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I was wondering what other things go well with autoglass that can be profitable.other than batterys,alternators,assecories.Not that those are bad things,but those services are already being done by friends in town.Any sugestions would be great!thanks
You guys need to charge a "shop fee." I just had four new tires and my back brakes done (I don't even want to get started about what they charged me for that) and as the guy was running down the list of charges he says "shop fee $25.00." I said "shop fee?" He says yeah, to cover any weights that were used to balance the tires, tools, shop rags, etc. Talk about passing along your operational costs. Sheez.
Realityglass, do you do any flat glass? mirrors to plexi, storms, screens, insulated units,shower stalls etc. Luckily right after I opened my shop in smalltown, USA, I started doing ALL glass. it's a pleasure NOT having to deal with tpa's and Ins. co's on flat glass. It's pretty sad we have to look to other venues because auto glass market has been *****d to death! good luck to you and ALL of us!
That would be great,but there is a guy and his son in town that have been doing that for years.I have built a good business relationship with them.They also send me alot of work,I dont want to burn that bridge,he is also related to the biggest ins agent in town who gives me 95% of his work and referels.Keep the ideas coming.thanks
Pizza... Sell some pizza, you already have the mobile units so delivery won't be a problem. Over diversifying can become more of a problem then you think. You are in the glass business stick to glass and glass related things, if you are not making money with glass, maybe its time to look for a new business all together instead of trying to add something to make up for the fact that the glass industry is down the tubes.
WEBMASTER, AH, SHOP FEE? WE CAN'T EVEN GET CLIPS, RUST REPAIR, OR ANY KIND OF COST OF LIVING RAISE. WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EVERY DANG PENNY AND TAKE THE GREEDY RASCALS TO COURT AND ARBITRATION TO GET FAIR AND REASONABLE PAYMENT FOR WHAT WE DO. WE JUST DID A HEATED W/S TODAY THAT THE TOTAL BILL WAS AROUND $500.00. THAT SAME EXACT W/S, BEFORE NAGS GREAT REBALANCE, THE END BILL WAS AROUND $1100.00. WORSE PART IS THAT PIECE COSTS ME MORE TODAY THAN IT DID BACK IN 04 BEFORE NAG'S GREAT BLUNDER. SAD PART IS,,, THE DIFFERENCE FROM THEN UNTIL NOW,,, DID THE CONSUMER GET THAT??? NO, WE HAVE ALL SEEN PREMIUMS GO UP. IT'S PRETTY EASY TO SEE WHY INS CO'S HAVE ALL TIME RECORD PROFITS GOING ON. IT'S REALLY SAD THAT GLASS SHOPS HAVE TO LOOK ELSE WHERE TO MAKE A PROFIT. WE ARE WAITING ON INFO TO DO SPRAY IN BED LINERS FOR P/UPS AS WE SPEAK. ARRGG!!! THIS JUST TICKS ME OFF $^%@#(*$%(*@#%$(*