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Old 03-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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This is a very pin point question...

When you canvas, do you take your personal vehicle, or your work truck to do flyers?

I have been kicking this idea around now, however given that my work truck is kinda on the larger size, not sure what sort of impression that would make. Now given I am only on one particular street for maybe an hour before i move... but, what are your thoughts on this?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Hmm thats a tough one. Since you have the box truck, if I were you I would probly take the ranger. It just sorta blends in and people won't even notice it probly.


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Are you asking for a customer's perspective, or
the Tax implications on this?

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Overthinking it.

Shave, dress with a collared shirt..get a decent haircut. Make sure your clothes are clean and you are presentable. That is really the biggest impression they are going to see.

Really doesnt matter. I've had guys go out and canvass with really nice trucks and produce almost nothing. Ive had guys go in a beater car and pull solid leads.

Canvassing is about tying them down to a time at the door, where both decision makers can be present. You are there for 5 minutes if you are setting it. 30 seconds if they are not interested..
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The thing with canvassing is you look more professional with company truck . Then with no lettering on your vehicle . Helps to establish creditable for first time meet or greet . Cause its not a appointment with a set time knowing who is come-in to the door .
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If it's just door-hangers, then use your truck - they'll see it's a real company.
If you're ringing doorbells and want to talk to people and close deals, then don't take the truck. If you're the owner and you have the truck, it means you and your crew aren't working on a job, so you must not be very good.
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Two words "rolling billboard"
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The thing with canvassing is you look more professional with company truck . Then with no lettering on your vehicle . Helps to establish creditable for first time meet or greet . Cause its not a appointment with a set time knowing who is come-in to the door .
Yes and NO, there are people out there that really dont like canvassing as a form of marketing. You could potentially turn off a number of clients this way.

There is also a pychology behind canvassing. You are drawing out a certain type of client.

In my expierences of personally doing it, as well as putting together and training teams..it is actually BETTER to have any logo'd association.

People prejudge..if they dont know why you are there, they are more willing to listen to you. With the truck and or a logo'd shirt, they already no and are quicker to shut you down.

Sounds crazy, but canvassing is often the opposite of what you think.

It is also an expensive but effective way to market if you get it right

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