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Thinking ahead for 2006

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    Yup, thinking ahread for 2006, not 2005: Those that offer 12 month flat rate payments to customers, do you make customers sign up for only that, or is that just an option for payment?
  2. Sneaky

    Sneaky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I was thinking the same thing the other day. Tried a few on it this year and got a welcome response. Thought next year I would set rate for mowing and add options (aerating, fertilizing, etc.) as the client wanted.
  3. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Posts: 1,405

    anyone else have a reply? I am interested in this as well....
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I have been thinking about it a lot more and this is my plan: I want to get out of snow removal in 3 years. So over that next three years I want to get my current customers signed up (get them used to the type of payment), and I will make it as the ONLY option of payment so I don't have to work in the winter months doing snow removal. What do you think?

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981


    yeah, next year I'm planning on all new customers being under a monthly contract plan, to include mowing, leaves & anything else they might need. I'd like to switch everyone over but I don't see it happening. I'm going to offer it to the old customers, and show them what their monthly cost would be. I've offered it in the past with no takers, maybe because I didn't take the time to put the numbers in front of them. Make it as simple and mindless for the client as possible.

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