Pricing and Beyond

The Best Frame Pricing Software in the Industry

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POS Software for the Picture Framing & Art Industry


By SoftTouch Solutions, Inc.
Available for Windows, Mac, and iPad

We believe that

FrameReady is the very best pricing software in our industry.
Here's why...

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You can make a profit selling any sized frame

Other shops lose money every day because their POS prices by category instead of calculating retail prices based on wholesale cost.

FrameReady's default pricing formula is designed to level out any steep teeter-tottering in your pricing. This means you won't lose on small jobs or have sticker-shock on the larger ones. Price consistently.

And if you haven't analyzed your prices in a few years, FrameReady is a powerful way to get it done.

You can make a profit selling any sized frame

Other shops lose money every day because their POS prices large frames too high and small frames too low.

Photo:Profit

FrameReady's default pricing formula is designed to level out any steep teeter-tottering in your pricing. This means you won't lose on small jobs or have sticker-shock on the larger ones. Price consistently.

And if you haven't analyzed your prices in a few years, FrameReady is a powerful way to get it done.

Make a profit selling any sized frame

Other shops lose money every day because their POS prices large frames too high and small frames too low.

FrameReady's default pricing formula is designed to level out any steep teeter-tottering in your pricing. This means you won't lose on small jobs or have sticker-shock on the larger ones. Price consistently.

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You can accurately price your moulding and matboards

Owners are under-charging because they use out-of-date pricing charts.

FrameReady's Annual Subscription service entitles you to vendor pricing updates from North American, UK and Australian vendors and distributors.

Just to name a few: Roma, Larson Juhl, Nielsen and Bainbridge, Nurre Caxton, Don Mar.

You can accurately price your moulding and matboards

Owners are under-charging because they use out-of-date pricing charts.

Photo: Mat samples

FrameReady's Annual Subscription service entitles you to vendor pricing updates from North American, UK and Australian vendors and distributors.

Just to name a few: Roma, Larson Juhl, Nielsen and Bainbridge, Nurre Caxton, Don Mar.

Accurately price your moulding and matboards

Owners are under-charging because they use out-of-date pricing charts.

FrameReady's Annual Subscription service entitles you to vendor pricing updates from North American, UK and Australian vendors and distributors.

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You can control your own pricing structure

Other businesses cannot customize and organize their pricing to meet their market needs.

FrameReady offers a pricing strategy for whatever you want to sell: moulding by length, fabric by linear yard, glass by lite size, mirrors by square foot. You can choose from a variety of custom pricing formulas or create your own.

When you use your own formulas and markups, then you are pricing with confidence and accuracy. Profitability comes from being in control of your bottom line.

You can control your own pricing structure

Other businesses cannot customize and organize their pricing to meet their market needs.

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FrameReady offers a pricing strategy for whatever you want to sell: moulding by length, fabric by linear yard, glass by lite size, mirrors by square foot, and more. You can choose from a variety of custom pricing formulas or create your own.

When you use your own formulas and markups, then you are pricing with confidence and accuracy. Profitability comes from being in control of your bottom line.

Control your own pricing structure

Other businesses cannot customize and organize their pricing to meet their market needs.

FrameReady offers a pricing strategy for whatever you want to sell: moulding by length, fabric by linear yard, glass by lite size, mirrors by square foot, and more. You can choose from a variety of custom pricing formulas or create your own.

Set a price for every framing component

  • Moulding
  • Matboard
  • Glazing
  • Fillets
  • Fabrics & liners
  • Stretchers
  • Mounting
  • Hardware
  • Fitting & labor

Implement your own pricing rules

  • Length (cost), chop or join
  • United Inch or United Centimetre
  • Set price and minimum price
  • Markup
  • Code tables and matrix
  • Specific supplier formula
  • Your own formula
  • Specific item pricing
  • Percentage adjustment

Accurately price any custom frame

  • Layer up to 5 mouldings
  • Design up to 7 matboards
  • Multiple openings
  • Float mounts & floater frames
  • Large format & giclee printing
  • Hand-wrapped fabric mats & liners
  • Hourly labor charges
  • Shadowbox and 3D display boxes
  • Mirrors

Price with confidence and enjoy these benefits

Work faster and smarter

Changes are easily made and prices recalculate instantly.

Due dates are realistically achievable.

Your data is accessible and fully searchable at any time.

Eliminate costly errors and forgotten charges

Prevent incorrect sizes with orientation checking.

Reduce entry errors with description display.

Stay ahead of the game

Calculate how much to pay consignment artists.

Find an order or customer data by any criteria.

Barcodes for corner sample, retail, and production labeling.

Enjoy a smooth production flow

Confidently rely on FrameReady for job scheduling, tracking and ordering.

Interface with Wizard CMC, Integrated Framer & MatDesigner software.

Be informed

The latest price updates keep you profitable.

Be alerted to discontinued moulding and matboard at the time of sale.

Your COG used is visible as you build the order.

We've been designing FrameReady for over 20 years

Our company is called SoftTouch Solutions, Inc. and we love FrameReady so much that we're here to support you during your time as a new user -- as well as help you become a seasoned expert.

When we created FrameReady

we baked a lot of business tools right in

(because we're not just computer geeks, we're also framers).

Product & Framing Components

Downloadable matboard and moulding price changes.

Work Orders & Proposals

Simple or complex, accurately priced, with reference photos.

Gift Cards & Store Credit

Refund, returns, and loyalty program tracking.

Invoicing

Deposits, payments, and refunds for work orders, retail products via PDF.

Inventory Tracking & Purchase Orders

Manual or automated ordering of framing materials and retail products.

Production Tools & Documents

Scheduling, cut lists and PDF documents for customers.

Documents & Reports

Over 30 different reports: usage, inventory, sales, payment, accounts receivable.

Contacts & Mailing Lists

Customer information tracking, data export and list generation.

(Wait, there's more - Employee Time Cards, Consignments, Art Resource Management and To Do Lists.)

We built different versions to meet your needs

 

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FrameReady Lite

Choose this version if you have a gallery framing department or you are a photographer, artist, photo lab, portrait studio, designer, or home-based framer.

Buy Now for $659

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FrameReady

The perfect choice for the independent custom frame shop with everything you need to manage your business.

Buy Now for $1540



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Multi Site Add-on

Choose this version if you have multiple sites and can benefit from all locations sharing the same data.

Each solution is unique; please call for pricing.

Call 1-888-281-3303  for details

If you are interested
there is a free trial you can download

Click the green button to get a free 90 day trial of FrameReady

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Available for:
Mac OSX 10.11, & 10.10
Windows 10, 8.1 & 7 SP1

Some very nice things our awesome users said about us

Mo Gaul, CPF

Mo's Gallery & Fine Framing

Tucson, AZ - mosgallery.com

SoftTouch Solutions listens to their client's needs and provides answers. This software has streamlined our business saving us several hours each week. It has improved our pricing structure and keeps all of our prices and inventory current. It has also helped us track the effectiveness of our advertising. In every way, FrameReady has improved how we do business. The investment we put into FrameReady has been returned to us a hundred times over.

Kirstie Bennet

The Framer's Workshop

Berkeley, CA - framersworkshop.com

We wrote hand receipts on NCR self-designed quadruplicate forms for 30 years. [It has been] bliss with FrameReady. No lost orders, no lost art, no frantically searching for an order to match a frame from 5 years ago, no errors in pricing, no flipping charts around and using a calculator to figure out the price of a hand wrapped mat, no more wondering if we have more 16 x 20 ready mades in storage, no more price per foot or alphanumeric characters representing prices marked on samples, and no more having customers question our pricing! It's all there. Neatly organized. We love it. The customers love it.

Rich Timmons

Rich Timmons Fine Art Gallery

Doylestown, PA - 3795gallery.com

FrameReady allows me to get a quote for a client quickly, and it generates all the necessary paperwork from estimate, to work order, to invoice. Even an old guy like me can figure it out!

Glenn Vardy

Frames Now

Melbourne, Australia - framesnow.com.au

[Using] FrameReady Multi Site [at one] store, whilst our other 3 stores ... were also taking work and ... doing admin. 12 simultaneous users, and it was faultless. FrameReady is absolutely robust!

This is what FrameReady looks like



(Yes, the screens are colourful - it helps you learn faster!)

Main Menu

One-click access to the important areas of the program.

Work Orders

Price out simple and complex frame orders.

Contacts

Gather useful information for each customer.

Products

List, price, track and label your retail products.

Invoices

View sales, recievables and take payments.

Purchase Orders

Order all framing supplies and products.

Take advantage of the help file, video training, online knowledgebase, ebooks, and business articles.

Meet the FrameReady team at SoftTouch Solutions, Inc.

This is us - aren't we an awesome bunch?

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Bert de Roo

President and Developer

I like to build things. Ever since I ws a kid I always building something. It might have been a tree fort, a raft on a pond, a motorized trike, a dune buggy, an addition on a cottage, and many other things.

One of the reasons I became a picture framer was for enjoyment of building the frames and seeing the end product. Developing software became a similar passion. Every day there was something more that could be built onto the program.

A good day for me at work is to be presented with a unique challenge. Taking an existing need and designing a solution that will be of great benefit to all our software users. And perhaps the coolest thing I've built so far, is this business, with huge thanks to my staff and our customers.

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Kelly Hext

Operations Manager

I'm the typical Canadian stereotype; hockey has been in my blood beginning at a very early age. When I'm not at the office it usually isn't that hard to track me down. Just look for a patch of ice somewhere and I am probably skating on it.

I take great pride in providing professional service with a friendly touch. SoftTouch Solutions has built a strong reputation based on it's stellar customer support and I believe it is very important to live up to that reputation; whether it is over-the-phone or meeting a customer face-to-face.

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Carol Graham

Director of Customer Relations & Training

What I like best about working at SoftTouch Solutions are the people I interact with: clients, leads and fellow staff. I find that people in the framing industry are very dedicated, friendly, and caring people.

When I am not dealing with framing matters, I'm busy as the chair of a large summer outdoor art show, president of the local community theatre, founder of our local camera club, an Optimist member, and Secretary for the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) International board.

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Evelyn Ward de Roo

Social Media Director and Tech Writer

I am passionate about networking and communicating great ideas. Helping clients understand how to best use our products is important. I say to the boss, don't just tell me what this feature does, tell me why!

Writing good Knowledgebase articles helps to convey the breadth of how FrameReady can really help a business grow, be efficient and well organized. Organization is a bit of an obsession with me. Helping our clients learn how social media can be part of their business mix is fun and keeps me on my toes.

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Carl Jagt

Software Technician and Tech Writer

When I was a kid, plucking away on the family Commodore 64, people would say to me, "you know, computers are the future." They were right, of course. But who could foresee this thing called the Internet? The world wakes up to new ways of communicating and finding information, new ways of doing business.

At SoftTouch Solutions, I get to help small businesses use FrameReady to do the heavy lifting.

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Katharina Lardner

Bookkeeper

I put myself through university working in frameshops. I'm a stickler for details (financial ones especially). I am addicted to making stuff and helping other people make stuff, too. I'm the host of The Craft Bee, a DIY craft night for women.

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Neil Fraleigh

Contact Manager

When I'm not dealing with e-blasts, I'm laying in the Mexican sun.

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O. R. Kid

Office Pet

I love being in the SoftTouch lunch room spreading joy and happiness.

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