The internet has proven itself to be of great assistance to businesses in not only advertising but consulting as well. We have found that we are able to carry out initial assessments of pianos when we are provided with photos by customers. This method also gives us the chance to give a preliminary opinion to our customers and offer advice in general but with musical instruments such as pianos eventually an on site examination will be needed to finally determine what is required.
The web also gives people living abroad the chance to see either what we sell or what piano related services we offer such as piano tuning, piano moving and piano hire. We were contacted today by a "bride to be" currently living in Brisbane in Australia who will be getting married in Ireland in 2016. She was enquiring about hiring a piano for the wedding ceremony and wanted to know what was involved and what the costs were.
We provided an idea of costs for both an upright and grand piano hire and talked in general about acoustics in churches and how the piano sound can fill a church with wonderful music. She also asked about amplifying the piano but our experience of placing pianos on hire into churches tells us that it would not be needed. She was delighted with the advice and will be back to us when she talks to her family.
With the web distance is no problem and most questions and queries can be answered.