Canvassing cost for commercial

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Steve s, Sep 29, 2016.

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  1. Steve s

    Steve s Member
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    I have a girl that canvasses for me,I pay an agreed figure and she is really good at the job and her pricing is better than mine(she adds 3 quid in case she's missed any windows)
    Her background is in sales to businesses and she would like to approach some quite large places.
    What would be a reasonable percentage to pay her for bigger jobs?
    Many thanks
     
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  2. Hunty

    Hunty Active Member
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    I would have a scale based on value of work, £0-250 10% £251-500 12.5% £501-750 15% etc would be the way to go and of course cap it where you see fit


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  3. Steve s

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    Just received a list of work she canvassed yesterday
    14 domestic jobs right in the middle of my existing work and 2 small shop fronts done weekly.
    It was pouring rain until 10 so a good result I think
    Far better than the so called professional company I employed early this year.
    Looks like I'll be working like a dog tomorrow to do them all.
    She's off out again this afternoon,I've told her to book them for Wednesday.
    She knows absolutely nothing about window cleaning, just how to count them and work out a price using a guide I gave her.
    I pay her the first clean when it's cleaned and agreed to pay half of the second clean when it's done.
    This young lady only works for me in her spare time but is going to canvass full time next year if she can find enough demand.
     
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    meridion Well-Known Member
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    I'll sign her up!
     
  5. Hunty

    Hunty Active Member
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    Sounds like a good result, if she is that good for you my advise would be to pay her 2 times first clean but she has to tell custies first clean is double, she earns more you pay less


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  6. Steve s

    Steve s Member
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    What a good idea, I'll have a chat with her.
    She's working this week so no more knocking till Saturday
    If she knocked my door I'd definitely have my windows done
    (If the wife was out and I was 20 years younger)
     
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    If she worked for me (and she's as good as you say) I'd let her set her own remuneration package and targets. If you ever find her surplus to requirements, point her in my direction.
     
  9. Steve s

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    Did the first cleans yesterday,
    12 no problem ( couple of awkward access windows)
    1 out with gate locked rebooked today
    1 changed her mind and said it's a one off
    Pretty good I reckon
    She's at her job all week and only knocks weekends so I'll see what next week brings
     
  10. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Hang on to her mate. Good canvassers are like rocking horse ****.
     
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