Why timber businesses use a proposal tool instead of Microsoft Word
Many timber still use Microsoft Word or some other word processor to create their business 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 tool 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 business proposals with the right tool: Read more why Microsoft Word is not the best way to create proposals
In the Timber industry, it is vital to develop new relationships and nurture your existing customers. To achieve this, you need a good quotation and proposal software solution which can make it easier for you to create proposals that are visually appealing and easy for your clients to understand. With our free business template, you can create attractive quotes and proposals in no time. Just fill in the details relevant to your company, brand, and projects.
Advantages of a proposal tool:
Sales experience with impressive quotations
Automate the sales process & save time when making proposals
More likely to be able to arrange the assignment for customers with the use of better proposals
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"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
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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 timber sector
Marketing and sales are important for any Timber company, and having the right software can help with streamlining processes and saving time and money. It can even be the difference between success and failure. The Timber industry is competitive and sometimes, it can be hard to make a profit. This is why it’s important to ensure you have a good proposal system in place. This will help you keep track of all the proposals that you’re generating. Good proposal software will also give you the chance to better present yourself to a prospect and impress them to win the deal.
"Timber" is a slang term that originated in the late 19th century as a shortening of "timberman", which was a person who cut down trees. The term was used as an adjective, as in "a timber office building", or as a verb, as in "to timber the roof of a house". In the latter usage, "timber" was often used to replace the word "nail". It was commonly used in Australia, and New Zealand, where it is still commonly used today.