usual discounts for homeowner vs. landscape business

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fulano, May 18, 2006.

  1. fulano

    fulano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I haven't got a business license yet, but there are probably 5 nurserys within 5 miles of my house. What discount should I expect off trees and plants and mulch?
    The stone place a few miles away said a 15% discount.
    Midnight mulch here costs $28/yd to the consumer do you think most places do 10-15% on that also?
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    There is no standard. It is a matter of at what value the retailer feels that he can place upon using the help of landscapers to help move his product. Some can not keep enough stock in to satisfy their retail customers. They have no reason to give you or anyone else a break.

    Some will give you a graduated rate. The more amount of gross purchases you make from them, the higher your discount, up to a certain point. They will usually start you out next year with the rate you earned this year.

    Some places have great volumes of product and have a wholesale rate and a retail rate. They vary widely.
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    i know the Agway around here sells the dyed black for $32 a yard to consumers and $25 a yard to contractors.

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