Commission Sales person ?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by David Gretzmier, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have tried this in the past and have not had very good luck. anybody have a feel for what percentage a sales person should get when they are on a straight commission doing business Christmas light install sales? I was thinking 10-20%, no residual, as our average sale is 3000 and that would put 300-600 in their pocket. most of these will be cold calls and going door to door business, so I am open to suggestions.
     
  2. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 586

    I've tried it, but havn't had good success either. We offered 10% with residuals. But we can never get anyone to stick with it. Most people want a solid paycheck and don't want to work for a good commission check.

    So I would also be open to suggestions!
     

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