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Do you raise your prices yearly ?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by paulsgrass, Jan 14, 2020.

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  1. paulsgrass

    paulsgrass Banned
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    I would presume come January of each new year you all raise your prices. Do you raise it by a percentage ? or raise it an even number ex. $ 1.00 , $ 2.00 as not to have a bill in ex. 60. cents . 90 cents etc.
  2. Jake the grass guy

    Jake the grass guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 441

    Good question. im here for the comments.
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  3. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    I probably should increase to cover inflation but I don’t. Unless something drastic happens like fuel going back to $4 a gallon I’ll leave it alone.
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  4. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    We dont raise our prices yearly, we reevaluate each lawn and determine which ones we are making profit on and which ones aren't and eliminate them. We have to stay at rates that's profitable for us otherwise its charity. With that said we will be increasing our rates on a few of our yards this year.
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  5. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,028

    We do something similar to this, some customers Become such a pain in the ass to deal with, that the headache outweighs the income
  6. dfcam

    dfcam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    Have to evaluate neighborhood, last time increased (you should keep a record of these things) also and i know this sounds dumb but proximity to other houses, if there is say 4 on one block I'm less likely to increase to keep them all. Yes, consider the pain in the ass factor, those people get raised every year just because. We do over 500 so every year we look at each. have a good year!
  7. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Silver Member
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    if I raised my fee every year, by now my 40 dollar lawns would be 140 dollar lawns. lol

    in today's lawn market? there's 20 other outfits willing to cut that 40 dollar lawn for 25.

    good luck.
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  8. Ghopper3345

    Ghopper3345 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 228

    We raise every single year no reason not too up 3%. Every thing else goes up
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  9. OP

    paulsgrass Banned
    Messages: 380

    How long have you been doing this for ? Are you saying you are working / cutting at the same price as you started ?
  10. Ghopper3345

    Ghopper3345 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 228

    every year! If you provide a great service they will pay. If not we will find others it’s no big deal. I love when I hear the “ going price” that equals the going out of business price. We charge to make money
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