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The New Gas Prices..Are You ?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Partsangel, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Partsangel

    Partsangel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    The new gas prices are kicking my but** are you charging your customers more for this ?

    Why ?

    Why Not ?

    Curious Mike
  2. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    On average, prices are up 3-5 dollars a cut for me. Pretty good considering most cuts average 40 bucks. Haven't had one customer complain.
  3. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    raise all accounts $5 per cut
  4. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 739

    I did the same thing Jan. 1, Im soooooooooooo glad I did!!!!!!!!!!
  5. TexasFire221

    TexasFire221 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 479

    I sent out 5 test emails to raise prices four dollars per cut. 4 accounts cancelled immediatly.
  6. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 912

    Thats what my wife is worried about! i want to raise prices just a little not even $10 a month but she's nervous that we will lose business.
  7. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Everything is locked in by contract for this year but I will be raising everything starting with Snow Removal Contracts this fall. How in the world cant you adjust prices...????:confused:
  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    i have a clause in my contracts for a fuel surcharge.
  9. PMLawns

    PMLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 85

    I am curious as to how you guys determine your fuel surcharge? I suppose what I am asking is ....how do you determine your increase according to fuel rate? Does the lawn potentially cost more at each cut....or calculated monthly ? And in the same token , do your customers understand their costs? Please explain.
  10. yard_smart

    yard_smart LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    I plainly put that price WILL fluctuate with cost of materials or fuel . . .

    Greenkeeper if your accounts dropped you over 4 bucks were they really worth it???? i mean those are not the customers i want to target!!!!

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