BuildPoint Corp., an e-commerce company for the construction industry, yesterday debuted its direct-purchase online catalog for the commercial construction industry.
The site, www.buildpoint.com, features more than 1.6 million items from major manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. The catalog features specialized sections that include more than 35,000 concrete mixes and 1.6 million electrical, mechanical, and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning transactional items.
Contractors can conduct product searches, select items for purchase and create a reusable electronic product list. With the product list, customers can either create a request for a quote that is sent to selected suppliers or send direct-purchase orders that are automatically routed to suppliers with pricing information from the catalog.
BuildPoint, Anaheim, CA, also developed trade procurement capabilities to meet the specific needs of contractors. It will work with suppliers nationwide to integrate their content into its catalog, expanding it to include additional construction divisions.