Have you own shopfront in the Building Materials Mall
Product Manufacturer's and suppliers are invited to include their
products within Australia's largest Building and Home Improvements Materials
Mall for free.... that's right...at no cost!!
82% of people that are building or renovating
use the internet to
look up product information and pricing etc.
We specialise in having the products listed in our mall rank very high (within
the top 5 results for most items) in all major search engines - this funnels
a large and diverse range of visitors in to our site.
How does it work?
We create a shopfront for you within our Materials Mall
This is effectively an alternative to setting up and running your
own online store - with all the advantages and none of the disadvantages or
costs!! Within your shopfront within the Mall we outline details about you and
your business, including your delivery areas and approximate lead times. We
list your products, offering as much detail as possible, and include all available
options for each item.
When a customer orders any goods, the information they enter is passed through
our system automatically and faxed to you (no phone orders), this both speeds
up the whole sales process, and also more importantly, eliminates errors.
Even if you have your own website - it doesn't hurt to have a shopfront in our mall anyway, as we have over 5,000 unique visitors come to the mall every day - all of them interested in building or renovating. (just look at how many visitors are in our site right now by checking out the "Who's online" info box on the left here).
Can you afford to miss such an opportunity to have your products in their faces for free?
How do we do all this for free?
At present, we do not ask you to pay anything for us to do all of this for
you, what we do ask, is that you set us up and treat us like you would any other
distributor, reseller or agent that you have. You would offer us the same discounts,
so that we can mark up the pricing offered to us, but still remain competitive.
We have been successfully selling building-related materials for
over 38 years so know the market very well, and will ensure all orders are provided
to you with all the information you need to ensure each transaction runs smoothly.
How do we go about it?
Simply contact us to express your interest, if we consider
you and your business appropriate, we'll send you a short form that outlines
the details we need to have you up and running in the quickest possible way.
That's it!! - Once we receive this information we'll get to work and construct
your shopfront. We'll email you with a link to your new shopfront so that you
can confirm all details and suggest any alterations.
We will notify our customers that your products are available, and start sending
you orders! You then only need to keep us informed of pricing and product updates
etc. - just like any other distributor/reseller of yours.
The Order Process
1.Any enquiries we receive within your designated delivery areas etc
and parameters you outline will be handled internally by us by way of email,
our Live Chat service and phone sales co-ordinators.
2. Any enquiries that we are not sure of all details (enquiries placed outside
your normal delivery area or non-standard colours or requests by the customer
for example) will be faxed to you as a quote request initally (see attached).
3. Someone in your office needs to simply jot down the required info we need
and fax it back to us.
4. We update the customer enquiry in their account area and advise them their
enquiry is ready to order by email and SMS.
5. If the customer wishes to proceed they submit their payment to us and can
then print their tax invoice from within our system.
6. We fax/email you (you decide) an order including any and all delivery notes
as entered by the client.
7. You fax/email us back a copy of your invoice to us (or pro-forma, or even
simply a copy of our faxed order) to confirm receipt of our order outlining
the exact invoice amount (you only have the one customer account in your accounting
system - us)!!
8. We deposit the advised amount in to your nominated bank account and fax you
the deposit slip.
9. You liase directly with the client in regards to delivery
10. You deliver the goods.
How easy is that?
- We create and maintain your shopfront for you
- We handle all enquiries and orders for you
- We advertise and promote your shopfront and products for you
- We search-engine-optimise all products for you - your products list higher than your competition
- We keep all correspondence in writing where possible - allows for better tracking and data retrieval
We offer you limited liability
One of the biggest features of our ordering system is
that an enquiry cannot be submitted by any visitor to our site for your products
without them agreeing they have read, understand and agree to any terms and
conditions you offer us to list in your shopfront. In this way you become automatically
protected from liability should any instance occur where a customer is negligent
or at fault - and as all correspondence / ordering etc. is in writing (and logged)
we will be able to substantiate this when required - therefore eliminating a
lot of problems currently encountered otherwise.
What to do from here?
Click on the link below to download an Excel spreadsheet form that outlines
the info we need from you. Once you have filled this in - attach the form and
send it to the email address outlined in the form
here to download the shopfront form
Please understand it requires all the specifications, information, pictures
and options available to be provided to us to make products sell well on the
internet. (We will be effectively becoming an extension of your own sales and
marketing team and need this information). Think of your new shopfront as being
a living brochure for your business and the products that will be listed - any
question that a customer would ask needs to be answered by the information provided.
We have had businesses provide very little information and as a consequence
receive very little sales.....it's a case of the old saying 'Garbage In = Garbage
Out"... we have other suppliers (such as Velux Skylights and Wire Industries
Reinforcement) that give good information equating in over $400,000.00 per annum
being bought off them.
If it's not your products our customer's are buying
... it will be your competitor's
Australia's largest Building & Renovating Materials