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The city is advising residents to research before signing door-to-door sales

The city wants you to know your rights as summer might bring more salesman to your doors.

Businesses are required to have a city-issued license in order to sell door-to-door. Better Business Bureau suggest residents keep certain information in mind to verify the legitimacy of sales reps that approach their homes.

Asking the salesperson for identification showing their name and company they work for will help you understand who you are dealing with. Reading the full terms and conditions are recommended. If you choose to sign up for what is being offered having everything in writing such as price, duration of the contract will help assist you if anything comes up at a later date.

A legitimate company will likely have a way to sign up after their initial offer which can give you the time to research the company and consult with BBB. Contacting your current supplier will help you better understand of any terms you already have existing.

The Government of Alberta has consumer tips for dealing with door sales to help you better understand before signing any contract.

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Any relevant experiences or concerns should be shared with the City’s Bylaw Services by phoning 780-874-3710 or emailing [email protected]

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