Product manufacturers spend millions of dollars
to get architects to specify their products on blueprints. This has been
proven very effective – often considered the Holy Grail of construction
marketing. Roughly 85% of products specified on blueprints are purchased.
Suppliers and retailers of building products
struggle to directly access the $276 billion professional contractor
market. In the entire, $3 trillion building industry, $100 billion is
wasted through mistakes. Mistakes are made by architects who update the
design and not the schedules. Mistakes are made by the builders who read
the plans wrong. Mistakes are made by vendors who read the list wrong or
key the order in wrong. The process is fraught with mistakes.
The 1ST Pricing technology allows the architect
to update the design and all of the construction documents simultaneously.
The builders can access the updated information immediately with real-time
pricing. The products can be purchased online without having to re-key the
order. Everyone is operating off of the same page.
We call it selling outside the box. Imagine
that you are providing a custom, precise quote of multiple products that
meet the customers’ exact needs. Then, they can purchase the product
online and the products are shipped directly to the jobsite from the
manufacturer without ever being touched by your employees. Additionally,
your employees are not making any mistakes in entering the order.
So you are giving precise quotes all day long,
people are buying online and the product is being shipped to the jobsite
from the manufacturers with no errors – what a concept! Even better, it
is not a concept, it is real and effective and available to you today. It
is a closed-loop supply chain solution that uses the best practices of
CAD, Web Services and eCommerce.
with the leanest supply chain and the most efficient means to execute
their business gain a significant advantage.