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Old 02-27-2004, 12:53 AM
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Price Increase on services letter?

Hi folks,

needing to see some letters that are sent to clients to notify them of a fee increase to their mowing services please.

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Old 02-27-2004, 12:58 AM
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Hey tony, sorry I dont have a copy of my letter to scan, but I told them that I had to increase their prices because of gas prices and insurance rates increasing. So far, all of my customers have understood. The most I raised any customers was $5.00 a cut, some I only rose two dollars. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:36 AM
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Thanks Kevin.

I have a good regular who I quoted too cheap a few months ago, 2.5 hours for only $88 every fortnight, they have since had a fence, wire mesh, errected so to maintain the fence etc, to make it worthwhile I want to increase my fee to $120, also the prop. is 20 mins out of town.

I'll probably lose them, but I'm not liking working so cheap as it is, so I thought I could use the fence for the big raise, like a dribble of roundup along the fence doesn't take long
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:41 AM
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Good luck, you have to make money you know. If it is an honest price, and they don't want to stay with you than it might a good thing that they let you go and than they can be somebody elses problem. Tell me how it goes.
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:51 AM
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for what its worth, when you find the renewal letter you want to use, note the 2004 fees but dont get into a long winded reason for the increase

You dont need to "grovel" or apologize for any increases.

we offer no explanation, and have never had a problem as most people realize, that most things cost more than they did a year ago.

In sales training they teach that you should put your price on the table, with confidence and no wobbling. Just something for you to consider
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Old 02-28-2004, 05:59 AM
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Thanks GarPA, good tips.
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