Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

walmart account


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 01-24-2010, 04:22 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
on a previous forum to maybe offer a free mow to see the time involved in it but did not know if that was practile or not being that it is a bid. Thanks to all for the insight on this.
I think it all depends on where you are at with understanding your bidding. Some business owners have their system down and can look at a property and know how long it will take.

While others, especially when you are new, are not going to be able to do this. So I would think it would be a lot safer to service the property 1 time for free to get a real time as to how long it will take than it would be to underbid the job and lose money all year long.

On top of that, it would give you a better ability to estimate other jobs in the future. This is all a learning process.


Quote:
You will need to get a Vendor # first
How does one go about getting one?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 01-25-2010, 02:07 PM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal - Wart

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Go to the UPC Office at you Wal -Mart and ask Vendor # paper work You might be able to go online now I've had for about 10 yrs
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-25-2010, 05:51 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Once you get this vendor #, do they then send you bid information or do you then still have to contact them and let them know you are bidding for what ever job you are looking for?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-26-2010, 08:01 AM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal - Mart

When it comes to lawn care/lawn maintenance or parking lot sweeping the store manages are allow to do the hiring
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-26-2010, 05:34 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Ok so all this is handled locally and you gotta contact the store manager for a bid package I guess to fill out and hand back into them?

Any thoughts on how it has been to have Walmart as a customer? How long does it take them to pay? How picky are they etc?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-26-2010, 10:27 PM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal - Mart

Get your vendor # app. from the UPC Office or you might have to do it online??? Like I said it been a while since I did it. They will send it to Bentonville. They my or my not give you a # After you get it go to wal - mart talk to the store manager lf they are taking any bids if not ask him when. Remember they can only hire lawn care - parking lot sweeping - pressure washing. Bentonville will put you on a list that goes to other wal - mart stores
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-26-2010, 10:31 PM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal -Mart

Also they are slow pay I went 4 to 5 mo. before I got a check but then they come every month Also they you to do a very good job
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-26-2010, 10:41 PM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal - Mart

Vender # This # lets Bentonville who you are. We take care of 14 stores We do lawn care Pressure washing and sweeping the parking lot prices are what you need to make
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-26-2010, 10:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,487
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh that is fascinating! We talked a little in the past on here about parking lot sweeping. One of our members was using a golf cart and a leaf blower to do this.

What kind of equipment do you recommend to do such jobs?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-27-2010, 01:59 PM
neckbone neckbone is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: GA.
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 5
neckbone is on a distinguished road
Default Wal - Mart

I use Masco Hi Vac sweeper trucks. We sweep the shopping centers and plazas in the middle of the nite, but I do have outside mall thats 96acs. so I have a crew picking up and empting trash cans during the day and the sweeper come in at nite. It's a rough business the price of a sweeper is around 57k new. This is not for the weak at heart exp. a few years I put in a bid for two shopping ctr. I got a seven yrs. contract back then gas was .89 gal. five yrs. later gas was 3.57 gal.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
customer, late pay, late payer, lawn care, non-pay, problem

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with a bid for Walmart CaseyLawnCare Community Assistance 6 10-15-2009 02:56 AM
Account Clean-Up #2 kdexpd Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 2 08-29-2009 05:00 AM
Walmart, Good or Bad for the economy? Steve General Business Discussions 4 01-20-2008 12:22 AM
When Walmart gets in, look out Steve General Business Discussions 1 09-15-2006 06:39 PM
Will Walmart save us? Steve General Business Discussions 6 04-26-2006 02:24 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Yesterday 11:36 PM
by SGL1
2 170
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Yesterday 11:27 PM
by SGL1
2 134
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
Yesterday 11:24 PM
Yesterday 11:24 PM
by SGL1
0 28
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
Yesterday 09:50 PM
Yesterday 09:50 PM
by mchampion319
0 37
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Yesterday 08:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
17 353
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 05:51 PM
by stevef1201
146 10,910
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
by mrmann901
0 136
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
by NHray
0 166
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
10-17-2014 04:56 PM
by stevef1201
2 214
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-17-2014 04:54 PM
by stevef1201
13 1,994
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-17-2014 04:27 PM
by Just for Cuts
6 302
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
by RWorthley1
0 149
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
10-17-2014 03:46 PM
by cmdlawncare
3 1,123
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 506
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-17-2014 08:48 AM
by Just for Cuts
14 551
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 807
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,147
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 548
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 339,797
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
10-15-2014 02:57 PM
by Steve
2 291
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 257
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,350
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,369
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,429
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 388
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 551
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 397
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 742
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,361
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 715
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,508
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 929
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 835
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 487
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 483
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,002
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,860
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,507
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 721
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 696
Good Mower
jack2048
10-04-2014 05:34 PM
10-07-2014 01:05 PM
by Steve
7 787
Mulching fad killing...
Tree geek
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
10-06-2014 08:37 PM
by Tree geek
0 604
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
10-06-2014 02:53 PM
by Steve
11 1,327
Update on LawnsAway and...
Ian Lovejoy
09-28-2014 10:24 AM
10-06-2014 01:30 PM
by Steve
4 1,197
A GREAT Story
stevef1201
10-02-2014 10:33 AM
10-06-2014 12:50 PM
by Steve
6 1,004
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-03-2014 07:26 PM
by kslawn
6 1,144
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-21-2014 03:09 PM
10-03-2014 07:12 PM
by kslawn
27 2,103
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
10-03-2014 03:37 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,672
Sprinkler head guards...
Sprinkler Buddy
09-27-2014 04:55 AM
10-03-2014 05:42 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
8 1,291
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
10-02-2014 09:53 PM
by Steve
5 1,735
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment lawn care estimate applying article marketing bid bob villa charge christmas collections subcontractor commercial demonstration ditches edging employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck georgia gopherhaul gravely hardscapes honda how much to charge how to hydraulic installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo marketing mechanic monthly mulch mulch price new business new mower past due patio install podcast reo running a business savannah scag scag v-ride seo shell snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns stihl theft of services toro tractor auger trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape walker won't return wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy