Ava Anderson reviews
This is my independent review of Ava Anderson Non Toxic
I chose to review Ava Anderson Non Toxic because it has been one of the fastest growing and most popular direct sales companies, over the past few years. Does this mean that it is a good company for you to join or not? Let’s find out.
If you are thinking about joining Ava Anderson Non Toxic, you should read as many company reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews you read are not written by current members of the Ava Anderson Non Toxic business opportunity. They are probably there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you an unbiased review.
My review of Ava Anderson Non Toxic will be an independent one. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of the Ava Anderson Non Toxic products or their business opportunity.
Whether you are thinking of joining Ava Anderson Non Toxic or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!
This is the kind of information that I would want to know before I would sign up with this or any other company.
A quick disclaimer:
People frequently lose money, while trying to build any network marketing business.
Ava Anderson reviews – the company and its history
At the ripe old age of 14, Ava Anderson discovered that most skin care and beauty products contained a litany of harmful chemicals. She looked for a complete line of safe products. She was unable to find one, so she decided to start a company of her own. Ava Anderson Non toxic was launched in December of 2009. The company is almost 6 years old. That does meet my criteria of having been in business at least 5 years. If a direct sales company is going to fail, it usually will fail in the first 5 years of business.
Their mission statement says:
“To educate consumers about current health risks in personal care and home products and provide non toxic alternatives, and in so doing, build meaningful businesses with many consultants.”
They have over 7,500 consultants and they are only operating within the United States. They say that they have no plans to expand into other countries, at this time.
Their corporate officers are:
Ava Anderson – Founder, CEO and Director of Product Development
Kim Anderson – Founder and President
Frohman Anderson – Executive Vice President
Robin Ehrenzweig – Director of Sales and Communications
Marianne Friedlund – Director of Training
Anna Soares – Consultant and Customer Service Director
John Mannix – Director of IT
Ava Anderson Non Toxic
130 Franklin Street
Warren Rhode Island 02885
Phone: 401 289 2900
Here is a video that should give you a good overview of the company and Ava Anderson.
Ava Anderson reviews – their financials
Ava Anderson Non Toxic is a privately held corporation. In 2014, Ava Anderson Non Toxic did gross revenues of $20,000,000. This is up over 300% from their 2013 revenues.
Ava Anderson reviews – their Better Business Bureau rating
Ava Anderson Non Toxic is not listed with the Better Business Bureau, at all. This is highly unusual! A company does not need to be accredited, a paying member of the BBB, to have a listing. I’m not sure how this has happened. It does give reason to be leery.
Their headquarters told me that they are “proud members of the Direct Sales Association.” That’s not the same thing.
Ava Anderson reviews – their products
All of Ava Anderson’s products are formulated to contain no harmful chemicals. On their site, they have a list of over 20 ingredients that are commonly found in retail skin care and make up products. Most of them are known to be harmful and many have been linked to cancers, of all types. Most of the products fall into the retail price range of $8.00 to $25.00. They do sell some of their products in sets that run as much as $229.95.
I usually suggest that you purchase some of the products before you join the company. You should Really like the products and the fact that they are producing chemical free products. You will be asked to use and sell these products.
I also suggest that you only join a company because you love the products and have a real passion for them!
I would suggest that you find a home party and get a sample of the products that way. You do run the risk of having the distributor chasing around town to join their business.
I usually suggest that you purchase a sample product off of Amazon, but all of the products on Amazon seem higher than their retail price. I will add a link to Amazon here: Ava Anderson on Amazon.
You might have better luck on Ebay. Here is a link to Ebay: Ava Anderson on Ebay.
There are 17 different categories of products that Ava Anderson Non Toxic offers.
Ava Anderson complaints
Since this company is not listed in the Better Business Bureau, I wasn’t able to look any complaints for them. I did a search of the keyword “Ava Anderson complaints” and I didn’t find any complaints. It’s hard to believe that everyone likes these products, but maybe they do?
Ava Anderson reviews – if you become a Ava Anderson Non Toxic consultant
To become a consultant with Ava Anderson you need to pay the $99.00 enrollment fee plus shipping and handling and tax. You get a distributor kit that contains: (the products that are included in the kit are subject to change)
6-piece skin care set – cleanser, toner, moisturizer 2 oz, moisturizer with SPF 1.5 oz exfoliator, lip scrub, Ava perfume from essential oils, eye makeup remover pads – plus 1 foundation medium, 1 blush, 2 lipsticks, 2 lip glosses, 1 lip balm spearmint, lip balm spf 15 set of 3, 2.9 oz sun screen SPF 30+, 1 travel kit, 1 – 2 oz. hand sanitizer, eye cream .5 oz, 1 sample bag and 10 catalogs.
I may have left something out, so ask the company what you will be getting before you join.
I was told that these item may very depending on when you get your kit. The kit contains $300.00 worth of products and $100.00 of informational material.
Ava Anderson reviews – what monthly fees can you expect?
I called the Ava Anderson headquarters to try to get this information. I’d like to say that it was a good experience, but I can’t. My first question was, “Can I get a copy of the Distributor Agreement?” The response was, “What is that?” It didn’t get much better after that. Apparently, they call their distributors, “Consultants.” I guess that caused some sort of confusion. I also asked if there was a contract that needed to be signed when someone joins. That didn’t clear things up for them.
I had a list of 10 questions to ask. Nothing too obtuse. It was like pulling teeth to get any kind of answers. I’m not sure if I got the right information or not, but I will put what they told me in the article. Please double check with them if you are thinking about signing up with this company.
I do have say that this kind of stonewalling is not that unusual. I’ve asked other companies for this type of information and actually been told “No!” They wouldn’t send that information to me. I don’t get it?
1. Is there a required autoship program?
I was told that there are no autoship requirements for their consultants. A Consultant does need to have sales of $500.00 in a 6 month period to qualify as “active.”
2. Are there any ongoing, monthly fees?
They do have replicated websites that are optional. There are 2 different versions. Their “light” version is $4.95 per month and their “Pro” version is $9.95. I asked what the difference was and I was told that I could find out when I signed up.
3. Are there any other fees?
I was told that there are no other fees.
Ava Anderson reviews – business opportunity and the compensation plan
Ava Anderson is a direct sales company. With a direct sales company you receive a commission on the products that you sell. This commission starts at 30% and you can go as high as 50% depending on what sales level you are. You can also get up to 7% of your groups sales volume, up to 5 levels deep.
They have a compensation plan document that has 17 pages. It’s fairly complex. If you’d like to read it the document you can find it here.
Ava Anderson reviews – their income disclosure statement
I have been unable to locate an Income Disclosure Statement for Ava Anderson. I asked for an IDS from the Ava Anderson headquarters and I was told that they don’t give out that information. I told them that the FTC requires them to provide it to me. They were not very impressed.
Ava Anderson reviews – the distributor agreement
When I spoke to their headquarters, I was told that they would send me a copy of their Consultant Agreement and their Policies and Procedures document. I just received an email from them and there weren’t any documents. I replied to find out if they were willing to send them to me or not. I will edit this if I do receive the requested documents. My guess is that they won’t send them. Another red flag. What are they afraid of?
Ava Anderson reviews – is this the right company for you?
For obvious reasons I can’t tell you if this is the right company, for you. You should weigh the pros and cons and see if it stacks up for you and what you think you’d like. I’m left to wonder why they are not a member of the Better Business Bureau.
I usually don’t offer too many of my own opinions, but I feel compelled to say something about this company and what they are trying to do. It is refreshing to see that a company is concerned for the welfare of their clients. Too many companies are willing to do anything to make a fast buck. I have a very positive feeling about this company.
With a mere 75,000 consultants nationwide and they are doing $20,000,000 in sales, this may be a really good time to at least think about joining Ava Anderson Non Toxic.
Please try out the products before you make any decisions.
Is Ava Anderson Non Toxic a scam?
Being that Ava Anderson Non Toxic is in the make up and beauty niche, there may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that Ava Anderson Non Toxic is a good and strong company. They are in no way a scam! I do wonder about who is running the business!
I’ve never added any of my personal thoughts about a company, but I really feel like I need to now. From my research of Ava Anderson Non Toxic, I first thought that this was an up and coming company. They have products that meet a need in the marketplace. There seems to be a fairly large demand for natural cosmetics and personal care products.
I do have to say that after talking to their headquarters, that I have to wonder who is behind this company. Maybe I shouldn’t judge the company by the people in their Consultant Services office. I would suggest that anyone thinking about joining this company call them and decide for yourself.
I sent an email back to their person I spoke to at their headquarters and told them that my wife was thinking about selling makeup. They seem to have responded to that. All of this makes me wonder.
As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.
The person who sponsors you is just as critical to your success as the information that is contained in this Ava Anderson Non Toxic review.
In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about, both, the company and their products!
I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!
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