MaxCut Software

Labour Costs

Labour costs can make or break your cabinetry business. Pricing your services too low can leave you strapped for profit while pricing them too high can make you lose potential customers. That's why it's essential to get your labour costs right.


The first step in determining your labour costs is to accurately estimate how long it takes to do different activities in a job. Consider every step in the process, including cutting, assembling, and installing.


Once you have estimated the time required for different activities, calculate the hourly rate you need to charge to cover your labour costs. You need to consider any employee salaries, hourly wages, benefits, and other overhead costs.


Now that you have a labour rate per activity add these labour activities in MaxCut. Then, when constructing a cabinet, make sure you add labour activities for that cabinet - cutting, assembling, installing, etc.


When creating a pre-saved cabinet library, add cutting, assembly, and installation labour activities as separate items to each cabinet. Then when making a job estimate, your labour will be accurately catered for.


When your labour costs change, simply update your labour rate in one place and all your associated cabinets' labour costs update automatically. MaxCut makes getting your labour costs right simple to set up and easy to maintain.


Getting your labour costs right requires is worth the effort. Accurately pricing your services will not only help you make a profit, but it will also help you stand out in a highly competitive industry. Customers want to work with companies that offer quality work at a fair price, and getting your labour costs right is a crucial factor in achieving that.


MaxCut is more than a powerful panel optimiser. By utilising advanced algorithms, in a matter of seconds, it works out precisely the amount of materials, the cost analysis, job breakdown and produces all the paperwork you need to successfully make and sell your job. Subscribe now to the Business Edition to get the most for your cabinetry business!