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Old October 26th, 2008 Oct 26, 2008 6:47:25 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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How much to pay someone to market your t-shirt sales. My nitch is schools
 
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Old October 26th, 2008 Oct 26, 2008 10:53:19 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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What type of marketing? What type of schools? College? Is this person just doing online marketing or are they going to the school? Are they getting you into school handouts? Tons of stuff to think about.
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Well what he does is contact the The ISD and gets a list of everything possible as far as coaches and events that might be going on and then we show them what we can do witch is above what veryone else does and then if it is a 1000 shirt order are a 50 shirt order we have then done by the next day. We just need to let people know that we can get the job done before time and great work. we don't give anything away free to anyone. maybe the Head coach a polo are something are his shirt free.
 
 
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That doesnt sound bad. I personaly have no idea how much that would cost.. What I would do, if he is willing, is do somthing comission based? That way if you get no sales, he get no money. But if it blows up, it will be well worth both your time.
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That was my first question: Sorry that you mist what i ask.
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A commission sounds like the way to go.
 
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My Question was? How much to pay someone commission? say if they went out and got a job to do and it was only 100 shirts. or they went out and got 2000 shirts.
 
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You could always set a sliding scale so the bigger orders bring a bigger commission.
 
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Default Re: what is a good commission to pay a local sales person marketing printing services?

I would give a percentage as a commision. 10% on new orders and 5% on repeats that he could get in.
 
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10% is pretty normal. But, as the size of the order goes up, the commision % should go down. Repeats should stay the same, because that will be his bread & butter. Also, make sure you decide whether it is 10% of gross or net. Usually, net. Remember this, the less you give him, the more inclined he will be to rep someone else. Then, he will push whoever will pay the most. Just my .02.
 
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Default Re: what is a good commission to pay a local sales person marketing printing services?

Most of my life I worked strictly commission. Commissions should be based on your gross profit. I'm sure that if someone orders 100 shirts the gross profit will be less than a order for 50. So if your gross is high he/she should get a higher commission and visa versa. Start out at 15% with a sliding scale to 5%. Take in consideration also that you might have to pay employee taxes and for sure file a form 1099 for your sales people. Lots of things to consider and you want Happy Sales People.

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Default Re: what is a good commission to pay a local sales person marketing printing services?

If this is a full time position, then something like 10% of gross up to a certain volume per month and 15% above that. If it is part time or your customers doing it, maybe 5-10% referral fee.
 
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Well this is the way we have be doing it. not for sure if it's right or wrong but he said i have a order of 300 hoodies. He wanted to know what i had to get to do them and i said 25.00 each. so he sold them the job at 30.00 each and he made 5.00 x 300 so he came out good and so did i. on shirts we do it the same way. i don't do contract printing al all. I'll let the big shops do that because we don't have cheap help. Thanks

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My shop don't do contract printing at all. what he does he will ask me my price like doing 300 hoodies and i said 25.00 each and he added 5.00 to each one and that is what he made. on t-shirts he may make 2.00 a shirt. not for sure if this is the way to do it but it keeps him on the move because he knows that he can make some great money if he lands the right one. we try and and stay 1000 shirt orders and down. that seems to be the 6.00 to 10.00 range
 
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Default Re: what is a good commission to pay a local sales person marketing printing services?

What would you guys expect from the sales rep? I'm in a situation where a guy had brought in a few jobs for me, but wants 10% commission now on the ones he brought in. Now, all he did was refer the companies to me. I handled the art approval, invoicing, production, and shipping.

How would you handle this situation?
 






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