February 2, 2013
My leads were not twice confirmed. I had already paid a hundred dollars for a cell phone (previous companies supplied it for me), fifty dollars for the first month's phone service, seven dollars in gasoline and thirteen dollars to print out marketing material and necessary new client paperwork. I didn't feel like waiting to see how long it was going to take to make a sale. Not with the appointments I received on day number one and the first appointment I went to on day number two. Honestly, I felt like one of the appointments from the first day may have worked out but that would have meant driving all the way back over there. Reimbursements for business expenses were not guaranteed and with these leads, I wasn't sure I was going to meet sales targets. None of the employers in this industry offer any kind of base salary. When other companies can offer bases of around 35-40k you have to wonder why companies in this industry don't offer anything.
October 10, 2012
The appointment setters don't care if the leads they generate for ISA's (independent sales agents) are good or not. You will get no shows and plenty of merchants who will tell you they have no interest in the Crescent merchant service offerings. But Crescent does not want the ISA to contact the merchant prior to the appointment, so you will waste gas, cell phone expenses and time. Crescent cares about the bottom line $$$, not the lowly appointment setter , ISA or merchant.