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Old 11-01-2012, 11:48 PM
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Posting prices on your Website?

I've been trying to think about Lawn Care websites from the customers perspective...not sure if this is helpful. But, what are some thoughts about posting prices on a website? Maybe breaking down prices for up to x amount of square feet, etc.?

Please let me know if this is a bad idea or a good business plan.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:59 PM
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I don't have any problem with it. Just make them accurate and clear.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:01 AM
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Definitely no.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:04 AM
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Why wouldn't you post them?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:17 AM
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most every account is a lil different, I price each one differently. Just too many varibles to have a set price structure. Maybe a "Prices starting at" with your minimum in there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:20 AM
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most every account is a lil different, I price each one differently. Just too many varibles to have a set price structure.
In my city most lawns are very similar...very little variables and almost no fences. Would this info. change your opinion?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:24 AM
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No prices. Yards maybe similar, but ALL LAWNS ARE DIFFERENT!! People just see a price. They dont read the fine print! If you say starting at $19.95 they are going to argue with you about how it says that price on your site.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:26 AM
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In my city most lawns are very similar...very little variables and almost no fences. Would this info. change your opinion?
I just don't like to lock myself into a price structure! I have two house's across from each other, almost identical, but one lady wants her lawn pushed every week, the other doesn't have that requirement, which one do you think gets charged more?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:32 AM
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I just don't like to lock myself into a price structure! I have two house's across from each other, almost identical, but one lady wants her lawn pushed every week, the other doesn't have that requirement, which one do you think gets charged more?
Yeah I see your point here. The majority of my customers I don't even bother going to their house for the bid. I'll email or call them and 8 out of 10 it's the same price. I ask very descriptive questions which gives me a great idea of the property. Since I'm not going to the property to bid it, I'm wondering if taking the next step (in prices on website) will help convert customers? Maybe I'm asking the wrong question...
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:41 AM
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I learned early on, NEVER! I mean NEVER give a quote without seeing it first, customers can tell you anything! then when you show up for that $50 dollar a week cut and it turns out to be a 60 or 70 dollar a week cut your screwed.
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