What do some of you...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CLC, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    What do some of you guys & gals; do for a "special" on your flyers/ door hangers? Like do you offer a discount if you call before a certain date?
    Thanks for the help
  2. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    Satisfaction guaranteed or your grass back.

    (special applies to bagging-service customers only)
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    I have never done brochures or flyer's. Most of my lawn customers are referrals from an existing account.
    A lot of times when I bid a lawn job and I really want the account, if I think its close to a sale, I'll say " If you don't like my work, you pay nothing". It works almost every time as a closer, and I've always got paid.
  4. CLC

    CLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    thanks guys keep the ideas coming
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    My guarantee is way better than this. Mine is, "Satisfaction guaranteed or DOUBLE your grass back!"
  6. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    Spring special is 10% to 20% discount if the sign on with contract. Plus I offer referrel discounts. For every costumer that signs a contract through a referrel, that customer will get half off price of one service or a free cut, depending on how big their property is, for each referral. Word gets out. I have found that this is one of the best marketing techniques so far.
  7. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Never needed to put any incentives on the hangers. We just keep passing them out and the calls keep coming in. Already signed up 8 customers in Feb, and snow has been on the ground for probably half the month.
  8. ToG

    ToG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    i know it sounds a little hefty but with careful bidding we should be ok, plus i need to get in the door somehow. we're offering a 5% discount and a 5% donation to PAWS (a local, no-kill animal shelter) for everyone who signs a service agreement. in all that's 10%, a good chunk of change, but we get to advertise at the shelter and it gets us in good with the softies out there.

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