Price Increase Letter

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by melvern, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. melvern

    melvern LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Does anyone have a sample of what they used? What was a typical increase? How much notice did you give your customers?

    I'm in area (S. FL) where service is continuous, but winter is slower for lawn maintenance anyway. I waited until now, because if I lose anyone I'd rather lose them in the summer...

    Thanks for your ideas
  2. pasto_guy

    pasto_guy LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 119

    One of my customers for a big apartment complex told me that 3% per year would be safe for me to do. I'm in VA
  3. gardenkeeper88

    gardenkeeper88 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    I renew contracts 1 ea. year and with a new contract comes most of time a new price. I don't ever send a letter stating "sorry but i'm raising prices". I just don't feel that I should Print it in words any negatives if I don't have to. Price increase in customers eyes is a neg.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    seems that the cost of living and doing business keeps going up, mainly due to fuel prices....

    If indeed your company does send out a letter be prepaired to loose a few.

    However you word it, the outcome is the same WE WANT MORE MONEY.....

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