda Wardell $319
6. Margo Prytz $260
7. Rene Parker PC $232
8. Cynthia Blake $218
9. Kathy McAlpin $201
10. Gladys Faulk $184
Direct Delivery Orders for Campaign 10
1. Sandra Moore RC $123.01 - 2 orders
2. Brittney Monti $43.98 - 1 order, and all others below had 1 order
3. April Moore $32.99
4. Amy Layne $30.00
5. Loyce Salas $17.95
For some reason we were low on online orders for direct delivery this campaign. For those who are pushing to hit President's Club this year, encouraging online orders can really help toward that goal since they are counting for Double Dollars in Award Sales through C17. Make sure to register yourself at your online store so that you will get emails when there are free shipping on $25 offers (they come about once every two weeks), and you can let all your potential online ordering customers know. They generally are only good for one day, so you have to act fast. In fact, when you send email reminders or texts, encourage all your customers to register their email addresses at your online store so they don't have to depend on you notifying them but will be notified by Avon when those codes are available.
Happy Birthday to these Cloud Climbers who were born in May: Margaret McCrary (5/5), Donna Langford (5/6), Barbara Allen (5/25), Steffanie Erdelt (5/27), Juanita Stephens (5/30), and Venus Smith (5/31). Celebrating Avon Anniversaries in May are: Yvonne Lassiter (18 years on 5/19), Darren Mannahan (7 years on 5/19), Danielle Reneau (2 years on 5/27), Autumn Lange (5 years on 5/28), Rebecca Robertson (3 years on 5/28), and Kathy McAlpin (3 years on 5/31). Congratulations to all!
That's all for now, as I need to get busy entering the Spring fundraiser for the group I do one for every Spring and Fall. We had right at $2,000 in sales this time, so that fundraiser continues to go well. My online fundraiser is not going well at all, but I still believe the online fundraiser opportunity is a good one so I'm not giving up hope for it. 😊 Perhaps you can find a group that is willing to give it a try and you'll do much better.
Take care, and remember that I am praying for you and your business!