The internet has influenced the way that buy products and services in a huge number of industries. For example, most music is now enjoyed through a variety of streaming services, or downloaded online. It could therefore be argued that online shopping is the most ideal way for people to purchase products today but there are also some industries where going into a physical shop is always the better option. 


Although there are some building supplies that can easily be purchased online, purchasing these in person is an experience that can’t be replaced. Nowadays it is possible to get trade prices from a builders merchant whether you are a tradesman or you are more interested in a personal DIY project. This flexibility will allow you to purchase building supplies for one project or in bulk for a commercial project. Setting up a trade account with a builders merchant will also allow you to save more money in the future if you know that you will be making many purchases in the future. 

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Should I Purchase Building Supplies Online?


You may be asking yourself why you would prefer to buy supplies from a builders merchant in person rather than online? There are actually a few reasons that this is a great idea. Firstly, if you are looking to buy materials for your next building project, you will often need to buy an item in bulk and this can end up costing a fair amount of money. If you are relying on images of this product online then you could end up receiving something you were not expecting if you ordered this online. Imagine ordering a coloured tile only to be disappointed once you actually see the tile in person.


Although there is plenty of information on the internet, you also don’t get the same level of  advice that you would receive from actually going to a builders merchant. By letting them know exactly what products you require, you will be able to be pointed in the right direction of which materials you will need as well as the quality of each product. Depending on the scale of your purchase you will also be able to agree on a price that may be cheaper for larger projects or if you are a repeat customer. 

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Seeing Products in Person


Seeing the materials in person is also essential to achieving the design that you are going for. You can compare varying colours and textures of building supplies in person, making it easier to compare these supplies to see how they complement each other. Although some products may look great on their own, you never really know how they will look in your home until you have seen them in the context of the rest of the building supplies that you will be using. 


Which Builders Merchants is Right for Me?


Whereas it may be easier to compare prices of products online, we have already discovered that you will only get the best deals in store. You may be wondering which store you should go to in order to get the best deal, in order to do so you need to choose a reputable company that is ideal for the scale of your building projects. If you are looking for a builders merchant in Bristol then Wring Builders Merchant have been providing high quality building supplies in Bristol for many years at incredibly competitive prices. So if you are looking to get your hands dirty with your next building project, make sure to call us today on 0117 978 2693 or visit us in store, our expertly trained will do their best to provide you with advice that you need.


Sarah Wirth

Sarah Wirth works for Wring Builders Merchants as a marketing specialist.