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Schrock Lawns
01-20-2013, 11:18 PM
Theirs a company around here called merchant mailer that's like eddm but it's a booklet of different avertsisments and much cheeper about 1.5-2.5 cents designed printed and mailed per house depending on howmany you do . My question is what kind of coupons should I offer almost every add in their gas some type of cupon. I was thinking like 500off a 2500 install 10-20 percent off when they sign a full maint contract and Mabey like 2 mowings free when they sign a mowing contract or something I'm just kicking around some ideas gonna meet with the guy tommrow to talk about it
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KrayzKajun
01-20-2013, 11:21 PM
i would put out the money for the eddm postcards. those saturation mailers are what i call junk mail or the key to price shoppers. more hassle than its worth.

Schrock Lawns
01-20-2013, 11:29 PM
I'm gonna try it once they go out march 7th and from what I've heard they give pretty good return they do it in zones and it's about 500-550 for the zone I want with 20k houses if I get one contract it'll pay for itself
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LandFakers
01-20-2013, 11:51 PM
Theirs a company around here called merchant mailer that's like eddm but it's a booklet of different avertsisments and much cheeper about 1.5-2.5 cents designed printed and mailed per house depending on howmany you do . My question is what kind of coupons should I offer almost every add in their gas some type of cupon. I was thinking like 500off a 2500 install 10-20 percent off when they sign a full maint contract and Mabey like 2 mowings free when they sign a mowing contract or something I'm just kicking around some ideas gonna meet with the guy tommrow to talk about it
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I get those in the mail, they go directly in the trash... But thats just me. 500 off of a 2500 install is a pretty hefty discount. i wouldnt go that far. Good luck

Schrock Lawns
01-21-2013, 12:35 AM
I get those in the mail, they go directly in the trash... But thats just me. 500 off of a 2500 install is a pretty hefty discount. i wouldnt go that far. Good luck

Well I'm just kicking some ideas around I have really love expenses so I could swing that problay
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ringahding
01-21-2013, 01:01 AM
maybe if the government relieves our industry of sales tax here in Minnesota, only then could I justify a discount...

KrayzKajun
01-21-2013, 01:02 AM
maybe if the government relieves our industry of sales tax here in Minnesota, only then could I justify a discount...

Amen. I dont offer discounts. You pay = I show up! :waving:

corey4671
01-21-2013, 04:03 AM
I offer $10 off the first service when a client texts THEYARDBOY to 90210 on their mobile phone.
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GQLL
01-21-2013, 10:05 AM
I do not get why people always want to offer discounts . We are all in business not a charity. But if your going to offer discounts you have to look at how it going to hit your bottom line. Like say your 2500 dollar install and you take off 500 dollars well your either cutting into your profit or your labor. Each company is different but you have to know your profit margins

Will P.C.
01-21-2013, 06:18 PM
I do not get why people always want to offer discounts . We are all in business not a charity. But if your going to offer discounts you have to look at how it going to hit your bottom line. Like say your 2500 dollar install and you take off 500 dollars well your either cutting into your profit or your labor. Each company is different but you have to know your profit margins

500 off 2500 could be interpreted as padding the estimate to make up for the coupon

ringahding
01-21-2013, 06:48 PM
500 off 2500 could be interpreted as padding the estimate to make up for the coupon

I do not know what state you are from, nor know if your state requires you to charge sales tax for services. But I can tell you that here in Minnesota, that would be the case if we were to offer a "Discount", in order to make a profit.