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Starting to sell products with commissioned reps

Discussion in 'Retail Business Advice and start ups' started by T D Sales, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. T D Sales

    T D Sales Banned Member

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    I said right reasons

    And like the new banner Pete, International advertiser wooooooooooooooo get you
  2. Pete

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    You certainly noticed it before I did. Only time I look to the left is if I think there's a spammer sneaking in. :)

    I'll check it now........

    Cool part is it presently exempts me from the SS mess.
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  3. T D Sales

    T D Sales Banned Member

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    So its Sunday Night, Just finished making Folder/Catalogue Number 6, And all ready for my 6 meetings tomorrow, Over 300 sheets of paper designed/printed and laminated to make catalogue's and another 200 sheets printed for the contracts ect....

    Im going for Trousers, shirt (open top button) smart coat and shoes, So not a full on suit, but not too casual either.

    Tired but still excited, will keep all updated :)
  4. eAuction

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    Sounds good. Where are you holding the meetings?
  5. T D Sales

    T D Sales Banned Member

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    Im visiting the applicants at there houses so i can get a proper feel about them and there home ect.... I thought that was best.
  6. Scorchio

    Scorchio Banned Member

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    Also, you can get them to make you a cup of tea and while they're out of the room, you can nick their family silver ;)
  7. T D Sales

    T D Sales Banned Member

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    You are just plain wrong................in the head
  8. eAuction

    eAuction

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    Good choice. If you see a mattress in the garden or Rottweilers then just walk past...
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  9. Gary

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    Sounds like you have been working hard on this and I hope it works out for you, make sure to keep us updated :)
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  10. Vimal Vyas

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    We are leading manufacturer and supplier pllaning to appoint the authorized agent for our most potential products for european market, can you guide for that
  11. toysandgifts

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    Well Pete? Could you guide them?
  12. Pete

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    Yes, I will guide you Vimal.

    There are several steps you could take. First, in whatever countries you are interested in being represented, you should search online, maybe through phone books and other directories and through trade magazines dedicated to your industry. Look for, or even advertise yourself for these terms - Manufacturer's Agent, Sales Agent, Sales Agency, Manufacturer's Representative, Sales Representative. You can also add the word "Commissioned" in front of those terms.

    You can also visit any trade shows or trade fairs that would seem to fit for your industry, even at the edges. You can walk through the showroom and find many agents.

    The agents I am talking about above are professional sales people who sell for several or even many manufacturers. I often use as an example an agent who may specialize in goods for hardware stores. He / they will seldom have two lines that compete with each other, unless one is clearly low priced and the other is shigher priced, so they do not actually go head to head against each other. He may represent thes different factories - ladders, paint brushes, electrical wiring, electrical switches and receptacles, paint, spray paint, tools, plumbing parts, etc. He may also have gardening tools and garden hoses and wheelbarrows that he sells to both hardware stores and garden shops. Or his contract may limit him to just hardware stores, while another agent is restricted to garden centers.

    Anyhow, that is my advice. Good luck with your hunting!
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  13. T D Sales

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    So i said id keep you all updated. Well i have had 9 appointments over the last 2 days, and signed up 5 sales agents at present, I am now concentrating on sourcing new products ect.... as well as selling. So only time will tell i suppose if any extra sales start rolling in.
  14. Scorchio

    Scorchio Banned Member

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    Did you hire any nice pieces of fluff with a big rack?
  15. toysandgifts

    toysandgifts Banned Member

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    Did they give you coffer? tea? biscuits? glass of water? or just said, "sorry, outta food"
  16. T D Sales

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    Lol yes they did offer Tea ect... and all were very respectful proffesional type people, out of the 9 i took on 5, 2 could not be bothered to be in, and the other 2, well lets just say i walked past as 1st impressions on property/area was not great
  17. toysandgifts

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    Just walked past? That's a bit harsh. I live in a pretty messed up area, and I'm fine (well, I think I am anyway)
  18. T D Sales

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    Yeah it might be, but never mind ehh :D
    Its also abit harsh that 2 of the cocks didnt even answer the door, only cost me 2 hours and petrol for nowt.

    And when i say messed up i mean seriously, really really REALLY bad
  19. toysandgifts

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    Prob in the bathroom,
  20. Volantary

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    There are some parts of Nottingham I don't even drive through for fear of getting my car smashed in at traffic lights, I can entirely relate :p
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