Flier and postcard I'm using

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grandview (2006), Sep 28, 2012.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Had a flier made up for aeration season. Then had a postcard made too. Stapled to the flier and putting them out. Has the price on there so they know how much without calling. So they can call or just mail in the postcard with there info on it.I do have a pix behind the postcard but I scanned them together.

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  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like it! Especially after you ink in your price. I thought about doing something similar to this with lawn mowing prices and even snow removal. I think potential customers want to know the price first and by giving them that information could potentially make it an easier sale.
     
  3. Rick13

    Rick13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Grandview....you have a very nice flier!!! Its great for running through neighborhood and handing out prices!!!

    I have a question after looking over your flier:

    You charge "taxes" on a Service (aeration)? I didn't know you could tax a customer on a labor service?

    Do you include the tax in their estimate price?

    Your flier shows "plus tax"....or should you change your flier to say, "tax included"?

    So it might be $100.00 tax included...instead off $100.00 plus tax. Just a thought.
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    this is NY ,tax everything! Your suppose to have the price plus tax .
     
  5. C Jovingo Landscaping

    C Jovingo Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I Inked mowing price on my door hangers when I started. It was a rough estimate/ base price (NO bagging clippings). I would not snoop around the back, just try to estimate from what I could see from the front. When I'd get a call I'd tell them that the price was rough estimate & I usually was accurate. After seeing backyard (obsticles & size) I'd let them know if it was more, but first mow price was what I put on door hanger. If they want clippings bagged it was also additional fee. If I estimate i can mow whole lawn without dumping mower basket I usually don't charge extra. I estimate how many times i will need to empty basket (big Toro Proline basket) & charge $5 per trip to truck. If i get 3 baskets of clippings, that is 2 trips to the truck to empty while mowing so charge $10 extra to bag clippings.
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  6. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am guessing that means you have to see (be there) at every home your bidding ? Would it be easier to have a sq ft price and have them printed in advance ?...I thought about doing it that way..I'm not Warren Buffet but I still think my work time is too valuble .
    Either way Good Luck
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is good, but now you are competing by price. I think you would be better off using one of the full color professional brochures. I am thinking Turfco has a good one. They just print your name on the brochure. Or one of these.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=law...-Bq78yAHr84DABA&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=934

    Instead of a price, I would offer a discount or an end of season sale. Some kind of special sale. My wife always tries to buy stuff on sale--even if we don't need it. Or include a special incentive, 50 percent off on overseed, upgrade to premium seed if you call this week, free double pass if you call by Saturday, free organic fertilizer (3 lbs of Milorganite), 50 percent off organic topdressing (6 lbs Milorganite). Free tulip bulbs or crocus. Don't reduce your price--sweeten the deal.
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use Google map .I look at the overheard shot of the subdivision and figure out an average price for a lawn and fill them out at home ,corner lots I have them with a higher price. Then I shoot out and .Did about 700 in about 2 hours.
     
  9. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds great !! Where do you have to put them? (does NY have any crazy laws about what can go where?....that tax thing on labor is crazy enough..hehe )It must be sort of easy in order to do 700 in 2 hours.
    Steve
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I slam them right on the mailbox. Mailmen around here don't care.
     

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