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Old 01-03-2003, 07:18 AM
Sean Adams Sean Adams is offline
 
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Commercial is always a more involved process for us. Phone calls, personal introductions, site visits, faxes, e-mails, gifts.... you name it, and we are able to find a nonevasive, tactful way to approach companies. Developing a good rapport with the reception staff works wonders....

Since we have spoken to them (reception staff) several times before the company is chosen to provide service, we call, thank them for helping us, giving us info, etc... and ask them their favorite pizza place, what they want, and when they want it.

And it is sent, exactly what they want on the day they want it - compliments of us. This really makes an impact.
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Old 01-03-2003, 12:35 PM
Acorn Acorn is offline
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I've done it before with potential commercial customers. worked great. If it pisses them off, I figure it's the secretary that throws it away. Anyway, had about a 50% positive call return on this method
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:35 PM
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Sending a fax is like calling them on the phone ,when the sit down for dinner. I wouldn't do it.
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