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What to charge

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by madadam, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. madadam

    madadam Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I live in ohio near toledo and I have been plowing for about 2yrs and always charge by the hour. The place I plow has 3 locations and I figure about 2hrs for 2 of them and 1hr for the other could change if we get alot of snow. I've checked around and others charge $50-$70 per hour.
    Should I have a seasonal price?
    Charge by the push?
    Just looking for alittle help, maybe Im not charging enough?

    MIAWPUKEK Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    How much to charge

    You can charge as much as you want I guess (within reason). I usually charge depending on the size of the driveway...roughly 10-20 dollars per driveway and 25-30 dollars for businesses.
  3. DJL

    DJL Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    No such thing as charging too much. However, there comes a point were no one will use you if you go past a certain threshold. You can answer your own questions...

    If you are charging something that covers ALL your expenses and brings in a PROFIT your company has set, then YES you are charging enough. If the answer is NO then NO you are not charging enough.

    As far a seasonal versus per push. You need to answer that for yourself. Perhaps the question should be more along the lines of "What are the pros/cons about seasonal contracts" and "What are the pros/cons about per push contracts". Figure these out, list them and "find out" what fits your company best.