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How do you charge commercial customers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Manager, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Turf Manager

    Turf Manager LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Hey guys: I am in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, near Hagerstown, MD and Winchester, VA. I have the opportunity to get a commercial contract for a retail chain with 9 locations. For any of you who may already have this kind of contract, I am wondering how you charge. I would mow, as well as mulch, weed control, fertilization, plant flowers, as well as possible aeration and seeding, if needed. For example, do you charge by each individual service for each location? If so what sorts of prices are you charging? So far all my commercial customers are local and just have one location so I charge them the same way I charge my residential customers. This is a large retailer that is a national chain. Any suggestions are appreciated!....Thanks!
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Price it the same way as you do for residentials. Time, labor, materials, etc. then bill at end of the month.
  3. Merlin300

    Merlin300 LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 156

    Ask the customer what they prefer. Some want a invoice for each location. Some want all the locations on one bill. Most I find want a invoice for each location, that way they know where their money is going for each location.

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