Hi and thanks to the Thumbtack admin for honing the model to best serve the community and our clients!
We are professional window coverings specialists/dealers. We provide sales and design of custom blinds, shades, shutters and drapery as well as expert installation for our products. The business is very specialized and technical. It is impossible for me to identify the the price before I work through product/materials and sizes with the client. Also, I prefer not repairing work done by others.
My industry would be better served with another category, perhaps "Window coverings sales and installations".
Best to all the Pros out there!
Two details that have been missing that very much effect my ability to accept quote requests involve two things-
1. Age of children. I provide an entertainment service that is specifically for ages 5 and below. Is there now only a 12 and below option? This is not helpful at all for people who work with kids with very different developmental needs. a 2 year old's birthday party is very different from at 12 year olds.
2. Price range. When the customer suggests a price range budget, this helps me know what to quote, or whether or not to quote. This seems to also have been removed.
I have had no bookings through Thumbtack since you have made these changes, and it has been very frustrating.
Last week i pay around $200 of people just getting info out on my service. Do they realize that each time the write we get charge? is there is a way to get charge once we get the gig. I don't mine getting charge $200 , but i be more happy if i get the gig to cover that investment back. But now im just being charge for leads that all the are looking for information.