Due to the consumer protection act and the constitution, we cannot limit any service from joining Verified Services. So we have set in certain parameters for contractors to set themselves apart from the other contractors. We have also asked the contractors when joining to tick certain boxes that separate the above average business, compared to the fly by night bakkie brigade.
We have a process in place where we can label a contractor as a verified member, to achieve this, copies of certain documentation must be supplied. A letter of good standing with the workmen’s compensation, a letter from their insurance company of valid insurance.
To my knowledge, trade associations firstly do not advertise for the members. Trade associations only create a platform for the consumer to check if the tradesman is qualified in their respective fields. Being qualified does not mean that they are quality or compliant contractors.
Verified Services is a platform that lets the company show the client on what level they practice; Verified Services also lets the consumer view and identify the staff that will be working on their property creating a peace of mind and added security.
Verified Services is not only an advertising platform. It is not a knock and drop marketing campaign or a set of glassy free ads. It is a means of establishing your reputation through word of mouth • amplified through Verified Services continual marketing on the web site and through networking with like-minded companies. It creates a peace of mind contractor solution that the consumer can hold accountable. Verified Services is a partnership between the contractors and their customers through a policy of disclosure. Verified Services brings together the public, who are looking for contractors they can trust, with service providers who uphold and operate to the verified services standard.
This depends totally on your experience and type of operation you run. Purely from an advertising point of view, you will benefit from an established network of marketing, which in turn will help bring down your advertising costs but expand your client base. You also benefit from the fact that there is a legal team supporting you with your labor and legal issues. A small upstart often foils due to the ever-changing labor law or clients not paying you, creating a serious cash flow problem.
If most of your work comes from recommendations, then you are exactly the type of business we are looking for. We want people who are proud of their reputation and who know it works for them as the best form of advertising. If you are not getting work by recommendation, we would be asking why.
Verified Services operates across South Africa. As verified services grows through network marketing the brand will reach every major metropolitan, which in turns helps the contractors reach a client base for beyond its borders. If you found verified services on the Internet, then so can your customers. And if you are one of the first few in your area to get the verified services advantage then you will really stand out from the competition.
You have obviously built up a successful business by valuing the customer, doing good work, and marketing yourself well. Most of our members join primarily for the credibility, and we can maximise this for your continued success. We can help you stay ahead of your competitors by providing another reason for customers to choose you first. Through Verified Services you can take more of the jobs that are most profitable or enjoyable, and we can help you get them more efficiently and effectively.
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