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Old 11-04-2006, 01:30 PM
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Why is your markup on red different than brown?

I pay 25 for red and 20 for brown,, I charge 60 for brown and 65 for red delivered and installed, I have an easy loader for the back of my truck. I can crank out 80% of the load in 2 minutes

Red 25 cost $65 installed (2.6 x cost)
Brown 20 cost $60 installed (3 x cost)
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:35 PM
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Why is your markup on red different than brown?

I pay 25 for red and 20 for brown,, I charge 60 for brown and 65 for red delivered and installed, I have an easy loader for the back of my truck. I can crank out 80% of the load in 2 minutes

Red 25 cost $65 installed (2.6 x cost)
Brown 20 cost $60 installed (3 x cost)
Because his cost is more on the red, hence less markup to make the desired $ over cost. At least that's what I get out of it.

He's still making the same amount over cost on each type(40.00/yd).
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:08 PM
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yeah i wasnt looking at it right, i even messed myself up in asking the question so please disregard.
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:25 PM
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yeah i wasnt looking at it right, i even messed myself up in asking the question so please disregard.
Put the corona down
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:06 PM
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Help, new in the buisness. Customers want me to spread mulch for them. How much should I charge? By the hour, yards of mulch?
Thanks

I put 20% mark up on the price of the mulch, plus delivery charge and $30.00 per yard on labor.
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:14 PM
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I'll put it this way: If I needed the work, I'd probably do it.

But, if you can spare yourself and be honest, this may not be the best time of year for it...
Because when the leaves fall on top of it soon need to be cleaned, usually messing up the mulch.

Now if there aren't any trees around or all the leaves are down and out of the way, no problem.

Just my .002, not trying to spoil the party, entirely up to you what you do.
topsites, the guy is Florida south of Orlando in the land of year round bikinis. Stuff stays green there all year long. I don't think he is concerned with leaves.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:50 PM
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:17 PM
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i do double the cost of mulch+ $60 for laber per yard

so say it costs me $20 for the mulch its $100 per yard delivered and installed
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:26 PM
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I charge $100 per yard installed. I pay about $18/yd. If I deliver it myself I include my drive time in the quote, if I have it delivered I add the delivery charge to the quote. I can usually put down a yard of mulch by myself in 45 min to an hour for normal terrain. I like mulch jobs $$$
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:23 PM
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Help, new in the buisness. Customers want me to spread mulch for them. How much should I charge? By the hour, yards of mulch?
Thanks
Nurseries in this area charge 30.00 per yard. Delivered and installed and don't think customers don't know it. The only reason some of them ask for a price is because there is usually a waiting list and they are in a hurry to get it done.
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