Why you should be using Plumbing Menu Based Pricing.....
You're out to dinner and the menu has no prices on it, but at the bottom of the page it states all dishes are charged at $150 per hour or part there of, plus materials (food).
You would probably want to ask the waitress how long she thinks the Steak will take to cook, and how long the chips etc will take to make. How much harder do you think the job of the waitress just got? And imagine the complaints if the steak ended up taking longer to cook than the waitress had told the customer? I reckon the number of price complaints the restaurant gets would be out of control..... It would also make the restaurant much harder to systemise, and keep good staff.
CUSTOMERS WILL THINK THE HOURLY RATE IS OUTRAGEOUS AND TELL YOU THAT WHAT YOU CHARGE FOR A STEAK IS RIPPING PEOPLE OFF! (SOUND FAMILIAR?)
The restaurant would then try and explain that the high hourly rate and excessive food mark-up is to cover the overheads of the restaurant for eg., rent, wages, equipment, insurance, gas, electricity.........etc etc. and lastly but certainly not least, is the profit margin on top.
But the Menu Based Pricing restaurant of today doesn't have to justify any of this stuff.....because the price for the food is known before you order it, you decide how much you would like to spend and whether to buy any extra or not!
HOW MUCH EASIER DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE TO RUN YOUR BUSINESS WITH AN ETHICAL BUT PROFITABLE MENU PRICING?
By having your own Plumbing "Menu" of services you can have ethical pricing, give good honest service, have happy clients and a profitable business.
If you're a Maintenance Plumber today there's really only 2 things a customer wants to know.
CAN YOU DO THE JOB?
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
So why aren't you giving them the information they want?
AND IF YOU ARE GIVING IT TO THEM, WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO GET IT TO THEM?
We don't live in the "waiting" world anymore, we live in the "NOW" world. Customers are becoming more and more impatient and they now have access to so many more plumbers thanks to all the social media outlets. Yet many plumbers are still 'stuck' on getting quotes out and doing them in a timely manner....and many just find it so much easier to charge using Time and Materials, which means the customer never knows the price until after the work is done! How is that giving the customer what he/she wants?
Price Books can give you a much easier and predictable way of quoting - without losing money. And contrary to what you might have read or heard, they DO NOT rip customers off. The Ripping Off comes from unethical Plumbing companies - and they would be doing this whether they used Price Books or not! There are no over-inflated prices in the Price Books we use, as they're set to your figures - not another Plumbing Company who has a totally different set up to you. If you have minimal overheads and only need to allow for one truck, then the prices in the book will reflect that. On the other hand, if you have large equipment, factory rent and several trucks - then your prices are set to cover that.
If you want.....
* Easy to do quotes that you won't LOSE money on
* Easy invoicing - every task comes with a ready to use description
* To get paid on the spot by your customers - because now you can give them a price
.......Then maybe it's time to think about Price Books for your own business today.
If you're interested then why not check out our new Easy Price Books for Plumbers system - super easy and really fast. From Set Up to ready to Print your own books takes just 12mins 34secs! Have a look HERE.