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topic id 32826: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!
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Level 4

Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!

I rarely if ever use thumbtack now.  they woudl not have to raise their prices if they told us how  much we are charged. SO i no longer submit quotes.  I plan on just deleting them at this point.  I want to know what i am buying and the cost before i buy.  I think they have to raise their prices because there are others like me that no longer submit quotes or questions to potential clients. So their revenue is dropping.  Go back to letting us know how much a lead will cost and I will respond to leads that i want.  It truly is that simple!!!! also they no longer have an email to complain to.  just tele or chat.  i have no time for either.  Done!!!!!  They also woudl not allow this to be sent unless i entered states. So am randomly entering states.

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Level 12

Re: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!


I have given numerous feedback about wanting to see lead costs and customer info ahead of time before sending a quote/message and getting charged, as it used to be. But I don't know what has happened to those suggestions.

DJ Stevie 12-5-2019


Re: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!


Here are a few ways you can see prices and get a better feel for what leads will cost:

  1. Look at your budget tool (which tells you the typical cost and max price of leads)
  2. Browse through jobs in your Opportunities to see the prices you'll be charged if the customer responds. This is displayed when you click "View Details", and find "You'll only pay if the customer responds. See how much: Learn more" shown under the customer name. 
  3. Check your payment history for a breakdown of what you have paid for leads you have already received 

After looking at your recent receipts and under the budget section for your accounting service, I found that the price per lead is around $9, but won't exceed $13. 

The best way to get hired at a lower price is to set your targeting preferences and get customers to contact you directly from their search. You can utilize Opportunities to find secondary jobs you may be interested in and quote on. You can learn more about Opportunities here:

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0 Kudos

Re: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!

@Kameron Leads that are priced between $9-$13! Mine are priced at double, triple and quadruple that amount! Sometimes more.

I have read all the links that explain the logic used to determine the prices for my leads. They are just way too high and frankly, the product quality has diminished notably these past two years. TT provides about 5% of my business year round. It used to be 90-95%.

Even the Direct Leads are not as reliable as they used to be. What on earth has happened to this company?

My question is rhetorical and requires no answer. I think @rareuser makes some valid points in this regard. 

Level 4

Re: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!

I am going to just drop out totally before tax seaon. It is not worth the price. I agree that the leads are not waht they were. 2 years or more ago.  Back then, too, we knew how much it was going to cost.  I think it is close to $20 for me now but do not know for sure.  This is too much headach to bother with.  People can find me on my website and other avenues.  And they may be actually looking for quality and not 'cheap'.

Level 7

Re: Raising prices but do not state what the prices are!!!!!

I just shut off Targetting again and will probably start just deleting requests, which are less frequent now, anyway.  

Level 2

Price transparency

Is there way TT could display the price paid for a lead on the leads page? Additionally, I shouldn't to click around to find out much I paid or am going to pay for a lead. It needs to be front and center. 

Pricing and the legitimacy of leads is a big concern of mine. I would say that I have a 25-30% chance of successfully landing a job and I have to do at least one job a week to pay TT. For context, I started up here for part-time work. The cost of leads are 35% of my profit. If I raised my prices, I don't think I would get hired.