For all their good intentions, traditional rebate programs have a reputation for being a hassle – too many forms to fill out, receipts to save, long waits for rebates that end up being not that valuable – the list goes on. But the Instant Rebates! program on AQ is different. It challenges everything you thought you knew about rebate programs. Time for some rebates myth busting with AQ and Energy Solutions.
Rebates Myth #1: So much paperwork!
Your customers will love Instant Rebates because there is no complicated paperwork, nothing for them to submit, and no waiting. All they have to do is choose from a variety of qualifying equipment to get valuable rebates right there as a discount on their invoice.
Rebates Myth #2: It takes too long to get my money back!
Forget waiting six, eight, or even up to 12 weeks to get a rebate payment. How does less than two weeks sound? That’s right, customers get an Instant Rebate on their invoice, and once your rebate application is submitted and approved (using the simple online tool), you get a check paid to you within two weeks.
Rebates Myth #3: The rebate amount isn’t worth the effort.
First, what effort? Enrollment is simple, and using the online tool to submit and track payments is a breeze. Second, rebates can save your customer up to $4,000 per item on high-efficiency equipment, making these high-margin products more affordable, making it easier for you to sell more. Plus, for every qualified product you sell, you not only get the higher-margin, but you can also earn an incentive on top of that.
Rebates Myth #4: Rebates are for customers, not dealers.
Ok, that’s partly true. The customer does receive the Instant Rebate! as a discount on their invoice. But by providing this incentive upfront, you have a powerful tool to close the sale on equipment with higher value, both to your bottom line and your customer’s business. Offering Instant Rebates! to your customers sets you apart as a Dealer who delivers the highest quality equipment with superior customer service at the best price. We’ve found that by moving the rebate process from customers to dealers, sales of high-efficiency equipment have increased up to 900%! It’s a win for everyone.