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Hi Guys , new to the forum and new to the window cleaning business. Can any one tell me if its worth having your business name , logo , contact details etc embroided on your work wear etc when working as well as when say ....shopping at tescos . Do you get many taps on the shoulder sort of thing .?

Thanks.

 

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6 hours ago, carp boy said:

Hi Guys , new to the forum and new to the window cleaning business. Can any one tell me if its worth having your business name , logo , contact details etc embroided on your work wear etc when working as well as when say ....shopping at tescos . Do you get many taps on the shoulder sort of thing .?

Thanks.

 

Welcome to the house of fun. 🙂

"Every little helps." as Tesco say. We have our business name and logo on our uniforms. That's important to us so we look professional. Customers and their neighbours are put at ease when we arrive. We don't have our contact details on the uniform. I prefer not to have the uniform too cluttered and possibly needy looking with phone number. Our business contact details can be found on Google, on our sign-written van and in local ad mags. I also don't think people would be comfortable staring at us while they note down the number.

I carry a wallet with me at all times when working. This has our four types of business cards, three small Ziploc bags for new customers to leave subsequent payments in, a small amount of float for leaving change and a small pen. I simply hand walk-ups a card or more often than not quote while there. In which case I will write the first clean price and the 6 weekly maintenance clean price on the back of the card and put it in a Ziploc bag for them to leave the payments in, if they agree to hire us.

I'm rarely in uniform to get walk-ups when I'm not near the van working.

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I think it’s worth having it yes it makes you look more professional and sets you apart from the doleys  I don’t ware it for shopping unless I have to go in the supermarket during the working day , definitely get a van sign written as well best advertising money you will ever spend . 

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23 minutes ago, Davy G said:

Welcome to the house of fun. 🙂

"Every little helps." as Tesco say. We have our business name and logo on our uniforms. That's important to us so we look professional. Customers and their neighbours are put at ease when we arrive. We don't have our contact details on the uniform. I prefer not to have the uniform too cluttered and possibly needy looking with phone number. Our business contact details can be found on Google, on our sign-written van and in local ad mags. I also don't think people would be comfortable staring at us while they note down the number.

I carry a wallet with me at all times when working. This has our four types of business cards, three small Ziploc bags for new customers to leave subsequent payments in, a small amount of float for leaving change and a small pen. I simply hand walk-ups a card or more often than not quote while there.

I'm rarely in uniform to get walk-ups when I'm not near the van working.

Great. Iove the thought of no contact numbers on uniform as comes across as needy... Top quality advise.  Professional approach. 

 

 

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Top tip. If you have a little window cleaning man in your logo, make sure you have his hair done in orange. This will attract hundreds of female customers 👍👨‍🦰

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1 minute ago, steve garwood said:

Top tip. If you have a little window cleaning man in your logo, make sure you have his hair done in orange. This will attract hundreds of female customers 👍👨‍🦰

So they say, anyway. Tis a well known legend, apparently. 😁

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The simple truth is that unless you are some scroaty ladder monkey who just wants to rip people off and only cares about his next beer or line of coke, then yes you should always turn out in a well presented, logo'ed uniform at all times

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Much to my Wife's disgust I wear my next days work polo at night to go to the pub and have picked up 2 jobs. I have had far more jobs from parking my sign written van at Morrisons, other supermarkets available. We have a logo and company name embroidered on the left chest, nothing on the back though.

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6 hours ago, carp boy said:

Hi Guys , new to the forum and new to the window cleaning business. Can any one tell me if its worth having your business name , logo , contact details etc embroided on your work wear etc when working as well as when say ....shopping at tescos . Do you get many taps on the shoulder sort of thing .?

Thanks.

 

Never had a tap. but Van writing, yes. Quite a few. 

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I think the best is a clean sign-written van but I would keep it simple. In future I will only have 4 subjects written on the side of my van. Window cleaner, Gutter cleaner, Roof cleaner and Driveway/Patio cleaner. that's all, nice and simple and easy to read. We learn as we go along and when you have been going 3 years the repeat business and word of mouth start to come in. That's what I am finding now.

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1 hour ago, steve garwood said:

Top tip. If you have a little window cleaning man in your logo, make sure you have his hair done in orange. This will attract hundreds of female customers 👍👨‍🦰

Really?  Didn't realise  that. Best get off to fancy dress hire and get one as I'm totally bald !😂

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12 minutes ago, carp boy said:

Really?  Didn't realise  that. Best get off to fancy dress hire and get one as I'm totally bald !😂

Dunno what’s worse, being bald or ginger 😂

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49 minutes ago, Markyboy 50 said:

Dunno what’s worse, being bald or ginger 😂

In my case, I reckon being bald but it doesn't bother me now like it did when it started in my twenties.

When it comes to the ladies, fiery redhead is my favourite colour by far.

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10 minutes ago, Davy G said:

When it comes to the ladies, firey redhead is my favourite colour by far.

I remember seeing a lady with very long strawberry blond hair. That’s kinda ginger isn’t it? She was very proud of it. A very full figure as well I remember. Ah the good ole days. 

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24 minutes ago, Markyboy 50 said:

I remember seeing a lady with very long strawberry blond hair. That’s kinda ginger isn’t it? She was very proud of it. A very full figure as well I remember. Ah the good ole days. 

It’s ‘not kinda ginger’. 
Strawberry blonds are wannabe gingers 👨‍🦰

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