Pricing a job

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  1. Knoxy

    Knoxy Well-Known Member
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    How do you go about giving a price to new customers?
    I'm new to this and I'm not sure what I should be charging, I have managed to get 10 customers so far and I've been working on the basis of £1 per window and £2 for a bay/ large window.
    Is this about the right price or am I way out.
    Many thanks Knoxy.

    PS I'm not taking any work away from other cleaners, the few people who have said they have a cleaner who they are happy with but would like a price, I've just told them to stick with them ;)
     
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  2. Paul

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    I would take any job if somebody wanted me, aslong as you don't purposely undercut other windys I don't see a problem, people change cleaners for many reasons.
    On the pricing side it depends on where your from I'm sure you will under price and over price but it will come with experience. But the £1 and £2 may work for you but it would be to much up my way I wouldn't get a job, I find it works better to work for my time like a hourly rate.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    dont undercut anyone iv priced jobs up at £10-12 and thay weren't happy with Thayer old windy s at £7-8 so thay took me on anyway.

    personally the £1 window thing is what seems to work best for me

    if its a job i aint to keen on i'll add £2 or 3 like hard to get windows ect if i dont get it oh well move on if i do its worth my while.
     
  4. mark m

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    A ROUGH GUIDE TO PRICE I CHARGE
    BUNGALOWS £10-12
    2 BED SEMI £14-16
    3 BED SEMI £16-18
    CONSERVATORY STANDARD SIZE 4MX4M WINDOWS ONLY EXTRA £5
    IF I HAVE TO GET MY LADDER OUT TO GET TO A WINDOW I CAN`T GET TO WITH WFP EXTRA £2
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Forum Addict
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    Discuss the customers requirements first -have a look at what needs to be done this might be different to what the customer wants doing or more than likely they won’t be aware on what’s involved and how long the work can take, especially first cleans. Recommend the frequency of the maintenance clean, try and match their requirements to their budget and your prices for window cleaning.

    The last thing to do is to give them the price.
    (Your overall pricing structure for your service is up to you.)

    Richard
     
  6. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Woe man! Where do you live??? For where I am in Scotland, you can third those prices!
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    ya same here lol

    my prices are roughly 8-10-12 are my average dont matter what it is really

    even saying £12 around by me it puts people off but all depends where u life i suppose :]
     
  8. Knoxy

    Knoxy Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for all the responses, just found out the guy who was cleaning our windows was charging my wife £22 whilst charging our neighbor who has the same house except they have one extra window £15. :mad:
     
  9. Posh

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    WOW! £10-12 for a bungalow. I'm lucky if I get a fiver!
     
  10. James

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    There's no right or wrong pricing strategy it's your business ;) your on the right tracks though


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