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Fast Accurate Bids

Fast Accurate Bids LLC, Bellingham, WA; (360) 752-3310; www.fastaccuratebids.com

Cost: $297; no monthly fee, free customer support and 30-day free trial

What it is: Fast Accurate Bids is new PC-based estimating software for embroiderers, screen printers and other apparel decorators. In less than two minutes, users can create finished, professional-looking bids ready to e-mail to customers or print. This software is the result of three years of collaboration between a screen printer and software professionals.

Key features:

  • Support for all types of bids, including mixed item bids and itemized pricing
  • Create pricing profiles for different types of customers and jobs, such as typical pricing, schools, nonprofits and contract work
  • Includes updatable item pricing for alphabroder (asi/34063), American Apparel (asi/35297) and SanMar (asi/84863)
  • Quick to set up, and easy to learn and use.

Buyer’s note: This software is suited to new and established apparel decoration companies. For shops uncertain about what to charge, the built-in pricing, based on a wide survey of industry data, can be used without changes. For shops with established pricing, even the most complex pricing structures can be easily and reliably matched.