Budget Enlists Agents' Aid to Land Accounts

LISLE, Ill. -- In a bid to bring in new small-business accounts, Budget Rent A Car launched program that offers agents 10% commissions for a year plus cash bonuses if they sign up new, small accounts for Budget and meet volume commitments. The program, called C.O.D., for "cash on delivery," is targeted at accounts with $75,000 or less in annual car rental volume. For the first year, agents will earn 10% commissions, rather than the standard 5% for corporate bookings, on corporate rates booked for those new accounts through the C.O.D. program. On top of the 10% base pay, agencies earn a cash bonus once they meet 25% of the committed 12-month volume and another cash bonus at the end of the 12 months if they if they reach their year-end volume goal. Agencies can obtain applications for the program by calling (800) 778-2810 and requesting COD-15.

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