By now, you’ve seen the many options for ordering ready-mix concrete online, and you’re probably curious about how it works.
It’s actually quite simple.
Just like shopping for any other product online, you select the type and quantity of concrete you need, choose a delivery date and time, and place your order. Your order is then immediately entered into the supplier’s batching and delivery system — no middle-man needed.
Then your ready-mix supplier prepares and delivers your concrete exactly when and where you need it, saving you both time and effort. It’s just that simple.
But if it’s so easy, why isn’t everyone doing it?
Let’s take a look.
Why Doesn’t Everyone Order Ready-Mix Online?
Great question! It might seem surprising, but not everyone has embraced the convenience of ordering ready-mix concrete online. And we understand why.
For many seasoned contractors, sticking to tried-and-true methods feels safer and more comfortable. There’s a familiar rhythm to phone calls, paper tickets, and face-to-face conversations that technology hasn’t quite replicated.
Indeed, the prospect of navigating a digital interface can be intimidating for some, especially those who haven’t had much exposure to technology in their work lives.
We’ve all felt that initial uncertainty when trying something new. Yet, as with all new skills, it gets easier with practice. And the benefits of making the switch are substantial and worth the effort.
So, for those sitting on the fence or feeling a bit apprehensive, we’d like to reassure you: ordering ready-mix with your phone or tablet isn’t as complicated as you might think.
In fact, once you understand the benefits and advantages, you might find yourself wondering why you didn’t make the switch sooner.
What Are the Benefits of Ordering Ready-Mix Concrete Online?
Online ordering brings a wealth of benefits.
First off, Accuracy:
Forget about misunderstandings over the phone. When you order online, you get to double-check everything yourself. You can see your order, verify all the details, and make sure it’s right before hitting that ‘confirm’ button.
The result? Fewer mix-ups and more accurate orders.
Then, there’s real-time tracking:
Remember the game of ‘Where’s my concrete?’
With online ordering, you get real-time updates. You can see where your delivery is and when it’s going to arrive so that you can plan accordingly.
No more delaying your crews or rescheduling pours based on guesswork, “he-said, she-said” confusion.
Flexibility is another bonus.
Construction plans can change in a heartbeat. With an online system, adjusting your orders on the fly is a breeze.
Want to place an order at the crack of dawn or in the middle of the night? No problem – an online system is always awake. And let’s not forget about record-keeping.
Better Record Keeping
Say goodbye to paper trails.
An online ordering system stores your order history, quotes, delivery notes, invoices, and receipts for easy reference.
You can see how much material you’ve used on which jobs and keep track of who is ordering what and where. You decide who has ordering permissions and who doesn’t.
With a digital system, you’re in control.
Can Online Ordering Replace the Personal Touch of a Phone Call?
Now, we hear you. Change is hard. Maybe you’ve been doing business with your supplier the old-fashioned way for years. Maybe you like the personal touch of a phone call.
But here’s the thing.
Your trusted supplier is still there, offering the same quality and reliable service. They’re the ones behind the online system. The same quality product, the same reliable service, but with a major upgrade in convenience.
Because you see, online ordering isn’t about replacing the human element. That’s not it at all.
Online ordering is about eliminating busy work and making the process easier, faster, and more efficient. And with the busy work out of the way, you can focus on what matters: building great relationships with your customers and bringing more things to life with concrete.
In essence, online ordering for ready-mix concrete is about building better, faster, and smarter. It’s about embracing modern technology to take the concrete ordering process into your own hands – literally!
So why not give it a try with a Free Demo?