10 October, 2019

4 Ways a Line Sheet Software Can Level-Up Your Business

You have a catalog, your website is impeccable and you can talk up a storm about your favorite products, so do you really need a line sheet? Maybe scaling your business and making tons of money  …  how does that sound?

Regardless of it you’re looking to place handmade jewelry in a local boutique or ship your entire collection of kid’s clothes to big-box retailers across the globe, the key to efficient expansion is understanding why line sheets are so important in the first place.

1. Stop Designing, Start Running Your Business

No matter how committed you are to achieving the perfect work-life balance, professional obligations always seem to get in the way. Truthfully, that’s what you expect when you launch a business — long hours, little sleep, and a serious lack of Netflix & chill.

Successful entrepreneurs are just as time-strapped. On average, the world’s high net-worth business owners spend their day much like you spend yours, according to the HSBC Private Banking Essence of Enterprise report:

  • Business Admin: 1h 30m
  • Staff Management: 1h 48m
  • Focusing on Company Strategy: 1h 36m
  • Delivering to Clients: 1h 18m
  • Developing New Business: 1h 18m
  • Relaxing/Socializing: 2h 48m
  • Caring for Children: 2h 12m
  • Household Management: 1h 48m
  • Community Activity of Volunteering: 48m
  • Sleep: 6h 30m

Of course, if you’re still working to scale your business and establish your brand, chances are you’re seeing a lot less of your family and a lot more of your computer screen. Now see if you can even find time to add  graphic design and creating line sheets from scratch to your schedule. Because without a program that teaches you how to make a product sell sheet the smart way, you’re going to be swapping out sleep in favor of wrangling Photoshop.

Consider the new web-based app, Linesheets, which includes an array of line sheet templates designed by top graphic designers that you can customize, download in PDF form and email directly to buyers or colleagues. It saves you time, it saves your sanity and it frees you up to find joy in other areas of your life, like making it to your son’s school play or dreaming up a new textile pattern for spring.

Sick of making manual line sheets? Learn more about Linesheets — the tool that makes your job easier. 

2. Faster Line Sheets = Quicker Sales

Time is money. The longer the lead time between a buyer’s request for a sell sheet and the day you actually deliver, the more likely it is they’ll find another vendor to fill the void. Even if you end up getting the contract, those days or weeks you spent trying to make your DIY line sheet perfect could’ve been spent making sales and shipping product. And let’s not even think about what happens when you email over a line sheet that doesn’t include what it’s supposed to include (oops…).

The Linesheets app streamlines the entire creation process. Even sending over your eye-catching final product is as easy as point and click, so you don’t have to rely on snail mail, flick between browser tabs or load a second program just to get your sell sheet where it needs to go.

Related: What Is a Line Sheet?

3. Impress Buyers With Proper Line Sheets

Imagine you’re a buyer for Bloomingdale’s or in charge of onboarding new brands for an e-retailer like Shopbop.com. You’re probably inundated with pitches. Designers and artists from all walks of life are clamoring for shelf space and hoping to get their products in front of your customers. How will you choose?

The right sell sheet design organizes key product information in a way that makes sense. We don’t just dump sell sheet examples on your lap and leave you to your own devices. While Linesheets competitors offer a free line sheet template and little else, we help you understand which details to include and how to include them so buyers quickly understand why your products rock and how much their audience will love them.

Those templates are crafted with both form and function in mind. Yes, we want them to look good, but they also have to work. These are the line sheets buyers want to see. Focus on a single product, showcase a collection or put together mini-looks for specific demographics. You can personalize to your heart’s desire without sacrificing your time and money.

In other words, line sheets make life easier for the people with the power to buy and share your stuff, and that’s always a good idea.

See: 5 Benefits of a Line Sheet Maker

4. Iterate On the Go

Even after you have your line sheet design dialed in, your work isn’t necessarily done. Chances are you’ll be updating often. You may want to tweak the sheet to reflect requests from a specific buyer or a change in inventory. As you add or delete fabrics, select necklace finishes or change the color of a toy, you’ll need to adjust your marketing materials to make sure every reference is accurate.

Would you rather redesign and reprint an entire catalog or make a few lightning-quick changes to your existing sell sheet and get that new version out ASAP? Linesheets keeps your creations handy so you can log in, fine-tune as needed, then send or download your sell sheet so you can get back to the rest of your to-do list.

Interested in seeing what our innovative new line sheet software can do for you? Check out the Linesheets app and get creating today.

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