from the Avon website :
the company for women
It's all about you - and us. We are Avon. You know the name. From Boston to Beijing, we are recognized as the world's leading direct seller of beauty producs. Every day, our 4.9 million dedicated Sales Representatives across the globe provide innovative and appealing skin-care, fragrance, cosmetic and jewelry products to millions more satisfied customers. That adds up to about one billion customer transactions a year. One billion. In fact more beauty products carry the Avon brand name than any other.
It's because Avon is The Comapany For Women. Today, as always, our vision is to be the company that best understands and satisfies the product, service and self-fulfillment needs of women globally. For more than a hundred years, Avon has understood that sucessful selling is about people connecting with people. That's our spirit. It's the motivation behind our unwavering commitment to women of every culture, and our belief in transforming for the future while maintaining the best of the past.
Ask an Avon customer what most distinguishes us from our competitors, and it's very likely she will tell you all about the personal relationship she has with her Avon Representative. A phone call or a meeting with your local Sales Representative is still the friendliest way to find out what Avon has to offer. That's how it's been for more than 100 years. And today, in many of our markets across the world, we have new ideas about delivering the best Avon products and services to you - including kiosks, beauty centers, and through the power of the internet.