Making lives easier

Installers across the UK will find life a lot easier thanks to the introduction of the new dedicated bespoke online ordering portal, Easy Connect, from Listers Central, the company has announced.

Having initially launched the software last year, the Stoke-on-Trent fabricator has made several tweaks and improvements, and it is now a fully functioning, accurate pricing software.

The software, which is suitable for tablets or desktops and is exclusive to Listers’ trade partners, is designed to help installers visualise with customers how their windows and doors will look and cost before they place their order.

Listers managing director Steve Gardiner said: “Easy Connect is what the industry has been missing and is revolutionising the way installers order our products. It provides an interactive brochure and comprehensive review of all our products and enables installers to order windows from a device, meaning no more paper, no more waiting and less hassle.

“Easy Connect will also change the sales dynamic between the customer, making it easy for them to better visualise what they are ordering.

“Our IT team has also integrated a complete suite of personalised reports such as quotations and surveys, all branded in the installers colours and logos.”

Nathan Moore, managing director at Premier Windows, said: “As a small business, the most time-consuming thing for me after seeing a customer was drawing up the windows or doors they wanted onto a piece of paper or quote form, scanning and emailing it off to my supplier and then waiting for 24 hours for them to come back to me before typing and sending the quote to the customer.

“It was a laborious process and took up about 50% of my time.

“But with Easy Connect I can show them visual images of all products and instantly price the windows there and then, leave it with them and go back to the office and focus on the next job in hand.

“Being a small business also means I haven’t had access to hugely expensive software or elaborate ways to present quotes, but thanks to Easy Connect the quotes I’m sending out are rivalling the larger national firms in terms of the way they are presented, so it has elevated the whole process that the customer sees to being much better than before I started using Easy Connect.”