Discuss What is your quote success rate? in the Plumbing Forum | Plumbing Advice area at PlumbersForums.net

Messages
61
Reaction score
4
What is your quote success rate? Does it ebb and flow over the year or stays faitly constant?

Has it improved over time?
 
uHeat Forum Sponsor - PlumbersForums.net
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

WC1

Messages
393
Reaction score
159
I always seem steadily successful in getting work I don't really want
 
S

Sharp Point

Mmmm:cool:

Justice league, can I ask why you’re curious about this? A recent question you asked, was about is it normal to leave a customer hanging regards quoting for a new boiler in a new location.
You’re not from a surveying/ data company are you?
 

ShaunCorbs

S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Messages
23,544
Reaction score
6,431
atm around 50% somtimes 40%
 

Millsy 82

Plumber
Gas Engineer
Messages
4,352
Reaction score
1,731
I'm not the cheapest and that's all people seem to want round me at the moment. So not many.
 

ShaunCorbs

S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Messages
23,544
Reaction score
6,431
I'm not the cheapest and that's all people seem to want round me at the moment. So not many.
same as us then got told too expensive for a kitchen tap at £200 total includes a bristan tap coming out at just over the £100 mark
 
OP
J
Messages
61
Reaction score
4
Mmmm:cool:

Justice league, can I ask why you’re curious about this? A recent question you asked, was about is it normal to leave a customer hanging regards quoting for a new boiler in a new location.
You’re not from a surveying/ data company are you?
No I am just a normal customer / consumer. My initial question was why would a tradesman take the time to come out to quote for work and then not quote - not happened to me before.

Which then lead me onto this question which I thought was interesting.
 
W

Welder

I would be concerned if my rate were that high Riley. That should only happen if you are far too cheap, you live on a remote island where you are the only choice or the others are Sweeny Todd Plumbing . ;)
 

Riley

S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Messages
10,622
Reaction score
3,467
No a lot of it is because I am trusted through a letting agent where I am quoting for a large number of landlords who have faith in the service provided by the agent and their contractors
 
W

Welder

No a lot of it is because I am trusted through a letting agent where I am quoting for a large number of landlords who have faith in the service provided by the agent and their contractors
Best possible answer :)

Just don't put all of your eggs in one basket...
 

Riley

S. Mod
Plumber
Gas Engineer
Messages
10,622
Reaction score
3,467
Ha ha. Like Stella I’m reassuringly expensive
 

rpm

Plumber
Messages
11,785
Reaction score
4,718
There is something "not right" about this thread and @Justice League as said before it could be a survey type thing, just don`t understand why they keep asking these questions and their reasons don`t stack up.
 

WC1

Messages
393
Reaction score
159
I think he's still just salty coz some lads didn't get back to him. Some people tend to take it badly sometimes.
Also I'm not sure this thread is doing us all any favours .
 

tomplumb83

Plumber
Messages
808
Reaction score
231
Im guessing as i dont actually know the plumber in question nor the job..
But I'd imagine all the possible reasons boil down to the fact the plumber doesn't like you
We have a choice in life as well, no matter how needy for work we may be.
Don't worry though, plenty more plumbers out there.
Be nice and you'll score
 
Messages
49
Reaction score
2
Ha ha ha
I would love to have a quote, estimate or just someone to do the f*ing job.
Had 3 out to look at the job so far not one bothered to get to me.
I can seem why BG do so well.
Furious, would never happen on the commercial side, I had 30 odd years would not have lasted six months carrying on like this lot, so unprofessional.
 
Last edited:
W

Welder

Ha ha ha
I would love to have a quote, estimate or just someone to do the f*ing job.
Had 3 out to look at the job so far not one bothered to get to me.
I can seem why BG do so well.
Furious, would never happen on the commercial side, I had 30 odd years would not have lasted six months carrying on like this lot, so unprofessional.
A question for you. What percentage of responsibility do you take? After all, you are the common denominator in these interactions. #JustAsking
 
Messages
49
Reaction score
2
A question for you. What percentage of responsibility do you take? After all, you are the common denominator in these interactions. #JustAsking
I give them full information, assist with site survey, what more can I do? I tell them price is not the main priority, a quality job is, I m sat here with 5 to 6. K cash. I don't understand, why travel and spend time doing a site survey then not having the courtesy to contact the customer even if its just to say sorry can't help you, whats so difficult about that?
 
Test4Less PlumbersForums.net Sponsor
Plumbase - PlumbersForums.net Sponsor
Corgi Direct - Plumbers Forums Sponsor
Power Shower Booster - Official PlumbersForums.net Sponsor
Wetroom Store - PlumbersForums.net Sponsor
Plumbing Advice - Find Plumbers Jobs
uHeat Forum Sponsor - PlumbersForums.net

Latest Plumbing Advice

Top Bottom