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TradePoint launches free next-day delivery

Published: 16 February 2011
B&Q trade venture ups its offer with free next-day site delivery on more than 600 bulk items, including bricks and blocks, cement, timber, and decking.
TradePoint launches free next-day delivery
The move means that trade customers can order from any of the 124 TradePoint outlets or 200 TradePoint 'order and collect' points in B&Q stores, selecting next day delivery or arranging an exact arrival date for bulk items.

However, the offer is not exclusive to TradePoint tradesmen, with B&Q shoppers also able to take advantage of the new delivery options. The service is also offered free to those spending a minimum of £250 and customers will be able to choose their date of delivery either online, in-store or over the phone.

Bulk items included in the TradePoint offer and covered by the new delivery options include aggregates, bricks and blocks, cement, lintels, plasterboard, timber, decking, paving slabs, kerbing, ducting, plumbing and drainage.

TradePoint director Ian Herrett said: "Now there's even more of a reason for the trade to shop at TradePoint. Our next day delivery service on bulk items will make a tradesman's life easier, and best of all it's free."

B&Q launched the TradePoint venture in March 2010, investing £26m in the business. Customers are issued with a membership card, once they have proved their trade status, allowing them to shop TradePoint's offer and B&Q at specialist trade prices.


Published prior to March 2014
By Tom Roberts
I had ordered some plaster board on Friday pm the only delivery was for Tuesday this is the 2 nd time that can't do e
What was required so I had the to use Tuesday I was expecting it at worst midday however I get a text the on Monday to say it will be after 17.30 so I go in to the shop but they looked into it but it's to late to sort out I don't think they would have any way as nothing to do with them is out there hands so I go and wait and wait then I get a phone call at 18.40!yes 18.40!to say he will be 20 mins I have know one to help me as they had a life and had to go home the driver drops off on the footpath I say give me a hand he would not do not use them for delivery says they we'll you decide this was the swindon store the people in the shop are nice but do not use the delivery
Published prior to March 2014
By edward murphy
please could you tell me why in a time where funds are hard and the normal home needs either some small or even easy projects done that this will cost the person more money than a trademan this is why a lot more poeple go other plces like myself i am all for the tradesman earning a living but it does not need your company to help them to do this all customers should have the same right when it comes to buying
Published prior to March 2014
By an independent
next day from TP......only in a recession!!
Published prior to March 2014
By T Perkins
Travis perkins offer FREE delivery for Account & Trade Cash Cards and have for many years. B&Q are just jumping on the next day bandwagon !!
Published prior to March 2014
By Alan
Hmmmm.....Burdens delivering on B&Q's behalf from only 50 branches, on 6 wheelers, offering a nationwide next day delivery....recipe for disaster!!!
Published prior to March 2014
By S&M Builders
Its only free if you order over 250 Mr Herrett. Not really helping us smaller builders is it??
Published prior to March 2014
By Jim Smith
Lets wait and see how good this is, I doubt it will be successful!!
Published prior to March 2014
By bob the builder
it will never last!!!!
Published prior to March 2014
By jason winser
my local tradepoint counter closes at 3.00pm in torquay.which is no good to me!!! i will still keep using inter-line building supplies!!! family run independent company with outstanding service!!
Published prior to March 2014
By Tim James
So what? The trade has expected next day delivery and delivery on specific days for years.

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