Buildiro, the world’s first mobile app for materials procurement which has been building a loyal fanbase of tradespeople and merchants since its launch in September 2019, is set to introduce a new service. On 20 January 2020, Buildiro Direct begins, delivering those crucial, small, missing items to tradespeople within London, offering a 0.5% discount off every purchase via a points collection system and free courier returns.
“I have been using the Buildiro app on a daily basis for over a month now,” comments Daniel Bulawa at Wallmates Ltd. “It saved me a lot of time and money as I end up needing to buy items for jobs most days. With the Buildiro app I am now able to find these items in a matter of seconds,” he continued.
Having solved one problem, knowing merchants stock availability, which has helped tradespeople become more productive and merchants build better trade customer relations, Buildiro has listened to its customers and is now out to solve another pain point – that of discovering missing items that threaten to hold up jobs.
Buildiro Direct will deliver from a list of over 20,000 items held on the Buildiro app whether that’s a tool, cable or valve, items that are necessary for the smooth running of jobs. Tradespeople can select from either the 90 minute or same-day delivery option which will run every day (including Bank Holidays) from 7.30 am – 6.30 pm on items which will typically be under 12kg in weight and fit on a motorbike or small van.
Michael Strnadel at LM Solutions London Ltd. who has been trialing Buildiro Direct in beta said: “With Buildiro Direct I don’t need to leave the job I’m on anymore as I can get what I need delivered within 90 minutes! On top of that, the e-invoicing system is just amazing, my accountant is now connected to my Buildiro account so I don’t have to worry about invoices at all because it’s all automated.”
This app enhancement comes on the back of substantial investment in the app from investors who became aware of Buildiro’s UK success. Luke Polach, CEO and Founder, says: “We’re pleased with progress to date – tradespeople have told us that they are saving time and money in their search for supplies and, as a result, have widened the list of merchants they know and use. The trade has been crying out for innovation, “we need an UberEats or Deliveroo for the building trade”, and we are delighted to have delivered.
Polach says that tradespeople will continue to use Buildiro to source all key supplies faster, more cost-effectively, reducing time wasted spent driving to merchants to source items. “The new enhancement will help in the day to day smooth running of jobs on site as a small, one-off requirement, can be even more time consuming than sourcing larger items if it puts a job on hold.”
At the same time, Buildiro is reminding UK users of its e-invoicing option which can be linked to any accounting software which saves merchants’ time and helps their customers to seamlessly comply with the UK’s Making Tax Digital scheme.
The Buildiro app was developed in-house and runs on the Google Cloud Platform, meaning all data is secure and protected. It is available from the Google Play and Apple app stores and is currently expanding its list of merchants.
Same day delivery will cost £6.90 and the 90-minute delivery option will cost £14.90. For details on the delivery areas covered, visit https://buildiro.com/fast-delivery/.