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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:54 am

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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:18 am

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Some damn impressive wraps there! Thanks for sharing your design and fitting skills.

Feels wrong to say now! Only one minor critique on the chinese. Phone number LOOKS low (it is centred but visually lining up with bottom of RAINBOW might have been an option).

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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:47 am

Mahoney - a few recent jobs

Not a big fan of that one either to be honest, customer supplied the artwork & put me right in my place when I suggested a rethink. Internally illuminated signs are actually forbidden up our way, don’t do many.
I did like doing the one above it though,
Metal built ups with red leds inside, looks fantastic at night, only hope it’s the right way up.
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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:13 am

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A few more while I’m sat waiting for the wife in Dorothy Perkins...
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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:59 am

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Some nice bold and eye-catching work there Kevin! Nice!
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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:06 pm

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Many thanks Hugh.
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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:09 pm

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Nice wraps like the roofing one well done
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Post Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:29 pm

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Very nice stuff there Kev
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:14 am

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Kevin i have a question, how do you end up with customers going for such exciting designs and willing to spend the money?

Im guessing they dont walk through the door a say i want the rear doors wrapped. So do you push this (talk them into it) add these as options during your design process.

One issue i seem to have is most customers asking for a small logo on the rear panel of a van which obviously looks ...., they seem to lack imagination. Should i be putting some extra effort in with design and take them into deeper waters?
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am

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nice work Kevin
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 am

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What a great bunch of very cool vehicle designs Kevin!
Ide be proud of any of those!
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:48 am

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Love the GPC & HMS vans :thumbsup:

I'm with Martyn, tell us your sales secrets!

Although I think with such a high standard of work in your portfolio, most customers will realise you're not going to be doing the £50 signage. :claps:
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:06 am

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Great stuff..
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:22 pm

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Thanks for the positive comments all. If I’m honest, I usually tell a potential client up front that it’s really rare to leave my place with what you originally asked for. I also tell them that as well as attracting attention for their business it also gets new customers for me so get your money out!
Not worth paying good money for a livery that nobody notices in my view
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:39 pm

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Kevin Mahoney wrote:Thanks for the positive comments all. If I’m honest, I usually tell a potential client up front that it’s really rare to leave my place with what you originally asked for. I also tell them that as well as attracting attention for their business it also gets new customers for me so get your money out!
Not worth paying good money for a livery that nobody notices in my view


:smiles: :smiles: :claps: :claps: :claps: i like your style
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:33 pm

MAHONEY - a few recent jobs

Hi David, I am more than willing to do the fifty quidders as you definitely make more money doing a row of cheaper jobs than spending a day on one van (could do with a few simple jobs now tbh) I ask what their budget is first, I tell them I don’t mind if it’s fifty quid as they get fifty quids worth & I’m on to the next job. That’s when they book a design slot that they pay for, then deduct it from the overall price after the job is done. Not offering a free design service anymore, if we don’t value our time, why should the customer?
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:41 pm

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When we expanded into the unit next door, we used the office space there to create a space where we can sit down with customers and design with them. It's not been used once. We struggle getting people into do that.

I find it strange you can make more money doing a few cheaper vans, than spending the day doing a partial wrap?

Perhaps I should stop being so snobby, as you say, better do £100 van job in an hour, than no job at all.
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:46 pm

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Up sell is the byword of the day. As we generally have little or no input from the client, I created folders containing previous work in batches corresponding to their budget. Once they see them, & the ones in a higher bracket, the budget then becomes a lot more flexible. God I’m sounding like a greasy salesman
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:54 pm

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Kevin Mahoney wrote:Up sell is the byword of the day. As we generally have little or no input from the client, I created folders containing previous work in batches corresponding to their budget. Once they see them, & the ones in a higher bracket, the budget then becomes a lot more flexible. God I’m sounding like a greasy salesman


Not a greasy sales man at all. Most business owners don’t really understand the value of marketing and the benefits on their business sometimes it’s our job to show them.
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:57 pm

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Good on you Kevin, business man 1st, signmaker 2nd.

If I could get people into our unit, I'd do the same, but because we're tucked away on an estate most enquiries are email or phone.

Good idea showing some of the work with prices, "oooh for £100 more I can have that" it works. I need to suss a way of doing that with out being face 2 face.
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:15 pm

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I think maybe some previous projects in their chosen price range, then some higher priced work as an alternative. Never do artwork to send out to a new client, will take much longer as you’re designing blind. You won’t know if you’re on the right track or designing something way off the mark. A serious punter will give up their time to get it right, a tyre kicker will rudely ask you to sit down & give him your knowledge & ideas for free. All of your competitors will have the same printers, ink & vinyls but the ideas you have are unique & valuable. If they won’t give up their time, don’t give up yours & move on to the next one.
Once you know if they are a real customer, then put the time in, don’t give it up too easily

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