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ICAN/ATEX: How can I price for paper products?

December 05, 2012
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

Wednesday’s Question:ICANATEX Logo

How do you figure paper usage for 13 people?

I need to supply toilet paper, paper towels, soap and trashcan liners.

Someone from a janitorial company told me to charge $3 per person. It worked for them, they said.

Wednesday’s Answer:

paper productsCharging $3 per person per month ($39) may be sufficient, but it all depends on the usage, over which you have little control.

Sometimes, product such as toilet tissue is stored where it can be taken home by thrifty building occupants.

Why not explore providing the building with these products at a slight markup above your cost?

When they are about to run out of hand towels, bring in a new box … - Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor.

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