4 Reasons You Should Sell Using The LMN Estimating Marketplace

4 Reasons You Should Sell Using The LMN Estimating Marketplace


Landscapers have more resources at their fingertips than ever before. They do research and are highly informed by the time they make contact with a salesperson (let alone step foot in a physical store). When searching for landscape supplies, a robust digital presence can be the differentiator in making the sale. LMN’s Estimating Marketplace is leading this trend to revolutionize the digital landscape and connect vendors/suppliers with landscape contractors.


Here are 4 reasons why you should join the LMN Estimating Marketplace:


1. OPEN UP OR EXPAND A SALES CHANNEL

As a landscape supplier, you likely already have a digital presence. Supercharge this online presence by joining the LMN Estimating Marketplace. If you don’t have a digital presence, the Estimating Marketplace serves as a great foundation to establish a new foothold on an additional revenue stream.


2. BRAND RECOGNITION / MARKETING TOOL

You most likely already have a good following of loyal clientele but word of mouth can only take you so far. Landscape contractors trust LMN to help them run their business and now you can earn the trust of new clientele by being a recognized supplier/vendor in the Estimating Marketplace. Your brand/location will be exposed to contractors who may have never heard of you before.


3. CONNECT WITH CONTRACTORS 'IN THE MOMENT'

Picture this- a landscape contractor near you is working on an estimate for a client of their’s and are looking to procure a certain set of item(s) and voila! Your brand and products appear as a local vendor/supplier near them. There is no better time than right in that moment to connect with a contractor to close that order and secure that deal. Speed is of the essence. Contractors know this, and the sooner you can connect with them, the higher likelihood that you will be the vendor of choice.


4. PROVIDES GREATER INSIGHT INTO YOUR PRODUCT CATALOG

Gain even more data at your fingertips to see what items are hot (or not). Buying patterns from contractors will give you a clearer picture as to what items you should consider increasing / decreasing stock on. Conversely, if you are looking to expand your catalog with new products, what better way than to have it available for local contractors to ‘pick and choose’ from - let them be your test audience!

At the end of the day your business requires customers. Customers need to know who you are and they need to know what products you offer. LMN’s Estimating Marketplace will do this and more!


Here’s how the Estimating Marketplace works for LMN landscapers and contractors:

  • Invite Local vendors to participate in the Estimating Marketplace
    • This will save you time from contacting vendors and hunting down product SKU’s
    • Remove the hassle of updating your item catalog’s
    • Updates from vendors will auto-update in LMN
    • Work with your favorite vendors all under one system
  • Access the materials that you use, rather then uploading someone’s entire catalog
  • Explore new vendors and materials in your surrounding area
  • Estimate with confidence!
    • Updates by Vendors to the Marketplace will ensure that you are recovering your material costs rather then updating manually or using original import prices
    • Generate Vendor specific P.O reports on approved work orders
    • Remove the guesswork in your estimates - bid actual costs vs. average price

To learn more about how the Estimating Marketplace can help your business, click here or request a demo.