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Old 03-10-2013, 07:25 PM
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spring sales season

Just wondering how everyone is doing so far this spring? We are about 1 week into the sales season here. About 7.3% of our marketing pieces (15k) are out of the bag now and we are up 3.76% in client count. By our averages, we should end up with about 85% client count increase over 2 weeks ago once this spring sales season is over. Bite your lip and give em heck

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Old 03-11-2013, 02:10 PM
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great discussion!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:03 PM
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We have been 100 mph since first of feb. I don't know what the percentages are but we are closing avg 15-20 a week. Mailers are set to go out end of march, that's when it goes bananas. We also added another tech and zmax first of March. Who says the economy is bad.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:42 PM
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Picked of 4 app customers and 1 mowing. Headed to another estmate now plus have 2-3 on hold for later in the week because of our schedules we weren't able to meet.

Starting to wonder how I'm gonna handle it all. Interiwinga guy in the morning!
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:23 PM
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10 k mailers go out this week...phone hasnt been ringing that much it has been cold and shitty here....have only sold about 6-10 new accounts since Jan 1...hoping with the mailers and when the weather turns phone starts going nuts!
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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I ended last year with 280 full program fert/squirt customers and I will be starting the year with 425ish. I am up from about 6.5 million sqft to 11 million sqft. Im also starting off the year with 6 extensive landscape jobs. I cant wait until the sales season is full bore.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:46 AM
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Phille, that's impressive.

How did you gain so many clients in the off season? What marketing strategy is working best for you?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:03 AM
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I ended last year with 280 full program fert/squirt customers and I will be starting the year with 425ish. I am up from about 6.5 million sqft to 11 million sqft. Im also starting off the year with 6 extensive landscape jobs. I cant wait until the sales season is full bore.
Holy Cow! Impressive ! Thats alot of customers, what types of marketing did you use and when did the bulk of them sign up?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:02 AM
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I think joining a networking/referral group made the biggest impact. Most signed up within the last month or two. I also joined the chamber of commerce and that helped quite a bit.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:20 AM
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Phone ringing pretty steady. Mailers should arrive in a few days so who knows what will happen then!!

Seems things are improving. Hope I can keep up with the work, calls, and estimates!
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