Posting prices on your Website?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by newguy123, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah you made some good points. It's funny, but I've only met about 15-20% of my customers. Most of my customers fill out a contact page on my website and prefer to be contacted through email. so...talking to them in person is usually not done at all, otherwise I would sell in person.
  2. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Most of my customers prefer email contact. I've only met between 15-20% of my customers. Not sure why that is and most of my customers home values are in the $300-$400K. So they're not low end, but they're not high end neither.
  3. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    Has this helped your business?
  4. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,478

    i literally did this change yesterday, so way to early to tell. i see alot of good points in this thread not to leave prices and i'm kinda wishy washy about doing it.. i just don't have time to cut lawns for $25.00 or talk to a potential client who thinks thats what it should cost. so if i can avoid dealing with those people i'd be better off. i've come across potential customers who want it done for that cheap, and only want it done every month, or when they think they need it, etc.. i've had enough of that with using craigslist.

  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I got off craigslist quick! nothing but price shoppers and cheapskates, People buy from people they like and trust, and if you don't ever meet them they don't know if they like or trust you. I like having that personal connection with all my customers, I want them to know who is going to be on their property. I get a lot of "I like my landscaper" comments from my customers, matter of fact I closed a new account today because the client said he like the way I presented myself.
  6. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah good point. I'm assuming my customers trust me from the start because I'm a Veteran of the Iraqi war. I guess I'd trust a Vet. any day. Not saying they're all honest, but I would give a Veteran the benefit of the doubt any day of the week.
  7. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I wouldn't do it. Too many variables plus I wouldn't want anyone knowing my prices. Next thing you know every company, legit or not will be saying they could beat your price for xyz.
  8. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,096

    Yeah the competitors knowing my price could be a potential problem...
  9. Premier GreenScape

    Premier GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I have prices on my website and I feel like it helps my marketing. I also live in a large metro area with lots of competition. We aren't the cheapest or the highest. We are affordably priced and provide exceptional service.

    Most of my calls this late summer/fall have been from people where their previous guy up and quit. Normally I find out they were $5-15 cheaper than our price. I still get alot of that buisness.

    I have links to my local appraisal district where people can look up their lot size to see what their price is.

    I can say this without a doubt thanks to Craigslist. I have tested the same add with and without prices and the one with prices gets a lot more clicks over to my website.

    Funny thing is most people still call and want me to give them a price for their lawn service
  10. newguy123

    newguy123 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How do you feel it helps your marketing?

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