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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by outdoors81, Jan 28, 2006.
does anyone provide a senior discount? If so is it a percent of the total cost or a flat fee.
I have, but then I stopped. I was thinking about offering a 5% discount for seniors in 06'. Not sure yet.
Also some people will use a discount as a marketing tool. ex: lawn company will look at a property for lawn mowing. Price per cut would normally be $30. Instead they will quote the price at $35 per cut, and offer a 10% "senior discount". Customer believes they really got a discount.
Personally, I don't like that. Give the price you want for the service you are providing, no discounts.
If I did it here in Fla. , I'd be out of business in no time !
What ever you do....be consistant.
It's a small world...other customers will find out about your dandy discount that you havent given them...And they probably wont ask you for it.....they'll probably hate you instead.
I agree with Jodi. Forget the discounts. Charge what you need to.
No discount at all.I am too busy with top $ customers to bother with those that want to bargin!
A senior discount, not a chance. I add about 5% for the pita factor that I know I will have to deal with, the whining about todays prices,the fixed income, blah blah and the sad thing about it is the very few wealthy we have are over 60 and control 90% of what goes on in my town. I know I harp on this area a lot but it really is that bad, a cross between Mayberry and Dukes of Hazzard the way things are run here. A hand full of folks control everything.
nope...and never will
Whats a discount? never have never will...