Whats your most popular way of gaining new customers?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Haz, May 13, 2016.

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  1. Haz

    Haz Member
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    how are u gaining new customers? Whats your best formula?

    Mine is word of mouth lately, i cant wait to gain more customers !! :)

    I am planning on canvassing soon so hopefully that will serve me well
     
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  2. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Paying a canvassing company is the way I'm going. Works out expensive and can be a bit hit and miss but in the long run its quicker and saves a load of hassle doing it yourself, posting leaflets and endless fb ads
     
  3. peter rogers

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    Canvassing for me
     
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    Walk ups for me. I never canvass. If they approach you then they prob want a windy. If you approach them then the take up rate will prob be low coz if they wanted a cleaner they would have one by now.
     
  5. Adams0211

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    I've got a steady flow of new customers coming from the odd Facebook post and word of mouth.

    I got a new van a few months back and had it sign written and that has made a massive difference. I'm constantly being approached by potential new customers as I'm working. I keep a four or five business cards tucked into both of my mobile phone cases and have to replenish them almost every day.


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  6. Njones

    Njones Well-Known Member
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    Word of mouth is always best.
    I got a lot of work from ppl who told me they got my number off my van too - signwriting paid for itself almost instantly. :)
     
  7. PJ Bullard

    PJ Bullard Active Member
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    I agree with signwriting the van. I have a sign written van and people get my number from it or they put notes on my windscreen saying 'will you pop over to us once your done and give me a price'.

    Other than that, just get your walking boots on and hit the pavement. If you've got free time just canvass, canvass, canvass
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    I get next to nothing from walk ups. Had maybe 5 in a year. Signed up van. Just loads of windys round here I think
     
  9. matt18

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    doing a constantly good job, leads to natural growth these are the best customers too.
     
  10. Haz

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    business from Sign writing is on the decline due to that many window cleaning vans in your area all getting signed up. But its all about time... if your at the right place at the right time it can pay off ;)
     
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