going monthly to bi weekly

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by kirkny1018, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. kirkny1018

    kirkny1018 LawnSite Member
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    how do i figure out what to charge a customer going from monthly to bi weekly mow do i cut iit in half charge the same or give hime a discount i charge him 40 per mow per month
     
  2. torquelandscaping

    torquelandscaping LawnSite Member
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    So you cut once a month? Just cut in half. Why give discount.
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  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Why would you cut it in half? You aren't doing half the work in half the time? If you charge him $40 a month, I'd probably charge him $40 per service if he went bi weekly, maybe $35. I'm not really into lowering my price much unless they are going to a weekly schedule. I don't even offer anything further out than every other week. You still have to account for the added time it will take you to drive there twice a month instead of once. And then the added time it takes you to mow it twice rather than once. So please don't cut it in half, whatever you do.
     
  4. torquelandscaping

    torquelandscaping LawnSite Member
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    I only mow weekly unless no rain like last year.
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  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah I would. Hangs the whole business model.
    I have ONE client that has a particular schedule.

    Inate winter and fall its once a month. In spring and summer is bi weekly. Every other client is weekly, weather permitting.

    The only reason I do this cut is that his landlord is another client with 7 properties. So I like to keep them on my good side. He is an elderly man, and is on a very fixed income. (si, ssdis) so I help out a little.
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  6. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    If he has 7 properties he's not on a fixed income and probably does quite nicely living off the rent, esp if the places are paid for.
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  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ks... Re-read my post. I think you missed something!

    :)
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  8. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Oops... lol
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  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    ;-)
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  10. CreativeLawncareSolutions

    CreativeLawncareSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do it for free if you're that concerned about his finances.

    If not, I think $30 a time is a nice compromise. It will take you less time to cut the yard since it will be shorter. Less cleanup time, etc..
     

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