How to Get Your Friends to Shop from your Avon Estore
One of the most often asked questions I get or see from Avon Representatives is, “How can I get my friends to shop from my Avon eStore (aka eRep site or webstore)?” While there is no one easy answer to this question, here are some things you can do to help boost your online sales.
Promote, promote, promote
The first step to increasing your online sales is to promote, promote, promote your eStore. There are several ways to do this:
- Put the URL (aka link) on all your brochures and sales flyers. When you hand them out to your friends, be sure to point out the benefits of shopping from your eStore: shop 24/7 from the comfort of your own home; express delivery-orders typically arrive in less than a week; always free shipping on orders $40 and above; frequent free shipping codes as well as savings coupons delivered to their inbox.
- Share your link on your social media sights. I’ve learned the optimal times to do this are 8am and 4pm, but try to do so at least twice a day. You can use the social media area on youravon.com to do this easily. Be sure to include images in your post and say something about the image in your posts to try to attract your friends to click on the link and actually shop.
- Place poster and flyers in local businesses where allowed. On Facebook, there is a group called Avon Flyers by Alicia. You can get editable flyers to print out, or you can use them to post on social media. A good photo editing website is Pizap so you can add your link.
- Start a blog or website where you can add new content on a regular basis. WordPress.com or blogger.com are free and easy to use. After you create a new post, be sure to promote it on all your social media. Invite your friends to subscribe via email to your site so they can be updated as soon as your post is published. You can post free shipping codes, sales coupons, do product reviews and talk about why you love Avon!
- Brand yourself as the AVON lady in town! Get a decal for your car, wear Avon logo items, carry brochures with you wherever you go. Be to your website is on everything possible!
- Text your friends when a new campaign starts or as one is ending. Be sure to include your link in your message. Encourage them to shop online for express delivery and free shipping.
- PM (private message) your friends when you know their favorite products are on sale and remind them to shop online for express delivery.
These are just a few ideas to help you get your friends to shop from your eStore. Remember, it takes time to build an online business, but if you’re consistent and determined, it will happen!