Work at Skeese Greets
Are you very hard-working, talented, driven, confident, efficient, artistic, smart, thoughtful, committed, good at business, interested in bicycles, and/or very good looking? Send us your resume and a letter describing your talents and why you're interested in working at Skeese Greets.
College students can receive marketing, design, writing, and business experience (and sometimes credit, too) working as a Skeese Greets intern. Responsibilities and rewards are unlimited. We accept applications year-round for a very limited number of positions. Please contact us by email or telephone if you're interested.
Skeese Greets is seeking independent sales representatives for the following territories:
Rocky Mountains (specifically Colorado)
Great Lakes region
If you are interested, please call us at 888-557-6528 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you are not now an independent sales representative serving the bicycle trade and are considering a career switch, please read the following explanation of the job before calling or contacting us.
On being an independent sales rep in the bicycle industry:
The bicycle trade is made up of men and women who are in it for the fun, the passion and the joy of being involved with bicycles. Because of this, relationships are extremely important. It is by having a kind, interested yet highly self-motivated individual visiting the shop that the best companies communicate with the dealers on a close, personal level.
There are two kinds of Sales Reps in the bicycle industry: independents and in-house. Skeese Greets uses independent reps. An independent sales rep is responsible for his own car, insurance, and all the other expenses involved with his trade. He is paid by the companies he represents with commissions on the sales he makes. That means - No sales, no money. The commission varies with the product and the company. For complete bikes sold by large companies, it can be as low as 2.5%. For soft goods, it can be around 10%. Commission from Skeese Greets goes out once a month.
Because it is generally impossible for an independent rep to make a living on the commission of only one company, he or she will assemble a package of about 5-7 non-competing companies. For example, a salesman may represent one company’s frames, shoes and components. The rep might add a nutritional product, helmets, sunglasses, and wheels. The aim is to get a package of products that will all work for his targeted type of bike shop, be it a family store, BMX, road pro, etc. Some reps have too many lines which could cause some of the companies to grow dissatisfied because a rep has only a limited time to visit with the shop owner. He can only bring out so many catalogs and discuss so many products.