How it all began
The roots of Avon can be traced back to 1886, when door to door salesman David McConnell made the decision to sell perfumes, rather than books to New York homes.
Known in those days as The California Perfume Company, the business quickly prospered and Mr McConnell appointed his first General Agent Mrs P.F.E Albee. At a time before women had the right to vote, Mrs Albee was instrumental in establishing the unique sales method that continues to be Avon’s hallmark today.
David McConnell has aspirations to expand his company overseas and recognised the need to change the company name. Having been enchanted by the beauty of Stratford upon Avon during a visit to England, David McConnell was inspired and in 1939 chose the name Avon for his growing international company.
Binzagr-Avon has been serving Avon customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 1980.
Shopping with Avon
Avon’s shop window is its brochure. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia new Avon brochures and flyers are produced every 3 weeks. These offer a wide and contemporary selection of beauty and related products at affordable prices.
An Avon Member shows a refreshed brochure to customers every three weeks either in their homes, at work, at social or leisure activities or to their friends and family. They then send their orders to Avon beauty and products are delivered free of charge directly to their homes.
Product quality & environmental responsibility
Product quality and safety are of paramount importance to Avon, and the company seeks to ensure that products meet our own very high standards by controlled laboratory tests at every stage of development and manufacture. Volunteers are invited to try our products to help evaluate their efficacy and to ensure that they are both easy and pleasant to use. Around the world systems are in place to reduce packaging waste and energy consumption, and to promote and measure re-use or recycling wherever possible. New packaging materials and production methods are evaluated as they are developed and Avon challenges itself to ensure that products and business operations fulfil a healthy balance of meeting consumer demands while having regard for environmental responsibility