Today’s tradie knows that to grow and run a successful business, it takes more than just being good at their trade. There is also all the behind the scenes work to be on top of, from searching for new business and quoting, to invoicing, marketing and scheduling, to name just a few. Gaining a competitive edge in 2020 requires innovative solutions, with digital technology leading the way.
There are more than 250,000 residential trade businesses in Australia. Those ahead of the game are taking advantage of digital technology because of the time and money it saves them as well as the opportunity it provides to connect with more people and build a pipeline of future business. One of the most time-consuming manual tasks for any tradie is the quoting process. According to recent research, Australian tradies spend an average of five hours a week looking for jobs and one in four tradies knocked back work in the last twelve months due to the time spent working on quotes and administrative tasks. There is no question that quoting is enormously time-consuming, especially driving to and from a customer’s property and the time it takes to accurately assess the job and write up the quote. But quoting is a critical part of any business. After all, the more quotes you do, the more work you get.
A smarter way to quote
What if you could skip the site visits and provide an accurate quote from anywhere at any time? Imagine the time and money you would save. New software that is about to be launched in Australia has made this a reality. Described as ‘the ultimate connection tool for the new age tradie’, the software, aptly named ‘RemoteQuote’, offers cutting edge live video streaming technology to facilitate fast quoting from home, the office, anywhere with Internet connection. Features of this simple to use technology include digital measuring tools and other AR features to scan and measure surface areas, high definition photo and video capture functionality, an automated quote builder function and secure digital storage so quotes can be finalised at a time that suits you.
How RemoteQuote works
- Send RemoteQuote as an SMS and Email link to your prospective customer.
- Your customer opens the secure link from their compatible smartphone to begin the live streaming session.
- Guide the customer to take photos and measurements where necessary (you see exactly what they see because it’s all captured in high definition).
- End the session. All video content and screen shots are securely stored automatically.
- The built-in quote function pulls together a quote in PDF format based on the information stored for you to populate with your photos, measurements, pricing, timeline and terms etc.
- Email the quote to the customer straight from within the platform
Connect. Measure. Quote.
Designed specifically for trade professionals, RemoteQuote is a fast and efficient way to connect, measure and quote. The software’s AR measurement tools enable distances, dimensions and areas to be calculated, making them game-changers on their own. No more having to physically inspect the job, saving you time and money in travel and overheads.
RemoteQuote allows you to provide a rapid turnaround service, giving you the ability to secure more work, with the added flexibility to quote outside normal business hours. It will give you a significant advantage over your competitors still quoting the old-fashioned way.
Save time & money while quoting & winning more jobs
Once you start using RemoteQuote, you will wonder what you did with your time before and realise why you weren’t able to grow your business. To be among the first on board and gain the edge over your competitors, sign up today or visit remotequote.com.au.