Door to Door uniform

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CNYScapes, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thank you for answering my questions. I believe you should provide at least long sleeved shirts with your company information and proper ID for each of your employees making these sales calls for your company.
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  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    So who's making the sale? The guys knocking on doors or a salesman? If it's the latter your ROI will be lower, people want instant gratification.

    On a side note I would never market door to door
    Just because I know how I feel when they come to my house......... they're wasting my time.


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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not?
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  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    Hit submit before I was done typing. Read the edited post.........
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  5. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I certainly understand that. But that doesn't mean it doesn't work. I Dont like a type of advertising we do for power washing. But it works
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  6. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
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    I'm sure it works in dense areas, we don't have that, the more populated areas are near the ocean and the last thing they want to see at their door is a salesman. To answer the original question I think collared half zip sweatshirts and khakis would present a good image.
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  7. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    HOA's and Condominium's have Deed restrictions that protect the rights of the members/owners of both entities. Communities that are clearly posted with signage stating No-Soliciting are giving fair warning to any and all contractors. Your quote,"Any business needs to advertise and you're right are protected under free speech for corporations" really makes no sense at all.
    I do hope that no member of this web-site would be willing to infringe upon another homeowners rights by ignoring no soliciting or deed restriction signage in order to conduct business. If so the consequences can and will come back to haunt these businesses from a civil and in some cases criminal manor.
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will link you tomorrow. No soliciting signs have no legal meaning. It has been proven in court
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  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Let me re word this.

    If you go to a home and try to sell services directly, that is considered soliciting. If you set up an appointment or estimate from the visit, that is fine.

    Door hangers, rock flyers, appointment setters etc that's all legal
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  10. Shorelandscaper

    Shorelandscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
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    Most municipalities (maryland anyways) require a solicitors / peddlers license even for the girlscouts. As far as the signage, in Maryland it has to be posted "No trespassing" so yes "no soliciting" signs dont mean squat. With that being said, ive found most homeowners often confuse them to mean the same thing.

    As far as their dress.......UNIFORMED and provide them with an identification card. Personally I dont like door to door....but I think if youre going to do it, invest in the effort
     

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