my #loveit: my ability to see when customer is viewed my quote; has reached to other pros so I can make a decision to persist or to let it go. my #couldbebetter: I'm in Virginia, I'm getting quotes as far as New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware at times even though my ratio is set to 15 miles . I don't think TT likes this, but I suggested a few months ago, in order to have legit requests from legit customers, they should pay not the $17 we are charged but at least $2 to post a request? I started paying $3+ per quote last year which I thought it was fair. Event help, servers that's what I offer. Not bartenders, that's another rank. At the start of this year came up to $7+ if customer writes you back, that's double from last year. Until 1 month ago, if customer reaches I pay 17+ now, how does it make sense? #couldbebetter
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I think if a customer reaches out to me directly from search results, we should have to option to: Pay if we answer to their request, meaning we are interested, we are available, it is a good fit, we offer what the customer needs. In my experience, customers sometimes need event help one or two days prior to the event. If they contact me, I would be unfairly charged since I usually am booked a week ahead, two weeks or even a month ahead. or what if I'm contacted for a party in need of 4 servers and I'm short of workers? what if I'm contacted for bartenders or sous chefs, even though my profile says I only provide servers, this has happened before. what if a customer just needs event help for 2 hours? even though my profile says minimun 4 hours, this has happened before also. For all of these and more circumstances, I'd rather be able to view a customer’s request and determine for myself as to whether I want to reply to their need or not. Maybe make it a choice (like the use of Instant Match) would be an option. Thanks for letting us pitch in this matter, hopefully my input counts for the future changes.
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