Price Increase Question...

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  1. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    Would a fellow Window Cleaning wizard be able to give me a little advice please. I am approaching my third year in April and I would like to increase my prices to a percentage of my round who I have served since starting. Customers I have taken on over the last 6-12 months will be left alone because I added an extra £1 when pricing... But, I feel it is time to add a £1 to the older customers... I have a nice template letter to use.
    The main question I want help with is: What is a good reason to give to add a £1 increase???...

    Thanks for help ... Richard
     
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  2. Extremecleansussex

    Extremecleansussex Active Member
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    I generally don't give them a letter or reasons as most customers seem to expect a price rise in the new year. Some ask me if I'm putting my prices up at the start of January but I usually wait until march and tell them it's going up in April.

    If I never see the customer I just put the price up in April.
    Occasionally I'll lose a customer or two but its more than made up for by the price rises elsewhere.
     
  3. Richard

    Richard Forum Addict
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    Cost of materials i.e. fuel, pure water, brushes & cloths etc

    Richard
     
  4. OoO

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    He is trad as per profile.

    I would say fuel and insurance.
     
  5. Doo

    Doo Well-Known Member
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    Cost of living
     
  6. james44

    james44 Well-Known Member
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    dont bother with a letter just put them up! then if anyone asks just tell them the cost of insurance etc:
     
  7. dmckellar

    dmckellar Member
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    simple - cost of living.

    most people will agree with you, you'll get the odd person who takes the hump
     
  8. TJWindows

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    Just put due to rising business costs, I have found it necessary to implement a price increase. As of the next clean your new window cleaning price will be £xxxx
     
  9. Sprocket

    Sprocket Newcomer
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    We increase prices every two yrs........under £10 = 50p..........£10 to £20 = £1..........£30 to £40 = £3 and so on........we start telling customers from sept/oct that as from the new yr there will be a price increase 99% are fine....
     
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