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Price Vs. Volume

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sterlinglawns, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. sterlinglawns

    sterlinglawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    Where do you fall in between the two general ideas, the first being lower pricing with higher volume. The second being higher pricing with less volume.
  2. Blades Lawn Maintenance

    Blades Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Baton Rouge, La
    Posts: 1,233

    For me it's about profit. I'd rather have 20 weekly accounts than 50 biweekly. If you get what I saying
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    More towards volume.
  4. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    Price. If I can make $500 a day doing 10 lawns at 50 a pop, I wouldn't want to do 15 to make the same money and most likely have to rush throughout the day to get em done. When you are starting out, take anything you can get. But once you have reached your max, and your still getting calls for estimates and such, you can start the cherry picking process... But that takes years
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,033

    More toward higher price and low volume, focusing on customers that are looking for quality and dependability rather than low pricing.
  6. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,186

    Volume usually is associated with being cheap. I prefer expensive meaning profit.
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  7. sterlinglawns

    sterlinglawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    Well you don't necessarily have to sacrifice quality if your gearing for volume
  8. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 2,717

    I'm assuming he meant lower overall rates.
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,346

  10. Mowmoney2013

    Mowmoney2013 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Why do u have to pick? Don't be the low ballerina, keep filtering out cheap paying customers. And also invest in advertising, message me and I can tell u how we did it.

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