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Sticky Annual Home Services

January 15, 2021

Creating Sticky Annual Services for Home Services Providers

A great strategy for selling annual services is to develop home maintenance subscription services. Subscription services lock your customers in and give you the opportunity to demonstrate the value of your regularly scheduled service. Once a customer has established a subscription with you, they are much less likely to switch providers if you are offering reliable service.

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Market Pest Control to Millennials

January 15, 2021

How Pest Control Providers Can Market to Millennials

To build your business and secure its future, it is essential to develop pest control marketing for millennials. How can you attract millennials to your pest control services — and keep them? When marketing to millennials, pest control services should follow the five best practices below.

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HVAC Emergency Answering Service

January 4, 2021

The Solution to HVAC Emergencies This Winter: 24/7 Support

Customers tend to develop a deeper sense of commitment when they know they can have even their non-urgent questions answered promptly. An HVAC answering service ensures that your business has the manpower to make sure your customers feel well taken care of — and keep coming back.

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December 16, 2020

5 Different Ways You Can Use Slingshot to Increase Sales Today

Unlike other technology-enabled service providers that aren’t geared specifically toward home service businesses, Slingshot combines industry expertise with a fusion of service and software. The platform also integrates seamlessly with many CRMs and Slingshot CSRs are able to work within your CRM to provide real-time updates.

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December 9, 2020

What is BPO and is it Right for Your Home Services Business?

Look for a third party service that can work as an extension of your team. This means you’re in control when it comes to when and how much support you need from them. Slingshot, is able to provide full coverage sales and customer service for their clients. However, they also provide different coverage options that can be customized.

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Rose Pest Control Client Story

December 2, 2020

“We tweaked and molded processes as we went along. It was a wholesale change from what we’d been doing for eons. From the point of call to the point of first service used to take up to a week, now we’ve got that down to the same day or next day. Slingshot shifted our perspective on that,” recounts Welsh.

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Snow Removal Answering Service

December 1, 2020

Attract Top Talent for Snow and Ice Before the Busy Season Starts

Approach your job listing the same way you'd approach a new client promotion — just as you're probably advertising your services, not your prices, you should look beyond the pay rate. The truth is, competing on price is usually a losing battle. There's always someone willing to pay less. There's also always a business willing to pay just a bit more to attract the best applicants.

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November 24, 2020

Slingshot is the 7th Utah Company on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™

Since 2014, Slingshot has helped home service providers adapt to the on-demand economy and works with more than 30 percent of the top 100 pest control companies in the U.S.. Slingshot helps businesses elevate their brands, expand their customer bases, and instantly engage with current and potential customers 24 hours a day.

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Automation for Pest Control

November 18, 2020

The 5 R’s of Automation for Pest Control Operators

Automation, specifically chatbots and IVR-to-text allows your staff, including your technicians, to service more customers at a higher quality. If a simple or common request can be taken care of via a chatbot in a short conversation, transitioning a customer onto a text platform can alleviate your staff for more urgent customer needs.

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