All right guys, I don't know if this has been a thread before, so please don't jump down my throat if it has, just direct me to where it is... We have three designers who are also our sales staff for the company. We are in the process of restructuring the company and one of the ideas we are tossing around is regarding commission sales for our designers/sales staff. In the past we have set sales goals and profit margin expectations, but there have been very few incentives for sales people to reach their goals. It seems that there is a "we can get by" attitude. My questions: 1. Anybody offering commissions on their sales? 2. Anybody try it and give up and if so, why? 3. Any ideas on how to implement the changes? 4. What percentages are you offering on commissions? 5. How do you determine your commission...gross sale, net profit, profit margin, etc? 6. Do you offer other rewards or bonuses to sales staff? 7. Do you have penalties for not achieving sales goals? 8. If you are not using designers for sales staff, who does your sales? We are trying to create an "ownership" in the future of the company with our employees and have offered rewards for sales leads to our production employees with good success this year. Any other ideas for getting more sales in the door? Thanks in advance!