2 years ago Blog

3 reasons your business proposals aren’t working

by Proply

Business proposals can take a lot of time, effort, research and hustle.

Which is why it can be frustrating and disheartening if your business proposals are not returning the results you want. If your business proposals are professional and well-worded, what’s going on? Here are some issues that might be impeding your progress.

Problem: You’re not moving fast enough

It’s 2020. Things are moving at a breakneck speed, which puts even more pressure on you. By the time you’ve set up a meeting, sent over the paperwork and confirmed the contract, the client may have already moved on.

Solution: Get online

Nothing moves faster than the internet. The Proply app allows you to send digital proposals instantly with the click of a button (or tap of a finger). Plus, potential clients can even accept a proposal instantly, sending you an alert so you’ll never miss a beat.

Problem: The formatting is dated

A picture tells a thousand words. Even if your proposal has the most engaging copy, it might not get a second look if it doesn’t have the aesthetic to match. No matter what our mothers told us about not judging a book by its cover, looks really do matter.

Solution: Slick it up

If you’re looking to create a proposal that looks polished and professional, you need to go digital. With six stylish themes, you can customise our digital proposals to your liking with images, interactive maps and more. And best of all, they are simple and quick to create.

Have a look at a sample Proply proposal here.

Problem: They don’t know what you can do

Business is built on trust. If this is a new client who does not know you or your work, they may be understandably less inclined to invest their time and money.

Solution: Build a bank of case studies

A selection of well-crafted case studies can help seal the deal. Our proposals have an inbuilt case study feature, where you can add photos, testimonials and a pricing breakdown. Plus, you can save the case studies in the online app, so you don’t have to create them from scratch for each proposal.

Ready to take it to the next level?

We’re here to help make your business as efficient as possible, with interactive proposals, real-time acceptance and alerts, analytics and social media remarketing. It’s 100% free to get started (no credit card required). Try it today and see what a difference digital proposals can make.

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