Bidsketch Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Bidsketch

Proposal software and templates

4.19/5 (21 reviews)

Bidsketch overview

What is Bidsketch?

Bidsketch allows you to create branded proposals based on reusable content, fees and designs. You can embed images and videos for your clients to view online. You can customize your proposal using your own HTML/CSS designs. All proposals are exportable to PDF. You can also up-sell to clients by including the option to mark certain fees as optional. Clients can accept or decline these as they go through your proposal.

Bidsketch offers the ability to set up an automated message that shows to clients once they have approved your proposal. Proposal can be signed online using the electronic signature feature or downloaded and printed.

The software offers insights into the performance of your proposals by giving you real time notifications when proposals are opened, and when comments or changes are made. You can also see how long your clients spend viewing your proposal and whether or not they exported it to PDF.
www.bidsketch.com

Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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Bidsketch user reviews

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L. P.

An Easy to Use Reasonable Price Proposal Solution!

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2019-09-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Bidsketch is awesome, it allows me and my team to prepare, organize and send out proposals fast to clients. As a marketing company, my business relies heavily on proposals. Prior to Bidsketch It would take me 2 hours to organized, gather information, and send it out to clients. Now that process takes less than 30 minutes. The templates are detailed and easy to customize to your liking or your brand. You can add additional information to different sections of the template - allowing for quick and efficient use. Overall, my experience has been great, the software saves us a lot of time and allows us to streamline some of our processes. Highly recommended, give it a try a try

Cons
I wish for a little bit more native integrations with other applications. Zapier integration is a huge win but more seamless native integrations would have made this software 2X better. Also, I wish the UI was a bit more updated.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Jaime S.

Simply Excellent

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-11-09
Review Source: Capterra

It's been a pleasure to work with Bidsketch so far. Sending and getting proposals signed has been a smooth sail from the moment I started using it. My customers have not had any issues signing or filling out the proposals either. It's a win win.

Pros
Bidsketch is dead easy to use. What used to take me days to complete in other software I can get done in a couple hours with Bidsketch. Love it.

Cons
I haven't found any issues that have been show stoppers. Everything has worked for me with no issues.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jamie H.

Waste Of Time & Will Not Save You Time

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2017-10-13
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
There is a 14 day free trial. Thank You for that as I only needed 3 hours to tell me never to use this platform.

Cons
Very bad platform in terms of your clients receiving the proposals. I sent out 2 proposals and neither client received them. I tested the proposals and sent them to two of my own email addresses and did not receive them either. I copied and pasted the proposal link to see how it looked and the system tells me proposal was viewed by client. Even though they both say sent they are not in anyone's email box. Very, very basic proposal templates. Bottom line is if you know your product or service you sure do not need this companies generic ones. You can put together a proposal that is much more detailed. You will find yourself spending time edited all of their text anyways. Just wasted 3.5 hours of my time. Trust me stay away.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Louis C.

Proposals made easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-01
Review Source: Capterra

Been using BidSketch during my tenure at three different companies and recently launched my own company, which is using BidSketch. It's a reliable platform that's easy to use for those making proposals and those approving them (clients).

Pros
It's easy to organize your services into modules and sections which reduces time to create a proposal. Further, having services consistent between clients and proposals helps improve quality of services delivered. Finally, I love how easy it is to send and get approval on a proposal from a client.

Cons
Pre-written proposal sections were added and can't be removed. It is nice to have a default library of content, but we already have a plethora of content and would like to remove the default content. Currently, we can't.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Eric K.

BidSketch Review

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-01-25
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
1. E-Sign 2. Ability to see when client views the proposal 3. Ability to integrate with freshbooks 4. Save time by having a template 5. Ability to share link or email the proposal 6. Multiple Themes with ability to add logo 7. Ability to attach your domain to the proposal url

Cons
There has been no issues that prevent me from doing my job. The only thing I'd recommend is a way to suspend a proposal and retrieve it later instead of having to delete it all together for it to be private.

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Bidsketch pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Agency: $149/month
Studio: $79/month
Freelancer: $29/month

Bidsketch features

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Contact Database (106 other apps)
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Performance Management (113 other apps)
Performance Metrics (156 other apps)
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Reporting & Statistics (113 other apps)
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Third Party Integrations (172 other apps)
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Additional information for Bidsketch

Key features of Bidsketch

  • Reusable content
  • Compliant with U.S. and international e-signature laws
  • Embed images and video
  • Notifications on proposal views, comments and changes
  • Use your own custom HTML/CSS designs
  • See proposal viewing time
  • Variety of design templates
  • Alerts on exported to PDF proposals
  • Exportable to PDF
  • Integrations with FreshBooks, Salesforce and more
  • Optional additional fee selection feature
  • Flexible branding with colors and logos
  • Client commenting features
  • Add your own company domain URL
  • Automated messages at client approval
  • Store and archive client contact information
  • Electronic signature feature
  • Notification when proposals are signed
  • Gather IP address, email and other client info
  • Leave private notes on client accounts
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Benefits

- Bidsketch integrates with Basecamp, Freshbooks, Harvest, Highrise, Salesforce, and RightSignature.

- Use the special messages feature that appears when clients have approved your proposal to prompt them for a deposit or to send them product information.

- Bidsketch is compliant with U.S. and international electronic signature laws so that all signed documents are legally binding.

- Offer consistent and professional proposals with customized designs. Set your own branding design with colours and logos and your domain URL.

- All signed documents are archived and further amendments are disabled, protecting both you and your client.

- See which email address has sent your approved and viewed proposals. You can also gather important client information such as IP address and email address.