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CM Cleaning Services

I have been out canvassing wednesday , thursday last week and today around 6hrs each day and picked up 20 new customers :)

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slaym75
1 hour ago, CM Cleaning Services said:

I have been out canvassing wednesday , thursday last week and today around 6hrs each day and picked up 20 new customers :)

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Sounds great mate :)) when you say canvass do you mean knocking and waiting for answer and custy signs up or just dropping leaflets and getting a call over the next few days?

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Dolf112
On 03/07/2017 at 20:06, Dan Paton said:

My missus goes out between 6 and 8 in the evenings and she normally picks up at least 4 a night.


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 Does this seem to be from areas that do not already have a cleaner?

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Dan Paton

No quite the opposite. There's tons of them round here. Not poaching them either. Only one I know of so far that's cancelled their current cleaner and that wasn't because of price. It just proves that knocking is the way to go.


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slaym75

I'm set to start my window cleaning business last week in July, or thereabouts, so I'll be knocking 1000s of doors pretty soon!! I have got some money to set up so I'm looking for a van and pole system. Anyone recommend anything? I was thinking about a vivaro or renault traffic as I've a carpet cleaning machine too. I'm really interested in the size of the tank and whether for example 500l would last me a full day cleaning or better going for 650l. Any recommendations on systems also? Sorry if this is on wrong page!

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Dolf112
5 hours ago, Dan Paton said:

No quite the opposite. There's tons of them round here. Not poaching them either. Only one I know of so far that's cancelled their current cleaner and that wasn't because of price. It just proves that knocking is the way to go.


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Thanks for the response. That's where my huge doubt was. I have only been out knocking to two areas so far and they all used the same cleaner. One had serviced the area for 20 years and was charging pennies. 

I was starting to think I'd have to find untouched areas. 

I think I'm going to have to just do raw numbers instead of trying to sell it to everybody or persuade them to use me. 

I have a sales background but I don't think it fits well with knocking doors for window cleaning. Most people think of it like a commodity I think.

 

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adamangler
42 minutes ago, Dolf112 said:

Thanks for the response. That's where my huge doubt was. I have only been out knocking to two areas so far and they all used the same cleaner. One had serviced the area for 20 years and was charging pennies. 

I was starting to think I'd have to find untouched areas. 

I think I'm going to have to just do raw numbers instead of trying to sell it to everybody or persuade them to use me. 

I have a sales background but I don't think it fits well with knocking doors for window cleaning. Most people think of it like a commodity I think.

 

 

If the are you are knocking is anything like mine, full of cheap shiners, you will struggle to build a compact round..It can be done by knocking and knocking but i hardly have anything on the same street as another. Just way too many window cleaners.

 

But yes its not a hard sell, its a simple "hi do you need a windy?" yes or no move on. Theres no point trying to persuade people with sales patter because even if you talk them into it they will likely cancel anyway. What you are looking for is enthusiasm, when you knock the door you want someone to be smiling and happy youve called not with the ok if i must attitude.

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Dolf112
18 hours ago, adamangler said:

 

If the are you are knocking is anything like mine, full of cheap shiners, you will struggle to build a compact round..It can be done by knocking and knocking but i hardly have anything on the same street as another. Just way too many window cleaners.

 

But yes its not a hard sell, its a simple "hi do you need a windy?" yes or no move on. Theres no point trying to persuade people with sales patter because even if you talk them into it they will likely cancel anyway. What you are looking for is enthusiasm, when you knock the door you want someone to be smiling and happy youve called not with the ok if i must attitude.

Thanks. Yeah that makes sense. Just pick up all the aces/low hanging fruit. And obviously the quicker I get through the no's the quicker I'll get a yes.

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slaym75

I am considering buying a round about 30 mins away from where I live, can anyone let me know the things to look out for when deciding whether to do this please? I'm aware that naturally some customers will probably fall away after the previous guy stops but anyone with experience of purchasing a round that could advise would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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