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.

What Are You Offering Existing Customers?


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 03-04-2012, 11:43 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

I give a free boot to the butt of the old lawn company.
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


  #12  
Old 03-05-2012, 09:46 AM
Upscale2 Upscale2 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 10
Upscale2
Talking

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I sent out one of my famous Greeting Cards to wake up my hibernating clients. It is meant to light a fire under their arses, suggesting upcoming services: Spring cleanup, dethatching, pruning, edging and mulching etc.

I offered existing clients the opportunity to pay for mulch installation at last years price. As long as they paid by March 30. We will be installing mulch on April 16&17 with a mulch blower. (over 100 yards)

I already have several invoices sent out to clients that have agreed to my offer and many others that have already signed for the other services.

It feels good to have work piling up already, even with 8" of snow on the ground, plus money rolling through the door from mulch prepay.

Again I send my cards thru my card sending service. I create the cards on the site, choose my clients from my contact manager and press send. I don't do things the old fashioned way anymore. Funny thing, though, is that I have offered this service to Gopher and no one has taken a hard look at it except for Liberty Landscape. www.marshallscards.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-05-2012, 10:25 AM
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by Upscale2 View Post
I sent out one of my famous Greeting Cards to wake up my hibernating clients. It is meant to light a fire under their arses, suggesting upcoming services: Spring cleanup, dethatching, pruning, edging and mulching etc.

I offered existing clients the opportunity to pay for mulch installation at last years price. As long as they paid by March 30. We will be installing mulch on April 16&17 with a mulch blower. (over 100 yards)

I already have several invoices sent out to clients that have agreed to my offer and many others that have already signed for the other services.

It feels good to have work piling up already, even with 8" of snow on the ground, plus money rolling through the door from mulch prepay.

Again I send my cards thru my card sending service. I create the cards on the site, choose my clients from my contact manager and press send. I don't do things the old fashioned way anymore. Funny thing, though, is that I have offered this service to Gopher and no one has taken a hard look at it except for Liberty Landscape. www.marshallscards.com
I clicked on that link before. ^^^

Their website is the definition of "SUCKS".
With ZERO info about the product, I found myself clicking "back" real quick.




Aside from that, your "reminder" cards are a great idea.
I sent my thank you cards out late this year, so they had a similar effect with several clients calling last week to confirm that that were still on my schedule.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:52 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
I clicked on that link before. ^^^

Their website is the definition of "SUCKS".
With ZERO info about the product, I found myself clicking "back" real quick.
.
I thought the same. I really had to look hard for pricing. The membership blows it.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-05-2012, 12:34 PM
Upscale2 Upscale2 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 10
Upscale2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I thought the same. I really had to look hard for pricing. The membership blows it.
There is no membership! You pay for cards and postage...Period.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-05-2012, 12:41 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Upscale2 View Post
There is no membership! You pay for cards and postage...Period.

looks like a membership to me.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-05-2012, 12:55 PM
Upscale2 Upscale2 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 128
Rep Power: 10
Upscale2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post

looks like a membership to me.
I don't tend to get into back and forth banter with people, but Pay As You Go means no membership. There is a monthly auto-fee IF YOU CHOOSE. If your business can't afford $9.80 a month or the cost of 2 cans of tobacco then maybe its time to hang it up.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:21 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I haven't really read anything on this thread because I'm ignorant and lazy.

Why would someone want to pay for a subscription for cards? I'm pretty sure with some vigorous searching, one would find something better.

-

Why not make cheap business cards, that just say,
"We miss you, Company Name" lol
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:32 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Upscale2 View Post
I don't tend to get into back and forth banter with people, but Pay As You Go means no membership. There is a monthly auto-fee IF YOU CHOOSE. If your business can't afford $9.80 a month or the cost of 2 cans of tobacco then maybe its time to hang it up.
then, what do you call that? No one said it was expensive and 2/3 options are for a membership.
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
Buying Existing Accounts mxr163 Starting a lawn care business. 11 03-10-2013 06:25 AM
Purchasing existing company ppadavana Starting a lawn care business. 5 06-04-2010 03:56 AM
Vectoring existing image Scottler Graphic Design Discussions 4 05-07-2009 12:00 PM
Buying an existing business Clean Lawn General Talk 6 08-29-2007 12:22 PM
letter for existing customers to reup for 06 seaso seein green General Business Discussions 1 02-06-2006 11:25 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Yesterday 10:49 PM
by SC93
16 734
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-25-2016 09:38 AM
by SC93
9 172
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
by Jhoell
0 37
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,088
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,117
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,023
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
06-24-2016 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,377
Checmial Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
by acrajchel
0 38
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 279
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 371
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,432
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 839
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 162
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 319
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 310
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 425
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 534
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 221
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 350
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,742
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 161
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 437,923
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 140
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 497
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 319
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 488
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 767
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 283
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.

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