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Price increments

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by roscioli, Aug 31, 2001.


What increments do you price in?

  1. Price in $5 increments

    19 vote(s)
  2. Price in $2 increments

    3 vote(s)
  3. Price in other increments

    7 vote(s)
  1. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Do you folks price in $5 increments (like me) or do you do it in other increments? For Mowing.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    I price according to how long it takes to render the total time of three services: Mowing - Trimming/Edging - Blowing/Sweeping

    I base my prices according to our hourly figures for each.

  3. roscioli

    roscioli LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Kris- I figured you did it that way, but if it takes you an hour and 5 minutes, do you charge $45 or something wierd like $44.68? DO you figure it to the minute, or just to the hour or what?
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    Depends on the customer.

    But for an hour and 5min, it would be $60
    I used to keep it to an even $5 increment when I had a lot of cash customers, but now, stopping to collect cash only wastes time (5-15min chatting). So I just bill monthly. With sales tax, it always comes out to an odd number anyway.

    So that $60 lawn gets billed $240 for the month (4x's) plus (6% tax) $14.40 = $254.40
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    If I come up with a figure such as $44.68 I would then look at the seasonal figure (32/cuts). If it works better at $43 I might use that or if it comes out better at $45 I would use this figure.

    We do have minimums when bidding. So there are several factors we consider when pricing. Its usually a matter of rounding up the figures.
  6. laserman

    laserman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I never know what to charge so I just say 10 bucks.
    Not really hehehheheheheh! Got that idea off here All lawns 10 bucks. hehe
  7. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    You scared me man, because there ARE people doing that and reading here (and still doing it!!!:cry: ) DUMB!

    Anyway, if you are using a system where you bill by the month, you should round up to the nearest dollar.

    I understand trying to round up to the $5 or $10 if your collecting cash, but if your doing that, your wasting time. Once you get a billing system started the money will end up flowing in smoother and faster for you without half of the hassle.

    Good Luck!

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