Does anyone sell/buy Avon or Mary Kay...

Does anyone sell/buy Avon or Mary Kay anymore?

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Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#1 Apr 27, 2012
Ladies(for the most part) do you know if anyone is still buying this stuff or is it a thing of the past?
Just an opinion

Bucyrus, OH

#2 Apr 27, 2012
I still buy Avon, Mary Kay is too expensive and what they make their reps keep for an inventory is a lot. Plus they're kind of cultish. Avon also has a really cute children's line now.
Stacey

United States

#3 Apr 27, 2012
There are a lot of Avon reps around here, myself included. With so many people that sell it, its hard to get new customers because everyone already has a rep. I only know of a few people that sell Mary Kay.
Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#5 Apr 27, 2012
Stacey wrote:
There are a lot of Avon reps around here, myself included. With so many people that sell it, its hard to get new customers because everyone already has a rep. I only know of a few people that sell Mary Kay.
I'm thinking about starting a business(I have to see how things go this summer) if things go well I'm thinking about occupying a building uptown. It is similar to Avon but is not makeup sales. What I would like to do is get a couple different "booths" with Avon being one of them to offer customers a "no hassle" way of getting things such as Avon and scentcy. Because there are so many people selling these items I can't see either one being able to open a store on their own. Do you think that would be a benefit?(if you were the permanent Avon person hypothetically)
Stacey

United States

#6 Apr 27, 2012
Business adventure wrote:
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I'm thinking about starting a business(I have to see how things go this summer) if things go well I'm thinking about occupying a building uptown. It is similar to Avon but is not makeup sales. What I would like to do is get a couple different "booths" with Avon being one of them to offer customers a "no hassle" way of getting things such as Avon and scentcy. Because there are so many people selling these items I can't see either one being able to open a store on their own. Do you think that would be a benefit?(if you were the permanent Avon person hypothetically)
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Yes I think that would be a great idea! It would help not just the customers but it also help the reps out by widening their customer base.
hey

Mount Vernon, OH

#7 Apr 27, 2012
nah, i know a bunch of people doing avon, scentsy and now this 31 crap...and yeah you'll get a few parties from your friends or co-workers but then most say it fizzles out. the market is too overwhelmed with stuff like that...gotta be something different.
Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#8 Apr 27, 2012
hey wrote:
nah, i know a bunch of people doing avon, scentsy and now this 31 crap...and yeah you'll get a few parties from your friends or co-workers but then most say it fizzles out. the market is too overwhelmed with stuff like that...gotta be something different.
That's why it will be in a standing store, anyone can come in whenever they want. So not just parties, an actual store. The product I will be introducing is nothing like what people are used to seeing and I don't have to pay for my inventory ahead of time so no out right cost over my head. If I can build a clientel it should work out. There would be no pay to employees because we are all individual business owners and only a % of sales would be charged to those that had space( kinda like a salon with a chair charge) but it wouldn't be a lot because I want to start something that will be successful. So this would be way different than your normal "Avon" sales.
Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#9 Apr 27, 2012
Stacey wrote:
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Yes I think that would be a great idea! It would help not just the customers but it also help the reps out by widening their customer base.
I don't know anyone in Avon currently so if things work out over the summer and you want to try I would be happy to have ya. We will need to keep in touch.
hey

Mount Vernon, OH

#10 Apr 27, 2012
well, i don't know. perhaps it could work. i do know years ago that flea market place across from the post office had something similar, where the booths in there were owned by different people who just paid a % and some did sell non antique things, there was an avon table up there years ago. i'd maybe talk to some people already in similar business and see, maybe it could. maybe the sellers would pay the sales percentage if it was bringing them more business vs. them having to go out and have the parties. either way, good luck on your venture, it doesn't sound half bad!
Stacey

United States

#11 Apr 27, 2012
Business adventure wrote:
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I don't know anyone in Avon currently so if things work out over the summer and you want to try I would be happy to have ya. We will need to keep in touch.
Sure. I will give u an initial email on here to contact me and we can go from there. You can email me at gsrktkm@yahoo.com I'll look for your email.
Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#12 Apr 27, 2012
hey wrote:
well, i don't know. perhaps it could work. i do know years ago that flea market place across from the post office had something similar, where the booths in there were owned by different people who just paid a % and some did sell non antique things, there was an avon table up there years ago. i'd maybe talk to some people already in similar business and see, maybe it could. maybe the sellers would pay the sales percentage if it was bringing them more business vs. them having to go out and have the parties. either way, good luck on your venture, it doesn't sound half bad!
If it does work out then I hope you come check it out! I plan to have it classier than the flea market, and it will be more for women, and all new products, nothing used.
Stacey

United States

#13 Apr 27, 2012
hey wrote:
well, i don't know. perhaps it could work. i do know years ago that flea market place across from the post office had something similar, where the booths in there were owned by different people who just paid a % and some did sell non antique things, there was an avon table up there years ago. i'd maybe talk to some people already in similar business and see, maybe it could. maybe the sellers would pay the sales percentage if it was bringing them more business vs. them having to go out and have the parties. either way, good luck on your venture, it doesn't sound half bad!
I know the guy that owned it then, maybe I can talk to him and get his input.
check out first

Lima, OH

#14 Apr 27, 2012
It sounds like you want to open a one stop shop for home sale vendors and that is an excellant idea. Just a precaution to the vendors....have them check their business agreements closely as many of the home party plans specify that they can not sell in or to a permenant store. (they can at open houses but not a store). Just wanted to give you heads up and you can pass it on to your vendors. I wouldn't want any one getting into trouble over the fine print of the contract they signed.
Business adventure

Fayette, OH

#16 Apr 27, 2012
check out first wrote:
It sounds like you want to open a one stop shop for home sale vendors and that is an excellant idea. Just a precaution to the vendors....have them check their business agreements closely as many of the home party plans specify that they can not sell in or to a permenant store.(they can at open houses but not a store). Just wanted to give you heads up and you can pass it on to your vendors. I wouldn't want any one getting into trouble over the fine print of the contract they signed.
Thanks, that is something we will have to look out for!
chatt

Iola, WI

#17 Apr 28, 2012
If anyone is interested i have a very large collection of older avon bottles, ect. most have never been used an are setting in my GARAGE. They are in the boxes that cases of computer paper comes in with the lids. There are probably 30 boxes an will sell them for a reasonable price.
hey

Mount Vernon, OH

#18 Apr 28, 2012
chatt wrote:
If anyone is interested i have a very large collection of older avon bottles, ect. most have never been used an are setting in my GARAGE. They are in the boxes that cases of computer paper comes in with the lids. There are probably 30 boxes an will sell them for a reasonable price.
yeah yeah quit trying to pawn your old crap on us...
it's called ebay.
Alizabeth Crider

United States

#20 Feb 5, 2013
I have family that has been in Mary Kay for decades. The one thing that was touched on above was finding people who want the products. I recently started an Internet Marketing Career and I have found that there are over 600,000 searches for Mary Kay every month. So this proves that there are people who are still looking for these products in large demand. The next step it just learning how to guide these customers that already have their credit cards out to your website.

I am not looking to get into the cosmetic game but I can show a few of you how to find a plethora of people who are searching for what you want.

Cheers.

TrainingStartsNow.com
Janet Byrne

Australia

#22 Jul 31, 2013
I sell Mary Kay why because I love it cause it really works it is dear because u r paying for something that works not just wasting money on stuff that doesn't &#128515; if u worked out all the Money u spent in stuff that doesn't work then that's dearer &#128559; you can also shop on line with my ID number 156262au at Mary Kay .... Or email me wittlefoot@hotmail.com
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#23 Jul 31, 2013
I quit going to these "parties" in college. They feel like charity balls to me where everyone is just giving the sales lady donations. It's really quite ridiculous and degrading. Get a job.
Little Jerry Seinfeld

Johnstown, OH

#24 Jul 31, 2013
Murphy deals Mary Kay.

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