THE WINNING SOLUTION
Designed By A Contractor & Lumberyard Customer
Your Mobile Responsive Website Teamed Up With Your Custom App
You NEED both
We are using a very simple, fictional website called 'Your Lumberyard' as our example.
Your lumberyard has a mobile responsive web site.
It’s a must-have in today’s world.
Your website is designed to draw in customers and make all your important information readily available: locations, hours, contact info, events, account log-In, your story/your brand, and more.
However, your website has some inherent limitations. It is designed to inform, but it DOES NOT reach out and engage your customers.
Email and newsletters are OK but easily get put aside and ignored.
If you really want to engage your customers on a regular basis, then you need to optimize your outreach functionality. The app provides you with this.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Why You Should Listen To Me
I'm a builder with accounts at three of our local lumberyards. Back in 2009, during the Great Recession my referral-based business dried up. That was also the time when the big national online contractor referral websites expanded their presence; Yelp, Angie's List, Home Advisor (under a different name). Houzz had just started.
But there was no LOCAL contractor referral website. So I decided to start one based upon the trusted professionals I knew. Membership has always been based on referral. The Santa Cruz Construction Guild is now in its 10th year of operation. We are a local success. We hold our own against the big national contractor referral services because we are LOCAL.
CONSTRUCTION IS LOCAL
From the beginning our three independent local lumberyards have been members. Our first public meeting and launch was held at Big Creek Lumber, which also hosted many of our subsequent workshops and get-togethers. A Big 'Thank You' To Big Creek Lumber.
The Lumberyard App developed out of this experience.
Our first app for the Santa Cruz Construction Guild was published in 2016. Its primary function is to send homeowner job requests by push notifications to the members. Also job board requests (looking to hire, looking for work, resumes), events listings, tool theft alerts, etc.
Our Lumberyard App project began in 2016 and went through many changes and refinements based on trial and error, and feedback from contractors and lumberyards. We had a successful launch with the Monument Lumber App in late 2018. Monument Lumber is #1!
Mark Shugart, Owner
Our app has been a great way to communicate with our customer base, it's very fast and takes very little time. Our app has a lot of useful product information and building codes to keep our customers up to date with industry changes. I would recommend it for other lumberyards.
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This app is designed to optimize the 'public outreach' of your lumberyard. It is designed to be a useful and handy tool that your customers will appreciate. The content can be continuously updated and edited.
THE APP LINKS DIRECTLY TO YOUR WEBSITE
One Click From App To Your Website
Do you provide online account access for your customers?
Your Facebook Business Page on the app
Promote Your Sale Events
Great For Lunch Time Reading!
SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS
Practical How-To Information By Top Professionals
Really handy for installation questions on the job
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Horizontal view makes the app so much more enjoyable to use when watching videos or reading manufacturer installation guides with diagrams.
Some things are so much easier to view in horizontal orientation
We're used to holding our phones upright in vertical view. But there are times when it's just so much easier to read installation guides, documents and websites in horizontal orientation. Our app works in both orientations where that extra width really counts.
You can quickly and easily watch manufacturer installation videos right from inside the app. Since most installation videos are shot in horizontal mode, that's the best way to view them. Videos load up into full frame, they are larger, for easier viewing. Go ahead, click the play button and watch the video...
Local Contractor Videos
Your contractors may have unique videos, time lapses of builds, or just cool job site videos. They could submit their videos right from within the app for you to publish. If done right this can be a great way to promote your contractors work. Go ahead, click the play button and watch the Boyd and Sons video published on the Monument Lumber app we built in 2018.
HELP YOUR CUSTOMERS BECOME MORE SUCCESSFUL
Contractors are busy
Contractors already know your store locations, hours, where your materials are stored, who to talk to in case they have any questions, etc.
The only reason for them to visit your website is to log in to their account and check their invoices and balance.
You can build a much stronger connection by adding the special app functionality that helps them get answers quickly out on the job, build knowledge and skill, and most importantly, get more closely connected with your lumberyard.
Helps Your Customers
Builds Your Success
Your biggest asset is your loyal customer base
Let us show you how you can engage them more. Sign up below to test drive a sample app.