First of all, thank you for an extremely well thought out post. It is great to see people on this forum truly trying to help their fellow repair techs. Couple of comments, then i'll get out of the way, as i'm sure more techs would love to give tips to startups.
Coitster wrote:You can use Delta Kits ACT system, its a turn key system that costs you 15 dollars per invoice if you don't want to have to bill insurance companies yourself.
A.C.T. is certainly not owned by Delta Kits, and we are not affiliated in any way with it. In fact, it is owned by a competitor of ours!!
We simply tell new customers about it as a simple way of getting started billing insurance.
Coitster wrote:The other option is to do it yourself.
You are going to need 4 packets to get you set up. Call Safelite and have them send you a packet to get on their list. Then call lynx and have them send you 3 packets. 1 for state farm, 1 for allstate and 1 more for lynx in general.
Phone: 1.614.602.2120 Lynx Services information
Coitster wrote:Now to get onto those lists you will have to have liablity insurance valued at $500,000 and you can get that easy. Look at previous postings on this board.
Check out this post:http://www.windshield-repair-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=383
Coitster wrote:3rd now you have to get a marketing plan.
If you want to purchase a marketing system, I would recommend asking around about it first. There are quite a few that, in our opinion, are not worth the paper they're printed on. Don't let us windshield repair manufacturers fool you either, you will be MUCH
better off getting one from a marketing company such as these, rather than one written by a manufacturer. If I were you, even if my system came with one, I still highly
recommend budgeting enough to purchase one of these. If you need help locating either of these, email me or click below for live chat, and i'll help you find it.
Again, thanks Coitster for your excellent post.
Let's try to keep it going, anyone else got any helpful advice for people just getting into this business?
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