First day of putting prices up

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  1. Laugher

    Laugher Well-Known Member
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    first day of putting prices up, never put them up before some work I have is at least 6 years old.

    Start putting them up today on some underpriced work I bought, £12 houses at around £7/9 some people complaining it's going up £1.50 lol this is gonna be fun lol
     
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  2. Markyboy 50

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    I'm not very good at putting up prices. I've put up a few low ones since Xmas. Left the rest alone. Not worth the risk of losing some for the sake of an extra quid
     
  3. Tuffers

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    I can reel off all the prices of every house I clean, but if I put the prices up I'd keep forgetting how much to charge.
     
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  4. peter rogers

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    That's wat a spreadsheet for mate
     
  5. Duncs

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    when I switched to WFP there was no need to put them up
    I was getting through the the graft so much quicker more cash happy days
     
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  6. daveyboy

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    Put 10x £10 houses up £1
    Lose 1 customer
    Now you have 9 houses paying the same money as your previous 10
    Multiply that by 300 houses and you are working a day and a half less a month for the same cash
     
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    thats gd point davey
     
  8. Laugher

    Laugher Well-Known Member
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    If I lose a few I hope to be up on money working less time and get rid off some of the under paying jobs
     
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    This week I have bumped a couple of prices up but more importantly been telling all the customers they are going to be on GoCardless.
    Explained to them how it works, how it helps save time and money and then having them sign up.
    Now here's the key..... if you tell them about it and then leave them a link to sign up they may or may not bother to remember..... you know what customers are like. I have the GoCardless 'Pro' subscription and with this you can have a simple sign up form on your web site.... if you want to see go to www.greenproclean.co.uk/payments

    Now the benefit of this form is I can open it straight on my mobile, they type in name, address, bank details and done. That's it, simple.
    Of all the customers I have spoke to this week all (except grannies that are allways home with cash) none have had no issues and signed up even commenting on what a great idea and how professional it is.

    As Damo will probably agree getting the money in promptly is the most important part and GoCardless saves hours every month for trying to collect the cash.

    It does not matter of you put the price up £1 or £10 if you are still having to wait ages for your cash then whats the point? 3 years ago we we're collecting 4 days per week 3 hours per day 4 weeks per month ...... that's 48 hours per month! Now if like me you generally work a six hour day on the glass that's 8 days a month extra just to collect! Time that would be much better spent canvassing or leafleting.

    Back on topic now. I did have maybee 50 that were still at £8 and all those have been bumped to £10 without issue. Now I only have one customer below £10 and it's a granny flat with 2 windows and 1 door for £6 but as I always get a cuppa I shant put the price up. :)
     
  10. Tuffers

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    What happened to the minimum £12 per job?
     
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