If you are looking for a way to stand out when you do your lawn care estimates, why not do what our friend Bob does when he visits a home to do a lawn care estimate.
Bob: “Every time I do an estimate… the estimate sheet, brochure and biz card go in the cup and on the door step. I feel most people wont throw it away, so the shelf life (no pun intended) of the cup is worth it. The coolies are good but almost 3 times the cost. I can get cups for about 50 cents a piece depending on the quantity. If your interested let me know.
Below is a picture of one of my cups and a graphic so you can see the whole image.”
Steve: “How often when you do estimates is someone home? Do you hand the cup to alot of people when they are home or are most out during the day and just want you to come by and leave an estimate?
What kind of response have you gotten to using the cup? Has it improved your estimate acceptance rate?”
Bob: “I do lots of estimates, at least 100+ in the springtime alone. Usually no one is home, so I leave the cup, estimate, brochure, etc. On the front porch. I can’t say if it gets a better response or not, but I feel with the right materials it make you look more professional and not some fly by night company.”
Steve: “This is also a great way to promote you rlawn care business by going door to door and leaving a flyer in the cup as well. Maybe even include a pen.”
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