Design Sales -- Going rate for a commission?

I’m a designer who is teaming up with a salesperson for web design projects. He is responsible for finding clients, organizing and dealing with billing, etc. He wants a 25 percent cut of both my design services and the web developer’s services.

Is this a reasonable commission rate? What is the going rate for sales in web or other design fields (ID, fashion, graphic, etc.)?

Any input/advice is appreciated.


5% - 15max% is what I think is fair…25% sounds high.

Sounds high to me as well, but I can’t say I know what the going rate is…

I know a lot of consultancies employ full and/or part time sales people. Maybe one o’ them can give you a better idea of what’s fair…