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Door To Door selling (Christmas season)

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by dynasty814, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. dynasty814

    dynasty814 Junior Member

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    I have three 16 year olds willing to work for $10 Hr. I was thinking chocolate, it is the Christmas season. I buy it at $1 and sell it at $2. They would go door to door selling this. i could probably push 100 bars an hour easily, so $70 profit an hour, the problem is H1N1, would people still buy the chocolate? where would i get it? and What else can i promote door to door?
     
  2. WhoYoDaddy

    WhoYoDaddy Registered Member

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    Its too cold in Canada by Christmas time for H1N1 virus to survive ;)

    Get lots of candy bars @ Costco, I know they have them that far north ;)
     
  3. Dragn

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    just go to your local corner stores and walgreens etc. they always have deals on candy bars (2 for a dollar etc)

    stock up on whatever you can get on sale, then double that for a sales price.

    that way your still cheap enough for them to go "ehh, its not expensive and only a buck, might as well get one"

    I did this back in highschool and it was the perfect way to get money.
     
  4. robertodelgato

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    I don't know about Canada, but in the US what you're talking about is subject to so many rules and licenses that you'd be nuts to try it.

    The first time you hit a house where somebody knew anything about 16 year olds, social security numbers, and business licenses...you'd wish you never heard of candy. God help you if any of the 16 year olds tells anyone over 21 what they're doing and that person calls the cops or the licensing bureaus.

    Aside from that, three kids hitting 33 doors each an hour (100/3)?? 2 minutes per door? "Do you have change for a $20 bill, young fella?", etc.?? That just isn't going to happen IMHO.

    You're also going to find about 10% MAXIMUM of people who will open their door at all, to anyone. That's my experience in doorbelling this summer/fall for a ballot initiative here in the good old democratic USofA. I went to hundreds of houses, and about 10% opened up.

    I think you need to get into a good, solid, reliable, honest, ewhoring program instead. :D

     
  5. StonedTitan

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    Hmm yeah i dont exactly know how legal it is..but good thinking lol
     
  6. ebostrom

    ebostrom Registered Member

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    Why would this this be illegal?
     
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    candy is not allowed for resale without licensing
     
  8. tem22

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    Who knows why, but in a lot of places it is. I've lived in places (in the U.S.) where you have to have a special business license to sell door to door. Then you have the fact that you're hiring minors which is a headache in itself.

    Of course, it only matters if you get caught ;).
     
  9. legoego

    legoego Regular Member

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    Make sure the chocolate is nut free!!

    you don't want a big law suit on your hands..
     
  10. Washington1

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    10%? That doesn't sound right at all. Maybe if you were going to the doors in torn up clothes, and carrying a bloody axe..... :D

    I helped a friend's business doing direct marketing (which partially consisted of going door to door) several months ago, and we had 80-90% of houses opening their doors. It all depends on the time of day, and day of the week (and you obviously want to go during the best times). For my friend and I, weekdays 4-7pm, and weekends 10am-5pm worked out just fine.