Possible ban on door-to-door subscription sales

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Published: 18/12/2019 | Update: 04/09/2021

Possible ban on door-to-door subscription sales

As a result of the large amount of complaints about door-to-door sales, State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs is considering imposing a ban on door-to-door sales. The salespeople are often times pushy and mislead the consumer, offering so-called cheap contracts, which causes a lot of unwanted subscriptions and, sometimes, skyrocketing costs.

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Door-to-door sales

Door-to-door sales are an important source of income for various charity organisations, energy companies, and lotteries. In principle, there’s nothing wrong with this sales technique, but in practice there is often talk of intrusiveness, deception and other obscure sales techniques.

The salespeople that come to your door work for intermediary companies that don’t always have the most honest intentions. Sellers get a bonus whenever they sell a contract to someone, which is why they sometimes use devious ways to make a sale.

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Saying ‘No’ isn’t always easy

Consumers admit that it’s hard to say ‘no’ at the door and become overwhelmed by the salesperson. This is how the sellers manage to sell unwanted subscriptions to consumers who had no need for them at all. Do you also have a hard time saying ‘no’ to street and door vendors? Then read this article in which we explain how you can do this from now on.

Telephone salespeople

Earlier this summer, the State Secretary proposed to impose a ban on telephone sales. These salespeople work in the same way as door-to-door salesmen and are often also able to talk people into subscriptions that they most likely don’t want.

With tactics based on theories of sales psychology, these salespeople say just the right things and within a few minutes you’ve been contracted for a year.

Don’t let them get to you

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