Buildiro, a mobile app for materials procurement, is launching a new service which promises the delivery of small stock items in 90-minutes or less in the capital.
On 20 January 2020, Buildiro Direct begins, which the company says can be used to deliver those crucial, small, missing items to tradespeople within London. The service will also offer a 0.5% discount off every purchase via a points collection system and free courier returns.
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. Tradespeople can select from either the 90-minute or same day delivery option which will run every day (including Bank Holidays) from 7.30am – 6.30pm on items which will typically be under 12kg in weight and fit on a motorbike or small van.
Michael Strnadel at LM Solutions London, who has been trialling Buildiro Direct in beta, said: “With Buildiro Direct I don’t need to leave the job I’m on any more as I can get what I need delivered within 90 minutes."
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, Chief Executive and founder, said: “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 plumbing 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.”
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 here.