A message from our Corporate Plus Partner, Cabinets by Computer
Tristan Smith is the owner and operator of Smithwards Kitchens and Cabinetry and one of the thousands using goCabinets.
A key goal of goCabinets has always been enablement. Enabling those who currently do not have the time or resources to produce cabinetry for their clients. We’ve connected thousands of designers, builders, cabinet makers and more with local manufacturers capable and willing to cut volumes of custom cabinetry so users can offer the full solution to their clients.
Roughly 4 years ago Tristan was introduced to the goCabinets platform when his employer began using the service to streamline receiving their own clients’ orders. While looking to explore more of the service, Tristan began quoting and designing cabinets as a user in his spare time at home. The speed and simplicity resulted in the submission of his first job and he hasn’t looked back since, having entered more than 80 jobs into the goCabinets system since July 2019. Tristan recently offered his time to answer some questions on his goCabinets experience.
What comments do you have regarding the ordering process with goCabinets and its ease-of-use?
“From my experience now having used it for approximately 4 years it is a breeze. It takes all the thinking out of writing or designing a plan from scratch, it’s so easy to access the panels and cabinets I need, make adjustments, even do bulk colour changes to see price differences. I have never had any issue or difficulty in its user interface.”
What are the core benefits that you have found from your continued use of the goCabinets ordering system?
“In point order
• It’s quick…super quick to do kitchen design and generate a cost for cts [cut to size].
• It allows me to change designs without hand writing or long-winded plans on another program.
• It allows no time wasting in my business. This is a major factor. I don’t have to write plans, Sendoff plans to a cts company and wait for a quote, it takes user error out of the equation. If there is a mistake, I made it and not the company putting my design into another program before they cut it out. I know exactly what I’m ordering, is what I’m getting”
How have you found the quality of the cabinetry that you have ordered through the system?
“The quality of cabinetry has been great. We are very particular with our kitchens and expect the highest quality.”
What recommendations or suggestions do you have for an individual or business that is considering doing their first job through the goCabinets system?
“Try it out, it will change your entire business structure for the better, it will improve efficiency, productivity and even prevent / minimise financial losses through errors in plans, third party mistakes etc.”
A short introduction was the spark that led Tristan to using goCabinets and growing the thriving business he has today. We encourage you to register for your own free account and explore what goCabinets could do for you.