monthly biz report

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Jun 21, 2008.

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June Sales (include projections for remainder of month):

Poll closed Jul 3, 2008.
  1. Year-to-Date sales same or less than last year

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Year-to-Date up from last year

    7 vote(s)
    41.2%
  3. Same Month sales up from same month last year

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  4. Same Month same as last year

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Same Month down from this period last year.

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    CRAP.

    I forgot to select "multiple" selections.

    Please chose either YTD or Same Month, but Same month is a little more helpful.
     
  2. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    Did not know I could post on year and month. I am up from last year, but the phone stopped ringing 2 weeks ago. i've done one bid in 3 weeks. I will be out of work except for 4 weekly mowings that I do in one day after next week.
     
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    I have 50,000 RSVP pieces hitting homes starting monday and a full page magazine add coming out in 3 weeks. So far I have just done a ton of 2k-4k jobs this year and nothing larger. I just bid two that were 15-20k, but we'll see. Sure would be nice to get some larger ones. I have about another 4 days worth of work on the books right now. Hoping for some response from these mailers.
     
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    wow, 50,000 pieces of mail. that is breathtaking. I was struggling to find funds for 3x 1000 pieces. doesn't it cost like 25,000 bucks to mail/print out 50,000 items??
     
  5. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Posts: 1,941

    David, we have pages of this stuff. You must have been taking down Christmas lights.

    RSVP: little cellophane-wrapped pack of high-end advertisers, your card is about 8 cents per, including print, list, and postage. Nicely done, much better than Valuepak. Top 25k upscale homes in a given market, I'm sure rates and circulation numbers vary. My price, about $1,750 for 25,000, discount for consecutive (quarterly) mailings. Not sure if you have an RSVP franchise in your market.

    The same company also offers custom individual mailings as well, if you have the budget.
     
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    Yeah, Pretty reasonable considering the volume. I am paying about .05 per piece plus they gave me 1000 overrun cards for free that I can use as post cards or whatever. I am hoping for at least a .01% response. 50 calls would be tremendous, but I am not expecting that much. Who knows we'll see.
     
  7. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,181

    Slowed down a little here but still holding steady. I am in the process of prewiring a few larger jobs with the irrigation trenches so thoes should go in over the next couple months.

    Summer months are traditionally slow for us on the lighting side. We will have a busy late summer and fall however.
     
  8. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    Year to date sales are way up... 50% higher then 2007 already. Currently we are solidly booked with new installations until Sept. 15th with new leads coming in weekly.

    2008 is going to be one for the record books here! :)
     
  9. extlights

    extlights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 439

    For us the amount of new projects are down however the total gross sales are up. I'd personally rather have it the other way around to help meet year end projections but we'll see how it pans out. It's definately been a crazy year....seems like more people are shopping around rather than signing at the first meeting like years past.
     
  10. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805


    I will take the 2-4K jobs all day long, just alot more leg work to keep them lined up.
     

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