Maintaining quality with a new policy
As we enter 2022, we are all feeling the effects of inflation in our lives. These increases are noted at gas stations, grocery stores and most certainly have their impact on small businesses like SNS Outfitter & Guides.
Knowing how to deal with inflation as a small business owner is difficult to say the least. It is nearly impossible to predict the cost of items essential to run this business. What we do know, however, is that this current trend in inflation is affecting every aspect of our business. The prices that affect every one of our hunts are gasoline, groceries, camp supplies, employee wages, payroll taxes and ranch lease fees. Fixed overhead costs include; insurance, storage fees, postage, advertising, office equipment and rent. Camp repair and maintenance have seen considerable increases in building material costs. Horse lease fees, their feed, shoeing, trucking, tack, and equipment repair are all climbing as well. As you can see, the list is long and has a direct affect on our hunt prices.
SNS Outfitter & Guides will survive the storm, but in order to do so we need to make a policy change. So that we can continue to offer high quality hunting experiences, our prices will be adjusted annually. When booking a future hunt with SNS, a finalized hunt price will be invoiced on October 15th for the following year. For example, clients with a hunt booked in 2023 will receive an invoice on October 15, 2022 with the final hunt price. While this is a change in policy from how we have done business previously, we hope you will understand it is necessary to maintain superior service at a competitive price.
This policy change was a tough decision to make. Those of you with a hunt currently booked will be receiving a letter from us in the mail with an explanation of this change. I understand how these changes affect our customers and welcome any questions you may have. We would like to thank you in advance for your support and understanding.