How to come up with a contract price?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by psim, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. psim

    psim LawnSite Member
    from fl
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    like the question said,what kind of discount should i do if any?
     
  2. Lawn Cops

    Lawn Cops LawnSite Member
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    What are you asking?
     
  3. psim

    psim LawnSite Member
    from fl
    Posts: 2

    i want to try and get my customers on contracts what would the yearly/ mopnthly contract price be in stead of 20-25 a cut. Should there be some sort of discount?
     
  4. The Ripper

    The Ripper LawnSite Member
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    You should through in a free fertilization. That's what we do.
     
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    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi psim,

    Some LCOs simply will not sign up a new customer unless they sign a contract.

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  6. Lawn Cops

    Lawn Cops LawnSite Member
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    No discount. Just add up the charges for all of the services for the year ( mowing, edging, blowing, leaves, beds, pruning, cleanups, etc) and divide the total by 12 (months) and you have amonthly price for your contract. You need to state the scope of services included in the contract incase they want you to do extra services. I do not give a discount.....it sells itself by it being :levelized billing.....like the power company. This is good for you in that you make a little less in the summer but you have an income string for doing very little in thewinter.
     
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I second the motion of no discount, the simple fact that you are new will be discount enough (no offense).

    Far as how to price it, go with what the guy said about adding it all up and /12.
     
  8. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
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    20 -25 seems low, don't discount that at all.
    Are you able to give full service? Do you have a pest. lic. I heard that they are hard to come by in FLA.

    Create a package for the whole year and add it up/12 like said. But the beni of that up north is year round income. Don't you already have that in FLA?
     

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