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raising the prices

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by no-free-cuts, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. no-free-cuts

    no-free-cuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    how do you tell someone that you need to raise the price without making them mad?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    just be honest with them. Tell them you have to raise prices due to the increase in gas prices and insurance costs.
  3. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 835

    Send them a letter and you dont have to deal with them. The best clients are the ones that you never see.
  4. Sooners

    Sooners LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    I have the same problem. It seems everyone wants you to drop your prices, not raise them.
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    unless they have made major changes to a property or services, i try my best not to change prices midseason.
  6. simsy71

    simsy71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 116

    Well I sent a letter to my customers saying I was going up $5 on all my accounts because of the increase in gas. Not one had an issue with it. Just be honest and polite.
  7. qualitylandscaping

    qualitylandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,581

    i wouldn't raise prices in July.. need to do it before the season begins

    BVLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Well I had several customers that I could no longer continue because of school and this year Im back with them and charging $10 more than I did the previous years, and they just hired me a gain and they were okay with the increase.

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