Video walking tour of Avon’s distribution center in Zanesville, Ohio.
The Avon distribution center is located just outside the town of Zanesville, OH, which is about an hour east of Columbus. This is a state of the art facility!
Have you ever wondered how and by whom your Avon orders are packaged? Nick, my business partner and husband, and I were able to attend our first Avon Repfest this year. As part of the schedule for the weekend we took a tour of the distribution center. Since both Nick and I worked in warehouses in the past we were both eager to attend this walking tour.
Nick and Silke on the bus to Zanesville, OH
We are glad we chose to participate in the tour of Avon’s distribution center! Wow, we were super impressed, not just with the facility itself, but by the planning and presentation of this one-of-a-kind warehouse tour. Take a look at our video for yourself.
Avon Distribution Center
Nick – Both Silke and I have worked in warehouses before and so we felt right at home walking out on the distribution floor.
Avon’s distribution center is huge!
With all of the automation that is in place you really couldn’t help but feel like you just saw the “Jetsons” cartoon come to life. The Avon boxes were in a constant state of motion and everything was clean and very well kept.
If the visual isn’t enough to impress than the numbers should really blow you away. The number of packages that go through the center on a daily basis is truly staggering. They handle about 2.8 million pieces of product DAILY and are very environmentally conscious.
At some point during Rep Fest we really began to appreciate the number of fellow Avon Representatives there are across the country. And by touring the distribution center, we realized how your orders fit into the whole picture.
There’s never a lost product or box.
Just when you begin to feel very small walking through the Avon distribution center, the employees reassure you. It’s a fact that at any time during the fulfillment process they are able to locate your order. Think about that for a second!
Remember that time you had to call in for an add on to your order? Someone physically had to locate your order and add that item. After actually seeing all this in motion I will never take any of this for granted again.
The fun never stopped during this Avon tour.
When we arrived at the distribution center, we were greeted right outside of the bus. After being given a bracelet to wear for the tour, we all went into the building. I quickly noticed that a number was attached to my bracelet. Little did I know that this would come into play at the end of the tour.
We made our way to the end of the tour, about 40 minutes later, where we discovered that the employees had set up tables for us. Each table had Avon products placed in bins and a few chosen people would be asked to participate in a mock trial of order fulfillment.
You always have a chance to win prizes with Avon.
The number on my bracelet suddenly came into play and soon I was standing with two other fellow Avon Reps getting ready to take a crack at winning a prize. There were two teams and who ever finished first would get a credit on their next Avon order. Watch the video all the way to the end to see Nick in action!
The first Avon lady flew right through her picking and soon handed the order sheet to me. I wasn’t as knowledgeable about the products, so I may have slowed the process down a bit while I verified the pick list. No sooner had the third person started than the other team erupted into a frenzy. You see, they had already finished.
As we slowly filed out of the building I was told a consolation prize would be offered, just for participating. Hey, you have to love AVON, right?
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