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    I am in the process of raising prices. Some clients about 28 percent. The question is Should Mobile grooming prices be higher than the big PetBox store down the street?

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    Of course they should! I won't give exact prices here, but my thought process was to add what a shop would charge for "express service" because they automatically get that with you. You could also just add a "housecall fee" on top of the base shop prices. If you do a search, you can find more on how to calculate your minimum fee on here. You take what you want to make a year, add in a year's worth of expenses, and divide by the number of dogs you can do in a year, and you will come up with what your minimum fee should be. I charge the minimum on all pets now, no matter how small. I have said before, I will give discounts only on multiple pets that are small and very short-haired and easy to do (ie. chihuahuas). I charge up from my minimum for larger pets, longer hair, matted fur...all the variables. I rarely get this request, but I will also discount nail trim only visits if it is for 2 or more pets. Example: 1 pet = $20, 2+ pets = $10 per pet. Regardless of what any local shop charges, you must figure out what YOU need to charge to make profit and STAY in business

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    • #3
      On average, mobile usually runs about $20 more than a storefront salon. For that additional $20, the clients is saving 2 trips and their time to get their pet to and from the groomer, the pet is recieving one on one pampered express service, the pet is not crated/caged at all, no noise from other dogs barking to increase stress and the convienence of having a professional provide their services at their door.

      I don't know of ANY other professional service that makes house calls and charges only $20 for the call. Appliance repair, plumbers, A/C repair etc, all are usually $35-50 JUST for the housecall.

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      • #4
        In a word? Yes.

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        • #5
          Patty...I second that "yes"!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sim groomer View Post
            I am in the process of raising prices. Some clients about 28 percent. The question is Should Mobile grooming prices be higher than the big PetBox store down the street?
            Just a thought...this will depend a bit on what the 'pet box' charges in comparison to the average private shop. Also, find out what they get for their fee.

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            • #7
              For the most part, the price the Big Box stores quote by phone is much lower than the actual grooming price. They lure the customer in with a low quote then when they arrive, it's add-on, add-on.... In the long run, the Big Box stores' prices (usually for lesser-quality work by inexperienced groomers) are much HIGHER than the local average.

              The mobile I work for averages about $15-20 more than the salon price for most grooming services (ie, a Shih Tzu in good condition in most salons/vet clinics in our area is $35; for our mobile service, it's $55 with a 10-20% discount offered if the dog is pre-booked every 2-4 weeks).....

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              • #8
                It depends where you are in my area the Big Box Shop cahrges about $20 more than my salon does. In Mobile, I base my prices on how long it takes me to groom (I charge $ per minute). I would suggest, decide how you want to charge and don't worry about anything else.

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