The best tradie management softwares and essentials tools that will save you time, effort and money. Or would you rather be nagging your clients for money they owe you?
Regardless of your industry, I am sure there’s one thing we can all agree on and that is we’d all be out of the job if it weren’t for our trusty set of tools.
Whether you’re a mechanic who’s collected and stashed every tool they can find in their 100 year old tool box, to a sparkie who swears by their multimeter or a brickie who’s raving about their new concrete mixer.
Without these essential tools, let’s just say some wouldn’t get very far. The same can be said for investing in trade management software.
Not only will it save you a whole heap of time, automated email responses can do all the chasing up for you — yes this means you don’t have to make anymore awkward phone calls nagging clients for cash on a job you already completed.
So if you’re serious about taking your trade or business to the next level, here’s some of the best management softwares and tools you will need.
Manage your finances easier
Paypal — get paid on the spot
I am sure you’ve heard of PayPal — eBay shopping sprees, in-game purchases — well there’s a reason why it’s the world’s most popular online payment system. It allows for faster, safer and smarter transactions. This means you can get paid by clients in seconds.
Why is PayPal an essential tradie software?
Get paid today, not tomorrow: Using a bank card or PayPal account, your clients can pay their invoices in a matter of seconds using their phone, PC, tablet or internet browser.
Tap-and-go payments using your mobile: If only there was a way your mobile device could act as an eftpos machine… Well yeah it can. Thanks to PayPal Here, attach a small lightweight encrypted card reader to your mobile and process payments anywhere, anytime.
No hidden fees: With fixed rates you can rest assured you won’t be getting hit with any nasty surprises. Get locked in fixed rates with PayPal based on how much you sell and where your clients are located. This is especially handy for those who deal with a lot of residential clients, allowing you to improve payments received and improve cash flow.
Xero — Accounting and Payroll rolled into 1
Is it zero? Chero? Xxero? Whatever it is, it does a bloody good job at keeping your accounting and payroll simple. The app is now used by more than 2 billion subscribers worldwide, and has become the best solution for all businesses in every sector, including hard yakka tradies who can’t remember their home security pin code.
Why is Xero an essential tradie software?
2 birds with 1 stone: You can forget about doubling up on the paperwork with Xero. Keep things simple with your accounting and payroll combined into one.
Fully automated: Get real time bank feeds of where your money is coming and going.
But wait, there’s more: Get access to over 800 apps in the Xero Marketplace to help streamline your business.
Forget chasing clients, just automate it
Debtor Daddy — actively track overdue invoices and automate reminders
Ooft did someone say automated debt collection?! Yea you heard right. Debtor Daddy knows that every small business or sole trader relies on consistent cash flow. They also realised the last thing you want to be doing on your day off, weekends or during family time is chasing up clients for cash.
Well now you don’t have to. Debtor Daddy has automated the whole receivables management process for you so you can actively track overdue invoices, issue automated email reminders to clients and increase your cash flow.
Why is Debtor Daddy an essential tradie software?
Automation: Finally! You can forget about awkward ‘debt collection’ phone calls to clients asking them for your money.
Keep track of invoices: Instead of shuffling through a stack of old unpaid invoices, you can now easily keep track of what’s due and overdue and implement automated reminders to clients to pay via email.
Keep face: No more phone calls = better relationships. No one likes to be nagged on the phone, it’s like dealing with your mum.
Increase cash flow: Pleasant reminders and automated reminders means you get paid more consistently.
Customise reminders: Have difficult customers? Customise a personalised reminder to politely get your money!
What’s there to lose? Would you rather be digging through unpaid invoices and making debt collector phone calls or use a system that allows you to ‘set and forget’?
Get it together with Tradify — organising has never been easier
Let’s be honest, as a tradie we aren’t really known for being organised individuals, we’re too busy chasing the next job. But with Tradify you can defy all odds and prove to your missus that you are in fact, a sophisticated and organised lad. Just about every tradie in the world has jumped on the Tradify bandwagon and for a good reason too.
From managing workflows and quoting, to time and material tracking as well as invoicing. This purpose-built platform makes organising your shit a breeze, saving you a whole heap of time to live it up on the weekends.
Why is Tradify an essential tradie software?
Easily manage workflow: Stay on top of your jobs with powerful tracking features that allow you to monitor from start to finish, initial quote to final invoice.
Effective use of time: With smarter scheduling, you are able to line up b2b jobs, ensuring teams arrive and finish on time, every time.
Faster quotes: Save time on writing up quotes and double checking prices with custom templates and imported price lists.
Invoicing made easy: With timesheets, receipts and invoices all in 1 place, Tradify helps you get paid on time.
Tools of The Trade
Steel Ute Tray
— yeaaah just chuck it in the ute
Where would we all be without our trusty work ute and everything but the kitchen sink dumped in the back. Having a durable and sturdy steel ute tray you can rely on is an essential tool for any tradie. I mean come on, it allows you to carry core equipment and tools to be able to perform your job effectively and safely.
Why would you need a steel ute tray?
– Built to withstand abuse: Safe to say not all ute owners treat their rig the same when it comes to loading up construction materials.
– Perfect for the weekends: Tradie by day, adventurer warrior on weekends. Find out how to transform your ute tray to meet the demands of your lifestyle.
– Colour coded: All trays can be painted to match the existing colour of your vehicle or colour of choice.
Trusty Tool Box — Davy Jones’s Locker
They organise, They protect, They Keep Your Tools Safe
Whether you’re a plumber, sparkie, mechanic, builder or carpet layer, heck every trade you can think of has its own set of tools. And where do these tools go? Well surely they aren’t rolling around in the tray or backseat right? They are in your tool box of course.
– Protection: Keep your tools protected, safe and locked away in a trusty tool box.
– Organise easier: Stop sifting through Pandora’s box hoping you pick up the right tool. With a tool box you can organise tools into different drawers to save you time and effort when you need something the most.
– Customised to suit your needs: Did we mention you can customise your ute tray to be the ultimate toolbox? From mounted tool boxes, to fully customisable ute canopies with drawers to help secure, organise and keep your tools safe.
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