Hi you all, I know every market is different and cost of doing business is different for everyone but, what are your prices for cleaning HWE these sectionals? All fabric, I cleaned the back too. I am charging $210 each for a $420 total.
Good word!I can pretty much guarantee there were guys charging that much 40 years ago, not kidding. There never has been nor will there ever be a set price for upholstery or really virtually anything done in our business. The only thing you need to worry about is 1. Was the customer willing to pay your fee? and 2. Were they happy with the work? Satisfy those two objectives and you're golden. I'm pretty sure whoever owns that sectional probably didn't balk at your price. I'm surprised sometimes when I quote and a customer says to me, "That's all?" It doesn't happen very often, but it really depends on the mindset of the customer and what THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY. If you find yourself losing job after job it might be advisable to think about adjusting your price a bit.
And honestly the reason why the prices fluctuate is because NOT everyone who "cleans" actually cleans ( I wish so badly that everyone would actually clean)This thread is an interesting read. As several have pointed out, there is no standard. In fact, based on what I'm seeing, the prices seem to be stagnant as I've seen prices similar to this scale for the last 30 years. Expenses have gone up yet our overall industry pricing seems to remain flat. The only people I see consistently correcting for rising expenses are the big franchises which I know a lot of people on here love to hate.
In 1993, SS charged $79 for a full-size sofa. Now, I think it's $125.
sectional sofas then started at $125, now starts $200. (their pricing is market-dependent too. I'm in the Atlanta area)
I still see ads online and in my mailbox for people willing to clean sofas at $49-59.
I don't know of another industry.... wait... screen printing... that's another industry where prices have remained relatively flat with the exception of going to the larger print companies.
Each business must do its own thing and each has its own goals. I just find it interesting.