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sending out a quote request. Time?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by vmj, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    Every year I drive around and take down some addresses for com lots, and send out a letter stating who I am, my service, and if there looking for a quote on there snow removal. I usually send them out late sept beginning of Oct.. I have gotten a few over the years.. I'm starting to wonder if I should send out this letter and not be to early or to late,, Thanks
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,067

    I send my bids oot before Labor Day, but our season starts in October and goes thru May .

    Early bird......
  3. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,384

    You state you scored a few, Just keep doing what your doing. Better early than late.
  4. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 762

    I have gotten a couple of calls but not many. That's why I'm thinking in to late sending them out... Think I will send them by Labor Day this year. I don't send my contracts out untill oct
  5. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,581

    What you also want to take a notice of. During the winter, take notes of the places with poor service. Hit these people up. Be able to give references. All they can say is no.
  6. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Make sure your envelope "PoP" for attention
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,237

    Early worm gets dead. :p
  8. MSsnowplowing

    MSsnowplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    Knock on the doors and introduce yourself, give them a business card and personally deliver the bid to them -(makes you known to them) instead of impersonal letter from someone they have never met.