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11th December 2017
 
 
This week's survey 
 
(These survey questions are sent in by our readers. 
Please spend a minute to give your answer to this week's survey as one or possibly more of your industry peers thinks this question is important and wishes to see your point of view as well as others in the industry.)  
 
Last week's survey results on the question of .....:
When working as a local installer/contractor for an "out of town" sign company, do you offer trade discounts on the labour and materials for them?
  • yep, if all I have to do is print the job. (Simon, Colberne Industries)
  • Are you running a business employing staff or just a lone contractor. Are you doing this work just for the love of it and enjoy working hard for very little or do you want to make money. Do you value your time, expertise, your experience and knowledge. If you do then you will charge accordingly. Dropping your normal hourly rate only hurts you, no-one else but you and your bottom line. By reducing your hourly rate means you have to work faster, harder & longer for that money. Is it worth it!!! 
  • If it is a "out of town" sign company that uses our business services for a lot of their work, yes, a labour / trade discount will be offered.
    However, if it is a "out of town" sign company request that is going to be a "one-off" job and especially when the request is for a short / rush turn around, there definitely will be NO discounts offered.
  • Yes, we do a lot of contract installs for out of town shops. We treat them as a wholesale client, especially if they are regular with workflow. It is not uncommon to ask what they want to pay though so we cut out a lot of back and forth negotiations. If they want a figure that we don't think is appropriate, we can be honest and upfront and save everyone's time. But essentially, we do offer trade discounts so the interstate shop can still make a margin on our work and not price themselves out of the job. It's all about building relationships.
  • Depends on the volume of work coming through, if it is regular work, then of course we can offer a trade discount. Otherwise No Ways!!!!
  • Maybe on the labour but definately not on material costs. 

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