A New Sales Tactic?
The other day, attached to my door, was a letter from Organic Pest Management Solutions in North Babylon. The letter was a standard letter that they sent to everyone, except on the bottom in handwriting, Steve, the sales person, wrote:
“Hey guys, please call me to go over the 2018 season. Same as last year. Thanks Steve”
(He provided his phone number and said, “See you soon.”)
I looked at this and my eyes squinted. Hmmm… I know we didn’t use this guy last year because we just moved into the house. But, maybe the old owner used him. I left the note out for my husband to review.
The next morning, my husband looked at this note and laughed. “This guy sends us a note as if he knows us. It’s some sales tactic and I bet a lot of people would fall for it in an instant.”
I agreed. I told him that when I get solicitation calls, the person on the other end always sounds like he or she is my friend and therefore, my staff put them through to me. That’s what they are hoping for and then when I answer the phone, I’m not the nicest kid on the block. It makes me angry that this is the new sales tactic that people use to get their foot in the door. What happened to the old fashioned way where you told someone what you sell and they say either I’m interested or I’m not interested?
Do you think it’s right to approach sales in this manner? Love to hear your opinion.