Need supplies, but don’t want to run to your local home improvement store for it? Would you rather just use your phone to order what you need for the job?

Taking page out of Amazon, BuildDirect hopes to be the “online market place for busying home improvement products.” The company has launched a marketplace that allows for third-party sellers to also promote their products to potential buyers, while getting access to BUildDirect’s big database.

Using BuildDirect’s map-based dashboard, sellers can see the company’s predictions for their sales on the service and how many more sales they could generate by making changes to their sales strategies. If a buyer only uses BuildDirect’s warehouses in New Jersey and Montreal, for example, but sees that a lot of potential buyers from the West Coast are looking at its products (and maybe even willing to pay the high shipping costs), that seller can then choose to also sell some of its products out of BuildDirect’s Los Angeles warehouse.
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