So I am in the process of completing my start up. Getting my logo made as we speak. Once I get that I can print my cards and hit the street! I plan on getting some store fronts to get started and make some cash to help fund my resi marketing. So with that I am killing myself over pricing. Where I’m located we have one major cleaning service that has most major corporations locked down. The small mom and pop stores have one guy that does most of the store fronts. He has a monopoly in store fronts as he is the only guy around. I have no idea what he charges or even how to start off bidding. I think I will start at 1.25$ a pane. I hate to do that I case he is getting crazy money from these people. I don’t want to be the bob. I also want some customers, if he is doing work for .50$ pane I obviously won’t get the work. So I have no clue where to start.
Resi jobs I think I will start with,
5$ outside only
7$ outside inside
1$ to remove the screen and put it back
2$ for screen cleaning
3$ for tracks and sills
5$ for heavily soiled tracks and sills
20-30$ storm windows each
Am I crazy? How do you find a market average? I think I will do a 50/50 test. Try 1.25$ store front test in my town and next town over do a 1.50 or 1.75$ price?
The guy that does our town has the monopoly on store fronts but zero marketing anywhere online. Just his truck. Hopefully that helps me get the resi accounts easier.