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Pre-Booking Prices

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by Jade Powers, Nov 3, 2017.


  1. Jade Powers

    Jade Powers PetForums Junior

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    Do any of you offer a pre-booking price, for example, a percentage discount for those customers who book say 12 dog walks in advance in one month?

    How is this priced?
    Do you find it helps draw in customers?
     
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  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I don't.
    I think it doesn't give a good impression. Also, do you want to attract the kind of owners that employ you because you are cheaper?
     
  3. Dr Pepper

    Dr Pepper Banned

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    Same as @rona . No discounts under any circumstances. It’s odd because if your boss asked you to work extra hours you wouldn’t expect to paid less than you usually get!

    Also as Rona says it’ll attract the wrong customers. Additionally you’ll end up resenting doing those discounted walks.
     
  4. Izzy95

    Izzy95 PetForums Member

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    I don't, as said above I don't think it's fair to get paid less for more hours. I've done it in the past and it's made me feel undervalued. Sometimes I have a bit of a wobble with it and start considering giving people discounts but then I just tell myself that having pets are a luxury and unfortunately this is the going rate for looking after them. I also like to think I do a good job so why sell yourself short?
     
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  5. joface

    joface PetForums Member

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    No discounts here either. Another dog walker in my area charges £12 for an hours walk or £55 for mon-fri and i just think when it comes to Friday & your doing the hours walk for £7 I'd start to resent it tbh especially when its just not necessary to secure or retain business
     
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  6. Jelevents

    Jelevents PetForums Member

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    No need really I have a couple of customers that either have set days mon,weds,fri, or let me know walks for the month ahead and both pay for that month in advance at the same rate.
     
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  7. Seonag

    Seonag PetForums Junior

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    I was going to offer a slight discount but after reading others post don't think I will now
     
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