Who is your Hodge Hill Avon representative?

Sophia's blog 'Avon Lady in Birmingham'

Many of us may have seen, heard or ever ordered from cosmetics brand Avon in the past. If you don’t already have a representative, then you may be wondering who they are and how you can get in contact.

Sophia Palmer is our local Hodge Hill Avon representative and is pushing her work further by maintaining her own personal blog and opening her own Twitter page.

Sophia has been working for Avon for 5 months and like many women who choose to work for companies similar to Avon, it fits around her busy life style.

“I have been a self employed Avon representative since November last year, one of the main reasons for doing this is because I wanted to work hours that would fit around my family.”

However, Sophia has opened up many new options by making Avon more convinient to her customers through her blog and social networks. Sophia opened up her own blog as an extension to her work, and uses it to interact with her customers.

“I find that this is a good way to interact with my existing customers, in terms of passing out information such as the latest brochures, order & delivery dates dates, any problems that might arise, they can also see my reviews on products that I have used myself and other bits of information.It is a good way to also widen my customer base, as my blog is also linked to other social networks, such a Facebook, twitter &  blogging networks,” says Sophia.

By expanding her work through social networks, contacting and ordering from her is even easier, but don’t think you can’t still contact her in the traditional ways, as she still covers many raods in Hodge Hill.

Sophia’s allocated territory in Hodge Hill is:

Thirsk Croft 1-33 odd

Reynoldstown Road 1-39 odd and even

Redcar Croft 1-39 odd

Sprig Croft 1-20 odd and even

York Drive 1-8 all

Bromford Drive 51-117 odd

Drews Lane

If your area is not listed above, Sophia is happy to represent residents living near these roads who do not already have an Avon Representative.

Sophia supplies both paperback and ebrochures, so can accept orders via email(24hrs)/Facebook/text or the traditional doorstep collections.

Find Sophia on Twitter.

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Valentine’s Day special: Love is in the air at Hodge Hill florists

As the supermarket shelves are emptied of chocolates, and the card shops are left bare, the florists are also being run off their feet with Valentine’s Day orders and last-minute customers.

Beaufort Florists located on Coleshill road in Hodge Hill was no exception, stocked with roses, bears and champagne, they expected to be very busy today.

And it seems there are no new trends this year in Hodge Hill, as men are still opting for the traditional Valentine’s Day flower.

“The red rose is still as popular, no new trends or different flowers have been requested so far,” said a spokesperson for Beaufort Florists.

And it seems the men of Hodge Hill are making no outlandish gestures this year, as Beaufort Florists have had no special requests or marriage proposal cards in any bouquets… you boring lot!

The shop was steadily busy, with a constant trickle of men wandering in, looking slightly confused and awkward, one customer had even backed his car up to the front door to fit his large bouquet and balloons for his lucky lady in the boot.

“Our typical customers on Valentine’s Day are definitely men looking for a last-minute bouquet and gift”

We expect that they will have many more male customer’s today, even up to closing time..

However, in the recent climate are men spending as much on their loved ones? Speaking to Beaufort Florists about the credit crunch, they said:

“The recession has definitely affected our business, we don’t sell as many add on gifts as we would have in previous years such as bears or champagne to accompany the bouquet. The bouquets we sell have got smaller and we sell a lot of pre arranged bouquets that are on display out the front of the shop.”

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day, leave your comments below!

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