Jump to content

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.

Possible huge contract worries


Corps012588

Recommended Posts

Hiya guys.

Whilst out dropping fliers a few days ago I decided " in for a penny, in for a pound" and dropped a flyer into a local holiday park.

Didn't expect to hear anything but today I have received an email from their sales manager asking about a possible business partnership.

Now this park has over 300 caravans and god knows how many lodges.

Can anyone give me any tips on how to progress please as I have never taken on anything like this.

Any ideas on contracts and things would be a massive help please

 

Thak you in advance

 

Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app

 

 

Link to comment

I would ask for a meeting to discuss firstly what they mean as a possible business partnership. I would then ask what exactly they want, just external windows, full cleans, frequency, payment etc Then how many caravans, lodges, sizes etc, once you've got that information you can start pricing. Remember that even though it potentially is very big and therefore profitable, it could also make you a very busy underpaid fool. 

The contract will only stipulate what you have discussed and the period you have the work for.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
6 minutes ago, Corps012588 said:

Thank you part timer. The underpaid fool part is what worries me in all honesty

Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app
 

If you have all the info in front of you and you have calculated how long each unit is going to take you then it's just a multiplication exercise. Some times big jobs seem very daunting, and initially they are, however after a few washes it will become easier. Don't be scared in asking if you can do a trial on each type of caravan / lodge, if he wants to have a partnership then he should be helping you as well. Don't go into the meeting feeling intimidated, he knows how to run a caravan park, not a window cleaning business. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment

From my experience a lot of these places say they want a regular clean and it turns out to be twice a year! Some also want the work done for next to nothing and take months to pay as "there was a problem at head office" well worth a look on trip advisor as may show how well place is run? Park holidays took 3 months to pay me! Will not do this type of work anymore

Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app

Link to comment
On 8/30/2017 at 16:48, Part Timer said:

If you have all the info in front of you and you have calculated how long each unit is going to take you then it's just a multiplication exercise. Some times big jobs seem very daunting, and initially they are, however after a few washes it will become easier. Don't be scared in asking if you can do a trial on each type of caravan / lodge, if he wants to have a partnership then he should be helping you as well. Don't go into the meeting feeling intimidated, he knows how to run a caravan park, not a window cleaning business. 

Agree totally....and good on you "in for a penny ,in for a pound" may end up in for loads of pounds !!!!!

Link to comment

Get everything in writing email your quote and if they agree to terms of contract that's fine. But be wary some contracts will drop you after 1-2 times cleans.

I priced a school last week as a one off despite them telling me they wanted it done once every year. My spidey sense was tingling so I went in high and got the job.

Sent using the Window Cleaning Forums mobile app

Link to comment

Don't want to see ads? Become a subscribed member.


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.

Ad Blocker Detected

Please disable your ad blocker

Our forum relies on ads to pay for the servers and our time maintaining and running the forum.

Sadly running a forum like this is not free, and due to our popularity, we need servers that can handle the amount of traffic and resources our forum uses.

 

If you do not wish to see ads on our site, please consider supporting the forum with a membership subscription.

 

Accept