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Old 03-31-2006, 07:49 AM
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plants how much to charge to install ?

i am a new guy if i sat by a plant for $10 how much do i charge to install it
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:59 AM
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If you bought it for 10 wholesale you could A) Charge the customer Retail for the plant plus your hourly rate. Or B) Just double the wholesale cost
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:15 PM
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It all depends on your situation and how much overhead you have. If you are a small company, I would just mark everything up 100% or charge retail plus hourly like stated above.
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:59 PM
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Be careful about charging the customer a resale price. Many states require you to have a resellers license if you buy wholesale/sell retail. Just something to ponder on for a while What type of plant are you getting? How many gallons? How fast can you dig a hole? It really depends.. are you planting a 1gal geranium for a 15 gal citrus tree?
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:10 PM
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for one plant its a judgement call on your part. but in general we give an estimate for a planting job at 2.5x the cost of the plant. that leaves room for negotiation and incidentals. (fertilizer, watering etc.) if a customer asked me to plant one plant, I would charge them what a retail nursery would for the plant and be done with it. thats if it is a good, regular customer.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:36 PM
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When I'm bidding a job, I charge 100% markup on the plant(1 year warranty-somebody's got cover it) and, depending what I'm planting, $ 14.00each for shrubs, $ 4.00each for perenials, trees, depends on the tree
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:40 PM
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i am a new guy if i sat by a plant for $10 how much do i charge to install it
Heck I would just keep sitting by it for $10
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:42 PM
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I was going to say that I really was..just wanted to give you the chance to say something funny for once Olderthan.
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