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How to sign up to sell Avon

Updated on September 17, 2013

Want to sell Avon?

The Avon company, started in the United States and branching internationally, will be celebrating its 125th anniversary next year - 2011. The current CEO, Andrea Jung is busy advertising and preparing for a world tour that will take place to commemorate the company's achievement.

All those working for Avon are proud of its staying power for over a century when so many American companies have failed and folded. According to statistics provided by the Avon company, There are over 500,000 Avon Representatives in the United States alone and over 60,000 additional Avon Representatives in other countries.

Focusing on the United States alone, a country of over 300 million people, you might think that we hardly need yet another Avon Representative but that is not the case at all. You can get many of your own customers as a Representative.To this day, loyal Avon customers still enjoy the personalized service and product advice provided when shopping with a Representative.

If you are thinking about signing up to sell Avon, first take a look at the community you live in.

  • Is the market saturated with Avon Representatives providing their services?
  • Do there seem to be very many of them already in your community.
  • If not, then you should really go for the opportunity and introduce your services to your neighbors.
  • Even if there are already several Avon Representatives near you, you do not have to close your eye to the opportunity.
  • You can sign up to work on a team and be mentored by other area Representatives or you can advertise and market yourself elsewhere- to the next town over or by phone to friends and family in another state altogether.

When you approach the Avon Company with your interest in selling Avon products, you must be prepared and keep in mind the following.:

1. While you will be working on commissions only, you will undergo an application process and be asked questions similar to when you apply for any other type of employment.

2. Many of these questions will be used for a criminal background check. Among the information you will need to provide are:

  • Your full name
  • social security number
  • date of birth
  • address
  • driver's license number and the state where it was issued
  • the last 4 digits of a credit or debit card that you use
  • your bank account information for direct deposit of your earnings.

3. In the United States market, you must be over 18 and legally authorized to work in the U.S. in order to become a Avon Representative. Otherwise, you must have parental permission and have your parent sign up for the selling account on your behalf.

4. You will need to have an established credit history if you are interested in buying inventory on credit. It is a flexible option that Avon offers if you have a lot of inventory to buy but you can actually become a Representative without keeping any inventory at all.

  • You can order products only as they are requested from you by your customers or you can even ask your customers to shop from an on-line store that would be in your name.

5. To learn more about signing up to become a Avon Representative, call the Avon office in your district, go to or approach a Avon Leadership Representative that you already know to join their downline and be mentored on their team. I am a Rep myself and would be happy to assist you if you contact me.


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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi kay, thanks so much for posting your comment and showing your interest. It's good that you see that Avon can be a good fit for you even if you travel often. I would be happy to put in a corporate referral for you if you'd like. Please email me at with your First and Last Name, mailing address, email address, phone number and best time to call (AM/PM?). Avon corporate office will then contact you and help you to get set up. I'm afraid that at some point in the process they might ask for your ss# because the process of getting appointed is similar to other employment in that way but it is very secure.

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      kay 5 years ago

      i want to sell avon. i only want to sign up online not meet someone. i travel with my husband but i can always have avon with me. please tell me if theres a way to sign up without giving my s.s.#

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 5 years ago from USA

      Hi Sweet Pea,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Avon offers a lot of flexibility. You can sign up with someone not in your state, belong with a district team that is not in your state and not attend local meetings if you prefer. The meetings are optional. You will have to have 1 face to face meeting with your rep however to sign and process paperwork. For example, a cousin from Idaho visiting Wisconsin for the holidays can sign up a cousin in Wisconsin during the visit. They must both place their original signatures on the paperwork. The other option is to get a Avon representative to offer you a corporate referral where you will be contacted directly by the Avon corporate office and they will get you started. If you need someone to give you such a referral, I'd be happy to do so. You can email me at nykahi5(at) You will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number, and email adress. Thx.

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      Sweet Pea 5 years ago

      Hi. I am interested in joining Avon but want to sign up under someone not in my state. How is this done?

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      Cheryl and j.gilbert, I know it's been two months and you are probably long gone. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to moderate your comments and offer you assistance. If you do read this, know that I am an Avon Rep myself. If I can help you, please contact me directly via the "Contact Journey *" link on the right side of this page. Thanks. All best and Happy Holidays.

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      j . gilbert 6 years ago

      trying to find out how can i join the team to sell avon i would love to join aand maybe become a rep i am a guest that is trying to join

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      Cheryl Collins 6 years ago

      the Account Number I use to get my oders out want go through because it is not good.

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 6 years ago from USA

      You're welcome Hello, hello and thanks to you. I appreciate your comment.

      Virtuous706, you're very welcome. I hope you go for it and good luck!

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      Virtuous706 6 years ago

      Thanks for answering the questions that were running through my mind. I am interested in selling but I was wondering why my social security and drivers license number was needed. This is a helpful site for people like myself who are interested in selling. Thanks again

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a fantastic hub with good advice.