Great, you think! Amazon prices should be cheaper. Right?
BUT….Is it really a good idea to buy Avon on Amazon and eBay? Can you buy Avon on Amazon and be a satisfied customer?
Let me tell you a few reason why you don’t want to buy Avon on Amazon.
Don’t Buy Avon on Amazon
I advise you not to shop on Amazon for your Avon products. As an experienced Avon representative, I’ve heard the horror stories from customers that previously purchased their skincare and makeup products on Amazon. The products can be out-dated and unsafe for use.
Let me list my 4 reasons why I suggest that you do not buy your Avon beauty products on Amazon or eBay.
1. Selling Avon on Amazon and eBay is Prohibited
According to the Business Policies and Procedures for Avon Independent Sales Representatives: The direct sale of products through an online auction or marketplace site (e.g. Amazon, eBay, Offer Up, Facebook Marketplace, Walmart.com, Poshmark), a personal social media page, website, or blog is strictly prohibited.
In summary, Avon representatives are prohibited from selling Avon on Amazon or eBay. All sales must be done on an Avon representative online store.
So when you order Avon online from Amazon or eBay, you are shopping with a rep that is illegally selling Avon products on these sites.
When Avon discovers that a representative is disobeying their rules and regulations and selling Avon on Amazon, that representative will be warned. If they continue this selling practice, they will be removed as an Avon rep.
Can you sell Avon on eBay?
The direct sale of products through eBay online auction is strictly prohibited according to the Business Policies and Procedures for Avon Independent Sales Representatives.
May I sell Avon on Amazon?
Selling Avon on Amazon in the USA is strictly prohibited according to the Business Policies and Procedures for Avon Independent Sales Representatives.
Are Avon Representatives allowed to sell Avon on Walmart?
Avon reps are strictly prohibited to sell Avon on Walmart.com according to the Business Policies and Procedures for Avon Independent Sales Representatives.
Can you sell Avon on Facebook Marketplace when you are an Avon rep?
No, Avon reps cannot sell Avon products on Facebook Marketplace according to the Avon business policies.
2. Expired Avon Products on Amazon and eBay
When she described the box of this Avon skincare product, I researched online and found that this was a VERY old discontinued product. Of course, I immediately told her to discontinue using the Avon face cream.
I also advised her to contact Amazon and report the seller. Hopefully, Amazon took this Amazon seller down. If not, I warn you don’t buy Avon on Amazon.
3. Amazon Price Gouging Avon Products
Not everyone that sells Avon products on Amazon or eBay is an Avon rep. They may be former representatives. Another possibility is Amazon and eBay sellers may have purchased Avon makeup and skincare products in bulk.
Why would Amazon and eBay sellers buy Avon products in bulk? It’s easy! They want to make a profit! They find products that are being discontinued and in low quantity. Can you imagine the high prices they charge for hard-to-find products?
When Avon customers desperately want to buy their favorite products that may have been discontinued, they resort to looking on Amazon or eBay.
WARNING! Bulk products become old and out-dated quickly. Expired skincare products will not give you the desired results. They may also be unsafe to use.
Last year I had a customer tell me that she paid double or more for an Avon pewter ornament that she desperately wanted as a family collectible. This was a product that was even available on my Avon store. Please do not support these sellers trying to unfairly make a profit.
4. Former Avon Rep Promotes Buying on Amazon and Ebay
You may have noticed that on an Avon blog, Beauty Beckoning, there are links to buy Avon on eBay and Amazon. The reason she is doing this is that Avon removed her from selling Avon. Due to her unfair online practices that were against Avon’s policies, unfortunately, Avon had to remove her status. I advise you not to go to her site and click on her links.
Support an Avon Representative
I would be honored to by your Avon lady. I’m only a call or email away if you have any questions. Read my Avon story to find out a little bit more about how Avon has impacted my life.
As an Independent Avon Sales Representative, I have my own small business. We are considered a self-employed business owner. We pay Federal and State income tax as well as self-employment taxes. We also share with Avon the cost of shipping the Avon products to our customers.
In addition, we have other business expenses such as brochures, samples, bags, paper to print invoices, gas to deliver your Avon products, software apps, and more.
Why shop from a big box store like Walmart, Amazon, or eBay when you can support a small business owner that cares?
Benefits of Buying from an Avon Representative
- Find an experienced Avon Rep that you can trust to help you place your Avon online order.
- An Avon Rep can help you find your perfect shade, pick out the best skin care product for your skin type, or discover new ways to enhance your natural beauty.
- Your personal rep can show you curated selections picked especially for you.
- Be the first to know about Avon’s latest products and special offers before anyone else.
- Enjoy the lowest prices, special discounts, and free shipping offers that are not available to other shoppers.
- Receive free samples of the new Avon products.
- When you shop from an online Avon store, you are supporting a small business.
- Avon supports women-driven organizations such as Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, American Cancer Society, and Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Initiative.
- For over 130 years Avon has been empowering women, supporting local communities, and local small business owners.