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Yearly price increase
yes 25% [ 2 ]
no 13% [ 1 ]
Maybe 63% [ 5 ]
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LandscapesbyAcme

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Its a new year everyone, its time to get those renewal letters out. SO the main question is what are your guys doing for your prices. Are you keeping prices the same, raising them. If your raising them by what percent are you doing. Iam raising prices across the board for all the services to 15%

Let me know what you guys are doing.

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We will be increasing our prices as well. Since our company just finished its 2nd season we are finally figuring out and setting in prices that we have found to be best for us. We are still deciding on how much to raise, but, because we are hoping to add in more equipment, we will need to raise our overhead.

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Definitely look at all your jobs and make sure that you are getting what you need to be to make a profit. I would also look at what your budget is gonna be with the new equipment factored in and out. To see what your numbers are at, before you decide on a price increase.

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Price increases will occur on some properties but not across the board. Based on my time on property to keep profits margins on track.

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Let me tel you from experience don’t be afraid to charge. We are worth it. We started off at charging $35/hour to attract customers and now it’s super hard to raise prices on those locked in customers. We are worth way more than $35 per hour nevertheless $35 per man per hour. This year our base rate for landscaping will be $100/hr for a 2-3 man crew, and I still think that’s way too cheap! What I’m trying to get at is don’t sell yourself short. Know your worth.
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We all know we are worth more than what we charge. Just remember, when people buy on price, they cancel on price. I personally do not recommend across the board price increases. You could potentially lose a percentage of your good clients because you simply raised their price. Be very selective when and how you will notify your customers that you will be increasing their price for your service(s). Each year I take a handful of customers that I feel that I'm willing to lose if they do not agree to a price increase. Mowing season typically starts in April and I notify them early March. This gives them time to way out their options and also enough time to seek another lawn mowing contractor if they decide to drop my service and go with someone else. The longer you have a loyal customer, the more likely they will agree to pay more as long as you can justify it. Honesty is the best policy.

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BillyGoat wrote:We all know we are worth more than what we charge. Just remember, when people buy on price, they cancel on price. I personally do not recommend across the board price increases. You could potentially lose a percentage of your good clients because you simply raised their price. Be very selective when and how you will notify your customers that you will be increasing their price for your service(s). Each year I take a handful of customers that I feel that I'm willing to lose if they do not agree to a price increase. Mowing season typically starts in April and I notify them early March. This gives them time to way out their options and also enough time to seek another lawn mowing contractor if they decide to drop my service and go with someone else. The longer you have a loyal customer, the more likely they will agree to pay more as long as you can justify it. Honesty is the best policy.


I will be raising some prices this year also. I have been raising prices over the years and have most of my lawns exactly where i need them to be at this time. So i will look through my list and choose the lawns i do feel i need to have an increase on for upcoming season. I have had my customers for years so i never worry when i need to raise them to keep up with the cost of running my business and they are very understanding. I am blessed. Like Billy Goat said i let them know before mowing season starts so there are no surprises.
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I raise my prices every other year. This year I raised my prices by 10% across the board. There are a few that I have kept the same, but for the most part I am raising all prices.

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I look where I am on my margins at the end of the calendar year. I bumped things up last year to cover the additional use of small things like carb cleaner, mixes, things of that nature.


One thing I'm trying out this year is and annual apr along with late fee, I'm tired of sitting on ,money (debt and not making a thing on it) It cost money when my office help has to continually submit invoices and make calls to collect.

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Just remember that everything goes up in price. Like oils, Gas, equipment repairs. So just keep that in mind, when deciding what percent to raise prices.

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No price increase here, but I am still learning, still wet behind the ears, have a MUCH smaller client base than many and still have more open time in my schedule. Plus the yards I have I am hitting my hourly target so I am happy with their pricing.

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