Plants + Installation...how do you charge?
I know that this has been discussed before, but I would like to hear from designers who also sometimes supply the plants w/the contractor planting them.
Do you keep the charges separate, or do you include the installation in the plant mark-up to the client? The common mark-up in my neck of the woods is 2.3 or 2.4 X wholesale. This final price includes installation. There is one company who marks up 3 x wholesale. My question is, using this scenario, what % of the mark-up should go to the contractor who is planting the plants? Should it be the .3 or .4 or should the split be greater?
I spend a lot of time coordinating plant orders and grouping jobs together and finding/ordering plants. I don't want to shortchange myself for the time spent as well as care/water while they're waiting installation, nor do I want to shortchange the contractor for labor.