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Mark up percentage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NHLawns, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. NHLawns

    NHLawns LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Messages: 27

    What is the percent of mark up you add to materials you sell to your customers.

    When I go to the local garden center they usally give me 20% off the retail price, then I add 10-15% on top of that which ends up giving me about a 30% mark up.

    Is this kind of average or is it to low for my time spent.

    Just wondering how anyone else does it.

  2. Brendan

    Brendan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Soil, mulch - 10 to 15% markup. The landscape suppliers give me about 5 to 10% discount.

    For plants I'll go to a wholesale/ grower nursery and put 50% markup. Garden centres put 100% mark up on wholesale prices.

    Potted colour (annuals) 50 to 100% and annual seedlings 10%.


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