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The quiet evolution of the ‘techie tradesman’
Published:  25 March, 2015

YourTradeBase explains how the internet and other technological developments have brought about the 'techie tradesman', and what it means for business opportunities.

With the rise of the internet in recent years, consumer expectations of service and delivery have changed. No longer will customers sit at home all day waiting for someone or something to arrive, but instead they will proactively spend their hard-earned cash with services and providers that will offer them benefits beyond just price. As someone once said: “We offer three kinds of service: good, cheap or fast. You can pick any two.”

Technology these days allows all of us to have far more information at out fingertips, whether we are at home with our computers or out in our vans with smartphones or iPads. There are more and more e-tools and Cloud-based apps coming to market every day. One such example is YourTradeBase, which is a software and Cloud-based solution for professional trades to create, manage and track jobs and paperwork wherever they are.

In the last 12 months, YourTradeBase has been used to create over £12,000,000 worth of work just in the UK, and is now used by thousands of professional trades worldwide. Apps like these are allowing those trades that choose to adopt them the opportunity to differentiate their product and service offering from the competition, showing that they are good, cheap, fast – and professional.

It is important for trades to remain faithful to the foundations of their good practice, but combined with the benefits of technology to both businesses and the customer, the evolution of the techie tradesman will make for interesting observation.

YourTradeBase is a software and Cloud-based solution for trade professionals.

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