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Lets put our heads together.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,439

    the talk tonight is raising prices. lets put down our thoughts to create a letter that everyone could send to customers stating that we will be raising prices... this is a group effort so lets get rolling. :waving:
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    "This is my "x" year in business. Due to the increase in costs, ie fuel, parts, etc., I will be raising your rates "x"%. Thank you.

    Not too hard.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    How 'bout:

    Dear Customer,

    Look, I'm not even gonna try to lay any BS on ya. In order to support my increasingly lavish lifestyle (multiple trips to Aruba, new Hummer H2, season tickets to favorite NFL team, etc, etc) we find it necessary to jack up the prices for '05.

    We know you'll understand.

    Passing you up on the socioeconomic ladder,

    XXX Lawn Service
  4. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Dear Sir/Mamm

    I've developed a taste for porn, but can't seem to fit it in my household budget. I'm a lonely man. You understand?
  5. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    Lets just push on our flyers that this is a tip appreciated job and gratuity is 15% in this country....
  6. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    I'm a hairball, and my Electrolysist has raised her rates.
    Due to the unfortunate hike in laser hair removal, I must pass this on to you, the customer.
  7. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    My feeling is that it is more professional not to give a reason. I just tell them.
  8. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 690

    I dont tell them anything either, I just put the increase on the invoice. I do include a note saying that if they have a problem with the increase please contact me. I've never had anyone call me back on it, i've had a few return notes of approval though. Usually I'm just raising the pitas or mabey one that I underestimated - ie those few bottom of the barrel accounts, so I really dont care what they decide to do anyway.
  9. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    dear customer:
    We appreciate your business, and value it greatly. For this season, the cost of the contract will raise 4% to account for steadily increasing expenses and inflation. We hope that you understand this price increase and choose XXX as your service provider...
  10. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    Simple and to the point... Don't get to crazy and bore your customers...

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