View Full Version : Commission and Retail - PLEASE HELP!!
05-26-2008, 01:14 AM
I am currently earning 10% on all sales that i make, but my boss is now sayin we arnt selling enough and is thinkin of combining everyone's sales together and then we all get an even cut. So what this means is that someone could work their butt off and sell loads while someone could sit and sell nothing and yet they would still get an even share. Is it just me or is this totally unfair and unreasonable? At the moment im sellin on average around £300 a month which im told just isnt enough and should be lookin at around £700. Thing is we are a spa and are finding that people just want to come and relax, not thrusted with products. Can anyone pls let me know how there commission structure works and what they would, or are expected to take in sales in a month? Thanks!!!
07-10-2008, 04:37 PM
You are lucky to be paid commission at all, I work part time in a beauty salon and I am not paid commission at all which is a disgrace and I would say I sell £200-£300 per month. I think it seems to be standard 10% commission on products generally but beauty salon owners are a law on to themselves. Maybe your boss is trying to scare you all and thinks it will motivate sales by telling you she is going to combine your commission. It sounds ridiculous!
07-12-2008, 12:51 PM
I would say the same, about 10% commission. You are lucky to get it, I also had a part time job at a salon and they said I got 10% on everything I sold I never received a penny!
If you have any concerns I would speak to your manager, £700 sounds quite a lot for a month. You're right in saying people want to come and relax, but perhaps mention it on a light hearted note, like "would you like to to take any products with you today so you can enjoy the products you experienced today at home?" I'm sure you know what to say, it's just a little booster in case you felt a little uncomfortable about it!
You must be very good at selling products tho, as £300 a month is a good amount to be selling as most clients tend not to want to purchase anything, so well done. Your manager should be grateful to you for that.
Hope it turns out ok! X