Registration on the site is free and skip companies can create a full business profile which gives them a chance to differentiate from competitors, listing environmental credentials, license details, location, size, special services and user feedback to help win over potential customers and allow them to make an informed decision about whom to work with.
One of the first skip companies to register on the site was Bradwell Skip Services. Managing Director Chris Slack said: “SkipTrips is a fantastic concept because it allows us to differentiate our business and access customers when we need them”.
Driving business for skip companies and connecting them with customers who have a defined need for waste management http://www.skiptrips.com provides a service to help boost sales and it expands waste management company’s reach, as it provides a platform where customers can request quotes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
SkipTrips users, made up of both domestic and large-scale customers, list their skip-hire requirements on the site and registered skip companies in the area are notified immediately. Customers detail requirements such as skip size and numbers, types of waste, dates and location and waste managers then submit live quotes online. The customer can view a detailed business profile alongside the quote and simply pick the deal that suits them best, whatever their needs or priorities.
There is no obligation to quote and levels of bid activity can be increased or reduced, allowing skip businesses to maximise the use of assets by pricing according to their capacity at that time or the attractiveness of the job, so they can be more flexible to adapt to market conditions.
After completion of a job users give rated feedback, allowing waste management companies to build on their online reputation and encourage more customers to use them in the future.
SkipTrips Managing Director Edward Fanshawe said: “SkipTrips was launched after months of collaboration with waste managers and construction companies. Simply put, there was no easy way to connect waste managers with customers and vice versa. Waste managers found it hard to get in front of customers when they needed to and skip users have no easy way of making an informed decision about their choice of waste manager.
“There are over 30 million people online every day in the UK and yet the only way to find a skip is to work through a phone book, calling skip companies to compare prices, quality, credentials and services.
“I found that waste managers often make significant investments in their operations yet they have no way to differentiate themselves with potential customers. They have little visibility over future business and spend valuable resources advertising to everyone whether they need a skip or not.
“SkipTrips connects skip companies with customers, alerting them immediately to a potential job in their area and allowing them to bid for it. From a large construction company requiring hundreds of skips with multiple waste streams, to a single household wanting a skip to clear out a garage, SkipTrips covers the lot.”
SkipTrips.com is now live. Information on how to become a supplier can be found on the website and latest news can be found at http://www.twitter.com/
Further functionality to be added to the site in the next quarter includes enhanced supplier profiles to include waste to energy credentials;
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SkipTrips is an online marketplace for skip hire in the UK. It matches users to licensed, user rated skip hire companies ready to offer their best deals.