BUILDERSMART EASES YOUR CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL PROCUREMENT WITH A DIGITAL PLATFORM
Every person, after he starts earning, slowly saves to buy a bike, then a car and eventually a house. Building his own house feels like an achievement of all his years of toiling and hard work. A place which is truly yours, where you bond with your family, where you relax and forget the stress and tensions of the outside world, where you feel safe and which you call home. You leave no stone unturned to make it perfect. You are not willing to compromise on the quality. You strive to turn the picture of your house in your mind into a reality.
But of course there lie the problems of rising costs and degrading quality of materials. The increased cost from retailers or other dealers keeps you away from the original quotations on the product. The procurement of materials becomes a big problem as a lot of market survey and travel to different areas becomes mandatory. To solve these problems, steps in BuildersMART.
THE HANDS THAT BUILT BUILDERSMART
After an intense research of the construction material market and its ways, Shashank Chintapenta, co-founder and Rajesh Pagadala, founder who comes from the construction industry background, came up with the idea of BuildersMART. Shashank is a MBA Graduate and former co-founder of Autohona.
It was started in the November of last year but has been operational for three months now and is based in Hyderabad. The very obvious challenge of tying up with reputed brands of manufacturers was overcome by promising a haggle-free payment of the products sold in a time of 3-4 days.
Although most manufacturers prefer to stick to the traditional methods of delivering materials on a credit basis and then dealing with the ever persistent issue of late payment from builders or contractors, BuildersMART eliminated the burden of payment issues from the manufacturers’ shoulders. This meant simply delivering and receiving payment within a stipulated time frame without fail for the manufacturers.
ADD TO YOUR CART
Like any online shopping portal such as Flipkart or Amazon, BuildersMART functions. Acting as an online procurement services platform for construction materials, any builder or contractor can create an account with the organization. The startup has tied up with many top brands such as Bharthi Cement, Dulux Paints, Parryware, Roca and the list goes on.
The products that can be purchased are cement, TMT steel, Bricks and Blocks, Electricals , Plumbing Materials, Wooden products, Tiles ( with all the varieties and collections) Bathroom Accessories, Hardware and Fixtures, Paints and Finishes and lighting products. Discounts on every product exist further offering better economical prices to the buyers. The mart gives a detailed description of the product and its specifications. Builders placing huge orders are presented by samples by the manufacturers depending on the volume of the order. Payments can be done online through Net Banking or Credit card and Cash on delivery option also exists.
PUTTING TOGETHER THE BRICKS AND MORTAR FOR TOMORROW
The BuildersMART startup plans to expand into all metropolitan cities. The cities being Vishakhapatnam and Chennai in the immediate future and gradually growing to other cities. They are also planning a unique idea of warehousing and showcasing the sample of products available in the BuildersMART as exhibits, to attract buyers and also display the quality of the material. This helps in the marketing of the products for the manufacturers too which bridges the gap between the brands and buyers. Read more Startup Stories