A Merchant is a person or company involved in the wholesale trade of goods. Builders Merchants are viewed as having expert knowledge across a wide variety of skilled trades, open to trade and non-trade individuals. Merchants are favoured by tradesmen alike as they are able to purchase materials and equipment in volume with stock generally available on site, and if not, are able to sourced products quickly.
Often merchants have the facilities to deliver on site at the required times of a project. There are numerous chains of national merchants, as well as independents across the UK. Often Merchants offer trade accounts where the tradesmen have a specified amount of credit over a certain amount of time usually 30-90 days.
The DJS Research construction team can provide for Merchant market research services, looking in depth at brand representation, product reviews, and market sizing amongst many other areas.
We have a deep understanding of how important Merchants can be to the Construction sector, having had several research projects commissioned in this area the DJS Research Construction team have successfully interviewed national chains and independent Merchants.
If you would like to learn more about our Merchant market research capabilities, please click here or call us on +44 (0)1663-767857.
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