Friday, July 12, 2019

Campaign 14, 2019, Cloud Climbers Newsletter!

I've fallen a little behind in my blog posting, so I'm trying to catch up. :) 


Greetings!

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer and I suspect that you are, because sales are down significantly so far this campaign. 😳😭😘 I suspect our customers might be spending their dollars on vacation expenses as well! My sales for Campaign 15 are about half of what they usually are, which is a bit surprising to me, but it happens now and then. I'm going to send an email out to my customers today to let them know that if they missed getting orders in to me due to vacations, etc., I can still take their orders and place them at my online store so they don't have to wait until Campaign 16. Since we have the coupon code CHICAGO that is good until July 10 to get free shipping on a $25 order, doing that will not be a problem for me, and it may build that order up a bit closer to where I want it!

Top Ten in Sales for Campaign 14

 1. Sandra Moore RC   $740
 2. Margo Prytz   $440
 3. Leslie Clendenon PC  $418
 4. Rene Parker PC  $281
 5. Hattie Bush   $276
 6. Gladys Faulk   $259
 7. Vicky White   $244
 8. Amy Budisalich  $217
 9. Linda Wardell   $208
10. Carolyn King   $167

This is the first campaign in a long time that we have had anyone in the Top Ten with sales under $200, which proves my point about sales overall being down. We have a few Cloud Climbers tracking toward President's Club, (Leslie Clendenon ($6,184), Rene Parker ($5,439), and Margo Prytz ($4,712), but we have passed the half way point in the year, so anyone who is not half way there ($5,000) needs to step it up just a bit to be sure they don't miss out on this goal! Remember, there are really only two ways to increase your sales...1) Get more customers, and 2) Get the customers you have to buy more products. It's a simple formula, so put some thought into how to make it work for you. 

Those celebrating Birthdays in July are: Helen Keeton (July 8), Patsy Cloud (July 11), Claire Philadelphia (July 23), Stacie Barnes (July 28), and Annetta Taylor (July 28). Congratulations to the following who are celebratingAvon Anniversaries in July: Barbara Treloar (31 years! on July 7), Amy Layne (1 year on July 12), Alison Hogan (2 years on July 13), Laura Boykin (1 year on July 16), Rhonda Kennedy (5 years on July 17), Linda Wardell(1 year on July 17), April Moore (3 years on July 18), Angi Price (7 years on July 23), Angelika Turner (5 years on July 26), and Barbara Allen (1 year on July 30). So....not many Cloud Climbers were born in July, but a whole lot of them started their businesses in July! Perhaps that means that we need to do some extra promoting of the business opportunity right now, since it seems that July is a month when many people start businesses. Hmmm. I think I can do something with that info on Facebook or Instagram. Can you? 

Tips for 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo: For the 2-in-1 Lip Tattoo to last really well, tell your customers to have their lips completely clean and dry with no lip balm on them before they apply, to wait 5 minutes or so for the product to dry before adding lip balm, and one Rep. said that applying our Eye Lid Primer to lips before applying the Lip Tattoo really made it last. Of course, that last tip contradicts the one about having lips completely clean, but it was a recommendation that I found in a Facebook group, so we can suggest it to customers who love the product but want to be sure it lasts a long time and let them decide whether to try it. Also, let your customers know that they need to store the product lying flat, not standing on end, in order to keep the contents flowing to both ends of the product.

After saying for months that I was not going to go to RepFest 2019 in New Orleans, no matter how many times my Avon buddy MaryBeth Bette encouraged me to go, I'm now registered to attend. I had been thinking about the fact that many things would be shared at this RepFest with LG buying us and that perhaps I should have planned to go all along, but it was still my intention not to go. However, MaryBeth sent me a message that another Avon buddy of ours was not going to be able to attend, she had one of the least expensive tickets ($79 for those who attended RepFest last year and registered early) that she needed to transfer to someone else, her space in MB's hotel room and in MB's traveling vehicle were also available and needed to be filled, so with all of that falling into my lap I decided to go ahead and head to RepFest with them in August! I don't know of any other Cloud Climbers who are going, but I will keep you informed on what we learn, and Avon will do so as well. I know that some videos and announcements will be made available to you either as they happen or very soon afterwards on the Avon USA Representatives Facebook page, but I know that many of you are not on Facebook, so I will try to get emails sent out during the event with some info. 

One more thing that I just become aware of yesterday. I've been sharing the link to my online store as - smoore.avonrepresentative.com - because I knew that would work and it was simple with no slashes. However, yesterday I was on the phone with a new customer who had never been to my online store and I was trying to walk him through placing an order for the FootWorks Antifungal Spray that he wanted. When I gave him my website link in the usual way he said that using it took him to a page with several options. I tried using the link myself and the search engine flipped my entry to - avon.com/myavon/smoore - so I gave him that link and it went straight to my online store. Since I could not recreate his experience with the first link on my own computer, I had my daughter use her brand new laptop that has never been used to go to my online store to try that link so I could see what he saw. Well, when my daughter tried it, it went straight to my online store with no problem. Hmmm. I still don't know why the link didn't work for him unless he really didn't have it typed correctly. I checked Web Office on Avon Now and my online store there is still showing as youravon.com/smoore, so maybe I'll go back to sharing that instead of using smoore.avonrepresentative.com just in case that one doesn't work for some people. I did find it very interesting that the search bar flips the address to something different now (avon.com/myavon/smoore instead of smoore.avonrepresentative.com) once it goes to my online store.

Have a great rest of the weekend, remember that I am praying for you and your business daily, and let me know if there is any way that I can help you!

Sandra Moore
Avon Bronze Leader


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