I got sent this text message the other day.
Handyman is an absolutely brilliant service. It's a bit like a Rent A Dad service for lazy city dwellers. They're handymen on scooters who'll come round and fix the annoying little jobs that you can't do or can't be bothered to do. Small things, like fixing a loose cupboard door, fitting a plasma screen, new lights or putting up some Ikea stuff. Things you wouldn't need a builder or an electrician for. Things you'd ask your Dad to do if he lived next door.
Like a lot of new businesses they've got loads of cool ideas. For a start they all use scooters so they can move quick. All the handymen have their picture on the website so you can see who's going to pop round - which is reassuring. They're not cheap but they're good and efficient.
I've used them before which is why I got the text message. I didn't have any jobs for them but I admit I was racking my brains. After just moving office I think 10% off is a seriously good offer.
Back to the text message. Isn't this a good idea? Let's say they have got some bookings in the area, a couple at 9am, 10am, 4pm and 5pm. Doesn't it make sense to try and fill the gaps? Such an low intrusion way to send this information out. Seeing as I'm already a customer I don't mind the text. And it's cheap too.