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Work order sheets

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Pointe Claire Framer, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Pointe Claire Framer

    Pointe Claire Framer Grumbler in Training

    Hi All,

    In a nutshell - how are your work order sheets structured? I've been trying to get the place where I work to convert to an order sheet on which the molding is on one line, the outer and inner mats and mat width(s) are on another line, the glazing type is on another line, the dimensions are in a box all by themselves. Another box for special instructions where the invoices are duplicata and sequentially numbered.

    Anyone have some PDFs of their own work orders so I can prove to the people I'm working with that I'm not just making this stuff up? We're using invoice books from Walmart and photocopied mat maps to process orders!
     
  2. MnSue

    MnSue SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    hope this helps!
     

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  3. Pointe Claire Framer

    Pointe Claire Framer Grumbler in Training

    Wow - thank you. That's so much nicer than the one I was pitching, and covers all the bases. Thank you so much.
     
  4. simplymatted

    simplymatted MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Thanks for sharing. I was honestly looking at doing custom order sheets.
     
  5. MnSue

    MnSue SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I actually had this printed as a 3 part form for certain jobs, and have it as a single page "worksheet" at the design counter as my backup and additional note taking for framing jobs I enter into lifesaver...
     
  6. IFGL

    IFGL SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    No that's just way to efficient, where's the variables and surprises, customers love those.
     
  7. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I use a printout of my Excel Sheet that calculates sizes and pricing.

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  8. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I have one along the lines of what MnSue posted. I use this while working with the customer, making whatever sketches and notes I like, then enter the particulars into FrameReady to calculate the price, archive the order, and generate receipts. I can't open the original graphic because it was created in an obsolete software program, but I'll try to remember to scan one Monday and post it here.
    :cool: Rick
     
  9. troyveluz

    troyveluz MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I created this in Excel but did not use it because I decided to use a POS
     

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  10. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    If you work in a busy shop, you probably should be pushing for a professional Point Of Sale program.

    We haven't used our own Work Order form since we installed the first POS system in 1994. If I were starting a framing business today, POS software would be at the top of my priority list. In my opinion, no other shop equipment can provide greater benefits or savings in the business of custom framing.
     
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  11. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I totally agree, Jim. FrameReady has improved my quality of life at work by leaps and bounds. Somewhat embarrassingly, it took me years to get around to implementing it, because I really like working from my own work orders. Then I had the epiphany that I could use it in this hybrid way, allowing me to write up the orders the way I like while still having all the obvious benefits that the program provides. Just because you shop at the hardware store, you aren't obligated to buy every tool they sell, but you can make use of all the ones that are right for the way you work.
    :D Rick
     
  12. Pointe Claire Framer

    Pointe Claire Framer Grumbler in Training

    Oh - I like that one too. Lots of good ideas.
     
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