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Old 06-12-2001, 10:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ok alittle confused on this one. I'm looking to learn how you determine your session price per bed. in my area seems the average for a 20 minute bed is $7 a session. $12-15 for a vhr and $9 for a stand up per session. should I base my prices on what others in area charge or is there a formula to use. I read this in a book.you should figure your average price by adding all packages (price for one session for each package) and divide by the # of packages this will give you a average. you may want to account for number of each package you intend to sell.I'm looking for input here everyone and thanks for the help.
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John there are many to determine session pricing. I allways encourage salon owners to figure expenses and a break even point. Then try to estimate as best you can what type of capacity you will see and figure up what the average session price you will need to pay your bills. I think typicallybase beds average $6-$8 per sessionVhr $12-$20 per sessionHigh Presure $25 to $40 per session Theese are walk in prices not for packages and you can also use minute packages succesfullly as well. It greatly depends on your equipment and your competitors equipment though. If you have any more questions feel free to e mail me.Have A Good DayJeff
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Old 06-12-2001, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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You may want to consider charging membership fees. For instance if you charge $150.00 set up fee and $19.95 per month you will be automatically putting money in your pocket. If you charge by the session you have to worry about the clients comming in to tan. If you do a membership fee who cares you've made your money. Quote:Originally posted by John B:Ok alittle confused on this one. I'm looking to learn how you determine your session price per bed. in my area seems the average for a 20 minute bed is $7 a session. $12-15 for a vhr and $9 for a stand up per session. should I base my prices on what others in area charge or is there a formula to use. I read this in a book.you should figure your average price by adding all packages (price for one session for each package) and divide by the # of packages this will give you a average. you may want to account for number of each package you intend to sell.I'm looking for input here everyone and thanks for the help.
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Jeff and everyone thanks again for your input. I do plan on having monthly packages as well as per single visit. like I said most salons in my area charge about what you said Jeff so I'm pretty sure I Will stick in that price range.as far as monthly packages I figured this.39.95 for a month unlimitedbase beds. $4 upgrade to vhr49.95 for base beds plus 1 free visit to stand up and 2 visits to vhr.any other suggestions?I plan to have 5 base beds, 2 vhr's and 1 stand up to start.
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John,How many lamps do your vhr have????We have a 32 lamp bed we charge $5 for the upgrade and 42 lamps we get 7.65 for kinda odd # but it works. It's our most popular upgrade out of 4------------------Tommy Lowery
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Quote:Originally posted by Sonshinetans:John,How many lamps do your vhr have????We have a 32 lamp bed we charge $5 for the upgrade and 42 lamps we get 7.65 for kinda odd # but it works. It's our most popular upgrade out of 4I will have 3 beds with 28 lamps (base) 2 beds with 32 lamps (facial)then I probably will go with the orbit or silver bullet as my vhr bed. off the top of my head I don't recall how many lamps in them but most salons in my area charge $4-$5 for upgrades on these type of beds. then again most salons in my area have prosun since their company is located near by.
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I am curious. nullHave any of you completely determined how much it actually costs t My .02 cents : ((total # lamps * wattage per lamp) / 1000) multiplied by (electricity cost per kilowatt-hour) = cost of electricity to run that bed per 20minute session *AND THEN* (total number of lamps * cost to replace each lamp)/ (actual # of good hours from lamp / 60 minutes) = cost to replace lamps per minute of usage. *AND THEN* (Electricity Total) + (Lamp Replacement Total) + (Share of Overhead Incurred for each Session) = Total Gross Cost Per Session.Here's where I think some of you are making some critical gross revenue impacting mistakes: At $39.99 per month, even if the client only tans 20 times (and they will because the mindset is to tan as often as they can as long as they are paying), you will only gross $1.9995 per session. Now if you had a 32 lamp bed w/0 facials in the previous example with 100 watt lamps, saying they were XX lamps with an expected life of 1000 hours but a realistic life of only 600 hrs (if you're lucky!), you're probably looking at about $1.00 just for lamp and electricity - nothwithstanding the overhead of running the salon. So, are you making any money?
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$4 or $5 for an orbit upgrade???? While I fine tune my own salon plans, I pay $8 as an upgrade for the Orbit. Don't go cheap. The Orbit rocks!
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