Raising Prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnBrother, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    Ok, who is raising their prices next season? I am, but I haven't decided if I just want to raise all prices across the board by a certain percentage, or selectively raise prices. I think that an across-the-board percentage raise would be well accepted, however most are already where I would like them to be, so I will most likeley be selective and use a percentage-based increase. I would like to avoid turnover due to rates, what's your method and reasoning for your increase?
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    I will also be raising rates next season. Tell your clients its do to cost of living and market expense. And because your worth it.
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    We are, but only to a select group of out of the way customers who I don't wish to keep any way (they through the whole route off). I only would raise them a couple of bucks or so.
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I just finish my latest 3 year increase ..... raised 1/3 my base each year until I get back to the orginal 1/3 n by that time it's been 3 years

    Sssooo 1/3 1 year .... next other 1/3rd 2nd year .....n final 1/3 the 3rd year

    Works good n is easy to deal with only 1/3 the questions should they arise .... which they really don't .... also I send out a letter 30 ahead ....n I don't send that May ..... so the heats starting too cook by June
  5. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    I raised all my lawn prices by 46% this year. I do not see a need to raise them again next year. I saved a lot of time on each lawn this year and ended up better than I anticipated so my prices will remain the same.

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