Pricetag is an online budgeting tool that was initially made for designers, but is flexible and customizable so that it is useful in any business that requires bidding.
Pricetag was founded in August 2011 by Andres Garzon, Andy Pratt, and Camilo Bravo. There is no traffic data available for the app. The idea for Pricetag evolved from the fact that the team had decades of industry experience, yet still struggled with providing quotes for bids on jobs. This prompted the creation of the app.
Pricetag is very easy to use interface. It has very clear steps to follow and simplifies the process significantly. The app is currently in beta and is in the process of adding more currencies to the current app.
The first step in the process of creating a quote is to provide some global information about the user's company. This information will be saved and automatically entered in future quotes. This information includes Team Members, including title and hourly rate; Additional costs such as stock photography, support charges, hosting, domain names, etc.; The last section is Set Your Profit. This includes percent risk, overhead, and the desired amount of profit. There are pop up windows explaining each element to the user. Once these sections are completed, the user may create their first quote.
Step 1 is entering the project information including the client, risk level, project name, project summary, and timeline and schedule. There are samples of the summary and timeline as well as a Step 1 tutorial available.
Step 2 is to determine the deliverables and assign tasks. There is a tutorial for this Step as well as tips on the page to assist the user in completion. This step includes assigning team members entered in the global information section.
Step 3 is the place to enter additional costs such as travel expenses or other services entered in the global section.
Step 4 is for entering assumptions and terms. There are examples of each for users to use for reference, as well as a tutorial.
Throughout the process, a window with the quote in progress has been tracking the information entered. Once finished, the user may view the quote, revise it, export it as a PDF, or email it to the client. It has a full breakdown of the costs and information completed in the 4 steps. A logo may also be added to the quote.
The process could not be any easier.
To register, the user provides the company or organization name, first and last name of the person signing up, a valid email address, a password, the plan choice, credit card number, name on the card, expiration date, and CVV. The Free Plan does not require payment information. An email with validation link is sent to the provided address.
There are 4 plan choices for Pricetag users. The Free Plan provides one active quote and no ability to archive. The Basic Plan is recommended by the app for freelancers or small businesses. For $12 per month, the Basic Plan offers 3 Active quotes, 2 archived quotes per month (stored but not editable), 1 free sample quote, a 15 minute phone consultation on how to quote. The Premium Plan "For the up-and-coming heavyweight" is offered at $29 per month and allows 6 active quotes, 3 archived quotes per month, 1 free sample quote, and a 30 minute phone consultation on quoting. The Deluxe Plan "For the big boys" is $100 per month and allows unlimited quotes per month, unlimited archived quotes, 1 free sample quote, and a 60 minute phone consultation on quoting.
The app offers a free 30 day trial, but requires credit card information and active cancellation by the user to prevent being billed.
Pricetag is a very easy app for those who find work based on the bidding/quoting process and are not comfortable finding a way to create a professional, well thought out quote that takes profit, risk, overhead, and all expenses into account. The varied plan levels make it useful for businesses from very small to large.