There are many pros and cons to hiring a marketing company for your auto glass business. If you are in the glass installation business, the most obvious one is that you will have an advantage over other installers with no added help from a marketing company. The reason for this is that you will be able to save time and money, while also ensuring that you get quality installations.
The first thing you want to consider is the cost factor. Since installation work can sometimes be quite costly, it can be a great benefit to have someone else do the work. While it may be more expensive to hire a marketing company, it may also cost less to purchase glass that you know you can install yourself. For example, if you buy blue topaz glass and an installer decides red glass is more marketable, it might actually cost you less to just buy the red glass and do the installation yourself. Marketing companies also have their equipment which they can rent to you, which can also cut down on the cost of the project.
Marketing Companies often has connections and access to distributors, which means you can save time as well. Often times, you will find that there are distributors in your area who would prefer not to deal with a local business due to the time involved in getting to the business. These connections also allow the marketing company to get you a better price on the glass than you would find locally. This can mean saving you thousands of dollars versus the local installer.
If you have a specific time frame in mind for completing the installation, marketing can come in very handy. Instead of working with a company who may only have some knowledge of installation, you can get the installation company to come out to your home before hand and complete all of the necessary measurements. With a highly skilled sales person on your side, you will find it is worth it to work with a marketing company rather than working with a local installation company in order to get the job done right the first time around.
Once you find a good company to do the installation, the marketing can come into play to get more details about what is included with the glass and how much it is going to cost. Because these installations are usually completed on a semi-permanent basis, many companies offer a warranty on the glass and the installation company can usually sell you warranty cards. These cards can be invaluable if something should go wrong with the glass due to improper installation. The warranty card can cover the difference between what you originally paid for the glass and the difference between what the installation company’s warranty is when the work is complete.
In the end, choosing to work with a company rather than doing it yourself takes some amount of time and planning. However, the benefits can be great in terms of getting the work done right the first time. You have more control over what is done, which ensures the highest quality installation every time. You can also expect to get more detailed information about the price and what you will need to pay in order to get the glass installed. This can be beneficial if you are not familiar with specific glass types or would prefer not to use a particular company’s brand due to financial reasons. Working with a glass installation company can also help you to avoid potentially shady companies that may install the glass but then put a low quality coat of paint over it, which means you will not get any of the benefits of their work.