6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs the TRW Design Wizard Software
Hey there, TRW Crew, Matt Vassallo here with therhinestoneworld.com. In this video, I'm going to show you 6 different reasons why your custom decal and apparel business needs the TRW Design Wizard and why it will take your business to the next level.
The first reason, which I feel like is one of the most important reasons, is that this software was built by somebody just like you. As you guys know, my story is that I started as a high school teacher. I was a high school teacher for 10 years. I started The Decal World business as a supplemental income, so I have been through everything that you've been through, whether you're just getting started or you already have a successful business. I have owned all the different softwares out there - I have tried them all and have learned them all. I owned multiple softwares to do multiple things. But, I've always wondered why there wasn't one software that could do all of the different things. So, once I got into this side of the industry, I said, "Let's build that software".
I always used to write notes of what I wished the software would do, and I always noticed that all of these softwares were built by programmers, not by anyone who has ever made a vinyl decal or a design to go on a custom shirt. These programmers haven't been through the actual production process, though the process is really important to know when building a software. All of the things that I knew took extra time, which I really wished were in a software, we put into the TRW Design Wizard software - this is reason number 1 as to why the TRW Design Software will help your business.
Reason number 2 is that the software will be simple for you to learn. There is a learning curve to every software, as I learned. But, my goal is to make the TRW Design Wizard as easy as possible to learn. This is why we've done 1 thing that no other industry software does: we've created a tutorial video for every single button in the TRW Design Wizard. So, you don't have to read a 300-page manual to decipher what a programmer is telling you about what a button does.
All you need to do is go to the "Video Tutorial" tab. In the "Video Tutorial" tab, you can just click on the button you want to learn. My goal was to make a 3-5 minute video that explains how you would use that button to help you in this industry. This is why we've gotten so much feedback from all of our users as to how our software is so simple to learn.
Now, there is always a learning curve, so our software will still take some time to learn, but it will be much easier to learn than any other software on the market. Then, obviously, we also have over 3,000 YouTube tutorial videos on TheRhinestoneWorld YouTube channel. We have free, weekly webinars on the software, as well, and premium webinars to take your designing to the next level. We also have an awesome Facebook Group, called "Crafting with Rhinestones and Vinyl", where we have experienced users of the TRW Design Wizard, which has close to 20,000 members. Anytime you have questions in the software, not only can you call us and email us, you can also check out that page and amazing TRW Crew members will help you.
Now, reason number 3 is about how easy it is to edit live templates and different designs you have. As you know, we have thousands and thousands of different live templates and clipart for different designs you can buy at https://www.therhinestoneworld.com. We all know that every customer wants something that's completely customized with, say, his/her child's name, or birthday year, or a team uniform. Check out how easy it is to take this Lakewood Ranch Mustangs Baseball live template, with a custom number on it, and swap it out with a soccer design. Boom: it's changed to a soccer ball! We want it to be for Braden River Soccer? Boom: there it is for Braden River Soccer. Then, we can change the custom number, and we can even accent it with rhinestones, like you see in this video.
Now, we have the software work for moms who want to add glitter and/or rhinestones. This will add 10-15% to the retail price of the shirt in this video, with a very minimal cost in materials. What about huge decal orders? When I started The Decal Word, huge decal orders were popular. Maybe you have a layout like this: here are a bunch of different decals. Now, you want those decals to be all completely customized, so you can use the live template editor part of the TRW Design Wizard. For instance, you can type to change the school name, or change the image inside the design, or change the name on the bottom of the design. Maybe you want to change the number, or the position of the number. All of these are completely editable in seconds just by typing within the Wizard's live template editor.
Now, reason number 4 that the TRW Design Wizard will take your business to the next level involves pricing. Pricing is huge and the most intricate part of a custom apparel and decal business. When I started my business, I ran it more as a hobby than as a business. I came to find out that I wasn't making money, after I calculated labor and overhead costs. The goal is to run a business, not a hobby. The Wizard will not only give you the material cost, but it will break down the blank cost; it will figure out your labor cost; it will figure out your overhead cost.
Also, it will let you know how long it will take to create that order: if each shirt takes you X minutes and you're doing X many shirts, then the Wizard will tell you that it will take you X hours to complete. It will also let you know how much money your business will profit on a job, before you quote a customer. How awesome is that? Did you get a 20 shirt order in? You want to know how much money you will make on that order? Let's say it's a three-color design, it uses stones, and you have to do this, that, and the other, and it will take me X hours to make one shirt - The Wizard will calculate all of this for you. This will ensure your business is making money and growing, instead of losing money and time, only to produce the lowest-priced product on the market. We want you to have the best product on the market.
Now, reason number 5 is mock-ups. I used to spend hours creating mock-ups: I used to make physical mock-ups for all of my customers. I would actually get a blank shirt, and cut, weed, and press vinyl. Then, I would show each customer what the shirt looked like, only to make another shirt because the shirt wasn't the size, or color, the customer wanted. Now, with the Wizard, I can create all of these realistic mock-ups, with all of our glitter effects, all of the rhinestones, with the burn-out shirts, with the different colors, etc. I can do this all within a matter of seconds, so I don't have to spend the time, effort, and money on creating all these physical mock-ups for my customers; I don't have to lose money on a job, before I even start it. My goal is to get the customer a realistic mock-up in a matter of seconds that I can email, or print, so the customer knows exactly what the shirt will look like.
For an example, here's a high school design. If we want to show the customer what the design looks like on a women's long-sleeve shirt with glitter heat transfer vinyl, then we can. The mock-up looks exactly like a shirt, because it is a shirt. That is actually my wife, wearing a shirt; the kids shirts are my kids wearing shirts; the mens shirts of me wearing a shirt. You get all these mock-ups in the TRW Design Wizard software. Maybe you want to accent a shirt with rhinestones and show the customer what it looks like. You can put a little sparkle effect on the shirt to show that rhinestone sparkle, then you can with the software. You can show them the mock-up of the rhinestones, glitter, and sparkle, or whatever else you want.
What if I don't have a shirt in there that you want? Maybe you order from Sanmar, or S&S, or different websites, or maybe you have your own shirt. Maybe you want to show mugs, or mousepads, or wall art. Anything you want to mock-up, you can with the TRW Design Wizard. And, you can add all of your own customizations. You can even create color-changing mock-ups of different shirts. We have tons of YouTube videos to show you how, so your mock-up options are unlimited.
The last step of the process is getting the order form to the customer, so he/she can make an order. Maybe you don't have a website, but you want to do a fundraiser and give order forms to, say, parents. You want to create an order form with all of your business information? Boom: we can do that. What if you want to change the color of the shirts on the order form? You can click a couple buttons and change the color. What if you want multiple products on the same order form? What if you want a women's shirt and a decal? You can run through them, like you see in the video, and I can even add up to four items in an order order.
For example, I can do a women's sweatshirt, a women's t-shirt, a car decal, and a mug, if I want. I can mix and match unlimited products to make an amazing order form for your customers in minutes. When my wife and I were building our business, professional order forms that automatically populate a logo and business information took us hours to create. Now, you can do these things in minutes.
These are just 6 of thousands of reasons the TRW Design Wizard can take your business to the next level. Make sure to check out all of our YouTube videos, if you've already purchased the Wizard. Check out all the tutorial videos that will take your business to the next level.
Also, we have financing options available for the TRW Design Wizard and CorelDRAW bundle. You do need CorelDRAW version x7, x8, 2017, 2018, or 2019. You may have one of these versions of Corel, but, if you don't, we have a bundle that you can finance. It will work for any of your vinyl cutters.
If you have any questions, call us at 941-755-1696. We look forward to helping your business!