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Old 01-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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Rate increase?

Curious as to how many of you plan on raising prices. I don't see any way around it. Practically everying I purchase has gone up. Fert, WC, heck even my family grocery bill is nuts.

I'm bumping up everything on average of 7%. Can't wait for the complaints but need to stay up with costs somehow. Anyone else?
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:15 PM
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Every year,you said it costs go up.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:56 PM
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it would seem right now that most all business related costs/expenses are going to be flat, with the fertilizer being uncertain as always,

but your right the cost of living is increasing, obamacare should have healthcare and taxes increasing , groceries have certainly been going up
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:01 PM
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Same pricing as last 4 years
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:11 PM
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Same pricing as last 4 years
Only bad thing about that is when you need to raise your prices it will be a shock to them .A little at a time is better.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:42 AM
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Same pricing as last 4 years
Same here!

We have been able to hold pricing on our existing customers and darn proud of it.

We do however have a small price increase on new customers every year.

Our input costs are almost less this year then last year and the only wild card will be fuel. And we will have 25% of it locked in here real soon.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:42 AM
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Same here!

We have been able to hold pricing on our existing customers and darn proud of it.

We do however have a small price increase on new customers every year.

Our input costs are almost less this year then last year and the only wild card will be fuel. And we will have 25% of it locked in here real soon.
Same here accept for my fert pricing which I don't lock in for several reasons.


What I try to do to offset expenses going up is to be more and more efficient with my expenses instead of running to my bread and butter every year and asking for more.


I have never raised a price on an existing client and probably never will.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:54 PM
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Yes. $3 is a nice round number that I like.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:29 PM
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With higher rates for all my services I am going to discontinue my fuel charge since it is covered. That seems to tick many off since they see it every month on their bill. Some dont even pay it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:31 AM
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With higher rates for all my services I am going to discontinue my fuel charge since it is covered. That seems to tick many off since they see it every month on their bill. Some dont even pay it.
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Cant realy blame em. Fuel is your cost , not theirs. Hide it in the bill.
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