PRLog - Jan. 27, 2014 - TIGARD, Ore. -- Applied Colors recently conducted a survey of automotive appearance professionals to get some perspective on the current state of the industry and what is in store for the future.
Participants answered questions about their personal experiences in the profession and shared information about what they do, how they learned it, and why they choose to be professional car reconditioners.
The survey asked:
How long have you been in business?
What service(s) do you offer?
How did you learn the service(s) you offer?
What is your hourly profit after all expenses?
Mobile or fixed location?
What is your biggest expense?
Do you have a website?
What is your #1 source for new customers?
Do the majority of your sales come from wholesale or retail customers?
What is your biggest challenge?
How "seasonal" is your business?
What's the best part about your job?
Where are you located?
Was your 2013 income better or worse than 2012?
In 2013, how much were your car dealers spending on cosmetic reconditioning?
In 2013, how much were your retail customers spending on cosmetic reconditioning?
To see all the results of the 2013 survey of professional car reconditioners please visit: http://appliedcolors.com/