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  1. Warranty Cards

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hey Everyone, I have a job that I am wrapping up where I supplied a lot of network equipment and stuff. Some of the stuff has warranty cards for the client to fill out, but getting the client to fill them out would require knowing where I purchased the equipment, the date I purchased it, etc...
  2. Nicknames for material

    Commercial Electrical Forum
    Hello gents, I've never worked in the electrical industry in the field and I am in a new position as a sales representative for Graybar electric supply. So what I ask of you all is to list some nicknames (i.e. batwings) for common material you buy along with the actual name of said material...
  3. New to Electrical Industry

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Hello everybody, I just started an inside sales position at Graybar. I've never worked in electrical work but I have worked in construction, so I understand the differences and the relationship (or lack thereof) between those in the field and those in the office. So my question is to...
  4. The Top 5 Most Powerful Ways Electricians Can Get More Customers.

    General Electrical Discussion
    1. Maintain a blog and share valuable articles, videos and Images with your current contacts or customers. Send an email to your list of contact every two weeks to educate and inform. 2. Distribute door hangers, flyers and postcards in a target area. You can cover a large area quickly if you...
  5. Do Any of You Consider Sales Representatives?

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    There's this company that contacts me every now and then. They're not spamming me or anything like that. It's just I have been thinking about their offer. For a 25% commission of my work, they will supply clients to me. Sounds like a no-brainer to me but I dunno. There's always that site...
  6. which credit card provider?

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Anyone who is willing to share their info? I'm looking for good company that provides credit card sales on your Web site, store front, over the phone and/or with your cell phone. I'm getting solicitations in the mail daily from companies who say they're the best customer support & lowest prices...
  7. Salesperson Compensation

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    My family and I run a small fire alarm and security company in New Jersey. I realize that this is an electrical forum, but I feel that our industries are extremely similar and this forum seemed to have a great user base. We currently do our own sales, but as we grow and work becomes more scarce...
  8. General Marketing

    General Electrical Discussion
    I'm curious to know about your approach to marketing. What's your goal or intentions with ads? What are your concerns with marketing? Do any of you just wait on customers to come to you?
  9. Affected by the recession?

    Business, Marketing, and Sales
    Have your sales dropped in this so called "recession"? How have you responded to the economy changing? Have you changed your marketing budget?
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