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10 Customer Service Tips for Service Businesses

In a service business, the connection to your customers is everything. Their needs and their satisfaction with your service are what build your revenue and reputation. For this reason, every service company should strive for customer service that goes above and beyond expectations and helps to build strong relationships with long-term clients. However, customer service is not a single package or software you can install. It is a philosophy of business that lets customer satisfaction shape business procedures. When you [...]

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Tips for Tradesmen: Ten Helpful Plumbing Service Techniques

As a commercial plumbing service, you know how to handle the basics of business and residential plumbing tasks. You can snake a drain, replace a sink trap, and repair a leaky toilet tank with no problem. These are things every plumbing service should be able to provide to their customers, so what sets them apart? What makes your plumbing service a better choice than your local contemporaries? One of the best ways to make a real difference is more [...]

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Crafting Your Email Marketing and Targeting a Specific Customer

Given that almost everyone has an email account nowadays, email marketing becomes an important tool to spread the word about your service business. Plus, it also has several other advantages. First of all, sending an email costs absolutely nothing. So you can launch an email marketing campaign at a very low cost. Secondly, it's quite versatile—you can use email marketing for virtually any business. Thirdly, email marketing can go hand in hand with other digital marketing methods, like setting up [...]

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How to Provide Excellent Customer Service in Emergency Field Service Situations

In the modern age of online guides and DIY freedom, there are two primary types of customers who will call in the assistance of a field services business: Emergencies and everything else. In general, the 'everything else' includes a wide range of businesses, busy homeowners, and DIY hobbyists who know their limits and are all relatively easy to deal with as customers. However, emergency situations require a special combination of experience and social delicacy in order to best help [...]

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BYOP (Bring your Own Phone): The Benefits

Lower costs, increase sales, reduce employee attrition, enhance workforce efficiency. The list goes on and on. Every business is trying to improve, and the path to improvement requires a long list of accomplishments. When a business is able to begin checking these off, they will begin seeing success. It is for this reason that companies should look at market trends, what is working and what is not working, and keep pace with the necessary transformations. One such transformation that [...]

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5 Reasons Your Service Business Needs to Prioritize Customer Service

Regardless of the industry in which you operate, customer service matters. But in service-based industries such as plumbing, pest control, and others, it becomes a vital part of business success and sustainability. Do have an established customer service and response plan for your service business? If not, it might be time to get a head start. Managing and ensuring satisfaction of your existing clients, in fact, can be the core differentiator between you and your closest competitors. More specifically, here are 5 [...]

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How to Crush Social Media Marketing for Your HVAC Business

Boasting close to 3 billion active users, it’s safe to say that your customers are on social media. In 2017, having an active social media presence is crucial to connecting with today’s consumers. More people desire to engage with their favorite brands on social media…and your HVAC business is no exception. Additionally, consumers are using social media to search for and discover new brands. By positioning your company to be found on social media, you’ll increase opportunities to grow your [...]

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10 Sales and Marketing Tips to Help Your Service Business Thrive

Your company’s success in the field service industry hinges upon your choice of sales and marketing strategies. Failure to take a proactive approach to field service sales can lead to stagnant business and poor customer satisfaction. Even worse, you could drive prospective customers right into the arms of your competitors. Below are 10 tips to help your business outshine rival companies in an increasingly competitive field service industry. 1) Network at industry trade shows. Trade shows and expos provide outstanding [...]

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7 Ways to Better Email Marketing for Service Businesses

Building your email list will be a huge asset to growing your service business. In fact, when it comes to purchases made as a result of receiving a marketing message, email has the highest conversion rate (66%), when compared to social media, direct mail and other marketing channels. Even in an age where social media seems to be all the rave in generating new customers and sales, the truth is, email marketing is a time-tested strategy that still rakes [...]

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How Field Service Software Can Make Your Pest Control Business More Profitable

As a pest control business owner, you know what it takes to stay competitive: you’ve got to stay up to date on the latest innovations in the industry to keep costs down and serve more customers. And you’ve got to deliver the kind of outstanding customer service that leads to customers returning to you for all their pest control needs and referring their friends who need your services as well. One of the best ways to do all of this at [...]