Website tied to service autopilot

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Llamaslawnservice, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Llamaslawnservice

    Llamaslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Hello,

    I'm interested in growing my business. I want to get a website going for my company. I live in north texas and my area is growing very rapidly and wanted to take the opportunity to expand. Looking at various ideas from advertisement to software to run the business, and a website to stand out. Been in the business for over 10 years, but didn't have a great interest in growing, but that's changed.

    I wanted to know if anyone has a website tied to service autopilot that isn't being hosted by service autopilot themselves? How does that work?

    Some good companies that host your website at a good price?

    A website that has a client/payment portal? Does that help your business any? Are the cost of using credit cards to charge your customers not a big issue or costly?

    A good company who does the credit card transaction a good price?

    Any tips from those bigger companies how did you guys grow?

    Any advice or tips are welcomed!
    Thanks I hope its not too much.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,088

    You can put their portal on any site

    I wouldn't not recommend having them do the site, though
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  3. Llamaslawnservice

    Llamaslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Yea i heard they weren't so good on building up your website. Wanted to get a buddy of mine to do my website he says he can do a better job than service autopilot (He's seen some of their websites).

    Do you have any personal experience with their websites?
    And i was looking for a company that would host my website at a good price.
     
  4. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,348

    They have web forms that integrate with your website so you can have estimate requests from your website go directly to service autopilot to save a little data entry time... And you don't have to have them do your website to use them. I really like that part because i get alot of estimate requests from the website and it saves a little time, and easier to track my estimates. The customer portal can be linked from anysite, nothing real special there.. but a nice feature. I don't know if i'd want them building my website though, heard not so great stuff. Just don't use godaddy! lol.
     
  5. Llamaslawnservice

    Llamaslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Thanks alot really helped me out!:cool2:
     
  6. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,088

    Yeah complete disaster. There's a thread on here about it.

    I use hostgator. If you explore this forum you'll find others.

    Def stay away from godaddy.
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  7. Llamaslawnservice

    Llamaslawnservice LawnSite Member
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    Looks decent how long have you been with hostgator?
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,088

    Years. I have 10 sites there
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  9. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    not trying to hijack, I was definitely following this thread and was curious why people say to stay away from go daddy? I use them and am now worried, what is the bad news?
     

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