First Cleans

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by TJTOPCAT, Apr 23, 2013.

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  1. TJTOPCAT

    TJTOPCAT Member
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    Hi Everyone,

    First Cleans, Do you all charge extra... ??? , if so How much, a Fixed Price or a Percentage.. ????.

    I am just starting out, i spoke to a WFP window cleaner a few weeks ago, he said when he first started he did not charge extra as he needed the work, however, although he found himself
    very very busy, some customers never had him back because he had done such a great job they were going to leave it another 6 months.

    Thanks
     
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  2. OoO

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    Double or slightly less.

    ALWAYS ask if they want a regular service, others they could only want a single clean.
     
  3. deano13

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    if they want them regular I dont charge extra but uf one off I double the price
     
  4. mr shine

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    i get a lot of one offs so i charge double
     
  5. OoO

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    This can be tricky tho.

    Had THE nicest customers say yeah yeah yeah we want a regular cleaner. Then 6 weeks later house is up for sale.

    Then its like, do you cover Manchester? Urm no love thats like 200 miles away lol
     
  6. harunh

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    On monday and tuesday next week i got £280.00 worth of first cleans to do... gotta all be done in 2 days....

    I charge them the same price as a monthly service price... but i now ask if its a 1 off clean or not and if it is a 1 off clean i just add 3/4 kwid to the normal price
     
  7. TJTOPCAT

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    Thanks Everyone for your replies.
    I guess the best bet is always Charge slightly more for every first clean and obviously ask the question
    of whether its going to be regular or one off.
    As Extreme Damo says " Even some of the nicest of Customers will say yeah yeah yeah its a regular clean ". !!!.
     
  8. Richard

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]Not enough H; mentioned on the [/SIZE][SIZE=10.5pt]BBC[/SIZE][SIZE=10.5pt] news the other, £1 in 1983 is the equivalent of £2.98 today. (So if you charged a customer £3.50 in 1983, today you would have to charge £10.43 – and that’s without putting your prices up in real terms for those past 30 years)[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Businesses have - call out charges; set up charges, minimum prices, all for good reasons. Someone mentioned to me the other day a Taxi with put £2.50 on the meter as soon as you get in the car. I’m sure you can come up more examples, but it’s the one you should be using for your business that’s important. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Richard[/SIZE]
     
  9. harunh

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    yeh richard thats true mate :) but its still profitable :) aslong as it keeps ya going :) lol
     
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