BMF merchants operate almost 4,500 branches across the UK and they can all be found instantly on the new app that uses GPS tracking and geolocation functionality to display a list of the nearest outlets.
Available free of charge for both Apple iOS and Android users, the app enables tradespeople to search by the merchant’s name, products sold or current location, and using Sat Nav functionality powered by Google Maps shows users the quickest road route to their selected merchant.
Many BMF merchants offer enhanced functionality within the app which enables one-touch call and email options to contact the merchant directly or link users to their website.
John Newcomb, managing director of the Builders Merchants Federation, commented: “This is the only free app providing information and direct access to thousands of builders merchants throughout the country. Many tradesmen rely on their smartphone to contact merchants and order materials. This will be a real help when they are working on site, particularly when they are away from their usual merchants. As there is no cost involved, I would urge everyone to download the app today, so it is ready on your smartphone when you need it.”
The BMF Branch Locator App can be downloaded free at http://apps.excelpublishing.co.uk/bmf/ or via Apple and Android app stores.
BMF merchant members have also been sent a poster to display in their branches which has a QR code for customers to scan to download the app.