eBuildingSupplies/Unimer join forces
Published: 19 August, 2010
ONLINE: eBuildingSupplies has entered into a joint venture agreement with Unimer.
eBuildingSupplies generates sales orders, leads and enquiries of building, timber and landscape materials for builders' and timber merchants through its website.
The agreement with Unimer makes the company's services available exclusively to Unimer members.
The joint venture extends, enhances and streamline’s the all-industry clearing house’s existing offering by improving the payment options available to buyers, while also improving security of payment to merchants for payments received from customers paying by card online.
It also simplifies billing and receipt of sales proceeds for merchants by direct integration with their existing Unimer accounts. As part of the agreement, Unimer will take an equity stake in eBuildingSupplies.
Builders' and timber merchants already partnering with the online company will benefit from sales orders, quote requests and telephone enquiries.
Recent contractual and website development, due to be released shortly, connects the buyer directly with the merchant. The advantage of this development is early direct relationship- building between the merchant and his customers, increased brand awareness, reduced credit risk and no transactional paperwork with eBuildingSupplies, as well as better cashflow.