Store front pricing ( I know this has been asked)


#34

Yeah it is hard for me to bid based on how long it will take me because I am probably 3x slower than the average pro. My formula I think was 5 bucks for both sides of the big windows and I think 2 bucks for others. I kind of based my price off that formula. Very well could be too high though.


#35

How long do you think it will take “you” to do it. (Inside and out.)


#36

Probably an hour and a half right now but maybe I will be faster. It seems pretty simple but my first account I was super slow. I know I will get faster though I am naturally good at working with my hands.


#37

Way to high bro, like you said you’re not a pro yet so you gotta bit the bullet untill youre fast enough to make the real money. Just my opinion.


#38

Thanks for the honesty. I just want to bid it right so later on I won’t regret it. A price side would be an easier formula for me till I get up to speed.


#39

I just put the $50 because of the possibility of tables and chairs in the way on the insides and having to work around and over them. But I can’t really tell what the inside looks like


#40

That not to bad on time, if you keep at it and learn to use a pole efficiently jobs like that will go quick.

(That’s about a 30min job give or take a bit)

I would quote a job like that at $60 in /out per service. I would bid it as a weekly service.

I shoot for $2 a min.

Remember you won’t win every bid. But the ones you do you will like.

@Jonathan31 remember that a lot of restaurants pay through the corporate office.


#41

But, if it is a weekly service shouldn’t it be less not more than the $50? I would think your more maintaining them instead of cleaning them?


#42

@ahamilton

Restaurants like that will always be dirty with hand prints and food smudges on the glass and frames.

So I wouldn’t discount for more services, because it’s the same amount of work.


#43

I see your point. Was just curious because I don’t have a weekly yet and was thinking besides the doorways it would be some what clean


#44

i would be careful about pricing low just because someone isn’t up too par with seasoned cleaners.

so much harder too raise rates when you’ve developed a cheap reputation imo.

youll get referrals from thos customers and it wont be to high paying clientele but like minded people.

thats our experience with floor cleaning and flooring for the 8-1/2 years. Already in two month we’ve added nearly $10k too our window cleaning.

it’s definitely intimidating when starting out we’ve helped and others well wouldn’t be helped


#45

we just picked up a weekly pizza place always greasy handprints


#46

Just a quick tip for you…

Damp (not wet) microfiber works great for removing the heavy prints in restaurants.

Damp microfiber then mop then squeegee, done.


#47

Yes sir, I have three other fast foods that are biweekly with grubby little prints. My other accts are nice since kids aren’t involved lol

Nothing like ketchup,boogers and spitwads


#48

Sorry Steve. Feeling a little picked on here. Wanted to contribute to this post, but felt called out. I have retail clients, and have done route work. That being said, I am wanting to shed myself of lousy clients, wipe the slate clean and start over yet again. Please let my comments die a slow death as I retract any advice offered in this thread. Thanks, Friend.


#49

Like I said I was just curious on how much experience you have dealing with route work.

I understand that, this a great place to learn the business and many many folks here will help you with advice.

No problem.


#50

:no_mouth:


#51

I’m not telling him to price it low, I’m letting him know that when you first start out and you bid the job correctly, you’re not gonna make what a pro does per hour. If he says that job is going to take an hour and a half for him to do it, and he bids it accordingly he is not going to make what I do per hour because that job wouldn’t take me longer than 30 min to do. Bid it right, take your time and learn, most the time bit the bullet.


#52

Yeah I want to bid the job like I would if I was as fast as a pro. Thats why its hard for me to bid with a how long will it take me formula. If I bid to 50-60 dollars an hour with my current speed I would bid this job at like 100 bucks or more and that is way too high.
Edit: So I called on my lunch break and got corporate office number. They said they have the employees do it. Ill check back in a month or two…


#53

Do have have a question in regards to window cleaning?