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    • mitch3473
    • By mitch3473 17th Jun 17, 6:51 PM
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    mitch3473
    Dont put a time down but give them a window of time. Once you have a run built up your clients will know roughly when you are arriving. You only need a new customer 15 minutes out of your way and your whole schedule will go out of the window.
    Get their phone numbers just in case and give them a business card, a quick call just to tell them you might be late works wonders and a quick call to tell them you're on your way saves a wasted journey if they are out. A lot of customers will text you anyway.
    • devon_guy
    • By devon_guy 27th Jun 17, 2:39 PM
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    Seems a bit steep to me. Around here people either charge per bag or per hour.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 27th Jun 17, 2:45 PM
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    PasturesNew
    There have been many discussions on pricing in the past here - and most people offer/experience "black dustbin bags" as the unit of measure and for pricing. Bigger items can be charged individually, but for "usual everyday items" a black bag seems easiest for most to price and attract customers as it keeps it simple.

    It might be you're offering a more upmarket service, to a niche market in a small local area where individual pricing would work well for the demographics.... so the question is whether you've done enough local research to see what others are doing/offering.
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 27th Jun 17, 3:07 PM
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    Merged all the ironing threads into the original one
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I'm a volunteer to help them run smoothly and I can move and merge posts there. However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • mitch3473
    • By mitch3473 12th Aug 17, 8:35 PM
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    mitch3473
    I can never understand why someone would charge for ' a bin bag full '
    Charge per item, that way the client knows what they are being charged for and you know what you are working for. Tescos dont charge by the 'Trolley load'. If you charged me by the bin bag full I'd cram it so full you'd be working till midnight for peanuts.
    Last edited by mitch3473; 12-08-2017 at 8:41 PM.
    • DanahM
    • By DanahM 15th Aug 17, 9:09 PM
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    DanahM
    Insurance
    Hello, sorry to bother you.
    I'm thinking of starting an ironing service in my local area but I have no idea where to start.
    Would I be right in saying that I need public liabitlity insurance?
    How do I declare it to inland revenue?
    Do you deliver the clothes back to the customer hung up with covers over the top?
    I'm sorry for all the questions I don't know anyone that has started they're own business so feel very lost.

    Thanks in advance. X
    • DanahM
    • By DanahM 15th Aug 17, 9:11 PM
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    DanahM
    Insurance
    I'm thinking of starting an ironing service in my local area but I have no idea where to start.
    Would I be right in saying that I need public liabitlity insurance?
    How do I declare it to inland revenue?
    Do you deliver the clothes back to the customer hung up with covers over the top?
    I'm sorry for all the questions I don't know anyone that has started they're own business so feel very lost.

    Thanks in advance. X
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