One man's anti-door-knocking solution
Normally, this would be Martha's beat, as she handles our residential security reporting and she's been covering the door-knocking revolution all summer, but she's on vacation and then traveling for the next two weeks and this is just too good to pass up for that long. I received yesterday this letter in the mail: It's from Marty Mayo at the Alarm Store, and the text reads:
One alarm company owner's answer to the "door knockers" is enclosed. I mailed one to every client.But those aren't just any "No Soliciting" stickers. On the back, they read:
Scammers and crooks of all types, including alarm schemers, go "door to door." May this "No Soliciting" decal provide peace and freedom from "Door Spam." A "thank you for being a customer" gift from your friends at TAS. To request additional decals, email email@example.com or call 505-881-0001. Stop telemarketers, junk mail and credit offers with FREE opt-out registrations. http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/toptenoptout.htmlBrilliant, if you ask me. It's proactive, it's not whiney, and it may actually keep other companies from grabbing your accounts. Plus, you're developing a stronger relationship with your customers. Well done, Marty.