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Old 04-29-2018, 11:25 PM   #1
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Getting some stickers made to leave on panels when I work in a clients home. You guys who use them, be honest, do you cover up the last guys sticker or stick yours next to it?
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:44 AM   #2
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I quit putting stickers for random service work. Figured if I'm peeling off theirs, someone is peeling off mine. Obviously they didn't call the other guy on the sticker we would cover/remove.

Stickers only go on equipment we install.
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Cover theirs up and give the customer a refrigerator magnet.
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Draw glasses and mustaches on their stickers and change the phone number to the local undertakerís and call it good.

First T-shirts and now stickers. What next, custom underpants?
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Covering them up is hack, remove and replace.
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We sticker everything we install, and everything we takeover. I've gotten service calls years later from stickers, as well as from new homeowners.
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Worked for a company that would remove panel legends on commercial jobs and replace with their own. Company name, number, logo and po# on it. Kept them on file so any changes I would call into the office and They would print me a new one.
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Worked for a company that would remove panel legends on commercial jobs and replace with their own. Company name, number, logo and po# on it. Kept them on file so any changes I would call into the office and They would print me a new one.
I do that all the time. I have blank panel schedules in my truck. I put stickers on the inside of the panel also. It works out, when tenants change, and they need something, they open the panel door and know who to call, if they don't already have their own electrician lined up.
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We sticker everything we install, and everything we takeover. I've gotten service calls years later from stickers, as well as from new homeowners.
I can't count how many times this has returned on investment. From new home buyers to commercial properties.

As soon as we get a request for an estimate, we automatically sticker a home owners equipment. Our Stickers are printed on 7 year vinyl to last instead of the cheap paper type most use, making them harder to remove and resist abuse.
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The Uncle I started with had embossed metal plates that were riveted to a panel cover with his company name and number on them for new jobs and some guys would screw them to the covers on reno work.

Not sure if many here will remember this but in the 60s he had stickers that fit in between the handset cradles on telephones too.

And he sent out calendars to customers.

His phones never stopped ringing.
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Not sure if many here will remember this but in the 60s he had stickers that fit in between the handset cradles on telephones too.
I think today that would really upset a client to have their cell phone screen covered with a company sticker. But on the plus side, they wouldn't forget you in the near future.
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I have thought about sticker in the past, but figured there was no return on investment. Think I might be changing my mind again...

I have had people ask for fridge magnets... told them we did not have any at the moment... who knew?

Our panel legends have all of our contact info on it, but that does not help with a service call or repair.

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I have thought about sticker in the past, but figured there was no return on investment. Think I might be changing my mind again...

I have had people ask for fridge magnets... told them we did not have any at the moment... who knew?

Our panel legends have all of our contact info on it, but that does not help with a service call or repair.

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We used to use refrig magnets for both panel and refrige.
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Phenolic Labels epoxied to the panel cover with name and phone number.
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Just get the panel covers embossed. Easy.
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Getting some stickers made to leave on panels when I work in a clients home. You guys who use them, be honest, do you cover up the last guys sticker or stick yours next to it?
I don't take them down nor do I put them up.
I give the property owner my biz card.

IMHO , stickers are a waste of time for the very reason
you asked your original question.
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I don't take them down nor do I put them up.
I give the property owner my biz card.

IMHO , stickers are a waste of time for the very reason
you asked your original question.
Your situation is unique to those that work on rental properties, something many of us have never delved into.

A sticker on the panel can often get your number in the eyes of a person with no clue who to call.
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Your situation is unique to those that work on rental properties, something many of us have never delved into.

A sticker on the panel can often get your number in the eyes of a person with no clue who to call.
On a rental property?

tenants shouldn't be making that call..landlord should.
I wouldn't and don't get in my van for a tenant call.
I tell them "property management company or
property owner has to make that call.
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On a rental property?

tenants shouldn't be making that call..landlord should.
I wouldn't and don't get in my van for a tenant call.
I tell them "property management company or
property owner has to make that call.
I was speaking in general terms exclusive of your realm of rental properties.
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I have thought about sticker in the past, but figured there was no return on investment. Think I might be changing my mind again...

I have had people ask for fridge magnets... told them we did not have any at the moment... who knew?

Our panel legends have all of our contact info on it, but that does not help with a service call or repair.

Cheers
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I think fridge magnets are great. I was thinking of designing a larger fridge magnet with some other useful info on it like direct line phone numbers ie: fire department, police etc. Only problem with that is they would have to be area specific phone numbers.
I have also considered a magnet with a calendar on it.

I design all of my media and send it directly to the printing house, this saves me a lot of money.

What type of media do you print your panel schedules on?
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