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Monday, October 20, 2014

Question

Movie Theater cleaning: when doing seats, is it typical to bid extra for different seat configurations (ex. seat/headrests; entire seat upper; legs, wells, armrests [single or double], etc.? I'm trying to un-confuse my pricing for customers, but there are many time-consuming variables (extract vs.air-dry for example) Does anyone have examples of a good pricing structure for theater seats?


Answer

As you say, “there are many time-consuming variables”, and that means that any type of pricing structure that works for someone else may not work for you.
Why not do some time studies on the operations you perform regularly, make some notes on the types of seating you normally encounter as to time needed for these operations, and then use that as your pricing guide?
It will reflect real world experience and offer a better guide for you than some so-called “averages” used by others who even may be losing money at that price and not know it.
In any case, use pricing that will allow you to do a quality job for that configuration and be content that you will secure work based on that quality cleaning and not on some low price that will force you to cut corners.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com