Pricing Serious Questions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by costcutter, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. costcutter

    costcutter LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 31

    I HAVE BEEN READING ON THIS SUBJECT OF SAY PRICING ALL YOUR CUTS FOR YEAR BUT DIVIDE IT BY 12 SO YOU GET PAID IN THE WINTER. MY ? IS WOULD YOU HAVE TO HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE ON CONTRACT BECAUSE IT SEEMS IF YOU DIDN'T THEY COULD DROP YOU AFTER BUSY SEAON AND FIGURE THEY COULD JUST GET THE NEW PERSON ON THE BLOCK NEXT SPRING. RESIDENTIAL I HAVE TROUBLE GETTING CONTRACTS. I LIKE THE IDEA BUT DON'T WANT TO GET SCREWED IN THE PROCESS. IF SOMEONE DID THIS YOU ACTUALLY WOULD HAVE GOT LESS THEN YOU WANTED FOR THE CUT BECAUSE YOU DID NOT CCLLECT IN WINTER MONTHS. HELP ME HERE GUYS AND GALS CAUSE THIS IS SOMTHING I WOULD LIKE TO DO BUT I SEEM TO HAVE TROUBLE GETTING PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THIS SYSTEM. THANKS BILL
     
  2. NC Big Daddy

    NC Big Daddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    When you turn your CAP's lock key off I'll start reading your post..
     
  3. costcutter

    costcutter LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 31

    If I did something wrong because caps were on I apoligize. I have never had anyone say anything before.
     
  4. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 541

    nc big daddy give me a break.why even post that how is that helpful.
     
  5. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Useing CAPS is considerd YELLING online. As far as your question. After my first year in buss. I had enough customers build up to give them a choice either sign the contract or we will not be back next season. I had all but 2 sign the contract. and now I wont take on customers unless they sign a contract. My billing date is from january to january

    Hope this helps
     
  6. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Posts: 4,900

     
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    Here is what i do. I come on average 42 times per year. Every week in summer, apr-oct. And every other week in winter, Nov-March. So i bill monthly. If your not cutting at all in winter, i would leave it the way it is, and pay per cut, but if you are doing like me, it makes things simpeler, and more consistant. P.S. I didnt see this thread before.
     
  8. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    GET A SIGNED CONTRACT FOR EVERYTHING!! As far as stretching payments out over 12 months, I only offer that for seniors, since they are on a budget. All other customers get billed monthly, and are due upon receipt. (unless they have an approved credit line). :cool:
     
  9. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    I would like the 12 month billing too but the people around here just do understand it and must be afraid. sorry i cant help you out.
     
  10. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    We only bill for the months that we mow. We mow an average of 20 times. Yep. it sucks. Cannot help you out with this one. Sorry.
     

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