Avon Business Updates
Over the last year, we've invested $100 million to continue to improve how we support you and your customers. Some investments you've seen like the development of Espira by Avon, our new Health & Wellness line, enhancements to our highly competitive compensation plan, our high-value incentives and trips, and the introductions of Avon U and Avon Social. Other investments you might not see are very important and include our new technology platform improvements. We also will be unveiling some coming-soon investments, to be revealed later this year.
We are extremely committed to supporting you and your business and would like to continue to make smart investments while keeping your costs of doing business as low as possible. As with any business, we have seen costs rise, and have absorbed increases in the costs of printing our brochure as well as shipping fee increases. While we will continue to offset the full cost increases, you will notice slight increases in these prices and fees beginning in Campaign 9.
At approximately 200 pages – and sometimes more, our Campaign brochure is bigger and better than ever with more pages of products including Espira by Avon, Avon Living, and mark. all in one place. Your brochure is now a one-stop shop, making it even easier for you to share Avon's fabulous products with all your customers. As you know, we haven't increased the price of our brochure in many years even though the cost to print the brochure has steadily increased. With the increase in pages comes an additional increase in the cost of printing. Starting in C9 there will be a slight increase in the price of brochures when you purchase two or more 10-packs. There is no price increase for your first 10-pack of brochures and when you buy multiple 10-packs you won’t pay more than a 50 cent increase.
For several years now, our shipping fees have remained the same even though our costs to ship have increased each year. Starting in C9, shipping fees will increase by $1, which is in line with our competitor’s practices. The shipping cost for your online store customers will also increase by $1 for a total of $6.95 per order. However, online store purchases of $40 or more will continue to ship for free! Follow these steps to update this pricing in your Online Store.
- Head to Web Office > Online Store > Edit Your Online Store and click on the edit icon to adjust the price of shipping to $6.95 for anywhere that it appears.