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Old 06-23-2014, 08:28 PM
crusty_crab80 crusty_crab80 is offline
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Pricing plants?

How do you price out plant materials for install?


I've seen many different strategies.

Do you:
-Charge 2x for each plant which includes shopping, delivery and instal?
-Charge 3x for each plant which includes shopping, delivery, instal and warranty?

Or
Mark up each plant (XX?%) and charge for install of all plants by the hour (total hours x your regular rate?)

Tnx
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:07 PM
coultman859 coultman859 is offline
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Originally Posted by crusty_crab80 View Post
Mark up each plant (XX?%) and charge for install of all plants by the hour (total hours x your regular rate?)
This. I do 60% markup(which with my discounts at suppliers ends up being close to what they would have paid if they bought the plants), and then charge labor. I do have a $50 markup minimum per trip. This means if I run out to get three hostas totaling $60 my cost, the customer is paying $110, not the 60% rate($96). I usually just go once on Monday and get all my plants for the week though.
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