Form letter or mag article for fert price increase needed

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by FERT-TEK, Mar 18, 2008.


    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    Does anyone have a form letter they are willing to share that explains why fertilizer prices have gone up. My form letters tend to be long winded like my posts and I am having trouble explaining the increases in a letter that wont loose the attention of the customer.

    I understand the price increases are due to a six degrees of separation type explanation.........the increased demand for ethanol based fuels placing a higher demand on corn crops creating a higher demand on fertilizer creating a supply and demand situation for us etc. But how do you explain that in a short letter? Maybe I should just state it and roll the dice that they will understand
  2. Turfdoctor1

    Turfdoctor1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 707

    Hey Fert,

    i think a simple, my fertilizer costs have gone up X % is sufficient. People are intelligent. It's not hard for them to draw their own conclusions based on fuel prices alone. Maybe you don't really need to describe why fert has gone up.
  3. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Send them a copy of JD Lesco's price increase piece.

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    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    That is perfect thanks for the post. Pretty much says it all.

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