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The perfect online solution for builders' merchants

Create a website and sell your building supplies and materials online with the UK’s number one platform for builders' merchants.

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Create a website to sell your supplies and materials online

A website provides many benefits for trade merchants. This includes 24/7 purchasing, a better customer experience and the ability to sell your supplies and materials to a wider audience. At EKM, we’ll provide you with everything you need to get started:

  • Your own Account Manager to help you get setup and selling*
  • Everything you need to build, manage and grow your website
  • Easy to use, whether you're new to selling online, or an established seller
  • All payments taken care of with EKMPay
Sell Supplies & Materials To The Trade Industry

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A trusted solution by builders' merchants

Since 2002 we’ve helped over 80,000 businesses sell their products online. In fact over 25% of the most successful businesses we currently work with sell to the trade market. Here are some great examples businesses who have successfully partnered with EKM.

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“If we have any issues we’ve got an account manager on hand to talk to that can talk us through it, but from day one we’ve been able to do everything ourselves with ease.”Kevin Mitchell - Keith Builders Merchants

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Excellent features for selling trade supplies

We’ve highlighted the following features, perfect for trade merchants

  • Offer exclusive discounts to trade customers**
  • Provide product amount calculators when selling tiles, flooring etc.
  • Upload products in bulk using powerful inventory features
  • Reward your returning customers with loyalty points

Setting up your website is stress free with powerful tools to speed up the process

  • Choose from a wide selection of ready-made themes
  • Accept debit and credit card payments easily and securely
  • Select from multiple major payment gateway options
  • Sync product inventory with Ebay and Etsy

Drive traffic to your website and sell more with all the marketing tools you’ll ever need

  • Reach more customers with Ads on Google
  • Promote your products to customers using email newsletter
  • Get found on search engines with built-in SEO features
  • Allow customers to leave reviews for your products

Manage everything from customer orders to discounts with one easy to use platform

  • Save time with powerful tools for processing orders
  • Set up discounts, sales banners and promo codes
  • See how well your products are performing using reports
  • Sync order activity with your offline business using EPOS

Receive ongoing updates to your website with our unique Evolution Mode service***

Completely unique to EKM, Evolution Mode ensures your website will always be up to date. From design and user experience to features and performance, your website will be continuously optimised and improved at no extra cost by our team of experts, without you lifting a finger.

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“Ekm has raised our profile on the internet and we get a much bigger footfall than we did. We always get great feedback regarding how good our web page looks and how easy it is to navigate.”Tony Jones - Millennium Supplies

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Useful articles for builders' merchants

Ecommerce website benefits for builders’ merchants

If you’re a builders' merchant, you may be considering whether or not to take your business online. An ecommerce website offers a range of benefits, allowing you to sell supplies and materials online...

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The right tools for the job with Keith Builders Merchant

No one appreciates the value of having the right tools for the job more so than a builders merchant. And Jeff Smith from Keith Builders Merchant is no exception...

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*Account Manager support is only available on our Standard, Advanced and Pro plans. Basic customers will however gain access to a 30 minute welcome call when they sign up to help them get started on the platform. Learn more about Account Manager support.

** Only available to EKM Advanced and Pro customers.

*** Evolution Mode is only available on our Basic, Standard, Advanced and Pro plans. Learn more about how Evolution Mode differs on each plan.