Thanks for your response. I understand what your saying. However. I shouldn't have to pay almost $25.00 just to make a recommendaton though. that's my whole point. I find myself decling more and more leads because of the high lead price. Just saying
Thanks for reaching out and starting this conversation @Hammerhead. At this time, if you quote on a job through the jobs tab or a customer contacts you for a service that you don't have promoted, you should be seeing the cost. If you're not seeing it, please let me know and I'll look into this to see what's going on.
@Allstar1 pros that are promoting and being contacted may not always know the exact price ahead of time, but we do show a range that you can expect on your budget page. That budget is also there to help you control how much you spend on those contacts each week. To go along with your analogy, it'd be similar to buying multiple gallons of milk in bulk and knowing what the overall price is because you've set that weekly budget.
I may be wrong, but I think that the anology of milk @Allstar1 was trying to get across is we don't put a container of milk in our cart without looking at the package, and price, true? That is what we want before we get charged for a conversation starter if using promote. We listed our budget and should be able to see what we want to purchase and not be surprised.
I made other points in a previous thread, so I'm not going to repeat it here.
The reason I need to know what my cost are going to be, is because of what happened to me last week. I was sent to a job in Anchorage, a 60 mile trip each way. I was expecting to work 4 hours. I worked 2 1/2 hours. I was paid $100 . My cost for gas was $35 , TT , took $20 , and I was on the road for over 4 hours ! Net to me was a big $45.00 !!!!! Whould you work that long , for that price ?
I know what you mean. I need to see the cost ahead of time as well. I've expressed my opinions on that many times over here, but it's falling on deaf ears. Using Promote, we can't see the cost until a customer sends one of those conversation starters to us, then it's too late.