*Sponsored content from BuyMaterials.
The marketplace, which is accessed via the website or mobile app (available to download on app stores) allows tradespeople & DIY enthusiasts to build a list of everything needed for a job and receive quotes automatically from their huge network of trusted independent merchants. Users can then place orders via card payment (or 30-day terms if they set up a Trade Account) and keep track of all quotes and orders in one place.
Rob Lovell, CEO of BuyMaterials, said 'After spending years in the UK construction industry, I could not believe the amount of time that was spent contacting merchants for quotes, constantly chasing and comparing... and the amount of paperwork and emails! It seemed crazy, and horribly inefficient. It takes up a lot of time for the merchants too, with around 25% of their time spent on producing and following up quotes. With the market so fragmented, it felt like the perfect time to launch a marketplace which makes life easier for everyone – tradespeople and merchants alike'.
Sounds like a good idea? Industries such as travel, car sales and professional services have been keen to embrace marketplaces, and building materials will be no different. And if you need another incentive to sign up and give it a try, BuyMaterials are also offering a £25 Amazon voucher for users who refer a friend who orders through the site (Refer a friend scheme).
*Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored content, which is independent of the FMB. Publication does not constitute endorsement or recommendation from the FMB.