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How much should I charge to lay 12 cubic yards of mulch? I pay 23 dollars a yard from supplier. Do charge seperate for delivery? Any reply will help
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How do you charge to do any other work?

By the hour?

By the job?

I charge by the yard for mulch, if that is the only job i am doing for client much more profitable.

I can lay on average 6 yards an hour.............

These would be my rates following the above info-

$45 an hour * 1/2 to 3/4 hr charge for pickup and delivery, 2hrs to lay mulch= $115.00
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Flat rate of $47.00 per yard * 12x$47= $564-your cost $276= $288

Which would you rather make? $115 or $288

I am sure its obvious, but i charge by the yard, haha.
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I charge by the yard for mulch, if that is the only job i am doing for client much more profitable.
How does it effect your pricing if the customer has you do other work as well?

Also if you are charging a flat rate per mulch yard, does that include delivery? When do you find it's better to deliver it yourself versus have the supplier deliver it?
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