4 Reasons the Small Builder Sources Online Materials

<> on April 16, 2010 in Oakland, California.

If you are in the construction industry, you will already know how difficult and time consuming it can be to source materials, and with the ever growing e-commerce platform, a small builder can source just about everything he needs from an online supplier. Typically, a small builder would have 2 or maybe 3 projects on the go at any given time, and he would spend a large part of his valuable time travelling from site to site and delivering materials, but by ordering online, he doesn’t have to go anywhere, and with same day dispatch, the materials will be on site in no time. If you are in the building trade, and have not yet taken advantage of online supplies, here are just a few of the benefits you can expect.

  1. Fast and Convenient – Let’s say, as an example, the builder needs to order fixtures and fittings for a current project, and if he creates an account with an online supplier, he can order everything he needs, and with a secure online payment, the goods will be dispatched on the same day, and will arrive on-site in no time. He might require catenary wire, or balustrade fittings, and with an easy to navigate website and shopping cart facilities, ordering the right items has never been easier.
  2. Lower Prices – Basically, any online supplier does not have the massive retail overheads that a bricks and mortar store would, and also there is no need to employ sales staff, which means the online supplier can always beat the traditional building supply store with regards to pricing. Aside from that, if you are a business owner, you can apply for a special trade discount, which saves you even more money.
  3. Reliability – If there’s one thing a builder needs from his materials supplier, it must be reliability, and if the online supplier is established, they would have the resources to ensure speedy deliveries, and with a large stock, you will always find what you are looking for. A busy online supplier would have an excellent logistics partner, who would always ensure that the goods arrive in a timely manner.
  4. Round the Clock Opening Hours – A shopping cart website never closes, and no matter the time of day or night, you can place an order. There are times when an important order gets overlooked, and in such a case, the builder can quickly rectify the situation and have the materials on site the following day. Last minute orders can easily cause a serious delay, and with round the clock service, the builder can manage his time effectively.

Online suppliers of fixtures and fittings offer both the small builder and the homeowner essential supplies and with same day dispatching, the project will be completed on time. Trade prices are available to registered businesses, and with lower than retail prices and top quality items, you really can’t go wrong.