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79 Percent of U.S. Consumers Expect Tech Savviness from Their Home Service Providers

According to a new survey, consumers won't rehire a service provider who doesn't know their way around technology (February 13, 2018)

ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Two out of three consumers won't use a home service professional again if they aren't technologically savvy, according to a new survey of 1,026 U.S. consumers. The survey was commissioned by Verizon Telematics to raise awareness of how technology benefits service-based businesses and their end customers.

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In partnership with Verizon Telematics, KRC Research surveyed service professionals across five industries (heating, ventilation and air conditioning; construction; landscaping; plumbing and trucking/delivery) with the following results:



  • 70 percent of service professionals recognize that technology adoption needs to be a top priority in order to ensure future business success
  • 78 percent of service professionals who utilize mobile technology, which includes work applications or software available on a phone, tablet or laptop, reported an increase in customer satisfaction
  • 69 percent said that sales have grown as a result of mobile technology use

Some of the most common issues consumers encounter when working with service professionals include unexpected costs (34 percent), projects taking longer than planned (31 percent), quality of work (26 percent) and late arrivals or missed appointments (25 percent).

"In an age where nearly everyone has a smartphone, customers expect that mobility, connectivity and tech savviness will extend to the home service vendors they choose to work with," said Jay Jaffin, chief marketing officer at Verizon Telematics. "By simply connecting their vehicles and technicians, businesses can anticipate changes to schedules, handle more last-minute jobs, send a different technician to the next job if one is running late and most importantly, drive huge gains in customer satisfaction."

Additional survey statistics can be found here.

To learn more about how Verizon Telematics is helping guide a connected world on the go, visit www.verizontelematics.com.

This information was gathered by KRC Research through an online survey on 506 of service professionals working in five key service industries from Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, 2017. At least 100 professionals were included in each of the five industries. The survey of U.S. consumers was conducted between Nov. 2 and Nov. 6, 2017 using an online survey of 1,026 individuals who were at least 18 years of age.

About Verizon Telematics
Verizon Telematics is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. We ensure that the things our customers care about most from people and vehicles to equipment and data run smoothly and flow seamlessly. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, smarter, more efficient and more compliant. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver the world's leading mobile technology platform. For more on Verizon Telematics, visit verizontelematics.com.

Media Contact:
Nicole Worley
Verizon Telematics
949.643.4378 | Nicole.worley@verizon.com

The information contained herein is not intended to be used as a substitute for specific professional or legal advice or opinions. No recipients of this communication should act or refrain from acting on the basis hereof without seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice. Verizon Telematics expressly disclaims all liability relating to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the content herein.

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