• to-door is a canvassing technique that is generally used for sales, marketing, advertising, evangelism or campaigning, in which the person or persons walk from the door of one house to the door of another, trying to sell or advertise a product or service to the general public or gather information. People who use this sales approach are often known as traveling salesmen, or by the archaic name drummer (someone who “drums up” business), and the technique is also sometimes called direct sales. A variant of this involves cold calling first, when another sales representative attempts to gain agreement that a salesperson should visit.
  • Historically, this was a major method of distributing goods outside large towns, with the salesmen, often self-employed known as pedlars or peddlers, also hawkers. With the huge growth of retail shops in the 19th century, it became less important, and the development of mail order and finally sales via the internet gradually reduced its significance in advanced economies except in a few fields, such as repairs and improvements to homes.

      Use your product knowledge

  • As a door-to-door salesperson, you need to believe in the products you’re selling to convince others to purchase them. Therefore, you have to have extensive knowledge about the product and how it can help the general public. Take the time to gain product knowledge from research and practical demonstrations. It’s also important to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your industry and field.

       Be direct

  • While you shouldn’t pressure your prospective customer to purchase your product or service, it’s important to be direct. Use your assertiveness to present what you’re selling in a way that shows them how it can help solve a problem or a need in their life.
  • a direct process of selling. Sales reps visit door to door in a target geographical area and try to convince the residents to buy their products or services. A typical door-based selling involves the rep going to the doors of a potential customer.