Complaints from flyers

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by cochino12, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    Anybody get complaint calls after doing flyers? I never really got any before and this fall I've already gotten two calls after about 4500 flyers?
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,794

    Are you putting them into mailboxes?
     
  3. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    no, door hangers on knob.
     
  4. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,128

    IMO, they should put up no soliciting on their front door and that would stop the stuff that they did not want.
     
  5. Lawntime Mowers

    Lawntime Mowers LawnSite Member
    from KC MO
    Posts: 219

    You can't please everyone....but you gotta eat.
    Like this is the first time they've ever received door hangers.
    I would tell them to grow up and stop acting like such a prima donna.

    Good thing they did'nt call for service. It would just be two more Pita customers on your list.
     
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    whats their complaint
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,328

    The argument usually centers around the fact that if they aren't home all these flyers will tip a robber off to the occupant being out of town or lazy. About 90% of the time they won't leave a name/address only a hateful message. I always figure it is a jealous person who isn't smart enough to start a business.
     
  8. mojob

    mojob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 515

    I got a call from some lady that said she had a "no soliciting" sign on her door for a reason and if I continued putting flyers on doors with "no soliciting" signs in her neighborhood she would get me into trouble. I was polite to her on the phone, but who would I be in trouble with? Up to that point I was leaving a flyer at every house even if they had a sign. I have a sign at my house because I don't want people ringing the door bell, but I don't care if they leave their flyers. I just figured everybody else felt the same way. Any thoughts on this?
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Ok, here's what you do:

    - Tell them you are sorry and if you could please have their address, you will make sure that they never are bothered by your company again.
    - Pick a good, memorable spot in your notebook where to write down these addresses (you will likely get one or two / year) and write them down.
    - Anytime you do flyers in the future, doublecheck those addresses and make 100% certain you do NOT put a flyer on those houses.

    Never a problem, they respect you once they see you are that straight with them.
     
  10. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,657

    Ignore them.

    You start throwing your number at tens of thousands of people you'll get all kind of phone calls. Soliciting, applicants, price shoppers, idiots, people that will tell you their life story if you let them and finally potential customers.
     

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