BMF launches branch finder app

Published:  18 March, 2016

The new branch locator app from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will help tradespeople find a convenient outlet anywhere in the country. BMF merchants operate almost 4,500 branches across the UK and they can all be found on the new app.

Available free of charge for both Apple iOS and Android users, this handy app enables tradespeople to search by the merchant’s name, products sold or current location. It also uses GPS tracking and location functionality to display a list of the nearest outlets. Many BMF merchants offer enhanced functionality within the app, which enables one-touch call and email options to contact the merchant directly or links users to their website. The BMF app also has Sat Nav functionality, using Google Maps to show users the quickest road route to their selected merchant.

Managing director John Newcomb said: “This is the only free app providing information and direct access to thousands of builders merchants throughout the country. Many tradesmen rely on their smartphone to contact merchants and order materials so this will be a real help when they are working on site, particularly when they are away from their usual merchants. As there is no cost involved, I would urge everyone to download the app today, so it is ready on your smartphone when you need it.”

The BMF branch locator app can be downloaded free at this link or via the App Store and Google Play store. BMF merchant members have also been sent a poster to display in their branches, which has a QR code for customers to scan and download the app.

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