2009 New Sales

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by David Gretzmier, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    Got my first new sale for 2009 season, had a customer add on garland to 4 columns and a wreath. pretty decent new add-on sale at 1300 bucks. my goal for new product sales is 150k for 2009, so hey, almost 1% of the way there !
     
  2. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    hows it goin now?
     
  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    And to think I am still trying to collect from 2 customers from last year.:hammerhead:

    I sold 2 new jobs in January but I am not even thinking about the decorating season for about another 2 months (except to collect my money)

    Nice job, are you advertising now or was that just an oddball thing?
     
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    i'm not advertising other than yellow pages which is an all year thing. I've upsold a few folks since then and I am sitting on about 3 grand in new sales for 2009.

    I have about 6 customers who still owe me from 2008, about 10 grand total, and I've got 3 that owe from 2007, about 1500 or so. . sad to say, about 2-3 percent of folks, WEALTHY folks mind you , are losers.
     
  5. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    New business idea.... Christmas Light Thugs...
     
  6. Don M.

    Don M. LawnSite Member
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    Like many others I am thinking about getting into this slowly to supplement our off season.

    A question that I have is do any of you guys require 1/2 down before installing. I know its apples and oranges, but when we are staining decks we get 1/2 after the deck is cleaned, then the remainder after completion.

    Thanks
     
  7. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Supposed to be 1/2 down 1/2 at install. But we all know that is never the case 100% of the time.
     
  8. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We do half down and half due within 5 days or we come take our stuff back. It's a benifit if renting them the lights.....
     
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    1/2 down and 1/2 on install completion. residential- cash in hand if they prepay and get a discount for a early summer price or an early install discount price. Commercial is not discounted. 1/2 down on new jobs, 1/2 due at completion of install, or many times you have to bill it through thier system.
     

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