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I think a $5.00 increase is too much to ask at once,raise them like $1.75 at a time.Then beggining of season next year sign um up for the increased price.Also be sure to send out a letter or give them notice their bill is increasing due to gas prices.This should have been done at the beggining of the season,not right in the middle you fiqure it out.
 

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We do monthly invoicing only.

Last month, fuel surcharges ran 5% exactly over and above of total monthly bill (for each individual client). So far, not one peep out of 164 mailings. Trust me...they understand the pain after filling up just like you do.

Our fuel bill for the month of June was just under 3K. Ouch!
 

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rodfather said:
We do monthly invoicing only.

Last month, fuel surcharges ran 5% exactly over and above of total monthly bill (for each individual client). So far, not one peep out of 164 mailings. Trust me...they understand the pain after filling up just like you do.

Our fuel bill for the month of June was just under 3K. Ouch!
I don't even have a fuel surcharge in the contracts But I sent everyone a notice with the invoice that there was a $5.00 increase per mow starting july 1st because of the associated cost of fuel. No complaints and no cancellations
 

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yeah I raised some that were low anyways to compensate for fuel. I explained it nice that fuel prices have increased and if they come back down I will be happy to knock the 5 bucks back off. Monthly invoices just get a 3% fuel surcharge added and no one has complained either. Every one of em buy gas too and know what it costs.
 
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