Gaining Custermers From Water Fed Pole Guys

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by pws, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. pws

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    hi ya :) thought i would post this as i have gained 5 custys this year because they did not like the WFP method of having there windows cleaned, they are 3 bedroom bay windowed semis1920-30 s type that i charge £15 for and they take me 30-40 minuets to do frames as well, the WFP guys were taking 10-15 minuets to do the same houses at £20 a time, in this day and age people want to see what they get for there money, thats why i have stated in past posts that there are a lot of people being ripped of by some WFP guys, sorry but i am a time served windy who came up through the ranks and yes i still use a shamy and scrim ;)
     
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  2. james44

    james44 Well-Known Member
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    just dont get this why have you charged less to do more work?
     
  3. M.K Cleaners.co.uk

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    There not getting ripped off, if they were or thought they were they would'nt have paid him. You have a customer that has switched only due to the cost. What happens when someone cheaper and quicker comes along and canvasses the house?
     
  4. pws

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    quality at the right price,i can make agood living,i quoted my price i did not know what the WFP guys were charging till i took the 3rd house on
     
  5. james44

    james44 Well-Known Member
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    30-40 mins for 1 house@£15 depends what you class as making a good living!
     
  6. pws

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    yes matey a good living for me, i have bought 6 kids up on this game, them same houses were £4-5in the late 70s early 80s
     
  7. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    Funny this, I picked up 2 customers as they didn't like wfp, and they didn't touch the doors.. I was £1 cheaper too.. But I have now switched these to wfp tops and they are happy enough, and will be increasing £1 next month!!

    But there is plenty of people out there who do prefer the wfp.. Just some people can't understand why their windows are left wet even after explaining it all to them..
     
  8. David Taylor

    David Taylor Well-Known Member
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    customers are not paying you to be there for 40 minutes their paying you to clean x amount of windows for £15, You probably said i`ll clean all your windows for £15? (if you do them in 25 minutes will you stand there for 10 so the customer gets their "moneys worth" out of you or go onto the second house?)
     
  9. pws

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    hi ya if i cleaned them in 25 minuets, then got offerd a cup of tea yes i would stand there for another 10 minuets, the custermer what ever hourly rate they work for sees a windy splashing abit of water on there windows for 10-15minuets, for £20 thinks i had to work 2hrs for that sort of money thats when they say they are being ripped of, i am old school and have a consients,i am self enployed windy not a buisiness, at the end of the day we are just window cleaners just some are up there own jacks more than others
     
  10. adyspurs

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    You earn what you feel comfortable with mate.if the customer is happy with you and your making a living then all good.
     
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