History of Avon

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In honor of me becoming an Avon Representative I thought Id write on the history of Avon. Everyone some point of another has come across Avon. I was quite curious in how long this company has been around and who formed it. To my surprise it was a man!

Mr. David McConnell

Avon started out as a California perfume company whose founder was Mr. David McConnell age 28 of New York, NY in 1886.

1939 Avon name was born

In 1939 the companies name was then changed to Avon in honor of Mr. McConnell’s favorite playwright William Shakespeare who hailed from the town Strafford- On -Avon in the English Midlands. It was the name of the river that ran through the town. Women have sold Avon since 1886 and that was 34 years before they had the right to vote.

 First Avon Lady

First Avon lady was P.F.E.Albee of Winchester, New Hampshire. She is the one that started and promoted the direct selling method of Avon we know today. Avon is sold all over the country and my men and women!

 Some Fun Facts

1905- First ad print in Good House Keeping

1920- Fist time sales topped $$ millions

1953- First television advertisement launch

1972- Fist sales topped $$ billions

1989- Avon is the first manufacturing company to announce no more animal testing on their products.

1996- First time ever in history Avon became a spokesman for the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta Georgia.

Avon seems to be in the family blood for my cousin sold it as well as my Mom even when she got sick I was her little personal spokesperson and delivered for her.

Hope you enjoyed this little fun hub. I had fun researching this.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Janny, Interesting fact. I sold Avon in 1966. I know you probably weren't born then! I was a new mom and it was a way to earn a bit of extra income as I didn't work outside the home. Avon has good products and always have.

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Thank you Pamela, Coolness on you being a former Avon lady.

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"Quill" 6 years ago

Great products...I have worked in the outdoors for years and someone introduced me to a male skin creme, was amazing stuff.


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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Thanks Quill. Glad you like Avon they do have some good products and nothing else can compare to them.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

my sister also use avon. thanks Janny for share about the history of avon.

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Welcome Prasetio. I thought it was interesting and shared.

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent expose. I enjoyed reading your pithy Hub. Thank you!

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Wow thanks.

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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

WOW! I was thinking about writing about my accomplishments in Avon when I was an Avon Beauty Advisor! I was McConnel Club. I want to share with the women how I made $80,000- to $100,000 a year with Avon! Be looking for this Hub, I believe the Lord wants me to share this! Love your Hub my friend!! Blessings!!!

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Do write that the hub drpastorcarlotta I would love to read it! Need all the inspiration I can get!

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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

I love avon! Thanks for this interesting read.

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Glad you liked it Daisyjae. I thought it was interesting too.Thank you for commenting

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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

This was very interesting. I like little known history, Avon has come a long way. Nice hub.

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Thank you pmccray Im quite proud of this little trival hub.

mary ann glamayo 6 years ago

i like avon products........ infact I am an Avon dealer

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JannyC 6 years ago Author

Thank you Mary Ann. Avon does have good products. Love their care deeply its only thing I use for my lips.

jerilyn 5 years ago

i like avon..dahil sa avon !!! naging sikat akong business student!!

thanks to avon!!!

keshia 5 years ago

i think avon is a great product because my mom order some stuff for my sister and i from avon. it's the best product ever::::::::::::::!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sneh Tomar 3 years ago from Stuttgart, Germany

i am an Avon Rep & i must say to you ladies unique that you can find at great presents at AVON with great price range...

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