Pointman Blog

Should I have a Trip Charge?

Posted by Greg Dooley on Jun 8, 2016 1:22:23 PM

It’s an honest question, and one I receive quite often. Let me begin by explaining where this comes from. Part of my day-to-day job responsibilities is to work with contracting companies to implement mobile software for their field technicians, this includes working with them to setup the price book, decide best practices for the services technicians, and to then ultimately train their team to utilize the system, During which, this question pops up: should I charge a trip charge or fuel fee?



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Topics: Sales, Mobile Technology, pricing model, Consumables

Top 10 Reasons why Home Services Companies use SWRemote

Posted by Luke Collard on Jun 2, 2016 3:55:27 PM



We recently concluded a survey with our plumbing, HVAC, and electrical company customers with the end-goal of creating a list of 10 reasons why they outfit their service technicians with SWRemote.


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Topics: Service Technicians, Business Case, Sales, Mobile Technology, Consumables

Maintain Your Margins By Costing Out Consumables To A Job

Posted by Greg Dooley on Apr 15, 2016 11:03:32 AM


Regardless of how in depth you are with managing your inventory, I bet you have had some conversations regarding consumables.  Typically, that conversation revolves around getting a handle on consumables costs related to a job and, quite frankly, is it worth the time and hassle to do so. Well, I am here to say yes it is, and offer some insight on how I have assisted many contractors in doing so.



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Topics: Service Technicians, Margins, Consumables