Avon, a brand known all over the country, and a quality one at that. Founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell who employed men to sell perfume for women door to door. Soon he was approached by a women named P.F.E. Albee who became the first woman to sell perfume in the United States. Albee, who became the face of Avon all those years ago, changed the way Mr. McConnell thought his business should be run. She made his perfume wildly popular among the women she would visit, thus propelling his infant company toward a future of success.
Fast Forward 130 years and we have a well-known company which employs anyone who is ready to take hold of their life, work for themselves, and provide for themselves the opportunity to own their own store… Just like Ms. Penny who is the proud owner of her own Avon store right here in good ole Springfield, Missouri.
All about Penny
If you would like to meet a woman who has it all figured out, head on over to Avon on East Sunshine and meet the wonderfully funny, Penny.
Penny began her adventure with Avon 11 years ago when she was working as a waitress in a diner. She was approached by her boss’s wife who asked her to become an Avon saleswoman so that she could buy all her favorite product from Penny. Of course, unbeknownst to the boss’s wife, Penny would end up becoming hugely successful with Avon and leave her current job due to her successes. Within a year Penny had grown into the Avon saleswoman of the century! Just kidding, I’m not sure that exists, but I do know Ms. Penny dove in head first and was able to expand her customer base exponentially and establish herself as a premier Avon lady.
Between the giggles my partner and I kept spewing while talking with the hilarious Ms. Penny, we discovered Ms. Penny had been a waitress for 36 years before discovering her passion for selling make-up was uncovered on that fateful day. “An Avon representative needs to be a people person, good listener, passionate, and know their product”, says Penny, which by the way she is all those things and more. She is an absolute hoot who seems to carry within her the passion and energy of a dozen people. She had a smile on her face the entire time my partner and I spoke with her and every time we have been to see her since. Needless to say, my partner and I feel in love with Ms. Penny instantly and will only shop for our make-up and skin needs at her store.
All About Avon
The company as a whole relies almost completely on the people who work within the company. They know how important their sales people are and do everything imaginable to keep them comfortable and happy, whether it be with the recognition given at their Presidents Club Gala’s, or with the benefits afforded to all of the thousands of employees spread across the United States. The people matter and that is a beautiful thing. Even better, each and every Avon employee can make up to 50% commission on the products they sell.
The health and wellbeing of Avon customers is paramount, naturally. Because of this, Avon is a huge contributor of the Breast Cancer Foundation and fights hard against Domestic Violence, raising money everywhere to help those who have suffered at the hands of another. Unfortunately, have known someone who has suffered cancer or domestic violence, or are currently battling with either one, therefore Avon’s support of these two foundations is a beautiful thing.
Avon was the first company to use alpha hydroxy acids which is an organic acid containing a hydroxyl group bonded to the carbon atom adjacent to the carboxylic acid group. A number of such compounds are used in skin-care preparations for their exfoliating properties.
A bit science-y, I know, but this organic acid has proven to do wonders for people’s skin and is organic…where could one go wrong? In 1991 alpha hydroxy acid was developed and became a cutting edge skin care product. Avon took notice and integrated it into some of their products, where it then became successful. I’ve tried it and am loving the results!
Even though all of the Avon products are top of the line, we asked Ms. Penny what her favorite was and she went bouncing away, but not before exclaiming, “Oh, I’ll show you!” She returned with a little bottle called Anew Vitamin C. This is a super cool product which is used to soften dry and cracked skin. She put a little dab in each of our hands and told us to use as if it were lotion. To our surprise, our hands had never been softer. No wonder she loves it so much!
If you are looking for a fun, caring individual to work with you and all of your make-up and skin care needs, we strongly suggest visiting Penny at her Avon store. She is not only knowledgeable, but unbelievably personable and actually wants to improve other lives and needs. I know I’m hooked on Penny!
Avon with Penny
2942 E. Sunshine St.
or visit her online @ youravon.com/psearfoss
See you there, Ciao!