Price Increase

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by alowery14, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. alowery14

    alowery14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Can anyone help me to determine the appropriate percentage of a price increase on mowing services. With the price of gas an increase in price is a must! I live in Columbus, Ohio
  2. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,469

    Well I don't know your financial issues, but I would raise your prices to where you still are making a profit and not just "sliding by". It's kind of your decision. I am adding anywhere from $3-$5 to each bill for fuel.
  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I did a 10% across the board increase this year for everyone. I lost a few accounts, more than I would have liked but most understood.
  4. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    i added $2 to SOME of my accounts. the others that i didnt raise make enough profit already.
  5. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Posts: 535

    well i added $1.50 per mowing and lost 2 out of 40 so far . last week the one i lost said that extra $5.00 a month was just to hard to take . hes going to buy his one push mower for $200.00 . i am waiting to see this it should be good the more money they have the tighter they get .
  6. wmcrum6

    wmcrum6 LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 12

    If you are keeping records like a business then you should be able to see what your gasoline expenses are for your mowers as well as your truck/trailer.
    Gas has risen 25% from a year ago this time (in Ohio). The unknown factor is where the prices may go the next four months. Perhaps you figure your fuel costs as 30% from last year.
  7. alowery14

    alowery14 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    All great replies, thanks for your help!

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