"I've always been reluctant to chase up quotes as, to me, it does smack of desperation and I have never excelled in sales techniques but I do think it is the right thing to do. Last week I called up a client we had quoted for only because he had…"
"There is something very simple that you can introduce onto quotations that will dramatically increase your sales conversion rate as a landscaper.
You need to give your customer a 'Reason to buy'
This 'Reason to buy' closing…"
Just wondered if it shows that you are interested to establish that the quotation conforms to the requirements or is there a danger that you are being pushy or perhaps desperate for work.Personally, if I have received a quotation for a job, say an house extension I don’t want to be contacted. If I require further information or clarification then I will contact the person who provided the quotation.But then again we are all different.The reason for the post however is that I secured a job today…See More
"Guys HAVS ( hand arm vibration syndrome ) is a condition caused by the use of power tools, symptoms/ conditions vibration white finger tingling fingers numbness loss of dexterity etc etc carpal tunnel syndrome can affect the wrists and often needs…"
"I changed recently after spending time trying to educate myself on what an accountant should really do and become aware that the old company was just compiling year end accounts and that was it. The advice was minimal and I also found that they had…"
"Many moons ago had photocopier sales training from Panasonic in a buoyant market. Found some of the techniques very pushy, largely unsuitable for the majority of the domestic customers I deal with nowadays.
One useful tip that does lend itself…"
"I have some buckler anti vibration gloves and i don't know if they are effective or not.
One thing that is effective is to choose your machinery wisely, with an eye on vibration levels as the most important factor affecting your purchase…"
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Gordon - Tell me about roller mowers - I have a fleet of Hayters but for some jobs they are just not up for it or worth risking damaging. Don't dismiss Etesia and with the prices offered you will be a little shocked at how quick it will pay for its self.
If you are local'sh and available, please consider popping along to what will be an interesting and maybe profitable few hours.
ok thanks very much for ur comments, good avice. Ive been a gardener nearly 9 years, just started this season a bit late too! so im hoping next yr will see a big difference, just hope the work is still out there cos of credit crunch ahh