Rasing Prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A.J.'s Lawn Service, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. A.J.'s Lawn Service

    A.J.'s Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    How do you guys go about raising prices for a customers lawn that is now under priced.
     
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    whats your reason for the increase??
     
  3. A.J.'s Lawn Service

    A.J.'s Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    I started young and had low prices just to get in tha business but now want more money for certin accounts.
     
  4. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    I would wait till next season then raise them.
     
  5. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    i'd probably wait until next year.plus since your only 13 you dont need Uncle Scam coming after you anytime soon..
     
  6. A.J.'s Lawn Service

    A.J.'s Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    im 15 now and got 20 accounts
     
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    if you were a legit business i would say write a letter explaining the increase is due to:
    increased cost of living
    increased insurance premiums
    increased fuel costs (biggie).
     
  8. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    If you knowingly underpriced the lawn to get the account, you should leave the price as is until next year. Raising a price at mid-season should only be done if costs have risen to a point that it is justified to raise the price. If you are losing money on the account because of fuel costs, equipment cost increases, insurance costs...etc then you might talk with the homeowner and explain the situation. Otherwise leave it alone until next year.
     
  9. A.J.'s Lawn Service

    A.J.'s Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Thank you guies for all the help I am Just gonna put it off till next year
     

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