Tips to Consider for Developing a Construction Materials Delivery App

Are you planning for a construction material delivery app development? You have found the perfect blog to read. RenoRun app is one of the most successful apps in this category that recently bagged $17.1 million in the Series A funding round. We have compiled 3 tips from this app to consider if you want to make an app to deliver construction supplies.

An unforeseen material shortage is the biggest nightmare of the construction industry.

If you ever come across this, you have to send an employee offsite to make an urgent purchase. This is a waste of time as well as money, leading to increased expenses and delays in work.

These situations are not very uncommon in the business. An on-demand construction material supply app can become a saviour in such situations. One app that has become a trend in the construction industry is the RenoRun app.

RenoRun app is considered to be the world’s leading technology-enabled construction materials delivery service provider. We are going to discuss certain tips that we extracted from their work and application that you should follow if you want to develop a delivery service app for delivering building material.

First, let’s see why we are extracting these tips from RenoRun.

RenoRun – the Best Building Material Supply App

  • RenoRun was founded in 2017 by Eamonn O’Rourke, Joelle Chartrand, and Devlin Chartrand.
  • The company is seeing amazing growth in terms of customers and employees for the last 12 months.
  • The consumer-base has seen a growth of 300% and employees have increased from 7 to 90 in 10 months.
  • The startup raised over $3 million in the seed round in July 2019.
  • In November 2019, they raised $17.1 million in series A funding, according to CrunchBase.

The Canadian construction industry is expanding, these statistics will show why investing in construction apps is a good deal.

Growth of Construction Industry in Canada

  • According to Statista, the GDP of the Canadian Construction Industry in 2019 is $141.6 billion.
  • Canada’s construction industry output value was estimated to be US$291.2B in 2018. Now, this industry in Canada to reach US$304.6B in 2023.
  • You may see the forecast for new constructions put in place in Canada from 2013 to 2022 (in billion CAD) in the graph

construction material supply app

Source: Statista

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3 Experts Tips To Follow to Make a Construction Delivery App

  1. User-friendly App

    Building a user-friendly app for the builders is the first thing that you need to keep in mind. 

    When a builder runs out of certain material, he would open your app to make an order. Now, if the app interface is confusing or glitchy, then it would be pretty useless. The builder won’t be able to make the purchase smoothly and probably won’t use the app again.

    It is therefore essential that the users can easily search for the material they want and make an order easily. A builder-friendly app can take your app to new heights. 

    Your app must connect the two vital parties of your business- the builder or contractor and the building material suppliers. This will boost the relationship between them.

    Whether you are a building material supplier yourself or the middleman, you should be careful that all the construction supplies are updated on the app regularly. Information regarding availability, brand, prices should be displayed clearly.

    construction material supply app

    Source: RenoRun App

  2. Defining a Firm Objective

    O’Rourke, one of the co-founders, said in an interview that, “Digitization is the future of the construction industry.”

    RenoRun was founded with the goal to improve the system where builders plan material delivery in advance from multiple suppliers. Dealing with multiple suppliers is difficult for the builder, the app eliminates multiple construction material suppliers. 

    Similarly, even you must set an objective that you must stick to. You can bring a digital construction revolution if you do not stray away from your goals. 

    It is recommended to use data-driven methodologies in your mobile application that would help this industry work more efficiently.

    When you plan for a construction materials supply app, make sure you define certain objectives that would help the industry as well as your business.

  3. Providing Top-notch Service

    You might be impressed to know that even though the RenoRun startup is very young, they still provide 20,000 construction supplies on their app. Any customer who uses the app will find a wide range of options in building, electrical, fencing, and plumbing materials.

    The startup also claims that they provide a way to the customers to order from just one supplier instead of multiple vendors for their building material supply. They save the hassle of planning and sourcing from these vendors.

    The RenoRun app delivers scheduled or just-in-time building supplies delivery in less than two hours directly to the job site.

    Even you should provide the best service to your customers so that they choose you over any other service. Your on-demand delivery app should stand out from other apps in terms of features and customer service. 

    construction material supply app

    Source: RenoRun App


Wrapping up

We hope that after reading this article, you now know how to make a successful construction material delivery app. If you have any doubts or wish to share your expectations, you can feel free to contact us.

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Rakesh Patel

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Rakesh Patel is the Founder and CEO of Space-O Technologies (Canada). He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311

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