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    • alison_1989
    • By alison_1989 4th Dec 17, 7:48 AM
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    Which department should be doing quotations in a business?
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    Which department should be doing quotations in a business? 4th Dec 17 at 7:48 AM
    In a business, which department would you say should be preparing quotations for parts/items/products and sending them out to customers?
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    • marliepanda
    • By marliepanda 4th Dec 17, 7:51 AM
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    In a business, which department would you say should be preparing quotations for parts/items/products and sending them out to customers?
    Originally posted by alison_1989
    The department whose job that is. Could be sales, could be customer service, could be manufacturing, could be general admin, could be the managers
    • PasturesNew
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    It depends how long the string is.

    There is no one answer, it depends on the business/size and how they structure it and what they call the department.

    Depending on the products it can be anything from "Technical Pre-Sales" through to "Office Junior with Office Manager checking/signing" or "whoever's handy".
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 4th Dec 17, 8:15 AM
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    The person/department preparing the quotes won't necessarily be the same one responsible for typing them up and sending them out.
    • sammyjammy
    • By sammyjammy 4th Dec 17, 8:42 AM
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    Is this a pub quiz?
    "You've been reading SOS when it's just your clock reading 5:05 "
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 4th Dec 17, 8:50 AM
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    In our place, it's the loo cleaner.

    Heck, I'm versatile.
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 4th Dec 17, 12:19 PM
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    Can we have the full question?
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 4th Dec 17, 12:21 PM
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    In a business, which department would you say should be preparing quotations for parts/items/products and sending them out to customers?
    Originally posted by alison_1989


    What do you mean preparing quotes?


    Printing them out? Taking orders? Putting them in the post? - I think that there'll be a general trend towards


    Sales quoting
    Finance / Admin printing
    Mailroom posting


    But in a small company the customer service agent might do all of the above.
    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 4th Dec 17, 12:47 PM
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    Clearly it is the quote master and only them!
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 4th Dec 17, 1:58 PM
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    The Quotations Department.

    It is headed up by the aforementioned quote master, and staffed by numerous underlings, known as "quote scrotes".

    But to answer what you're really asking, it's you if your boss tells you to.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 4th Dec 17, 2:31 PM
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    In a business, which department would you say should be preparing quotations for parts/items/products and sending them out to customers?
    Originally posted by alison_1989
    "Well I think the answer lies in the soil"
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 4th Dec 17, 2:45 PM
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    Are you going to actually follow up to any of the questions you pose?
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