tighter routes or higher prices?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, May 19, 2004.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    if dropping your fees by $2-$3 per week meant more clients and tighter routes, would you do it?
     
  2. sprout

    sprout LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    Yes I would, I hate drive time.
     
  3. Absolutely, I hate paying guys for window time.
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    In a heartbeat...
     
  5. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,180

    i do. For every new cust. i get in one of my "core" areas, i offer a VERY competitive rate. Thats how i have 10 in one sub, 9 in another, and 9 in another. Those are all about 5 minutes apart.

    Trevor
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I begun the tigher route back in March and I am still cutting it down. I have also raised prices
     
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Hey, me too!
     
  8. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    I do not offer a discount to neighbors, in my mind the more neighbors means the more profit for me. You should not punish yourself for having people that see the work you do also want you, charge as much as it is worth if it were out of your route.
     
  9. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    My route covers 200 miles a week. I only take on new customers that are in my existing routes. I have turned down a half a dozen or more this year so far.
     
  10. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    I blanket the Subdivisions w/Lowball Prices to Drive out the competition & set up Zero Drive Time Routes...We have one Day where the Crew Can Park & Mow 3 Entire Blocks...8hr day w/out Moving the Truck!
     

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