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Old 03-08-2009, 03:57 AM
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Charging too little for organic?

This year, because of a cheaper supply chain, I am able to offer my organic program at a very close price to my synthetic program, when last year it was close to double the price of synthetic.

Only thing I am afraid of is customers being afraid that my program is so much cheaper than all other organic/natural programs available they may think I am cutting corners.

Similar problems anyone?
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:30 AM
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What happens when that supply chain runs out? I wouldn't lower prices.

Take the extra profit and invest in future growth, better employees, etc...
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:02 AM
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Definately maintain what you have. Now you have the luxury of 'psychological' discounts.
Anything you can do to boost the confidence of a customer - that's the next thing you do. You got lucky.

Is the turf actually improving now or are you simply maintaining , par with synthetics?
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:08 PM
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Why not lower your prices? Explain to the customers in a letter with your contract/proposal that the supply chain has lowered your costs, making the organic program cheaper to your customers. You don't have to lower it to the synthetic, you still have to make a profit, but the customer is looking for VALUE, and you trying to pass that on to them is a good thing in their eyes....JMO..
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:27 PM
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Yes, I will definattly be lowering the prices, price was the major reason I did not have more signups than I did. Also this way I may eliminate the synthetic option all together.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:45 PM
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:15 PM
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Lawncuttinfoo how many square feet are you customers lawns.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:21 PM
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:34 PM
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I am going after some of the larger corporate shops this year............. and I am bringing me mates!!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:46 PM
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Lawncuttinfoo how many square feet are you customers lawns.
1,500-17,000 sq ft

why?
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