Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by weeze, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,965

    has anyone else been contacted by the better business bureau? they were wanting me to be acredited with them and i was all in until they said the cost is $350 per year. something like $32.17 a month.
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  2. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 2,583

    Yup. They’ve contacted me. Never saw the need to be accredited with them, especially for that price. I’ve had one person ever tell me she looked me up with the BBB and since I didn’t come up, she figured I didn’t have any complaints.
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  3. Credsfan03

    Credsfan03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Yeah, its definitely not needed but it does have some benefits. Every once in a while we will get a customer asking if we are accredited and occasionally we will get leads through the BBB. It will help with SEO a little to have a profile with them.
  4. OP

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,965

    it seems everyone that calls wants to charge me money though. gets old when i don't need to pay when advertising is free. facebook, google, etc. etc. all free. why do i need more? especially if i have to pay for it. no thanks.
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  5. UniqueLandscapes1

    UniqueLandscapes1 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 17

    They called me the beginning of this year also. When I asked about the price and said I would never do it for that price per year they said it was a one time fee. For that I thought there could be some value. So I did it. However, they do try and get you to pay extra for advertising on the site which I turned down. They seemed a bit annoyed by that.
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  6. Credsfan03

    Credsfan03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I didn't know they had paid advertising on their site? We get some leads just from our membership (only a few per year). Also, we pay monthly. I really don't think they have a one time fee for being accredited...
  7. Ijustwantausername

    Ijustwantausername LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,903

    SCAM ALERT! Look em up, one office was on the news for getting paid to improve a users rating. Such a joke of a "watchdog" organization. Spend that money on advertising and take care of customers and you'll never need their phony badge of approval.
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  8. UniqueLandscapes1

    UniqueLandscapes1 LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 17

    I guess it is more like you pay extra and your listed at the top of all landscaping pages or something like that. You can also be top and bottom for more money. It was quite expensive do I didn’t do it. I swear though the lady said it was a one time fee for membership. She even asked someone else there. If they hit me up again next year I definitely won’t be renewing.
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  9. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,344

    The BBB was angies list of the 1980's .
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  10. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,901

    We get a couple customers a year off of it so I guess it pays for itself.

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