iPod Repair at Mission Repair; a number one seller!

Hello friends of Mission Repair -

I just went over our May 2014 metrics, and once again iPod Repair is our number one selling service; to be more specific the 4th Generation iPod Touch Screen Repair takes top honors.

It’s fitting because I’ve been in the iPod repair business since the first iPod was delivered to anxious customers- do you remember these beauties?

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Well times have changed since the 1st Generation iPod was delivered; no touch-sensitive “anything” there. They had a spinning click wheel and greyscale screen. I bet my kids would have a good chuckle if I handed them one of these and said “here’s your iPod”. In fact, that sounds like a great idea!

Fast forward to today and we’re fixing iPods by the thousands here at Mission Repair. There was one noteworthy anomaly in May that caught my eye. iPads took second place just behind the iPods by just one less unit. That’s in interesting shift to iPads and I’m certainly going to keep my eyes on that. We might see iPad overcome the iPod as the most proliferate repair at our business soon. Times are-a-changing!

Remember Mission Repair when in need of that iPod Repair – I’ve been doing them since 2001. Wow.

Take care, Ryan

Our Second customer at our new retail location…

Hello again friends- if you read my last blog, you heard from the very first customer out at our new retail location, Mission Repair Express, in Mission, Kansas.

What about the second customer…did we even get a second customer you might ask?

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We did open up on Monday of this week, March 17th 2014, and I’d like to thank all of these people that came in on Monday to visit our new location and set up repair orders with us:

Lori D.
Keith V.
Savannah M.
Shane M.
Jeff H.
Keith V. (again!)
Rick V.
Vipul B.
Doug T.
Ernesto P.
Donna M.
Danielle R.
Mike L.
Renee A.
Jennifer S.
Mindy D.
Dan H.
Brian H.
John. B.
Erica B.
Sheila B.
Darin C.
Rob S.
Katy H.
Hardy C.
Murl B.
Lori B.
Linda B.
Robert M.
Kathy C.
Dennis G.
Mike B.
Bryson J.
Fernando L.
and of course, our very first customer, Jim. G. who came in a little early!

We wouldn’t have had a successful opening without you. There’s an unbelievable amount of effort that goes into starting a new location and because you watched and listened and read our newsletter you made the effort to come in and check out our new location. It was a fantastic “christening” and fire test for us, thank you all for becoming the newest friends of Mission Repair and Mission Repair Express. I sincerely appreciate every one of you.

Have a great day, Ryan

Our first customer at our new retail location…

Hello friends, it was pretty fun. Our first customer at our new retail location was a gentleman by the name of Jim G. (and his wife) that actually stopped in 2 days before we opened as I was “testing” out our open sign.

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The open sign was one of the last pieces to go up; it was a detail after all of the marketing and fixtures went in. I mounted the sign in the window, rolled up the power cord, stapled the cord to the wall, turned it on, and then Jim and his wife came walking in. I was dusty, dirty, tired, and not ready…but Jim and I worked this “first sale” out together! I received an email form him today, this will tell a lot:

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Testimonial…

My 3rd grade daughter dropped her iTouch and shattered the screen. I would have taken it to the Apple store for repair, but the atmosphere in Apple stores annoys me, so I typed “shattered screen 5th generation iPod Touch Kansas City” into my web browser search bar. The top result was Mission:Repair. I looked at the hours of operation and realized there was only 30 minutes before they closed and I had a 20 minute drive to get to the store.

We made it to the store with 10 minutes to spare. We walked into the establishment to the dismay of the owner and his mother. Why dismay? Well, when I found the store location on the web and I didn’t realize this was a new location and wasn’t yet open. The front door was unlocked so the owners could carry items from their cars into the store, but it wasn’t open to walk-in traffic.

So… We walked in, and apologized for showing up so late in the day, but needed to get my daughter’s iPod repaired. The owner explained they open for business on Monday (March 17), but he was excited I found the store and helped me despite the fact they weren’t actually open for business. He had his sales/order system up and running, so he was able to put me into the system and get a ticket for my order, but since the store wasn’t fully functional he couldn’t print the ticket (he was able to email it). He apologized for not having “something to give me saying he had our iPod”, but it wasn’t a big deal as I had already received the email on my phone. He told me he would be in and out of the store over the weekend and would have the iPod for me the next day, Saturday (as I later would find out, they offer next day service on all iPod and ITouch repairs).

We went back to pick up my daughter’s iTouch and was thoroughly impressed with what happened next. The owner’s wife was there and she was so grateful to us for being their “1st customer” at the new location. She then explained how she and her husband wanted to offer us a significant discount on the repair and also gave us three gift certificates to help spread the word about their company. We told her we would absolutely spread the word as their customer service went above and beyond what anyone should expect from the owner’s of store that is not officially open. Hoping we don’t require anymore repairs to our devices, but if we do, we will definitely be using Mission:Repair!

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So there you go, a great story from a wonderful couple that just needed a little bit of help with their cracked iPod glass. We are on a fantastic roll out at Mission Repair Express, and we encourage you to come visit us.

We are now open daily, 8am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 10am to 5pm Saturday ad Sunday. Our ribbon cutting is taking place on 4/1/14 at 4:30…be sure to come out and stop on by for some cookies, coffee and surprises. Thanks again for all of our newest customers that came to our Express location, we appreciate each and every one of you!

Best, Ryan

6 more likes- that’s what I’m looking for today! Actually I’d really like to send you a $15 gift certificate too.

Hello again friends- just 6 more likes and we will reach the 13,000 likes milestone on our Mission Repair Facebook page. I have a good feel that this will happen today.

If you’re not a fan on Facebook, now’s your chance- click this banner below:

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And “like us” on Facebook. Why? Because it’s the cool thing to do! I mean, you’ve checked your Facebook page in the last 30 minutes haven’t you? If not, here’s a chance to click through, check out our Mission Repair fan page, and then I dare you to post this on your personal Facebook page:

“Ryan at Mission Repair asked me to post this as my status”.

If you do, tag Mission Repair on that status and I’ll mail you a $15 gift certificate toward your next repair with us. Yes, I will need your mailing address- we will handle that over email. Once your post is complete, just email us (newsletter@missionrepair.com) confirming your post is complete, we will verify the post and mail out your gift certificate immediately. No purchase necessary, but I will send you a gift certificate that you can use online or if you visit one of our locations. Sound good?!?

OK, let’s see if I can squeeze out those 6 likes before the end of the day.

Take care, Ryan

iPod Touch 5 Screen Repairs @ Mission Repair!

Hello M:R Nation -

It’s hard to keep track of all the devices that Apple has come out with. We here the question “what iPod Touch do I have” all of the time and we understand why, they all look an awful a lot alike! So before going into my spiel about the Touch 5 Screen repair service, lets identify if you in fact have an iPod Touch 5 .

The 5th Generation iPod Touch has features that no other iPod touch has. For starters, it is the first iPod to come in multiple color choices. So if your iPod has a black, white, pink, yellow, blue, or red back casing, you do in fact have a 5th generation iPod Touch! some other key features that are unique to the iPod Touch 5 are the lightning charging port, camera flash, retina display and spring loaded “iPod loop system”. If see any of these features on your touch, you can be sure that you have a 5!

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Hands down our most popular repair for this beautiful device is our screen repair service. With all the attention that screen gets from your fingers, its not hard to understand why the screen cracks. That’s not to say that it’s not surprising when it does! It’s not a fun thing to experience, but let me tell you, not all is lost! Mission Repair specializes in 5th Generation iPod Touch Repairs and we are just what you need to get your affairs back in order!

Our services not only include a brand new screen installed by one of our professionally trained technicians, it also comes with a 1 year warranty and our industry only Got Repairbenefit! We have made it easy for you to no longer stare at broken shards of glass! so come on by, call in or visit www.missionrepair.com to get your repair started today!

Cheers, Troy