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Full season packages..?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by superiorlc, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. superiorlc

    superiorlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I was considering on offering full season packages to my customers. I have around 110 residential accounts.This would consist of Lawn maintenance (26 cuts), snow removal(10-15 plows), fall OR spring clean-up, 1 time Mulching and bush trimming offered for a set price. The majority of them at least want 3 of the 5 services offered. I would want half of the total price up front then the remainder would be paid on a monthly basis for 12 months. Good idea or no?
  2. playafoster565

    playafoster565 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    i do that and i put all the indivisual prices togeter then divide by 1/2. they love it
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    playa, please contact me when you go out of business, I may want to buy some of your equipment...
  4. hackitdown

    hackitdown LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,486

    I have one commercial account like that. The monthly fee gets them mowing, plowing, spring cleanup, fall cleanup, and 1 pruning. They love the convenience. They pay 12 months per year. I used worst case scenario for plowing.

    I see no reason for them to pay 1/2 up front. Would you do it if you were the customer?
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,957

    Not unless the entire cost of the package is under$500 a year.
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    everything they want done added up into a one lump sum and divided by 12. If you ask for 1/2 down, that could be as much as $3000 depending on the person and property. Not alot of folks have that kind of change laying around. I do understand it gets you 1/2 of your money up front but at the same time you only get half divided by 12 which will be a much smaller check each month. I could understand a month advanced pay to get started but 6 months?
  7. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    The guy did not say he gets half down, he takes off half of the cost as a discount. Hence my sarcastic post.

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