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Moulding Pricing Software

bruce papier

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
I know I'm sounding very 19th Century here, but is there a program that just does moulding pricing that updates as new price lists come out? We don't use a POS system. We tried Lifesaver, but setting the pricing tables for moulding is really ponderous.

For most of the moulding, we just need something that uses "between w & x multiply by y to get z". regardless of who makes the moulding.

We don't need the program to do more than that. The rest of our price list is an arcane thing that evolved over 35 years and doesn't bend to fit logical tables, so we're not going to change that part.
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Rick Granick

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
You might be able to use some kind of spreadsheet program to set up your own system. Before I got FrameReady I used to do that in AppleWorks.
However, you will still have to personally enter all the new prices when they change from each vendor, which is total drudge work.
One of the beauties of POS is that when you download the vendor files they update and calculate automatically. This has made my life so much easier.
I get a smile on my face every time I do an update now, as opposed to cringing when I got a new price list book in the mail.
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Pat Murphey

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
I've had minimal trouble getting price lists from my vendors in a spreadsheet compatible format. I just align columns to my needs and then have auto pricing. I add a letter code column for each vendor that allows me to vary the sort to amend the main data set. Just remember that lookup tables require item numbers to be sorted as text when mixed with item codes that include letters. If you know how to manipulate rows and columns, it's not difficult or tedious.
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SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
here is what we used to do create groups. 1,2,3,,4,5,6,7,8,9,0 then assign dollar amounts to each. taht way all we had to do is ether change the dollar amount to the code or change the code on the frame that moved up out of the code range
I hope I explained that okay..


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
I use a excel spread sheet to markup Larson, Roma etc...
I have it setup to mark up based on Larson's recommended markup or I can change it to any markup I want.

It doesn't automatically update but it's fairly easy to do.
just copy and paste Item, description, width, list price and chop price. it automatically generates retail price.

pm me and I'll send you a copy


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
The "between w & x multiply by y to get z" can easily be done on an excel spreadsheet or access database but the automatic price update, you will need to get a POS for that.
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