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Wait wait wait... Quality AND tiered pricing? What a concept!?!?

@Prosteam-sonomacounty and @aloha one Take notes here, this guy might be on to something! What if you didn't have to reduce quality, but could offer more options and tailor services to fit the perceived needs of the customer? Can it really be possible to do both?

Oh lord. It's getting real up in here. World's gonna spin off it's axis!

Being dramatic sure is fun... :)
For me , I have one service for cleaning that includes a top of the line painstaking process. I do have a variable pricing schedule that depends on the condition of the carpet and the amount of square footage to be cleaned. Square foot pricing , for me, insures not only that I don't leave any $$ on the table but also insures that I can spend the kind of time on a job that allows me to feel confident that nobody else can exceed my quality of work. If they want it deoderized , decontaminated, scotchgarded....well , of course that's extra. You just keep eating success (spamming) and we'll keep cleaning.
 

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After meeting with a marketing consultant I decided to make some changes.

First was to drop my cheaper package and just have two, standard and premium.

Second was to end all my prices with a 9.

He shows me lots of research on both topics, amazing how the mind works.

One other point he made was that people's brains are wired to spend until it hurts. So our job he said was to minimize the pain of the sale.
 

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After meeting with a marketing consultant I decided to make some changes.

First was to drop my cheaper package and just have two, standard and premium.

Second was to end all my prices with a 9.

He shows me lots of research on both topics, amazing how the mind works.

One other point he made was that people's brains are wired to spend until it hurts. So our job he said was to minimize the pain of the sale.
That is what I was thinking have only two packages. glad you posted this. I may bring the cheaper one .5 up and the more expensive one, leave it a .60 see how it works
 

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After meeting with a marketing consultant I decided to make some changes.

First was to drop my cheaper package and just have two, standard and premium.

Second was to end all my prices with a 9.

He shows me lots of research on both topics, amazing how the mind works.

One other point he made was that people's brains are wired to spend until it hurts. So our job he said was to minimize the pain of the sale.

Two packages gives your a client an "either/or". One option is a "yes/no". 3 options is a "which fits you?".

Why do national chains use 3 options always?

They only expect to sell one MOST of the time. As do we. For example we don't expect people to buy our top package. It's pricey. However it provides a necessary function in our pricing strategy. It makes our middle package, which is also priced modestly, look much more attractive. It also makes our bottom package look unattractive or "cheap". We have a service level (not a service, for all of our services are premium and price shoppers don't typically have any interest in our services. We don't cut corners. We always give the full cleaning process. ) that fits everyone. If you're CHEAP, go with our "cheap" package though it is still a fair bit higher than any other company in the area, you'll get what you pay for, great service, quality cleaning etc. If you are a customer who says, "I only buy the best, I'm a big spender and won't settle for anything normal people can afford", then buy our top package. Also quality cleaning and a few perks only a few people use or need, but it isn't about the customer using 100% of what they buy. How much food is thrown away at restaurants every day? They don't sell you what you need and even at buffet restaurants people could in theory only take what they need. Does that happen? NOPE! WASTE WASTE! That's why a buffet is $16 when it could be $10. It's your job to be profitable.

Which size of pizza do you want? Personal, medium or FAMILY?

Which size soda do you want? Small, Medium or BIG GULP?

Which grade of fuel do you want? 87 Octane, 89 Octane or 91 Octane?

I'll say it one more time, our premium package has one purpose, to help us charge more and sell more of our middle package. That's its purpose in life. Serves its purpose pretty well. :)

See a pattern? Learn from the masters folks.
 
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I didn't read everything here but I agree with alot of what I did.

I currently have a flat rate which I discount for apartments and Realtors by 30% (sounds like alot, but they keep me busy!).

Recently, i stopped pre-vaccing and grooming at the end of the job. I would like to add that as a premium service. Extra $15 a room and we'll scothgard and groom the carpet.

I clean in straight lines, so grooming because a big time waster, but with the scotchgard you have to groom it in anyway so why not make it 'value added'.

Just some things I've been thinking about :/
 

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We are building a new 3 tier package pricing for clients as I write this. Any more suggestions?
 

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@Prosteam-sonomacounty

Mike, I've always liked the idea of protecting hardwood floors but I'm not sold in the butcher paper idea, have you ever considered using floor runners or anything other than paper?
 

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Mike, I've always liked the idea of protecting hardwood floors but I'm not sold in the butcher paper idea, have you ever considered using floor runners or anything other than paper?
I've got a bunch of runners now and they work in most cases but some places have ridiculously long runs of hardwood or stone to go across and I make up the difference in paper. Also , blue tape and paper is a must when delicate hardwood meets the tile or carpet that you're cleaning. I use it to mask off SS appliances and counters as well
 
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I've got a bunch of runners now and they work in most cases but some places have ridiculously long runs of hardwood or stone to go across and I make up the difference in paper. Also , blue tape and paper is a must when delicate hardwood meets the tile or carpet that you're cleaning. I use it to mask off SS appliances and counters as well

I use floor covers as well .. was using furniture blankets from harbor freight that Saiger is using and they work very well for long runs.