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Tuesday, 24 November 2015 01:09

SC Body Shop Raises Labor Rates Using Variable Rate System

National AutoBody Research on November 19 shared the VRS success story of Mixson's Auto Body Service in Hampton, South Carolina, yet another collision repair shop raising and collecting more profitable labor rates after using the Variable Rate System (VRS). 

Mixson's Auto Body had not received a rate increase from any insurer for five years, yet the costs of their business continued to increase all around them. They needed to improve their labor rates to keep the business going, so they turned to the VRS for help.

"We knew we needed to increase rates to stay viable but didn't have good direction in how to go about raising rates and collecting them," said Melanie Mixson, co-owner with husband John Mixson.

"The need to survive led us to give the VRS a try. After working through their Cost of Doing Business exercise and using their Cost of Living Adjustment calculator, we realized our rates were not even keeping up with inflation. We immediately posted a rate increase of $5/hour and within almost two weeks, we had four insurers increase their rates to us. The VRS gave us the confidence to raise rates and the data to back it up."

"An ancient philosopher named Publilius, once a Roman slave and later set free, said 'No one knows what he can do until he tries'," said Richard Valenzuela, CEO of NABR. "Mixson's Auto Body tried the VRS out of the need to survive, and they quickly achieved results, after years without a labor rate increase. Their success story should energize and encourage other shops: the VRS works, but only if they try it and use it."

To the see innovative Variable Rate System for themselves, any shop may request a free, no-obligation demo of the VRS, to see firsthand how the system can help them collect profitable labor rates and get paid for more not-included procedures.

Shops who want to experience the same success as Mixson's Auto Body may request a free, no-obligation demo of the VRS, to see firsthand how the system can help them collect more profitable rates and get paid for more not-included procedures.

Visit www.NationalAutoBodyResearch.com for more information. 

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