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Sign Shop Pricing Estimating Program

SIGN-CALC Sign Pricing Invoicing Estimating Spreadsheet Program

SIGN-CALC SIGN PRICING SPREADSHEET 2017 (see picture of program below) Click Here to order.

This program is available as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD and is easily installed and ready to use in minutes. Along with the program are instructions on how to install and use the software and how to easily edit data to customize the program to your market. This is a program that no sign shop should be without.

The cost of the program is $24.99. When you order online with paypal or a credit card you will immediately be given the zip file for the program. Simply download the file to your desktop and extract it and you are ready to start pricing signs.

This program was written to provide Sign and Vinyl Graphics Shops with a tool that will allow them to price, quote and invoice jobs using one simple program. This is a spreadsheet based program that is simple to use and simple to edit. The program comes with prices based on national averages already entered. However, these prices are easily increased or decreased based upon your market. The program takes the amount you enter and calculates a price and then automatically transfers the pricing information to a proposal page and an invoice page for easy printing. (see picture below) To use the program just extract all the program files into a directory on your desktop and open the signcalc.xls spreadsheet file. Then to set the program up you simply update the prices and put in your company information. After you do this you save the program and you are ready to start using it.

Also, the spreadsheet has line items called other that can be renamed to any other service you provide. Other categories can also be easily changed.

An image of the program can be seen below. The image displays all three pages of the spreadsheet at one time. In the program the three pages are accessed one at a time by clicking on a tab at the bottom of the page. As you can see it is a very easy program to use.

The spreadsheet can be opened using the freeware spreadsheet reader provided with the package, Excel or Lotus 123. I recommend either the free reader or excel. It runs on any Windows 95,98,2000,XP,Vista or Windows 7,8,10 based computer. It also runs on MAC machines that have excel installed.

To use the program you simply fill in the blanks on the data entry page with information pertaining to the customer and the job. The program applies your pricing to the data you put in and AUTOMATICALLY transfers it to the proposal page (page 2) and the invoice page (page 3). At the bottom of page one (data entry page) you will see that the program also gives you the opportunity while you are pricing to apply an additional discount. This is a useful tool that lets you lower a price without having to go in and change your rates. I find this to also be a good marketing tool.

Keep in mind that you can print only the page you want. If the customer does not need a proposal you would just click on the tab for page 3 and print the invoice only. This is what I normally do. The proposal page is great for when you need to bid a job.

As I mentioned before the program has line items marked “other” that can be changed to anything you wish. Other categories can also be renamed very easily.

As you enter customers, you can save each spreadsheet using that customers name as the file name. This gives you a permanent record of the job. This is very useful for marketing purposes. Also, if the customer needs your services again, (and they will) you will already have their information on your computer. I have tried to make it very flexible.

I also include a separate spreadsheet file that contains BLANK proposal and invoice pages that you can print and keep with your for times when you do not have access to a computer.

I have provided a good image so that you can see for yourself what the program looks like and what it offers. The program saves me a lot of time and keeps me much more organized. I am the creator of the spreadsheet and I support what I sell. If you have any suggestions for improvement to the program please let me know Also, keep in mind that when you buy this spreadsheet you will get our Quickquote spreadsheet also at no additional charge.

The picture below shows all three sheets of the spreadsheet.  The first is the data entry sheet.  You access the other two by clicking on tabs at the botton of the spreadsheet.  The 2nd and 3rd sheets are filled out automatically.

To order our SIGN-CALC Pricing Spreadsheet for $24.99 with paypal or a credit card click here.

After paying, the files will be available to you for download.

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QUICK-QUOTE Sign Business Pricing Program / Spreadsheet

QUICKQUOTE HAS JUST BEEN UPDATED FOR 2017. INSTANT DOWNLOAD. Click Here to order.

Some of the updates to our Quick Quote program are:

-New easier to use layout. We have updated the layout to make Quick Quote even easier to use than before. The program runs on Windows 95,98,2000,XP,Vista or Windows 7,8,10 and will run on a Macintosh if the Mac has Excel installed. Windows users do not need Excel since the package comes with a shareware spreadsheet reader for Windows. If you have Excel then that program will give you more flexibility and options.

-New sign categories. We now have more sign categories as well as an additional line labeled “other” that can be used for an additional category of your choice. Everything is already set up. Just enter the type of sign and then enter the factors for that sign in the input area. Takes only seconds.

-Letter size calculator designed to calculate the size letter needed for maximum impact. You simply enter the distance that the reader will be from the sign and the program gives you the minimum letter size necessary and the size needed for maximum impact.

-Marketing Effectiveness Analysis Module. Enter the number of people who found you using the yellow pages, newspaper, word of mouth, signs etc.. and the program will give you the percentage of your total traffic that each category brings in. This is a great tool when budgeting your advertising dollars.

-Labor plus materials calculator. Using this method you can quickly price any job. All you need to know is how much your materials will cost you and how many minutes it will take you to do the job. I use it as a backup for anything that cannot be priced using square foot values.

Here is some more information on our program:

One of the most tedious tasks in signmaking is the calculation of prices for customers. While the customer waits the signmaker has to fumble through little books and use a hand calculator in an attempt to calculate a price. If the customer then asks for the sign to be priced a different way, they have to go through the whole routine again. Often this process makes the signmaker look uncertain of themselves and in some cases unprofessional. Additionally, prices are often quoted too high or low resulting in either a lost customer or lost money.

Cole Farms Inc. has developed an easy to use sign pricing program that makes pricing signs, banners, vinyl lettering jobs and digital printing work as easy as 123. To use the program you simply enter the square footage of your sign or the number of letters you are cutting and let the program do the rest. The program will price a specific sign 5 different ways for you. For digital prints or vinyl graphics you simply enter the dimensions of the print or graphic and the program will price the graphic 7 different ways instantly. The program takes only seconds to pull up and only a split second to calculate a sign price. Best of all the program allows you to edit prices to match your market. The default prices in the program are taken from national averages.

The software is broken down into 4 sections; most common signs, vinyl lettering, graphics and artwork, and digital printing. Within these sections each sign type is priced instantly several ways giving you all the information you need to quickly respond to your customer.

The program is written using an excel spreadsheet format so the user can see everything that is going on at one time. For example, when you enter the square footage for a banner you are instantly given the price for that banner using 10 oz material, 14-15 oz material, double sided material, installed, uninstalled, with one color, with two colors, or with drop shadows. When you enter the number of letters you will cut in the “vinyl letter section” of the program the software instantly calculates what to charge when applying those letters to a vehicle, a boat, a storefront, or what to charge for just the letters. It also makes allowances for high performance vinyl and on location installations. Because of the spreadsheet design you can view all these prices at the same time making it easy to compare rates. Cutting graphics, artwork and printing digital prints are handled the same way.

Please note that nothing but Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7,8,10 is required to open and use this program. All the necessary software to run and edit the spreadsheet is included. Since the program is written in Microsoft Excel/Lotus 123 format it can be easily added to , edited and modified in an infinite number of ways. Unlike other programs, if you don’t like the way something is calculated or the way something is set up you can easily change it. If you read through a basic book on Lotus 123 or Microsoft Excel you would have no problem editing this program to suit your needs. It is a very practical program that I use everyday in my shop.

The program comes as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD and is easily installed and ready to use in minutes. Along with the program are instructions on how to install and use the software and how to easily edit data to customize the program to your market. This is a program that no sign shop should be without.

The cost of the program is $24.99. When you order online with a credit card or paypal the software and instructions are immediately sent to you via a download link. Just copy the file to your desktop, extract it into a folder and start using it. You can email with any questions at steve@reflectivestore.com .

When you buy the program as an instant download on this site we will send you our Sign Shop Marketing Guide at no additional charge.  This guide will walk you through marketing your sign shop and will help you to increase your sales and efficiency.

To order the software for $24.99 with a credit card or paypal click here.

Sign Pricing Spreadsheet Program