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what can I give away?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CNYScapes, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 916

    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
  2. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    Amazon gift card ^^ Agree is the best one. We give them out for our beta customers testing out Locqus :)
  3. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    Your suggestion can be used as an advertising expense, if I am not mistaken?
    easy-lift guy
  4. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,153

    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.
  5. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    Soil Sample Test is what I do for my new fert customers
  6. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,401

    One of those 1gb Ipods.
  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,233

    interesting idea
  8. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Posts: 1,829

    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.
  9. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,433

    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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  10. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 916

    Im thinking this may be it. this would appeal to a maintenance customer and also a fert/weed control customer.

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