Ever accidentally send a flier to another LCO?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by JeffNY, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    There's an area I want to hit with fliers, and I know theres another LCO in there, just not sure which house is his.
    Anyone else ever received fliers from another LCO?

    Just curious.
     
  2. LunarLandscape

    LunarLandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 249

    I get around three a week closed inside my screen door. It is good to know what services these companys are providing. I like to read all of the offers and then read the fine print. Ex. with one year contract, 2.50 fuel surcharge etc.
     
  3. GreenAcresLC

    GreenAcresLC LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 84

    I've NEVER gotten a flier from an LCO in my town for the 4+ years I've lived at this address...until this year. I registered my biz name, and within a month had a flier from about every major player in town in my box, or stuck on my door. This was back in the winter, like Dec. - Feb. I kinda took it as a "lets mess with the new guy", but that's ok, it let me take a peek at what the competition was doing as far as advertising. Go ahead and mail it to all the houses. This guy will probably laugh and throw it away. unless, that is, there is something on your flier you don't want him to see. In that case, you may want to Not have that on your flier, he's gonna see it whether you send him a flier or not. JMO
     
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    when I was younger I worked for a pizza shop....it was NEW in town and it did quite well.

    the owner would go around town and order pizza from other places bring it in and let us sample it......

    ten years later this guy was selling franchizes.... his name is Mr Jim's Pizza....
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    i just got home from doing fliers all day, in the boxes their was about 4 or 5 other fliers 4 of them where home made and one was from a company called c & p landscape that said " you buy the mulch we spread it" it looked nice but i dont think that idea will make to much money.
     
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    we sent out 5k postcards and a couple of my buddies (landscapers) told me they got them...and ones girlfriend got one too
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    how many call backs did you get?
     
  8. THRIFTY

    THRIFTY LawnSite Member
    from (913)
    Posts: 208

    I handed another LCO a flier at his door step this year! He was sitting on the tailgate of his truck in his garage and as I approached him I noticed an everide scorpion sitting in his garage, I chuckled a little bit! I handed him the flier for shits and giggles, he laughed too. We conversed a little bit about lawncare, and then I went on. He was a cool guy, but it was a tad akward!
     
  9. JLAWNCARE

    JLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    I get a lot at the door my wife tells me shes gonna call them if i dont get the spring clean up done at my house soon
     
  10. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,083

    Nope.
    Don't send flyers out - never have.
     

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