New Lcos

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawncare, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Oh yes I agree.

    And it's not the ones who put the fliers there either.

    I love to put fliers there while other LCO's are servicing.

    IN, ON, or AROUND. in all 50 states. But I do it anyways.

    I know it must happen to me. So why not do it. I wouldn't assosiate that as being a scrub. I call it business.
  2. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    Eventhough this is "your yard" they do have a right to place out their flyers... we all start somewhere....

    Now that not saying they would remain there for "my customer to see"
  3. scagman

    scagman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    I take em for two reasons, so I can look at them for kicks and I dont want my customers calling them because they can beat anyones prices.
  4. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    Leave em.....
    Why? Taking that flyer is like saying if I get rid of all the booz in my house our kids will not ever think about drinking........If the customer is happy they will not go through the hassle of calling anyone else......If they do they then they also have a phone book! Do you guys throw away those too? hehehe
  5. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    I agree with skyphoto. Leave them. If you have built a solid relationship with the customer the won't be interested in changing. If the call they most likely were going to change anyway. I found that most customers in lawn service want a service that they can depend on, does good work, calls back when they call and will pay better for this type service. If all they want is a cheap price let them shop!
  6. skyphoto

    skyphoto LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I think Im gonna call the postal police on Lawngodfather!:D
  7. Downeast

    Downeast LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,163

    I have never seen or heard of fliers being passed out around here. I think it is considered tacky in these parts . People would consider that as unprofessional . But a mass mailing would be ok. In a nice glossy brochure would be a bonus . If by chance there was one on my job, I would leave it . Hidding it from customers would demonstrate fear ,and fear is not good for the soul.
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Get the Bic out and burn it right on the box! I never touched it.

    That's happened to me once but it was a house I was maintaining until it sold, noone lived there. I did trash it cause it would never have been looked at anyway.

    I don't do fliers, I target and mail a letter.
  9. yergus

    yergus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    if its in the mailbox, without going through the post office, or if it is put on the mailbox (anywhere on the box or post) it is a federal offense, if you doubt me, call your local post office.
  10. Hodge

    Hodge LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    When did the mailbox become the property of the U.S. Postal Service. The home owner purchased the box or built it, so then it is the property of the home owner and placing a flyer on the box is no different than having the "mailman" place your mail inside of it?????

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