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Tesla to Discontinue Door-to-Door sales by Solar City

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Karma, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Karma

    Karma Member

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    Tesla Is Halting Door-to-Door Sales for SolarCity Amid Slowdown

    Not sure the reasoning behind this - as it appears to be more of supply issue than a demand, at least in the Tamp/Clearwater/St.Pete Florida markets. SC moved sales people to Florida in November, once the voters defeated the anti-solar, utility sponsored amendment. From talking to the sales people, demand has been tremendous.

    Looking forward to comments on from members on this thread.
     
  2. TexasEV

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    Door to door sales has a slimy reputation and is more expensive than selling through Tesla's stores and online. It doesn't quite fit Tesla's image.
     
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  3. electracity

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    Tesla is laying off sales people in an attempt to focus on profitable business. Their customer acquisition cost is too high.
     
  4. TheTalkingMule

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    The market is changing, solar knowledge can now be accessed in the mainstream. No need to spend $.91/W sitting in people's living-rooms explaining physics and economics.

    Love this move and am excited to see if there's an all-in-one product(for simple online purchase) around the corner. I'd like to order a Tesla triple-play just like Fios.
     
  5. Ampster

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    Does this mean I won't see them at Home Depot anymore?
     
  6. electracity

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    Probably not. That sort of approach seems like a good way to find qualified leads.
     
  7. Dwdnjck

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    No. It means that the Home Depot presence will expand as the roofing product becomes available. Solar city will become more of a manufacturer and less of an installer as new and replacement roofs will be installed by contractors. A little birdy told me.
     
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