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 > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Not sure what to think.


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default Not sure what to think.

I was talking to some folks in the know ( I use to work in Oil and Gar Biz )that are saying the price of gas will be going up by .05 cents a liter by the end of May.
That will put it somewhere around $1.65 liter or $6.27 Gal.
I have already raised my prices for 2012 by 3.5% but how am I going to off set these type of increases ????
and that is only the beginning of the summer we could be looking at $2.00 + L by August Its all got to do with Iran thing and also the refineries in the southern US can keep up production. Funny thing is Canada doesn't get oil from either of these sources, Funny how that works.


Has anyone used a fuel surcharge before ??? if so How did customers take to it ???
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


  #2  
Old 02-23-2012, 05:23 PM
dpld dpld is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: nj
Posts: 885
Rep Power: 0
dpld is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
i have a charge in place but i have never implemented it and from what the signs are indicating for this year i may very well for the first time ever start to do so.
considering what the price is now and we have not even started working yet it is looking like it will only climb from here.

what is unusual is that we usually get a portion of the year in before that stuff starts and this year it will be for the whole year and that is not a good sign.

oh well, so much for things getting better. it was nice dreaming about it though.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-23-2012, 08:49 PM
B-2 Lawncare B-2 Lawncare is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 191
Rep Power: 0
B-2 Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ducke View Post
I was talking to some folks in the know ( I use to work in Oil and Gar Biz )that are saying the price of gas will be going up by .05 cents a liter by the end of May.
That will put it somewhere around $1.65 liter or $6.27 Gal.
I have already raised my prices for 2012 by 3.5% but how am I going to off set these type of increases ????
and that is only the beginning of the summer we could be looking at $2.00 + L by August Its all got to do with Iran thing and also the refineries in the southern US can keep up production. Funny thing is Canada doesn't get oil from either of these sources, Funny how that works.


Has anyone used a fuel surcharge before ??? if so How did customers take to it ???
it's funny I live in a rich coal, and oil and gas state, and still have friend in the industry. Right now they are shutting in gas Wells. It's kind of a doubled edged sward for me.
I have never used a surcharge with this business but when I was a supervisorn the patch we would add a surcharge after discounts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2012, 06:46 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Well they were on local talk radio here today with their weekly prediction for pump pricing, the experts are saying up to a .15 cent a liter increase on Thursday. That will bring regular gas up to $1.54 L which is somewhere around
$5.85 US Gal
This is getting foolish. Its only February I am afraid to hike my prices any more but what am I to do I have to make money.........
I really am thinking of getting rid of my Chev Silverado. The V8 gulps gas like its free. wish I never got rid of my S-10 now.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Today 10:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,814
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,138
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-25-2016 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
6 370
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,909
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,092
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-24-2016 10:27 AM
by Steve
6 581
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 383
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 365
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 352
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 343
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 340
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 633
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 337
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 608
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 351
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 468
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 603
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,644
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,812
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,282
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 514
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 645
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,790
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,935
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.

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