Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon,
founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 is a direct selling
company in beauty, household, and personal care categories. In
1886, 34 years before women in the U.S. earned the right to
vote, Avon's founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the
chance to earn an independent income. He didn’t set
out to create a beauty company. In fact, McConnell was a
traveling book salesperson and offered beauty products as an
additional perk to his female customers. He saw that these women
were more interested in the free perfume samples than the books.
That is how the story begins.
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