The Fixx – August 2013

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August 2013
 
What’s New


Terminix chooses Fixxbook PN to manage network of subcontractors

Terminix, the largest pest control company in the world, has selected the Fixxbook Private Network application to credential and manage their subcontractors nationwide. Terminix, a ServiceChannel enabled contractor, operates in 45 states in the U.S. and 14 countries around the world.

IPC selects Fixxbook to build and manage national SUBWAY® contractor network

IPC, the independent SUBWAY® franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative, has chosen Fixxbook to build and manage a network of authorized contractors to service over 28,000 U.S. SUBWAY® locations. IPC is responsible for procuring all of the SUBWAY® food, packaging, equipment and services for the US and Canada.

Watch this space in the near future for instructions on how you can request an invitation into this contractor network.

 

 
FB By The Numbers


In the Past 30 Days…

            • 79 ServiceChannel clients invited new Fixxbook contractors into their Private Network
            • 80 contractors completed the client compliance requirements and were approved to receive work orders
            • 765 contractor companies were invited into client Private Networks
            • 140,812 contractor companies came up in Fixxbook search results

 

 
Events


Inaugural Contractor Advisory Board Meeting set for Nashville

The ServiceChannel Contractor Advisory Board is set to have their first meeting on September 25th in Nashville, TN. The board’s mission is to explore and identify issues and topics that are important to contractors and to make recommendations to continuously improve the quality and relevance of ServiceChannel products and services as well as provide input that leads to the strengthening of ServiceChannel’s relationship with the contractor community.

 

 
Industry News


Retail Industry: Retail Sales Edge Up In July

Retail sales are up again with July increase of 5% leaving retailers will have more money to spend on their stores. Read More.

Source: National Retail Federation

Restaurant Industry: Consumer optimism rises to highest level in 2013

Consumer Edge Research, a partner company to People Report and Black Box Intelligence, released the Restaurant Willingness to Spend Index with a value of 93 for July, which is a marked increase over the index score of 85 reported in June and the highest score observed in 2013. Read More.

Source: Nation’s Restaurant News

 

 
ServiceChannel Contractors


Why Upgrade to Blue+?

Upgrading to Blue+ enables Blue level contractors in the Select Contractor Program to enjoy:

            • My Scorecard™ – A customized report that compares ServiceChannel contractor performance data to the service level agreements set by the client.
            • Who’s Viewed Your Profile report – See the number of searches, made by prospective clients, that you’ve appeared in including what search terms were used and number of clickthroughs to your profile page.

    Learn More.

 

 
Contractor Corner


Guest Bloggers Wanted

We’re pleased to invite you to be a Fixxbook guest blogger. Write an entry to be featured as part of our monthly newsletter, The Fixx, and become a fixture on the Fixxbook blog.

Share your expertise about best practices, lessons learned, utilizing internet marketing and more with hundreds of Facilities Managers and thousands of contractors. Use this unique opportunity to give your business even more exposure and establish yourself as a voice on Fixxbook.

If you’d like to be a guest blogger, contact us at FixxbookNews@fixxbook.com for submission guidelines.

 

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