NEW TO THE CRATING BUSINESS?
Crate Pro is for you! Our crate design, costing and management software is built from the ground up to assure it has all the features and functionality you need to get started in the industry. For over 10 years our software (formerly Crate Generator, Crate Designer and Easy Crate) has provided assistance to more than 95% of the commercial crating software users worldwide!
Fast and Easy
This latest version of Crate Pro is written using the latest and upcoming terminology that is being adopted by ASTM. This new terminology replaces most of the jargon and mumbo-jumbo that made crating difficult. These new, easier to understand terms reduce the learning curve for you and for new, unexperienced employees. For example: what was a 'PPP-B-601H' is now a 'Light-duty Plywood Crate.' We've also included educational diagrams of all the crate styles, pallet styles, options and techniques, so if you decide you need a foam 'Floater Deck' you can see how one is glued together. And don't worry about how to make it. Crate Pro can design it for you with just a few clicks! Fast AND easy!
Crate Pro will hold your hand through the crating process. For many simpler crates, (and if you are reading this, that's probably most of the crates you will be building for a while) designing is a 1-2-3 process. After a simple one-time setup process, just select the general style you want to design; enter the length, width, depth and weight of the product; then view, print or e-mail the customer quote and cutting instructions. You can also see precise weights-and-dimensions, material lists, costs and profits! Crate Pro automatically saves and indexes the final design so you can easily recall it anytime.
The software comes fully populated with material inventory, costs, weights and times already entered for you. You can sit right down and within minutes, start creating designs! There's no need for a tedious and lengthy setup process just to get started. Once you get a feel for things, feel free to change only a few settings or any of the thousands of perameters that are available for 'tweaking'. We DO suggest you check out all the setup settings to assure they meet your needs, but we think you will find it pretty simple to accurately design crates in just a few minutes.
Crate Pro does not 'guess' sizes or costs for the crates it designs. Every detail down to the weight and cost of staples or nails is carefully calculated and based on real data. Waste is accounted for by each individual piece of material. Crate Pro is COMPLETE AND ACCURATE! All designs are based on engineered standards and specifications that have been written by government or civilian Transport Container Design Engineers. Crate Pro provides you with all the information you need to make crating a profitable part of your business.
A picture's worth a thousand words! So why read? We've redrawn most of the diagrams found in the specifications (plus hundreds more!) You will find over a thousand easy to understand diagrams that show you what finished crates should look like as well as many of the packing options and detailed instructions on how to cut materials, fasten crate panels together and most anything else you may need to know.
If we're going to help you get into the crating business, we're going to go all the way!
Get NEW customers to your business by offering crating services. Crate Pro includes a full bulk mail and blast e-mail campaign manager. You can import all your contacts into Crate Pro's contact manager and print out fast and simple fliers, postcards or e-mails. The fliers and postcards are already laid out with professional drawings of crates to provide the optimum appeal. You can even keep track of what prospects received what mailings and when!
Also, don't forget to visit WoodenCrates.org for all the latest of what's going on in the industry.