Estimate templates

Need to quote a potential client but don't have time to create a nice-looking estimate? Lighten your to-do list by using our pre-made estimate templates. They're available in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets formats. No matter what business you have, these templates will speed up your time to quote clients so you can focus more on your other business tasks.

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Wave replaced about four different things that I was trying to set up for myself. It replaced spreadsheets for tracking payments, invoice templates—even the terms and conditions you can put on the invoice. I love the way it's set up. I love the ease of use. And it's scalable.

Brandon Curkan - The Content Eng

Most of my clients pay with credit card using the secure link that is generated on the Wave invoice. That is a massive time saver and does help to get paid faster. I love this feature.

Estelle Tracy - 37 Chocolates

I can set up a recurring invoice to go out once a month. I literally just send them the link with the invoice and they pay it on the spot. It's painless for clients. It's a win-win and has been amazing.

Will Perkins - CONTINUE

However [clients] want to pay, they just click it. It's a secure portal and my clients are like, this is awesome. Once that's done I get a notification and send them a receipt. That’s it. It’s amazing.

Giancarlo Pawelec - PAWELEC Photo

I wanted my business to look as polished as it could. It helps instill confidence in the client who wants to hire you if they see you have your stuff together. That's what I liked with Wave.

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How to fill out your estimate

Once you've downloaded your free estimate template, you'll need to customize it to fit your specific business. Here are the 10 key things to include on your estimate:

  1. Title and Description: Name the project and briefly describe what type of work your client is being charged for.
  2. Company Details: Add your company name, address, phone number, and logo to the top-right corner.
  3. Customer Details: Under "Bill To", add your customer's name, address, and contact information.
  4. Estimate Number: Include a unique number to help you track down this estimate in the future. You can format this based on sequence and customer. For example, if you're sending your very first customer their first estimate, the number could be 001-001.
  5. Dates: Include the date when your estimate has been issued and the date when payment is due.
  6. Line Item: Add individual line items for each unique good or service you provided. For each line item, include a brief description, quantity, individual unit price, and total price.
  7. Subtotal: Add up the subtotal of your goods or services, before tax has been applied.
  8. Tax: Indicate the tax rate applied to the subtotal. This is legally required to provide on estimates, and your rate may differ depending on where you run your business.
  9. Total: Outline the total amount due from the customer, after tax.
  10. Notes: Include any additional info your customer should know, including terms of service and payment terms (for example, payments are due 30 days after the estimate has been issued).

Customized templates for specific occupations

Wave has a wide range of estimate templates & template formats designed for specific occupations. These templates have all the details you need to quote prospective clients and make sure your projects are given the green light.

Plumbing

Keeping people’s plumbing working so they can wash, flush, shower, and bathe is the essential service you provide – so don’t waste time and energy on tedious tasks like making customer estimates. Quote your clients properly and promptly for your next job by using one of our easy, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Use the time you save to keep the water flowing for your customers and your income flowing for your plumbing business!

Auto Repair

You keep your clients’ vehicles running like new – that means auto repair is your specialty, not administrative tasks like making estimates. Whether it’s a brake job, oil change, or auto body repair, use one of our free, fully customizable professional auto repair estimate templates to quote your customers on the service they'll receive. Available in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets, our estimate templates will help save you time so you can get all your customers’ vehicles up and running!

Electrical

You make sure electricity flows safely through your customers' homes and offices, so you don’t have the time or energy to waste on administrative tasks like making estimates. Quote your clients properly and promptly for your next job by using one of our easy, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Use your time to keep your clients’ lights on instead of dealing with creating estimates.

Cleaning

Your customers depend on you to keep every nook and cranny of their homes and offices sparklingly clean  – so you don’t have time left over for tedious administrative tasks, like making estimates. Quote your customers properly and quickly for your next job by using one of our easy-to-use, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Use the time you save on making estimates to keep making the world a cleaner place!

Landscaping

People rely on you to create magnificent landscapes of flowers, trees and grass. So you need to focus your energy on working the earth, not on time-consuming administrative tasks, like making estimates. Our beautifully designed, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets will save you time and effort on making estimates for customers while also helping you get paid properly and promptly for your incredible creations.

HVAC

You help keep people warm in the winter and cool in the summer, so you don’t have time to spare on tedious administrative tasks, like making estimates for customers. Get paid quickly and properly for your hard work and skills by using one of our easy, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Use the time you save on making estimates to keep your clients comfortable and satisfied, and keep your income flowing in!

Painting

You transform tired-looking surfaces into masterpieces with fresh coats of paint in the perfect colour – so why bog yourself down with time-consuming administrative tasks, like sending customers estimates? You deserve to be paid accurately and promptly for your painting skills, so use one of our easy, stylish estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Instead of laboring over your estimates, you’ll be adding more color to the world!

Roofing

People depend on you to put a roof over their heads, so you don’t have time to spare for administrative tasks, like sending estimates. Quote your customers quickly and get paid promptly for your hard work by using one of our easy-to-use, fully customizable estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets – and get back to building strong roofs that protect your customers while protecting your income.

Contractor

When providing professional services by contract, you don’t have time to waste on administrative tasks like sending a different estimate to each contract client. You want to get paid for your hard work and expertise, so get some help running your business with one of our easy-to-use, fully customizable contractor estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Spend your time, energy, and expertise on your clients – not on estimates.

Construction

Building strong, safe houses and buildings is your domain. People depend on your construction expertise and knowledge, so you don’t have time to spare for administrative tasks, like creating estimates. Quote your customers properly and promptly by using one of our easy-to-use, fully customizable construction estimate templates in Word, Excel, PDF, Google Docs, and Google Sheets. Get back out there on the construction site knowing your income will continue to come in.

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