Have the prices at the local gas pumps made you run scared? If so, you’re not alone. Everyone is commenting on how high the gas prices are, both in person and in social media, but unfortunately there is not much we can do to lower the price at the pumps. You may not have thought, when you purchased your moonbounce for sale, that you would have to worry about how the rising gas prices would affect your business. Unfortunately, the moonbounce rental business is a service industry business, which means that you need to travel in order to take care of your clients.
What Should You Do?
How far you’re going to have to travel on a regular basis depends on the type of area you live in. Those who live in rural areas will likely have to travel further more regularly than those who live in urban areas. Those who live in urban areas, however, often have to deal with a lot of stop and go traffic which can be painful on the gas tank as well. So how do you handle rising gas prices without taking the costs out on your customers?
There are a few things that you can do. First, you can raise your prices a little. Raising the price of your unit even $10-$20 will help to take the sting out of filling up your gas tank, and generally this amount is not something that will scare off most customers. Another thing you can do is to purchase a gas friendly vehicle. If you currently driving around a large truck the guzzles gas, think about purchasing something a bit smaller that is still strong enough to haul your trailer. You may have noticed when you purchased the moonbounce for sale that you had to pay fairly high shipping fees, while this is annoying, the reason the shipping fees were likely so high is because the unit had to be shipped on an airplane. Don’t pass this charge onto your customers as it does not directly impact them.
If you’re really struggling with the high price of gas, consider charging a specific extra fee for those who live outside of your designated zone. Make sure the distance that you choose is a reasonable distance, such as 50 miles, and explain on your website that if your client lives further than that distance from your distribution center, you will need to charge an extra amount. If you are upfront about this charge, customers should not complain.