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Old 05-24-2007, 12:43 PM
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Well, my customers will be paying more starting June 4th. I sent out a letter to them today notifying them of the 15% price increase on their mowing prices. It will be interesting to see how many cancel services
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What made you raise your prices and why did you choose 15%?
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Well, at first I was going to base it on the travel time to the property, size of the property, etc. But that was just too dang hard to figure out. So I settled on a percentage rate instead. I was only going to do 10%, but changed my mind at the last minute.
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I have changed some customer's mow days to get my routes tighter... a couple have tried to complain, but when I explain it is this or a gas charge, they realized they weren't going to win.lol

gas is 3.65 here.
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Yup, gas is $3.65 here as well. Jumped up 20 cents this week.

I used to do all mowing on Monday thru Thursday, but now I do it Monday thru Wednesday instead. It makes a tighter schedule and tigther route for I am not double crossing the area one day, and then doing it again another day
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How have your customers reacted to the 15% increase?
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Out of all my customers; 1 was mad about it, 6 actually supported it, and the others I have not heard a comment from them yet.
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WOW! Well that certainly will help the bottom line. A 15% boost is always helpful!

Are all of these customers on contract or no?
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Yes, all of them are on contract
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How does your contract handle price increases? Do you have any specific clauses in there that deal with this?
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