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Price Increase

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Drew Gemma, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    The letters are going out next Mon. To about 20 customers lets see what happens how many do you think will drop us.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    what percentage is the increase?
  3. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    I did it for all my snow plowing customers last year and didnt lose any. That was a $5 per push increase. If they like you and your service I doubt they will drop you.
  4. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I'm thinking about doing the same thing due to fuel prices, first time ever.
    I'm just tired of eating the extra price.
    Did you see the article in Lawn and Landscape about raising prices on what certain accounts to raise and how to do it?
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,758

    Dont know about your area but in mine I would lose at least 15 of the 20, no matter what amount the increase was.
  6. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    what is it/service that you are raising the price on?
  7. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    mowing where can I read that article?
  8. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    same here many new customers are like every year they would just keep raising the price so i told them to **** off

    there is no way to justify $3-5 gas surcharges on single properties unless you are cutting large lots... $3 means you are using 1 extra gallon driving to them and cutting there lawn

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Yeah but the price of everything goes up every year so what can you do? I just bought 10 stick edger blades and 5 spark plugs and about sh** when they totalled it up...I mean it was like 50% higher than a year ago :cry: I sure ain't eating that....
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    im thinking about a $5 price increase just because it will cover all the extra expenses with fuel

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