Canvassing Service & Rounds for Sale


#1

Canvassing Service

Do you have the time to build your Window Cleaning Business effectively?

How do you currently expand your round? or what do you think is possibly the best way to get that customer base when you need it?

Over years of finding the best methods to gaining new customers, [B]Cleaner Marketing[/B] have got a solution which we believe (and our customers) to be the most time efficient and cost effective way to ensure a guaranteed customer base.

So, starting out in Window Cleaning can be easier than you think, we can have a tailor built round, let’s say for example, £1000 of new customers waiting for you to first clean within 5-10 days.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Regards

[B][I]Cleaner Marketing[/I][/B]




#2

At one point last year I was in talks with you or a company from the UK that does this. I would love to use this type of service. There is nothing like this here in the states.


#3

I think the first ones to do it were called Doorknockers
http://www.doorknockers-gb.com/
I’ve heard mixed reviews on this company.
I think its a great idea - doesn’t seem to work in Spain though :frowning:


#4

Yes, what is more important? Canvassing is a part of marketing. And as Kevin would say, there’s nothing more important than marketing!

How do you currently expand your round? or what do you think is possibly the best way to get that customer base when you need it?

Well, here in Toronto - Canada. I’ve just recently struck out on my own, but even when I was under a franchise agreement. I built up rounds/routes of commercial storefront window cleaning. I go business to business, and totally blitz an area. People that I haven’t spoken too, or show some interest I call back or return to try to complete the “sale”. I leave cards with most people, even if they show little interest. When I’m in an area I look for new shops opening up, and I speak to the owner/manager before anyone else does. That is the easiest way to get some new jobs.

I think canvassing is very effective. The parts of Toronto I canvassed recently have very heavy competion or they don’t understand the concept of hiring a window cleaner. Nevertheless, after many “nos” you eventually get one or two yeses, and gradually I’ve been building up a high quality $100+/hr (Canadian/American dollar) route.

Over years of finding the best methods to gaining new customers, [B]Cleaner Marketing[/B] have got a solution which we believe (and our customers) to be the most time efficient and cost effective way to ensure a guaranteed customer base.

What are some suggestions you would have for people to build up an effective route? This is a forum, so even those that have tried selling stuff on the forum, have contributed free ideas - like Kevin (Paneless). What suggestions do you have?

So, starting out in Window Cleaning can be easier than you think, we can have a tailor built round, let’s say for example, £1000 of new customers waiting for you to first clean within 5-10 days.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

For sure there would be a marktet for that. But I would suggest that there is no better training for an owner of a company than canvassing himself.


#5

Yep thats who I was talking with … you just jogged my memory


#6

i would love this type of service also!


#7

Hi all,

Thanks to your positive reply on this thread.

My question is, in th US what is the canvassing experience and results like, the ratio’s etc.

Regards

Cleaner Marketing


#8

I think we all know what he is selling… he is selling us on not doing the door to door, not secret techniques. I HATE door to door so I would be motivated by a company like this.

For sure there would be a market for that. But I would suggest that there is no better training for an owner of a company than canvassing himself.

I agree with that, but I am not EVER going to do it again… I have a lot of stuff that needs “hands on” as it is…


#9

It’s not that bad when you get into it. People aren’t trying to get you down when they say no. Most are happy you asked them. I’ve had some intense competition and my prices are higher than many charge so I’ve had a lot of nos, but I’ve been able to gradually grow a profitable route. It is not easy, sometimes I did feel like giving up, but when you get into it, eventually you get a yes. And that makes it all worthwhile.

Canvassing is daunting at first. But it’s very rewarding. It’s a very important part of marketing.

For sure when you can hire a salesman. But using a knocking company seems like too much of a crutch for me.


#10

Props to you Mike for going and getting some, but it is something I will NEVER do.

Than again, I don’t do commercial :stuck_out_tongue:


#11

I think when it comes to door 2 door its not about getting “The sale” its about finding new customers

Who you become friends with and service for a long time & (who give you referral’s)

The people like door Knockers and cleaner marketing are offering you a method of meeting new customers at a price

Now whether or no you think of this as a good or bad service we still have to pay to find “New Customers” right?

Let me explain myself:

If you hire a sales person it costs money

If you take out an add anywhere it costs money

If you go door to door yourself it even cost you your time and your time is worth money and these companies know this

One thing I like about these companies is:

Put your hand up if you feel that door to door marketing is an effective way of finding new customers and developing a service route in a small area IE “The Same Street”

Now put your hand up if you personally volunteer yourself to go door to door

Hummmmmm not many hands the second time

Simply put going door to door is just like cleaning windows no body likes to do it but there is good money in it

Gee I think I might start one of these companies up here in Australia lol

all the best
Adrian


#12

That absolutely true. I guess the long term objective would be to pay a salesman who’s time is not as valuable as yours.


#13

Good point mike

what if you couldn’t afford to pay a sales person and you only wanted say 3 days a week work

maybe earn an extra $1000 a week


#14

Well, how much do these services cost?


#15

from what I have been reading about them around $20-25 a job not a lot of money


#16

I think doorknockers charge twice the first clean. Then they refund if you only get one clean & nothing more.