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post #1 of Old 01-25-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Price to charge customer for supplies

Need help with this. I was talking to my friend that also own a cleaning company and he said there a formula to finger out what to charge for supplies like paper bags and etc. He thinks the formula is like $1.25 X the amount of people in the building. Has anybody heard of this before and if so what is the formula to charge. Am in the fl market.
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post #2 of Old 01-25-2011, 08:23 PM
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I also heard about these formulas, but I'm sure that this formula can not be applied to every account.
For example, some account may just need trash bags, toilet paper and hand towels. Another account of the same size and with the same number of people may need trash bags, toilet paper, hand towels, air fresheners, hand soap, urinal screens, floor mats that go under urinals etc. You got the idea.
Also one account can use the cheapest paper products like brown natural paper towels, while class A office will need the best quality paper products.
I don't think that one formula can cover all these different situations.
I provide consumable products to some of my clients, but each month I send them a separate invoice depending on how much they used.
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post #3 of Old 02-26-2011, 07:21 PM
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I think that sending an invoice for the amount of product they use is a good way to go. However, you can also have the local janitorial store handle the delivery. My local janitorial store delivers the paper products and soap etc to the office buildings, that way I can just stock them and not have to worry about it. I don't know if this is common or if it varies from region to region. I would rather worry about cleaning the building not pricing supplies.

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