Raising Prices? When?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PRECISION LC, Jan 18, 2003.


    PRECISION LC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    When do you think is a good estimated time to have a customers before you raise your prices. Do you raise all the prices or just the ones that have been with you for a certain length of time?
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I pick and choose, always looking at the bottom line. If I gave a price of 35.00 per cut - and should have charged 40.00 I would let them know even after one cut. I have no problem moving on.
  3. jslawncare

    jslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Let them know why they are being raised, and I'm sure most should be understandable as long as its not a huge increase and your doing a good job.;) Esp if its around the gas hike (great time id think)
  4. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 525

    For maintenance customers we do it in the middle of the summer when we know they are happy with the work and can look out the window and see what they are actually getting. Not in the early spring when competition is strong and when their memory is rather short lived regarding last years work.
  5. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Every year a little bit. Keep them used to it. Cost of living sure as heck hasn't been going down, has it?

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