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Old 07-27-2014, 03:19 PM
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I'd argue you don't need to give anything away. But if you do feel the need, what has the lowest cost to you and the highest perceived value to clients? You give them a $50 gift card it costs you $50. You give them a $50 service, what does it cost you?

What type of services are you attempting to aquire?
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Full Service Maintenance Clients - mow, trim, bushes, fert program

I just prefer to not give away any of my services, but I want to give them a "call to action" offer
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:50 AM
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Amazon gift card ^^ Agree is the best one. We give them out for our beta customers testing out Locqus
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:15 PM
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Amazon gift card ^^ Agree is the best one. We give them out for our beta customers testing out Locqus
Your suggestion can be used as an advertising expense, if I am not mistaken?
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:42 PM
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I personally hate gift cards, along with mail in rebate crap. It requires me to do something to collect. I'm amazed that gift cards exist. When I get one, I considered it such an imposition... Now I have to remember that it's in my wallet when I go to the store, and try to remember to redeem it.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:32 PM
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Soil Sample Test is what I do for my new fert customers
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:45 PM
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:42 PM
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Soil Sample Test is what I do for my new fert customers
interesting idea
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:50 PM
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I know you said you are trying to stay away from giving away free services, but why not offer a free fert app to a new cutting customer? Then later you can try to sell them on continuing on as a fert customer also.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:36 PM
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Whenever i hear read or see these offers , buy this and u will get that for free etc. My mind automatically thinks ripoff. If they can afford to spew out $50 gift cards or free tvs or free services to all there customers, they must be over charging in the first place.

I like the idea of that hand written thankyou note.

But thats just me,
on the flipside free is the number one best advertising keyword
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:40 PM
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I know you said you are trying to stay away from giving away free services, but why not offer a free fert app to a new cutting customer? Then later you can try to sell them on continuing on as a fert customer also.
Im thinking this may be it. this would appeal to a maintenance customer and also a fert/weed control customer.
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