If, like many in the trade (as well as keen DIY’ers) you’re still buying supplies from your local trade counter, you could potentially be missing out on huge savings. Almost all industries have now taken themselves online and the likes of trade supplies is very quickly going the same way. Whilst even just a few years ago, most tradesmen would never dream of ordering fasteners, fixings, adhesives and other such supplies which are vital for each and every job they undertake online, things are moving quickly and as we move into 2015, everyone from Screwfix through to Watford based Orbital Fasteners have established e-commerce stores supplying literally tens of thousands of different products. As such, if you’re still not buying online, it’s something you need to strongly consider.
Above all, the reason why purchasing construction supplies online has very quickly become so popular amongst those in the trade is the convenience. We all know that time spent away from a job equates to lost earnings and, as such, when buying online, you can order the exact supplies you need from the comfort of your own home. No longer do you need to work around trade counter hours and, in many instances, you’ll find your order can be delivered the next day, giving you extra reassurance that you’ll be able to get the products you need when you need them.
As with all industries, the purchasing behaviours of consumers are changing and this is certainly the case with this sector. Whilst convenience is one factor, price is another and by shopping online, you’ll often find highly competitive pricing, especially when buying in bulk. If you’re a sole trader working as a builder, joiner, electrician or in another similar role, you’ll understand that every pound saved helps, especially when, for many, times have been tough in recent years.
Things have moved on in recent years and if you’re not buying online instead of at your local trades counter, it’s something you need to seriously consider!