STEP 4: USE A PROFESSIONAL QUOTING TOOL (ADVANCED OPTION)
The best automotive businesses, making the most profit, are all doing this…
ALL the big brands and ALL professional automotive repairers use an approved quoting system. There are various systems on the market, however, they’re all powered by two players in Australia.
If you’re not using one of these tools you are:
- Wasting time trying to quote with no real information
- Not competitive
- Underquoting yourself
We hear many mobile mechanics say “I only spent one hour on-site, 1 can’t charge the 90mins book time.” Rubbish. You’re not being paid for the time you spend on site. You’re being paid for the service you provide. If everyone else is charging 90mins, why can’t you also charge 90mins?
Having a professional quoting system on a tablet or laptop on-site that you can share with the customer helps to explain your pricing and provide reassurance to the customer that you’re quoting correctly. You also look way more professional than the guys who make it up on a piece of paper. Again, this is one of the biggest differences between an $80 mechanic and a $120 mechanic.
WHICH SOFTWARE TO USE
They’re all basically the same as they all use the same backend supplier. The primary supplier in Australia is Autodata. You can use Autodata directly, via Capricorn Service Data, via Repco SmartQuote and via Burson Ezyparts. They all provide the same outcome.
YOUR FULL PACKAGE WITH BLUE TORO INCLUDES SMARTQUOTE
Blue Toro’s Pricing Package and Full Package all include SmartQuote for free – normally charged at $139 per month.
The reason we use SmartQuote is that it’s fully integrated with Repco’s Navigator catalogue. That means you can look up a vehicles service time, allocate the parts and pricing, and include it in an online quote that you can send to the customer. You can then order the parts from your local store.
SmartQuote is the most comprehensive solution on the market, and we’re excited to be able to include it for free as part of your Blue Toro membership.
Note: You don’t actually need to buy your parts from Repco to use SmartQuote. You can use the system to quote your service times and then manage your parts elsewhere, if you choose.
If you have SmartQuote included with Blue Toro, you will be receiving your login details and a training session with your local Repco rep around this week.
TIPS ON HOW TO USE SMARTQUOTE
Below are some videos to help you make the most of your online quoting!
It’s time to make life easier and try pricing software!
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