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Can Uber For Snow Plowing Work?

Discussion in 'Discount Snow Stakes' started by DiscountSnowStakes, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. DiscountSnowStakes

    DiscountSnowStakes Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 206

    Uber is a super successful do it yourself cab company. It’s fast, it’s cheap and it’s efficient. So why can’t the same model be taken and applied to snow plowing? The concept is the exact same, but the realities of.... MORE

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  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,248

  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    I wonder if Uber could work for snowplow stakes..............
     
  4. DiscountSnowStakes

    DiscountSnowStakes Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 206

    hahahah

    already thought of it mark... trying to finalize our app now... suggestions?
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,855

    Don't hire anyone from Kalamazoo..............
     
  6. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    Suggestions:
    - don't take a large cut and don't undercharge.
    - Force customer to rate and allow a cleanup option.
    - Force customer to take/provide pictures prior to snowfall.
    - do google maps type option that you can outline/highlight areas that need plowing/blowing/shoveling. Can get a pretty good picture of customer needs from the satellite picture.
    - put in there a time requirement, with an emphasis on delayed service(>12 hours from event end) for better pricing or quick service (<5 hours) for very premium prices. This might allow for reasonable expectations.

    Too much negative that can happen when a customer doesn't tell exactly what they want and assumptions get made. Then a bad review and both are pissed and stop using.
     
  7. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Lol :laughing:
    That was pretty good
     
  8. DiscountSnowStakes

    DiscountSnowStakes Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 206

    good stuff guys...