Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

End of Season letter


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default End of Season letter

So do any of you send out Thank You letters at the end of season ?
I think being my first year that it is very important for me to do something like this and then follow it up with a renewal letter for the 2012 season.
Anyone have any example of what they use ?
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-01-2011, 03:16 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
You mean other than "it's time to think about bringing your account up to date ..."?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2011, 03:43 PM
Upscale2 Upscale2 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 120
Rep Power: 8
Upscale2
Default Cards

Ducke,

Hey I use a system that I can create postcards, cards etc....
It has a contact manager where you can actually keep all of your contacts in specific groups.

I send cards throughout the season for marketing and also just to say thanks for the business, and I also send on major holidays.

The response is overwhelming. When I send cards as a marketing tool for services like: leaf cleanup, I will start getting floods of calls and emails.

When I send cards on holidays, many customers personally come out and say thanks.

Any way this service is great and affordable, the lowest cost per month is $9.80.

You can also send gifts and gift certificates.

I literally send out 200 Xmas cards in less than 10 minutes. All done by me on my computer and sent in the US Mail.

Here is my link: www.sendoutcards.com/35260

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2011, 03:54 PM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ah, I was going to mention upscale2 but I couldn't remember the screen name. It does seen like a great idea and I probably would have already joined if it weren't a MLM. If only there were a non-MLM company that offers a similar service.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2011, 06:09 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

What I want is a letter.
Something like

Dear (Customer)
Now that the mowing season is behind us, I would like to take the time to thank you for your business over the last few month.
This being my first year of business your trust in my company has meant a lot to me. I now look forward to the 2012 season and servicing your lawn again.
etc. etc. etc.
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2011, 06:11 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
What I want is a letter.
Something like

Dear (Customer)
Now that the mowing season is behind us, I would like to take the time to thank you for your business over the last few month.
This being my first year of business your trust in my company has meant a lot to me. I now look forward to the 2012 season and servicing your lawn again.
etc. etc. etc.
Why not tell them in person, there is a lot to be said for the personal touch....food for thought
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-01-2011, 06:52 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by picframer View Post
Why not tell them in person, there is a lot to be said for the personal touch....food for thought
I agree the personal touch is good but it not real easy to meet up with each of my customers.there is a couple I have only seen once and that is when they signed up I also have 4 out of town (province) that I deal with and as much as I would like to fly out to Alberta and Ontario for a week or so I really don't see it in the books. So I was thinking about a nicely word letter of thanks and then follow that up with a renewal letter for those that have not signed yet, you know book by so and so date a keep your 2011 prices, or hurry and beat the 2012 price increase etc...
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-01-2011, 11:38 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Here's what I had done last year...
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthread.php?t=13496
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-03-2011, 09:08 AM
Upscale2 Upscale2 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 120
Rep Power: 8
Upscale2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
Ah, I was going to mention upscale2 but I couldn't remember the screen name. It does seen like a great idea and I probably would have already joined if it weren't a MLM. If only there were a non-MLM company that offers a similar service.
MLM or not, SOC is effective and easy to use. I have literally made $$thousands$$ of dollars in using the service.

I guess if you have time to print out labels, buy stock, envelopes, stamps, and run around doing so, then that is what you should do.

I have done it the "old way" which takes hours. I get this done in 20 minutes max, allowing me to focus on other things.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-03-2011, 10:17 AM
mark123's Avatar
mark123 mark123 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsyltucky
Posts: 1,401
Rep Power: 7
mark123 is on a distinguished road
Default

I've built a contact management system for a local company that would print cards and labels. Maybe I could rehash it for a similar purpose.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A letter of inspiration Steve Introduce Yourself 0 06-05-2008 08:55 PM
Customer Letter A&Llandscape General Business Discussions 2 02-24-2008 09:43 PM
form letter hydrogreen Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 11-18-2004 12:00 PM
Thank you for the letter tabs! Klien Care Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 07-31-2003 11:37 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
Today 11:30 AM
Today 11:30 AM
by CaliforniaFriendly
0 22
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
Today 08:03 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
8 247
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
Yesterday 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 448
Hello
jawnebgoode
Yesterday 08:37 PM
Yesterday 08:37 PM
by jawnebgoode
0 25
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
Yesterday 05:06 PM
Yesterday 05:06 PM
by kurtwin
0 36
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
Yesterday 12:01 PM
by Steve
16 543
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
Yesterday 11:58 AM
by Steve
5 158
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
Yesterday 11:55 AM
by Steve
1 83
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
Yesterday 11:47 AM
by Steve
5 147
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
08-27-2014 10:38 PM
by SGL1
5 151
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 331,111
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
08-26-2014 04:21 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
110 6,520
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 434
Tender Process
M2Dave
08-24-2014 12:31 PM
08-25-2014 04:14 PM
by Steve
2 141
Grass hopper mower
ExtremeLawncareServices
12-05-2013 08:51 AM
08-25-2014 04:02 PM
by Steve
26 3,780
Need help pricing basic...
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:21 AM
08-22-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
2 220
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
08-22-2014 01:01 PM
by Steve
6 285
yearly contract help...
jrob0691
08-21-2014 04:09 PM
08-22-2014 12:48 PM
by Steve
1 174
Pampas bushes
Bradcook21
08-22-2014 01:30 AM
08-22-2014 07:17 AM
by grassdoctore
1 146
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
08-21-2014 08:50 PM
by phlawncare
2 193
Fuel Can Spouts
Shark1611
08-16-2014 09:09 AM
08-21-2014 08:23 PM
by SGL1
11 427
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
08-21-2014 05:03 PM
by stevef1201
6 694
Hello
M2Dave
08-21-2014 12:32 AM
08-21-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 153
New Landscaping Business
rekon32
08-16-2014 02:26 PM
08-21-2014 12:33 PM
by SouthallMowing
8 484
Downed Tree Chop Bid
WesleySnips
08-16-2014 03:47 PM
08-20-2014 01:44 PM
by SGL1
10 464
60 inch honda/bunton...
pblawncare
08-17-2014 11:30 AM
08-18-2014 03:19 PM
by Steve
2 210
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
08-18-2014 03:16 PM
by Steve
4 317
Preparing the soil
Billy Goat
08-16-2014 06:18 PM
08-18-2014 03:01 PM
by Steve
1 224
What to pay help
phlawncare
08-04-2014 08:33 PM
08-18-2014 10:33 AM
by jrs.landscaping
29 1,042
Hello
Jeff1
08-07-2014 11:18 PM
08-15-2014 11:53 PM
by Jeff1
11 525
Lie #2 RESIDENTIAL...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-06-2014 05:02 AM
08-15-2014 01:46 PM
by mattthelawnguy
54 6,605
Need help 30 HP koler...
Shady Grady
08-01-2014 03:31 PM
08-15-2014 08:46 AM
by kslawn
18 699
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
08-14-2014 02:37 AM
by BlackRain75
12 1,872
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
08-13-2014 03:29 PM
by Steve
1 321
Hello from Jacksonville,...
JM Lawn Care
08-10-2014 07:15 AM
08-13-2014 07:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
9 429
Hello everyone new to...
maddyandrays
08-11-2014 04:51 PM
08-12-2014 08:58 PM
by Shark1611
2 272
Walk behinds
hpruitcei
08-07-2014 06:28 PM
08-12-2014 02:35 PM
by mattthelawnguy
7 535
New name help
stevef1201
08-10-2014 04:27 PM
08-12-2014 12:03 PM
by Steve
6 424
my little green dilemmas
Lawn Techie
08-03-2014 11:47 AM
08-11-2014 01:20 PM
by Steve
7 528
what the best...
CleanCutsLLC
08-02-2014 01:02 AM
08-11-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
6 556
Texas lawn care company...
Livingston Lawn Care
07-25-2014 11:29 AM
08-11-2014 01:19 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
13 825
Covering all the bases
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:11 AM
08-08-2014 01:41 PM
by Steve
1 369
New from Florida
ADE
08-06-2014 08:40 PM
08-08-2014 01:32 PM
by Steve
4 433
JOB - Landscape Install...
janslawncare
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
08-08-2014 10:06 AM
by janslawncare
0 321
Battery power tools or...
Steve
08-07-2014 12:24 PM
08-07-2014 05:18 PM
by mattthelawnguy
2 329
My client just told me...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
08-04-2014 08:39 AM
08-06-2014 11:14 PM
by grassdoctore
12 672
Illegal spraying
GoGreenerKS
07-04-2014 09:11 AM
08-06-2014 02:03 PM
by Steve
13 1,303
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
08-06-2014 01:40 PM
by Steve
20 1,531
Crop Rotation Techniques...
eastsidelandcare
07-17-2014 03:47 PM
08-06-2014 10:29 AM
by eastsidelandcare
5 713
Late charge
Simon Abousaada
07-30-2014 07:23 PM
08-05-2014 06:46 PM
by TheBeast
12 929
» Popular Tags
4wd 34'' advertisement apartment complex auger bid blades butterfly gardens charge credit card customers exmark ferris financing first truck georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business health holiday holiday decorating how much to charge john deere quik trac kansas city landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf lighting marketing mechanic monthly mow mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business patio install payment podcast property management company pto savannah scag schedule scripts seo snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business stihl toro toro grand stand trailer tree care trimmer rack walker winter winter services
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy