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We use FastManager, will not switch to Printavo, they are not nearly as robust and piecing things together with multiple softwares is counter intuitive (they don't seem to think so). FastManager isn't pretty, we often have issues with the DB and easily uploading images since we have it hosted on a server where the files do not live (just adding them to the quote or work order can be tedious sometimes).I know this has already been asked before, but I am not as interested in what is available as much as I'm interested in what everyone is using and why you picked it.
-how easy is the quoting and invoicing process of your software? This is the most important to me as I usually quote every customer individually and crunch numbers until the quote feels right. I'd rather have something that just gives me a price so I don't try to mess with it and short myself.
-Do you pay monthly or did you pay a one time fee for the software?
-Does your software import price lists from your distributors?
-Does the software handle finances/accounting as well?
-Can you send mock-ups to the customer for approval with the software? Does the design stay with the order so it's shown on your work order?
I was in the original trial of Printavo, but stopped using it after my free membership expired. I can't justify paying $50/month right now for a product I was testing for free.
I am looking into FastManager, FastAccurateBids, and Teecal currently, but their pricing might be an issue as well.
I just cancelled DecoNet last week primarily because it didn't do this. The prices it was pulling from AlphaBroder, Sanmar and Bodek and Rhodes were completely off. I spent two days on the phone with them and the end result was them telling me that they don't have live pricing.3. Yes, they import prices from over 10 (or more?) different distributors. When you pick a product from these distributors, it automatically updates the estimate with the correct product information, sizes, and colors.
Our software covers pricing for screen printing, embroidery, and D2G. Our focus is apparel decoration pricing. The website is FastAccurateBids.com - Estimating Software for Screen Printing, Embroidery, and Other Apparel Decoration.Does any now of software that works with the screen printing/embroidery side and the sign/digital printing side all in one?
Sanmar, like other distributors, charge different prices to different buyers. With Sanmar you have to call them and specifically ask for case pricing before they will set that to show when you log in on the web. The catalog pricing provided by these distributors is set at a median wholesale price that does not reflect any sales price.There are some really nice calculator/bid/quote software suites out there. What I'm seeing is that the wholesale pricing for these shirts is different than what Sanmar and the wholesalers are actually currently charging because the pricing in the software application is coming from the yearly price sheets.
This is resulting is higher prices for the customers when providing these quick quotes. In the case of one application demo I watched, the price of a t-shirt was $.78 more per shirt than the price I just checked on Sanmar's site (and a price that I have historically known to be at this price point over the past few years) which will skew the pricing with or without an upcharge as while some apparel pieces will match the yearly catalog, others seem to always be on sale.
So I guess like anything else in life, you can pick 2 out of the 3: cheap, fast, or accurate. I'm working on a solution that will be cheap and accurate for us slower folks, haha.
Well that basically confirms what I have been doing and what my quote application will require. Either way, wholesale pricing is confirmed for each order which is what I have always done and you agree should be done (at least once) when using these types of applications.Sanmar, like other distributors, charge different prices to different buyers. With Sanmar you have to call them and specifically ask for case pricing before they will set that to show when you log in on the web. The catalog pricing provided by these distributors is set at a median wholesale price that does not reflect any sales price.
When pricing your end product to the customer you should never use any sale pricing for the garment when calculating the price to the customer.
All that said, any product price data, markups, decorating charges that ship with any program is example data only and should be checked by the user of the application and then adjusted to their specific cost. This is true for any pricing application in this industry from the 8 grand applications down to the 25 dollar applications.
Here one that depend on what all you want can cost from 4k to 8k plus a hefty yearly fee.And where are the $8k applications? I want to see demos of those!