For those who have never done it before, booking a quality limousine can be a stressful decision. There are lots of things to take into account that can leave even the most seasoned planners feeling lost.
Fortunately, advancements in reservation management technology has eliminated nearly all the challenges that both prospective customers and limousine companies face in the booking process.
So, that leaves you with complete freedom to search for the ultimate limo service Vancouver has to offer - not just in quality but also cost as well. Just like with all restaurants, hotels, and other services nowadays, it all begins with a google search.
Your search terms may vary based on location and or requirements, but should always include your location or service type, and some variation of the word "limo" or "limousine". Say you live in the New Westminster area. Your typical search phrase would be New Westminster Limo.
Then comes the harder part. When bombarded with tons of search results, it may be tempting to just go with the top listing on the first page. However, doing so can mean missing out on equally good, if not better companies just because Google's search algorithm ranks it lower than others. It comes down to differences in Search Engine Optimization strategy between companies that can affect Google rankings.
No one knows exactly how Google works behind the scenes, but its safe to say whichever company has more cash to spend on marketing can usually come out on top (provided everything else is roughly equal). So that brings the question - Should your purchase decision be so heavily influenced by a system where investments in their website outweigh actual quality of the business?
Google really takes online marketing to the extreme, where success comes from how much money the limo company chooses to spend on paid advertisement. Never has there been a time where such a significant portion of business revenue comes from marketing and not referrals.
So give the other limousine listings a chance - browse their website at least. Or even ask for a quote. You'd be surprised how many "top listed" companies charge top prices just because they get more search volume.
By now you'll have narrowed down your list of potential limo companies for your event. Be sure to look at pictures or request them to send recent photos. Plan at least a few days in advance to allow time for back-and-forth communication with your limo prospect.
Usually you must book your limo a little in advance, occasionally it may even be a couple of days or weeks since there is plenty of demand for Vancouver limo service - especially during graduation season.
Also, make sure you consider the number of people you intend to share the ride with. There are vehicle occupancy limitations that are seriously enforced for safety reasons. Usually the company will inform you of vehicle options once you tell them the number of passengers.
If that number goes up after the booking confirmation be sure to tell that to the company as they can seriously refuse service and even not refund you as that is a breach of contract.
We don't particularly recommend basing your decision on online reviews as there's little regulation on them and unscrupulous businesses can post fake reviews praising themselves to the moon.
On the other hand, highly negative reviews can also be instigated from competing businesses trying to damage their reputation. Therefore, the best review is from trusted review sites and legitimate reviewers. Or better yet, ask friends and people you know if they have any real experiences to share regarding your limousine service provider.
Trustworthy limo services in Vancouver will confirm all costs prior to the date of service. If anything is not clarified be sure to ask for confirmation. Fabulous Limousines always discloses all required fees so there will not be any surprises.
Lesser companies post very vague cost descriptions like "Parking costs to be added on site" which does not give clear cost upfront. Either ask upfront or in the worst case, cancel the booking if they cannot provide real costs.
The only cost component that has room for change should be gratuity – the company can recommend an amount but ultimately, it’s your decision. Some of our clients love our service so much they gave us extra.
The ultimate limo service Vancouver is one that has quality vehicles, customer-first attitude, professional and pleasant chauffeurs, as well as transparent communication.
We're not touting our horn and saying Fabulous Limousines the best in Vancouver in every way (even though we may well be), but we respect your options as the consumer and want you to make the most informed limousine booking decision you can, no matter who you eventually decide on.
So make sure you book your limo service early and enjoy Vancouver, or anywhere else, to the absolute fullest. You'll discover how big a difference the right limousine makes to any event.