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M Brown

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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:40 pm

how do I quote for travel & fitting?

Hi All,

I have just been asked to quote for delivering and fitting a sign 190miles away. It was just meant to be supply only at first. How do I quote for this,pence per mile one way, pence per mile both ways or travel time?

How would you do it?

He's a good customer and I don't want to charge to much, but I don't want to be out of packet either.

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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:49 pm

From my old 2004 book:
SERVICE AND TRIP CHARGES
Minimum trip charge in town under 10 miles round trip $35
Mileage over 10 miles add per mile $1.50
Service call includes ½ hour, plus trip charge $35
Electrical Service call includes ½ hour, plus trip charge $41.75
Shop Minimum Charge $33
(hey I could never understand it either I'm just quoting)
I think I would charge him whatever a tank of gas costs in your neck of the woods.
Love....Jill
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:36 pm

Like Jill said work out how much it will cost you in fuel, add a bit on for wear and tear, traffic jams, call divert etc and quote that cost. You can work it out per mile to make it clearer but it would probably be best to quote as a final figure of x amount than, it'll cost you £1.20 per mile.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:17 pm

You do it the same as you do any other quote.

Work out your costs. All of them, including car wear and tear, servicing and insurance etc etc. You can short cut this bit if you can find a list of running costs for different models of vehicle. The AA used to do one, but I'm not sure if they still do.

Then add on a profit margin.

Then add your labour cost for the estimated time.

The result is your quote to your customer.
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:39 pm

Id be looking at a daily rate, best part of 6 hours drive anyway............and thats before fitting
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Post Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:16 pm

to travel 190 miles at best will take 3 hours each way, so you are giving six hours away before you start the job, almost a days work..

so at a conservative estimate you need to charge £40 per hour for your time, plus the expenses for your vehicle. I think about 40p per mile is a reasonable charge to cover fuel and all the other costs, and without making much profit on the service
So 6 hours @ £40 = £240 + 380 miles @ .40 = £152 so total £392. plus your time on site
I was asked to do a job at a similar distance recently,
the customer thought I was having a laugh when I quoted these prices, but why should I travel to a job to make less money than I do without going anywhere?

Why not ask in the quotes forum for a uksg member who can do it locally, and add a few quid for passing on the work?

Peter
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M Brown

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:06 am

Thank you for all your advise. I've now sent him a price. Think it will be just a courier job lol

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Post Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:12 am

Why not ask in the quotes forum for a uksg member who can do it locally, and add a few quid for passing on the work?


Fantastic solution - but Peter do you not have to be UKSG to access and post (?)

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