Sales Person

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by smarino21, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 345

    I was intrested in hiring a sales person to do sales , create new leads and everything? Has anyone ever done this before?
     
  2. Billz

    Billz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    try to pay them straight comission. I spent 800 for 2 weeks last year and got the salesman's sister only. Then she canceled midway through the season.lol
     
  3. Ultimatelawncareinc

    Ultimatelawncareinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    it's a great idea my buddy owns a huge company i mean 40 trucks and the hole nine yards he did this with a very good sales man and pays him commission this guy went out of state during the winter and sold over a millions dollars with of work for them to start off this year he is doing 2 walmarts,2manards,and he is putting his equipment on a ship and going to landscape a hole island somewhere this summer. give it a try just get a good one.
     
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    I thought about it, I would pay them comission, I don't know where you would find a salesman though. Also how do you know that they are any good? You don't want an ex-used car salesman that is to pushy. It would leave people with a bad image of your company.
     
  5. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    No , no one has ever done this before .
    I believe you are the pioneer with this idea
     
  6. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    I have had several sales people and learned a lot on what to do and what not to do. 1. Have them use their own car. and pay them $X per week for fuel and wear and tear. 2. Small salary per week 3. they have to hit $X in x weeks otherwise they are gone! 4. Pay the commission as a residual income not all when the job is sold. (this will help them keep the clients and bring the money threw your doors) One thing a business consultant told me is to find a person that has experiance in sales not someone that you feel can be one.
     
  7. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
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    LawnsRUs--- Why have them use their own car?
     
  8. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Cheaper, less overhead, I give my person gas exp. Cell phone etc. I have never had a sales person have an issue with this situation.
     
  9. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    Guess it kinda makes sense. I was thinking about the "Comany name here" vehicle showing up at the "door" aspect and its more advertising when it goes out on the road.
     
  10. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    I do have magnetic logos for the side of their vehicles that they are more than proud to use. Having a matching truck etc.. for a guy to go out and give estimates would be nice but why over extend yourself if you dont have to. Some day i will have that.
     

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