Did you know it takes a buyer, on average, five emails to place a metal order? The inbox system can prove quite inconvenient for buyers, especially when they need to place several orders in the day. Due to the level of information associated with each order, online shopping can prove highly efficient for internal buying teams. Here are 8 reasons to buy your metal online:
1. Instant Pricing
With the Online Shop, you no longer need to wait for price quotes. When you buy metal online with Kloeckner you can access all your pricing, product information and delivery information through one streamlined channel, the online shop. Furthermore when shopping online with Kloeckner you also have access to your contract pricing.
2. Instant Test Certificates
Paperwork can increase inefficiency within buying teams. Never wait or worry about requesting test certification as with the online shop you get instant access to test certification online with every order. What’s more, you never have to worry about the test certificates going missing in your inbox because you can always access your historic and current test certs via your online account.
3. Manage your buying team
We understand procurement teams can be complex with differing levels of authority across the department. With our online shop you can set up user roles which means:
- your accounts team can access invoices,
- your buyers have the authority to put orders through within a specified limit,
- your managers have authority to approve transactions above the pre-specified limits,
- your technical managers have access to test certification.
4. Project Management
You can also allocate your orders to different projects using the online shop, for example, if you are working on a bridge, a multiplex and a block of flats. You can assign your orders to each separate project on the online shop making sure your cost management on projects is even more streamlined.
5. Buy Anywhere, Anytime
Kloeckner Online Shop is open 24/7 and available across different devices, so you can buy at a time and place convenient for you.
6. Paperless System
There can be a great deal of paperwork associated with every metal order. Digital paperwork is additionally better for the environment.
Through the online shop, you can access all your paperwork including:
- Order Confirmation
- Delivery notes
- Test Certification
7. Product Variety
We have a vast range of stock items in Mild Steel, Aluminium, Stainless steel and much more ready for delivery to your projects. Simply select the item you require and size to get your order.
8. Delivery Schedule
When you shop online with Kloeckner, you are in full control. The website will tell you when your order will be with you, before you place the order so that your projects run smoothly. At Kloeckner we make sure our customers get their orders on-time so that you don’t have to worry about unnecessary delays to your on-site teams.