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    • Specialization is good but typically it would be the "owner" who would be the specialist that starts a business around that specialty. Since you don't have that experience, I would find your specialist techs before moving this direction and just do general auto repair when starting out.
    • I had no idea worldpac had their own battery line
    • What software are you using for invoicing where you have it integrated? 
    • Hi bantar! Thanks for that clarification. I figured that's what you meant. What I really like is the fact that you've got various strategies - all working together. I think you said 4 campaigns! The only thing I would suggest is, trying different types of offers.  I explain that stuff in my free course, How to Double Your Car Count in 89 Days.  Good luck! Hope this helps!   Matthew "The Car Count Fixer" P.S.: Join the conversation at YouTube.com/CarCountHackers - Like & Follow Car Count Hackers on Facebook
    • If the 3.5% is too high for the consumer, then they can use their debit card for Zero fees.  It's the consumer's  choice. 
    • 3.5% is exorbitant.  If you chose to go this way it would be better to charge a 2% credit card fee on the RO just like hazardous materials and shop supplies.
    • Integrated ordering within your POS is the way to go.   Check availability and pricing online.  Get online ordering rebates.  When we order online, my PO is automatically filled out for me, so that when I receive the parts, there's no additional typing to do.    If I have to pick up the phone to order, we have to manually type the description, part numbers, pricing, core, etc in.   Very error prone.    Frankly, I order less from WorldPac because of it's poor integration with my POS.   It takes longer to use WorldPac, so it is shunned.   Now, it is technically integrated, but it pops up their SpeedDial interface.   I make my selections and they are sent back to the POS, and ordered online from the POS, but this is clunky.   Moral of the story:  Best Integration, with the parts that I NEED, gets the most business.   However, NEED trumps speed.   I rarely price-shop even though I can as I take a more relationship-based approach with my suppliers.
    • I understand your concern.  This is the best legal way for a merchant to eliminate their credit card fees forever, while providing the consumer a choice whether they pay a surcharge (using a credit card) or not (using a debit card).  I realize that this solution is not for everybody, but it does provide a way for the merchant to keep more money and provide the consumer a choice rather than a mandate.

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