Spend less time driving & more time earning 💰

Updated: Feb 7

Into 2022 and beyond, preservation of the environment will continue to be a hot topic discussed around the globe. The construction and building sector is not exempt from this and we are now seeing trends in Green Construction. Green construction includes a wide variety of techniques geared towards operating in an environmentally sustainable way. This takes on a multifaceted approach that includes everything from the design of a building to the location of product manufacturing; from the utilisation of eco-friendly products to transportation and waste management.

With the New Zealand government committing to getting our country carbon neutral by 2050, there's going to be pressure on every business to cut down on their emissions. For trades contractors this can mean upskilling and putting effort into being more environmentally conscious.

While finding ways to reduce your carbon footprint is easier said than done, we have found an easy strategy for contractors that saves them both time and cuts their emissions: get online!

For 90% of tradies, work goes like this:

  1. You're working on Job A but need to secure Jobs B, C, D and so on.

  2. You get an enquiry for you to price a job 10 miles away.

  3. You leave Job A (= you stop making money on Job A).

  4. You drive to the enquiry (= you spend money on gas and release pollution into the environment).

  5. You drive back to Job A or to your next job or enquiry.

  6. You eventually get home and write out the quote, ensuring all is calculated and accounted for.

  7. You wait while the enquirer gets back to you.

Driving one or two hundred kilometers to do a quote was just how life went for Tile Smith before they purchased a website and pricing system from Kwotimation. Collin--the owner--estimated that he could spend up to $400 doing a single quote.

Fortunately, there's now a much easier way to work as a tradie that means you drive less, earn more, and have a smaller carbon footprint. When you're making the most of what technology can offer, life as a tradie looks like this:

  1. You're working on Job A but need to secure Jobs B, C, D and so on.

  2. You get a notification that an enquirer has received a kwote from your website*.

  3. You check their kwote for the job details and attached photos.

  4. After you finish up with Job A, you call the enquirer and get a good understanding of what they're looking for.

  5. The enquirer accepts or declines the kwote--without you needing to go anywhere.

Before Kwotimation, getting online was complicated and took a long time to do, because there were no companies offering solutions specifically designed for the needs of tradies. Give us a try today, and see how you can save time and money while also putting yourself in a better position to meet the regulatory demands of the future.


* Online pricing system only available for select trade industries.