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Selling Remotely with KITS

Posted by Rachel Chan on Sep 27, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Sales has always been a mobile profession where remote work is a requirement. Whether the task is heading to the next meeting or keeping in contact with your clients via phone or email, sales is one of the most fast-paced and on-the-go professions in any company.

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Topics: Mobile Sales Tool, Selling Remotely, Working Remotely, Selling Remotely with KITS

Manufacturer Spotlight: WB Manufacturing

Posted by Michael Astle on Sep 13, 2022 12:15:00 PM

We’re excited to announce that WB Manufacturing is now available on The KITS collaborator! To start building projects with their furniture solutions for multiple industries including industrial, educational, commercial, healthcare and food service, click here to request access to their digital catalogs. 

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Topics: Manufacturer Spotlight

Furniture Sales Software: The power of The KITS collaborator

Posted by Michael Astle on Sep 7, 2022 1:00:00 PM

The contract and commercial furniture industry, like many others, has been disrupted by changes in the workforce, changes in client expectations for ready-to-ship products, and technologies for visualizing space live Virtual and Augmented reality. Juggling the expectations against time pressures to meet with clients and adjust design, update pricing, and manage delivery requirements all chip away at a salesperson’s time. To accomplish it all, dealers and contract furniture professionals increasingly need to rely on furniture sales software tools that let them do more in less time and fewer meetings.

Industry-built contract furniture sales software solutions such as The KITS collaborator make things a little easier. They help address pain points with traditional sales and planning methods and offer remote capabilities and new visualization methods that show the most realistic preview of the final product. Keep reading for a breakdown of the issues of traditional sales methods and the tools that could come with mobile furniture sales software like The KITS collaborator.

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Topics: The KITS collaborator

2022 Office Design Trends from NeoCon 2022

Posted by Michael Astle on Jul 20, 2022 12:00:00 PM

NeoCon 2022 returned in full swing in June, a chance for professionals from the furniture, architecture, and design industries to connect after a multiple-year hiatus. At this kind of event, we often can get a good snapshot of current design industry trends and what we can expect soon from workplace design. This year, we saw the latest in 2022 office design trends and we’re excited about what we could soon see and help you visualize, design, and implement.

Several KiSP team members from our visualization and KITS Collaborator teams were at NeoCon 2022 so here are some highlights of the displays and trends we saw there. Top-level observation from our teams: we saw trends arising in sustainability, hybrid workspaces, and a focus on bringing a sense of home into office workspaces. Let’s dive into each of these three trends and the products and designs that we saw that were showcased.

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Topics: Office design trends

What is a Configurator and how are they being used in 2022?

Posted by Michael Astle on Jun 30, 2022 2:00:00 PM

We are currently experiencing a dramatic rise in digital retail experiences as well as a continuous rise in the popularity of e-commerce across all industries. Some of the best and most custom additions to digital shopping are through web configurators which help people customize and engage with potential purchases Over the past years, there have been dramatic shifts to digital solutions in many industries. This was a product of necessity due to the event of the last 2 years that dramatically affected everyone across the globe. But it was also just an acceleration of a trend that we’ve been seeing across all industries and businesses for some time now.

There has been a growing desire among consumers to get an accurate preview of the product they are purchasing before they receive it. There are several solutions to this issue, but one of the most popular was for businesses to create digital configurators that would live on their client-facing sites. A recent study from 2021 by e-commerce technology company Zakeke shows that 41% of consumers are looking to have a much more personalized experience when it comes to their digital shopping interactions. With the shift to digital in recent years, businesses had to meet that desire with new digital/remote solutions. Many businesses had to consider how could they digitally provide their customers with a preview of the product that would both satisfy the customer’s need to ensure they were buying the right product and provide the most realistic preview.

Now, what is a web configurator exactly? A configurator is an online tool that a business can use to allow customers or clients to customize a preview of their product virtually. There are several varieties of configurators, but in any shape, they are a fantastic tool, that puts a lot of power into consumers’ hands. In this article, we will examine several types of configurators and how they are being used across several industries.

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Topics: Web Configurator

Frequently Asked Questions about Specification and Design Services

Posted by Michael Astle on Jun 1, 2022 3:12:46 PM

Whether you need assistance planning for the best use of a particular space or selecting the right products to stay within a predetermined budget, utilizing a specification and design team can be a great asset for your project.

However, the specification and design space is large and there is a lot of information out there. It can be hard to nail down an answer to a question you might have. Many people go into the process with lots of questions about how this kind of service works.

We have taken some of the most frequently asked questions our specification and design team has received and come up with some answers that we hope can help answer some of your questions and offer some clarity about how the process works.

Check out our FAQs below!

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Topics: Design and Specifications

5 Expert Tips for The KITS Collaborator

Posted by Michael Astle on May 13, 2022 11:30:00 AM

There are plenty of powerful sellers using The KITS collaborator to reach their sales goals. It’s amazing to hear all the ways they use KITS and how it helps facilitate business and delight their clients. 

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Topics: The KITS collaborator

Why and How to use AR in your client meetings

Posted by Michael Astle on Apr 22, 2022 2:15:42 PM

Augmented reality or AR, as it is more commonly called, is a tool that is used by more and more businesses and sales teams as technology advances. With AR your customers, clients, or prospects can get a clearer picture of how your products and layouts can fit into their workspace and get the closest experience to seeing the product in person. In this blog post, we will go over how Augmented Reality is used in business today and how AR for furniture can help improve your pitches and meetings with clients.

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Topics: Augmented Reality

3 Reasons Why the Virtual Showroom is Here to Stay

Posted by Michael Astle on Apr 6, 2022 11:24:54 AM

Virtual showrooms have been a great solution for many manufacturers and designers during this recent period where we continue to see an increase in people working remotely. It offers them the chance to present their products to clients not willing or able to meet in person and offers solutions to those who want to see their designs come to life safely and enjoyably.

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Topics: Virtual Showroom

Manufacturer Spotlight: FireKing

Posted by Rachel Chan on Apr 27, 2021 3:56:14 PM

FireKing’s digital catalogs are now available on The KITS collaborator for both iPad and Windows 10 users to explore. To start creating projects with their line of asset-protection products, click here to request access and sync their catalogs. 

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Topics: Manufacturer Spotlight