I really think it would help, if you took the auto response off as well for customers, I get so tired of paying for a lead that someone is just price shopping and all I ever get from them is "are you avaliable on my date" or " can you send a sample songlist" these customers are not engaging at all, merely price shopping. Might Thumtack consider charging the pro on the second interaction with the pro from the customer. Or Make the customer make the effort to engage with the pro ie actually send them a message, no pre loaded options they can just click on. This is where I have lost all faith in thumbtack. It was better before when you only had 5 pros that could bid a job, and the customer had to engage with you. I can live with the price stucture if the customer had to make more of an effort.
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I was just lookuing through my files from 2016 and 2017 I really noticed how much work I did in those years do to Thumbtack, I enjoyed it much more with credits rather than the current system, and not to mention that the price for a gig is much more exspensive today. The customers have no vested intrest they will reply to every vendor onthere just to see what the cheapest price is, I understand that is a way for Thumbtack to make more money but not doing any of us any Justice. i liked it better when only 5 bids were able to be submitted to a customer as well. I know I was using it more and spending more money the old way because I really do not use the site anymore it is just to exspensive. Ther is a new site that is doing it the old thumbtack way and I am starting to use them now, they are new and up in coming but starting to gaion traction. if Thumbtack does not do Something I think it will become a thing of the past like my space.
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