Why shipping businesses use a proposal application instead of Microsoft Word
Many shipping still use Microsoft Word or some other word processor to create their proposals. A previously created template is modified manually and then sent as a PDF. Sounds easy, but in practice this takes a lot of time, the chance of errors is high and you no longer have insight into your business proposal after sending.
With the use of a proposal application it has become a lot easier and better for entrepreneurs. You still use templates as a basis, but now you have a full content library in which you can search and reuse texts. The chance of errors is minimal due to smart automation. And after sending you can still adjust your business proposal and you will get insight when your customer views the proposal. The modern interactive presentation options make an impression and the option to digitally sign makes it very easy for a customer to agree.
The following blog will elaborate on how to make perfect proposals with the right tool: Read more why Microsoft Word is not the best way to create proposals
When creating a quote or proposal for Shipping clients, you need to focus on how your product can help them and show them that it’s the right solution for their business. Your offer should be clear and simple, no matter how many pages you write. They need to be able to see the cost benefits of working with you and any added value that would improve their bottom line. You want them to see that you’re an experienced company who knows what they’re doing.
Advantages of a proposal application:
Distinguish yourself from the competitor with impressive smart proposals
Automate the quotation process & save time when making quotations
Start sending smart proposals with a higher chance of success
Ready to get started?
Try Offorte for free during the 14 day trial
"Offorte helps us to distinguish ourselves in our market. Because we can issue a beautiful proposal digitally, we lower the threshold for the customer to sign. It also helps in ease, they can sign from home without having to physically come to the store. That's great!"
Petrit van der Spoel
Online Marketeer, De Vloerenman
Latest from the blog
The second preview of the new proposal editor from Offorte. Hard work is still underway but would like to share some of the new useful features with you.
A proposal can be the beginning of a great cooperation or - when it comes to an existing customer - strengthening your relationship. Anyway, you want your proposal to be knocked on all sides before it goes out. Of course, you check for language, spelling and the correct rates. But there are many more points of interest. Take your proposals to the next level and discover the 5 most important checkpoints!
A completely new proposal editor & viewer has been working hard for months. It will take a while before you can start using it, but today you can already see a first sneak preview.
View one of the other proposal examples
A business proposal example that can be used as a starting point for different target groups and companies. In addition to an open and modern design, the content is of course also very important.
You make a proposal by clearly summarising the benefits for the customer. Just as an accountant can give direction to the entrepreneur, the proposal gives direction to the collaboration.
Perfect accounting includes correct, complete figures. A proposal must be like the accountant's balance sheet: complete, error-free and customer-oriented.
Coaching is personal and completely customised, adapted to the wishes and needs of the customer. A personal offer to start the collaboration is a must.
With Offorte it is possible to fully implement a corporate identity in the proposal view, whether it is a colorful style or very dark, with the proposal templates you are flexible to adapt it to your business.
Busy days and complex schedules are part of a handymen company. Save some time by making your proposals with a proposal tool. You also immediately distinguish yourself from the competition and show your customer friendliness.
The playing field of marketing today is largely online. With an online proposal program you make the customer journey suitable and surprise your customers.
Travel agencies sell atmosphere and life experiences. The right interactive proposal stimulates the imagination and gives customers a preview of the journey to come.
View the sample proposal from a software as a service company that developed an app for the travel industry.
For a training agency, providing customisation is one of the most important aspects. The client must recognise himself in the proposal content.
proposals from web design companies count many pages where parts are always standard and a part is specifically tailored for the prospect. The Offorte content library makes it a lot easier to write a good offer.
Quality, price, advice, experience, knowledge and good service are important distinguishing factors for companies. You must make this clear when making a business proposal.
Why smart software is important for businesses in the shipping sector
When a client is looking for a Shipping company, it’s vital that you make a good impression from the start. They need to know that you have their best interests at heart and that you’re there to help them grow their business. They need to feel like they can trust you and believe in you. Creating a quote or proposal is one of the best ways to make a great first impression and persuade your client to work with you. You want your client to be wowed by your offer and eager to sign on the dotted line. A well-designed, engaging, and professional proposal will get your client excited about what you have to offer them.
There are many shipping methods in which a company can choose from. The choice depends on the type of product, size, value, the country where it is being shipped to and of course the budget. You can find a list of the most common shipping methods below.