How It Works – For Vendors
So…How Do We Work?
Preferred Contractor allows you to place a simple banner anywhere on your site. When your customers click on this banner it will take them to an Installation Calculator.
It is here where the magic happens. Your customers will answer 21 questions about their project and the calculator will give them an estimate Instantly. Then and only then if they are interested they can request that a contractor verify this estimate.
When you sign up with Preferred Contractor the system will create your own calculator page. Then it will email you an Embed code to place the banner on your site. It will also create your login credentials to our CRM database.
It is here you will be able to track all of the customers who have filled out the contact details in the calculator. As well as the Contractors who have agreed to verify the estimate.
If you find out that the Contractor has sold your customer the equipment cutting you out of the equation. Report them and they will be removed from the network. It’s that simple.
In the CRM you will be able to see updates entered by the Customer and the Contractor. You will also be able to make your own updates that both the Customer and Contractor will be able to see.
After a customer request for a contractor to verify their estimate.
We send out 2 emails. One to the customer with the results of the calculator and a second email back to you with the results and their contact details.
Your email will have 2 links. One that allows you to approve releasing their contact info to our Contractor Network. The second a reminder link to login to the CRM
In our experience Homeowners realize that by purchasing the equipment themselves they can potentially save thousands. This doesn’t mean that they are experts and so they still have a lot of questions. Our Install Calculator is designed to help walk them through their current system and the basic requirements for installing their new system.
That means by the time you get their email you have the answers to a conversation that typically takes a representative 20-30 minutes to get through.
This puts you in a unique position at the start of the conversation to better serve the customer.
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The bottom line is that most of your customers will need to talk to an Installer at some point to make a good purchase from you. This puts your customer in a more comfortable position to purchase from you knowing that you can also help them find an Installer. This puts you in a better position to secure your sale if the customer talks to a contractor before making a purchase from you. And it puts the Contractor in a better position to knock out an Install for less than they would normally charge because we have removed the tedious nuance of negotiation and information gathering for them.