Residential only a 6 weekly only?

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  1. Dundeeladdie

    Dundeeladdie Member
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    Hi Fellas.
    Just hoping to pick your brains.
    I'm thinking of only targeting residential customers when I start up. Is this a good idea?
    Also rather than offering 4, 6 and 8 weekly options, only offering 6 weekly to keep the rounds simple to arrange.
    Good idea or bad idea? What are the pros and cons of this idea?
    Thanks all.
     
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  2. windowsurfer

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    6 weeks sounds good, but if you just starting up, you will need a lot of custys? If you say four weeks and your a week or two late custys seem to be fine with that. I have 4 weekly custys and sometime get the feeling that they are surprised to see you so soon. I said to one today sorry for being late and they said not to worry about it. So I think 6 weeks is a good time schedule. All the best.:)
     
  3. cheapncheerful

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    yeh i always say six weekly....but never is six weekly ..but no one says anything ...:)
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    If you say six weekly you'll still get people that want 4 weekly, and 8 weekly etc. You can stick to your guns on it but you could end up losing people. Swings and roundabouts though. Personally I always push for 4 weekly, and if people want anymore then that, they go down a little on the priority list as well as getting a higher price (more dirt, more dosh!), but they are still good to have for those quiet days.

    As windowsurfer said, you'll need a lot of people to fill a month. But if you went to 4 weekly, you can always switch everyone to 6 weekly when your round gets fuller.
     
  5. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    I started off 4 weekly. Built the round up and now I am 6 weekly!!!
     
  6. sdrah

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    Ive got just under 200 houses - none of them is on a 4 weekly rota . I always do monthly or 6 weeks don't really like 8 weeks especially 12 weeks or more
     
  7. sdrah

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    Monthly sounds a lot better then 4 weeks even if is almost the same
     
  8. Smurf

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    I prefer to offer monthly cleans myself as I find it less constrictive than 4 weekly.
     
  9. tench0771

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    i have a moto this is wat i say to my custmers its eather every time or every other time ie 6/7 or 12/14 weeks ive had some say can i have then done every 3rd time i allways say no as its to mch hassel jumping about here there an every blady were stick to ur guns thats wat i say then that deters the messers when i first started i used to wrk on a 5 weekly or 10 weekly but 5 weeks seemed to quick for most people:)
     
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    I started 6 weekly, and now do most at 8 weekly. For me, there wasn't much of a difference between cleans at 6 week than at 8 weeks, and my particular customer base prefered 8 weekly, and it suited me. Though I also have an area that I cover 4 weekly.

    For me, the 4 weekly, is cheaper terrace house cleans, and the others are either semis or detached houses.
     
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