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$99 Drain Special

Contractor 20/20 Shares This Tip With You On Acquiring More Business & Hope That You Find This Helpful

Posted by Craig Cook
On Behalf Of Atlantis Plumbing

$99 drain cleaning is purely a gimmick, but it is also a very effective marketing strategy and when done right will inevitably result in substantially increased revenues.

Typically this sort of promotion will include a list of conditions or exclusions as long as a donkey’s tail. It’s a way of drawing in the customer and getting your foot in the door.

Very few jobs end up being done for only $99 because that is a total loss for the company, even for a one man shop working out of his garage. The idea is to up-sell, add-on, enhance, or do whatever is necessary to make the job profitable.

The primary objective of course is to include a FREE camera inspection with every clean so that further repairs can be sold such as a sewer line replacement, pipe relining or pipe bursting, etc. That’s where the big money is.

I personally don’t like gimmicks and do not use the $99 strategy of sucking in new customers. Most of our drain cleaning calls range in price from $275.00 up to $770.00 all sold on a flat rate basis.

We do however include the FREE camera inspection behind every drain clean. My best tech sold a total of $69,825.00 in sewer repairs last month by simply showing the homeowners the condition of their drains and making appropriate recommendations.

I hope this information helps.

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