"Unlike traditional limo services, each of our drivers keeps a vehicle at his own residence. As a result, we consistently deliver limo-quality service with less than 2-hours of notice. If you drop a customer at the airport, then call us, we can be at the airport to receive them before they land, without breaking a sweat!"
I'm looking to invest in companies who want to do this, too!
J&E Private Drivers, Owner
One of the greatest forces in nature is the will of an independent business owner seeking a comfortable living for his family. My fellow business owners, we are some of the best and hardest working drivers in the world. Limo companies pay peanuts, and attract drivers who just tow the line. Meanwhile, we bend over backwards for our customers. So why do the big companies have most of the corporate accounts and other high-paying customers while we seem to get the scraps?
Two words "Visibility" and "Value."
Visibility: People don't know how to find an independent driver who has no website, no online listings, and who doesn't rank on the first page of Google.
Value: As talented and fast-responding as you are behind the wheel, that's only about 25% of what customers need in a driving service. They also need 1) the assurance they feel from working with a large team, 2) to know there is a specialist on the team to securely handle financial transactions and scheduling, and 3) to have a local service that can provide connections all across the country as they travel.
Falling short in both visibility and overall value is a major handicap for independent operators and small local companies. But I have the solution.
J&E Signature Service
In Fort Worth, TX, I have done the impossible. In a market where limo companies are downsizing, and independent drivers are just hanging on by a thread, I doubled my business from $100,000 per vehicle to $200,000 in one year by changing one small thing. You can read about it here on my Signature Service page. My model is revolutionary because it is cost-saving to the company, and it fills in "value-gaps" for customers making it significantly more appealing than both large companies and independent operators (as my results prove). Not only does this mean you can charge more, it also means customers will be happy to pay it and will pay it more often just to be able to work with you in more circumstances!
Why I Need You
When I have a booking I can't take, I farm it out to a trusted driver in my network, right? We all do this. But customers don't always stay local. This is the travel industry, after all. And being only local is a significant handicap compared to nationally available options like Uber, Limo companies, Affiliate Network companies and more.
But what if I had a J&E Signature limo company at every airport in the country? What if every time I dropped off at the airport, I was just one call or text away from having my customer received by someone who serves them just like I do? What if each time I did that, I earned $10-20 from the other driver as a thank you for the business while he kept the other $70-80? And what if I earned another $70-80 when he sent his customers to me, while he kept $10-20 for the referral? We would both have more volume and be earning more on our existing clientele! Now multiply that by every major airport in the US.
It's a big country, and our customers travel a lot! That's a lot of money that all of us leave on the table by being isolated in our tiny local markets. And that's a lot of money that our own customers are forced to spend on Uber and other Affiliate Networks because we're not offering them a national option.
So, in my own best interest, I want to do two things for you. First, I want to help you restructure your company to fit this model so that you can deliver the same value to consumers as my team does in Fort Worth. Second, I want to get onto the first page of Google in your city with a phone number, email and booking widget that goes directly to you. That way, you get more visibility and more traffic. All I need in return is for you to 1) deliver the signature service exactly as customers expect it, 2) take good care of my customers when I send them to you, and 3) let me take good care of your customers when you send them to me in DFW.
In essence, you become the hub of this new business model in your city and become part of a growing network brand that people trust and will, one day, have national recognition.
The full terms of this deal are in a separate document, which I can email to you after an initial conversation. In summary, we help sell your services at a higher price than you are now, and you pay us 10% of the total, not just the first time, but every time one of those new customers books a ride with you. If you don't, we won't be able to afford to continue doing marketing for you and making you visible to your audience. Our goal is not to control you, but to create synergy with you. It's to do what I'm good at (marketing and communications) and let you do what you're good at (driving and going above and beyond for your customers). And that takes trust in both directions.
How Branding Works
Unlike Uber, GroundLink, Blacklane Limos or a dozen other affiliate networks, you actually keep your own brand. J&E Signature Service is not a transportation company. It's more like a product that your private service offers. When customers see"XYZ Limos, now offering J&E Signature Service" they still see your company first. But they will also understand that you do business a specific way; a way that they will be thrilled to experience!