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Old 09-20-2013, 02:54 PM
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Submitting commercial bids by email?

I am just now set up for smaller Commercial accounts. I started making a couple of calls today to local places and 3 of them want Bids sent by email. I know that this is not the best way because you lose face time but they were decision makers and were not even in the area so email may be the best way?

My question is, when sending over a packet is there any format or good ways to send it so all the information gets across and not mixed up. I can just put it in a zip folder and put a page number on each page?

I don't want to over do it so they have to open up a hand full of docs but I want to be clear as well.

I've sent Resi bids by email but never to a commercial account.

Any ideas or personal experiences will help a lot.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:19 PM
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I deal with the same problem. I don't like doing it by email cuz lke you said, you lose face time. And you can't show the property manager where the problem area are. Lots of time the managers don't have the time to meet and same with me so email can also be a good thing.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:06 AM
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Check out this software..pdfredirect. you print all the pages to it like you would a printer.. than it makes it into one PDF file that you can email. I use it all the time.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:27 AM
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What bid??? I'm sorry xyz lco I haven't received such email...
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:47 AM
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Send pdf and I use PowerPoint.... MS office is 100 bucks a year...I have not handdelivered one in 10 years..all commercial via email
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:49 AM
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Send pdf and I use PowerPoint.... MS office is 100 bucks a year...I have not handdelivered one in 10 years..all commercial via email

Yeah waste 100 a year on it when you can get a lifetime copy for 40 more
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:55 AM
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Correct, when a property manager tells me I can submit my bid by email, that means they're not really interested.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:15 AM
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Noone here submits personally..not saying it couldn't help...most property managers heard the song and dance...
All invoices are submitted email too...
...100 bucks gets updated software and support and outlook, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, one notes...and 5 computer install of above as well as file sharing
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:56 AM
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I deal with the same problem. I don't like doing it by email cuz lke you said, you lose face time. And you can't show the property manager where the problem area are. Lots of time the managers don't have the time to meet and same with me so email can also be a good thing.
Take pictures and include them in the proposal
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:13 PM
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Noone here submits personally..not saying it couldn't help...most property managers heard the song and dance...
All invoices are submitted email too...
...100 bucks gets updated software and support and outlook, excel, PowerPoint, publisher, one notes...and 5 computer install of above as well as file sharing
Not to mention after 5 years of paying 100$ per year lol I think they saw you coming.
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