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question about this flyer...

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Up North, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    I just put together this flyer and I added an area where when I leave the flyer with the prospect I can also give an estimate. Is that a wise thing to do in your experience? Should I leave it, or can it and hope they call you for an estimate?

    Any other advice on the flyer? Want to keep it simple, it prints out 5x7 and thinking about printing it on a plastic type sheet (if not too expensive) so if prospect is not around I can stick it in the door or something.

    Buck

    Estimate Flyer Snowplowing half page2.JPG
     
  2. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Looks great to me!!! :waving:
     
  3. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    They look awesome! Very nice work..

    The first one, your estimate, maybe that could be more formal, like a lined invoice type in between the header and footer graphics? And maybe make it a year round type flyer by changing driveway estimate to Job Estimate or other open term..

    The second pic, is that your business card? If not it would make a great one!

    Just throwing out ideas, in no way being critical, I would want the same..they should get some business for you for sure! Good luck!!

    Bill
     
  4. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    Actually it's all one sheet. Some reason the pic above does kind of make it look like two pieces but it's actually one. My business cards look pretty much like this, I can post one to show you. I like your idea about making it a year round type thing, I'd probably just use this flyer for a property I see that I'd like to give an estimate on but can't locate the owners.

    Buck

    Business card is below

    Business Card RK.jpg
     
  5. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    forgot to mention, I did these (flyer & business cards) on Microsoft Publisher. It was pretty easy, took about 30 minutes to enter the text, pics, logo, and then print a bunch off.

    Buck
     
  6. eng50

    eng50 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I see it now, as a complete flier, I really like it!

    The business card is creative as well! Wish i could come up with something along the same quality!

    Keep up the good work!

    Bill
     
  7. RICHIE K

    RICHIE K Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 35

  8. plowman350

    plowman350 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Yes to price

    Yes, definitely leave a price on there. You'll get more calls if you advertise a price. people are 100% LAZY. If you don't give them a price and someone else does...they'll probably say "that sounds fair" and never call you.

    Do you ever see a sales flyer for the grocery store that says "Meat on sale... come in for special price!"

    I am sometimes more expensive than some of the competition out here. But, my advertising usually has prices, and I get the business...becuase they never bother to pick up the phone and call somone out to the house for a meeting/proposal.

    Great flyer by the way.
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I always try to put a price on because most people think it is really expensive to have their driveway plowed.
     
  10. usabestsnoplowr

    usabestsnoplowr Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Thats How I got %90 of my Landscape customers and they are also my snow cust.
     
  11. Dnipro Max

    Dnipro Max Member
    Messages: 60

    That a nice flyer, good luck,
    i don't put price, I think if people want your services they should call u and ask at least?
     
  12. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 Member
    Messages: 69

    I think that snow services are just like lawncare. Leaving a price is a good idea. It will weed out the el cheapo shoppers, and those that call will probably be new customers. One thing though - I would make it very clear what would be included in the quotes price... Some may expect a completely cleared drive, all day long with ice melt, and that may not be what you were quoting. Look great though..
     
  13. johntwist

    johntwist Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Awesome Flyer Up North....But......

    .....how the hell did you get my mother-in-law to agree to let you use her picture on the front of it???? :)
     
  14. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    johntwist, you're mother in law has a beard too? LOL! Thanks for all the feedback guys. I've picked up a few new accounts, now we just need to pick up some snow. :bluebounc

    Buck