Finding Tradesmen A Breeze – Now Materials Supply in Site

Share Article SMS trade search service passes 10,000th on-line request milestone and now looks at material supply chain solution for building and construction industry.

Imagine taking just a few minutes to find a tradesman interested in your job. What was considered impossible has now been achieved by thousands of customers. announced today it had passed its 10,000th on-line trade request since the service was opened up to the public two years ago with the average time to find a trades person dropping from the time it takes to make 10 phone calls down to an average of 3.14 minutes.

Scott Maxworthy, CEO said, “It’s great to see both customers and trades very happy with the way our trade service works – the service basically eliminates nearly all the time wasted by both customers and trades trying to connect.

Now that BANGitUP has solved the find a trade’s problem it is now expanding into the materials and supply chain areas of the business.

“There’s already over $3m in material opportunity passing through our trades search service per week so we thought it was about time we looked seriously at the materials side of the business. When you then add our builder and trades combined purchasing power we’re in a pretty unique position to be able to bring these next solutions to market – there’s a bit of work to do but the end result will benefit both buyers and sellers of materials in much the same way we’ve achieved success on the labour side of things,” Maxworthy said.

BANGitUP has been working on delivering a complete e-commerce solution to the construction industry for the last five years. In those five years it has learnt a lot about how to engage builders, trades, suppliers and largely small businesses with technology.

“We’ve progressed a fair way in understanding the market and we’re now moving towards delivering what is called 'ILM' – Infrastructure Lifecycle Management – this basically manages information through the whole building process dramatically reducing duplication, error and time.”

“Users will be able to log-on, share information, view, write, broadcast and transact online via either a call centre, their mobile phone, PDA, laptop or PC, without any technology barriers - substantially automating the entire building and construction and facilities management process. This will fundamentally alter the flow of information through the construction industry and increase industry transparency, accountability and information management,” said Maxworthy. “Those that embrace technology will have a competitive advantage.”

Maxworthy closed with, “Key to any customer engagement is the human connection. In today’s market it is customers who ultimately determine which service or technology succeeds or fails. Success is achieved not only through a good marketing mix, which every business strives to achieve, but through the ‘customer experience’ - how the customer’s life is made better.” plans to announce it’s new strategic expansion plans and new strategic shareholders early in the New Year.


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