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The mayor
07-22-2007, 02:36 PM
I will be planting 11 burberry shrubs. just wondering what everyone would charge for that. Reason why I am asking is the business I am doing it for jumped at the price. Here is breakdown. The shrubs were 29.00 each and I get a 35% discount from that. With my time and travel and having a employee do all the planting I came in at $415.00.

prizeprop
07-22-2007, 04:23 PM
Too cheap.Shrubs alone will cost you $207.35 With discount, any sales tax?And you shouldnt pass that along to the customer. So really $ 319.00 for shrubs, that leaves you $96.00 and you still have to pay employee, gas, other overhead,etc. Any gaurentee?

Lawnworks
07-22-2007, 07:57 PM
Are they 3 gallon shrubs? I would think if they were they would be about $10-$12.

jrlandscaping781
08-10-2007, 12:09 AM
My cost for Crymson Barberry is $15 plus tax. My total install cost is $44. So 11 X $44 = $484 (plus $25 delivery fee for jobs under $500) So grand total cost to customer is $509

$165 plant cost
$5 fertilizer
$20 Gas

$190

$509 - $190 = $319 profit for 3 hr job

Keep in mind plants are guaranteed as well

dKoester
08-10-2007, 12:13 AM
Our barberries cost $10 apiece.

Coffeecraver
08-10-2007, 05:20 PM
I will be planting 11 burberry shrubs. just wondering what everyone would charge for that. Reason why I am asking is the business I am doing it for jumped at the price. Here is breakdown. The shrubs were 29.00 each and I get a 35% discount from that. With my time and travel and having a employee do all the planting I came in at $415.00.


my price is 797.50:)

LB1234
08-11-2007, 10:15 AM
We mark materials up 150% after tax. For plant we charge between 165 & 175% with a markup depending on what it is. Barberry are extremely hardy so I'll say 165% with one year plant guarantee.

Therefore my plant material will be 367, assuming two yards of mulch that would be an additional $160 (installed), then I'll assume 2 men, two hours at 40 per hour. So my cost would be around 700 without knowing traveling cost and the like.

RedWingsDet
08-11-2007, 03:04 PM
My price would be 785.65. You just cut your own throat.

bam
08-13-2007, 06:15 PM
around $780.

The mayor
08-13-2007, 10:34 PM
Well,I just low balled that one on one of my regular customers. Thanks all for your insight and explaination on why you charge what you charge.