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Mark up on parts

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FreeriderVisa1, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. FreeriderVisa1

    FreeriderVisa1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 45

    Wanted to get a general idea on what peoples mark up on irrigation parts are ?:usflag:
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    You're going to get either a lot of different answers, or many that just won't tell you (me included). Mark up on installs, is usually going to be lower than mark up on repairs and service. I don't have a flat across the board percentage. Smaller, low cost items like clamps and nozzles, I have a higher mark up % than I do on high dollar items like a backflow preventer.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    What Dana said.
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    In CA, I would say it's higher than other states. I have family members in CA and they are always saying how much more things cost there compared to FL.
  6. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    At least 5,000%, sometimes twice that.
  7. Irrigation Contractor

    Irrigation Contractor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    Shoot for retail and you will be in the ball park. We use various markup percentage, but considering we pay tax when we purchase the products and it is close to 10% you need to make sure that is figured in.

    It is always good to know cost of everything to get it on your shelves, but some items like the new LED light fixtures are those we have decided to use a smaller percentage than being around retail.
  8. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    EXACTLY what Dana said! :clapping:
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,389

  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    I try to mark my parts up at least this much.....

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