Save Time and Close More Sales with a Quotes Manager

For businesses that have been working with window coverings and treatments for years, moving to an online or digital solution might not make much sense. After all, if you have your order process down to a practical science, why fix what isn’t broken right? Let’s explore one of the primary reasons why upgrading to BlindsBook may help you run your business even more efficiently while potentially boosting your bottom line.

The BlindsBook quotations capability is where our software shines the most brightly. Creating a quote is perhaps the most laborious part of the ordering process for most businesses. You need to take the time to determine the product, ensure all measurements are precise, look up price charts, and ensure that all calculations are correct before proceeding with the order. Any error can cause delays which, in turn, may lead to an unhappy customer. Because BlindsBook does the number crunching for you, there is less room for error and you can expedite a greater number of orders, possibly doubling your daily sales.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

Easily Manage Large Lists of Customers with BlindsBook

As your window treatment business grows, your list of current and former customers will also grow exponentially. With so many customers and unique details associated with each one, keeping track of each can become complicated and cumbersome. One of the last things you may want to happen is having a former customer wishing to make another order and you’re struggling to find their details. Customers like being remembered and valued, so having an easy way to recall details is imperative.

With the BlindsBook customer relationship manager, managing your growing list of customers is incredibly simplified. All of the essential customer data can be easily stored and then accessed whenever necessary to help you with closing sales, following up with pending sales and facilitating marketing projects. Each and every one of your customers can be searched for with just a few clicks and all information is saved so you always have the most up to date information. When that client you worked with years ago calls, BlindsBook lets you easily pull up their information in seconds so you already have a complete and thorough profile of who they are and their previous orders.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

Reduce the Time Involved in the Window Covering Sales Cycle

The average person isn’t aware of the amount of time that goes into the window covering sales cycle because they don’t take into account the time it takes from when a quote is made to the acceptance. Because every client is unique and has different needs, it is safe to say the length of the sales cycle is entirely dependent on the customer you’re working with.

Let’s use a person with a limited budget, for example. This person requires a low price and is seeking competitive quotes while the clear-sighted “downsizer” has the funds to splurge and requires a greater amount of attention. In most cases, you will have a multitude of personas during the sales process and the goal should be to expedite each sales cycle.

A simple method to influence the length of the sales cycle is to secure the “next phase” with the customer once the measure and quote phase is complete. Make sure you’ve mutually agreed on a date and time to call or meet again with a clearly defined call to action that includes, among other details discussion of the issued quote and any questions the customer may have.

Once it’s time for the next step, set up a follow up using software like BlindsBook so you can avoid the dreaded “phone tag” which will only serve to waste time.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

The Importance of Remnants Control

In our previous blog, we discussed how BlindsBook can be tailored to be used as a “mini” solution for customers that may not need or do not wish to purchase the full suite of features provided by the software. One of these solutions is remnants control which does not require an ongoing subscription and can be purchased for a one time fee, allowing the business to own and use it as they wish on their own systems. Remnants control creates less waste by preventing leftover fabric ‘cutouts’.

Remnants control is a highly important factor to consider as it may affect a factory’s bottom line negatively if it isn’t diligently monitored. A factory that does not do remnants control may find itself ordering new or additional rolls of fabric because there is no record of the number of cutouts that currently remain from previous jobs. Without proper control, these remnants will continue to increase and when the end of the year arrives, the factory has spent lots of money on countless cutouts that were ultimately never utilized. Hence, it is imperative to maintain these records accurately to keep costs down. With BlindsBook, remnants control is simplified and the number of cutouts are always up-to-date.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

Use the Power of BlindsBook as a Mini Solution

One thing we strive to stress about BlindsBook is how all-encompassing it is. Instead of having to use multiple tools to run your window covering business, BlindsBook is the one solution ready to assist with virtually all of your technical or software needs.

While BlindsBook is intended to be complete management system with tools for all aspects of creating orders and managing your customers, it can also provide fabricators a “mini solution” for use in their factory as another option for those not yet ready to upgrade to the full suite. For example, remnants controls is one of these mini solutions that do not require an ongoing subscription and can be purchased for a one time fee, allowing the business to own and use it as they wish on their own systems. Remnants control is a powerful solution that creates less waste by preventing leftover fabric ‘cutouts’. We will explore the importance of remnants control in the next blog.

Are you a business or fabricator that can benefit from BlindsBook as a “mini” solution? Call us and we’ll be happy to discuss how its many tools can streamline certain aspects of your business.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

Upgrade Your Window Covering Business with a CRM

If you read our previous blogs regarding some of the robust features of BlindsBook, you may have some degree of understanding of the many things it can do to streamline your business. One of these features is its Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) which allows you to easily keep track of your clients. If you’re on the fence, let’s explore a few ways a CRM alone can improve your window covering business operations.

Better customer relations. From selling your blinds or window coverings to marketing, a CRM provides an organized way of tracking all of your customers in a centralized manner, allowing you to offer better service by having a better grasp of their needs.

Improved communications with your internal staff. Rifling through file cabinets when you need to refer to a client, make changes, or communicate something about them with someone else internally is cumbersome and time-consuming. Again, a CRM provides a central solution to share data with your internal staff so everyone is always on the same page regarding a customer’s needs including product measurements, fabric, etc. Any changes made are virtually instant.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.

A Pair of Reasons to Choose BlindsBook

BlindsBook provides a comprehensive solution to completely manage your window covering business including a suite of tools to take the guesswork out of making accurate calculations. If you’re on the fence about trying the service, our free trial is a great way to get a feel for the software and what it can do for you. In case you need additional reasons, here are two to consider.

Maximize your profits. One of the key benefits of BlindsBook is how it can dramatically save you time and skyrocket your efficiency. Because there is little to no paperwork involved, you can spend more of your time concentrating on closing sales versus having to micromanage.

Boost your rate of closing. Creating estimates through BlindsBook is incredibly simple and incredibly accurate. With the software, you can present estimates to your clients that capture their unique window covering requirements while ensuring that the measurements being made are free of errors. Close the sale quicker with the peace of mind knowing everything is correct and readily available.

This update is by BlindsBook, a powerful, comprehensive window covering software and management cloud system. Our software streamlines the entire process of window covering for professionals from beginning to end through easy scheduling, creating sales and work orders in seconds, providing accurate quotes, and taking the hassle out of ensuring accurate measurements, all with your personal business name and logo attached. Visit www.blindsbook.com for more information and to sign up for a free trial or call 888-208-5230 for any questions.