STRAIGHTFORWARD INVENTORY AND ORDER MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR BUILDERS' MERCHANTS
Easy-to-use ERP system for Builders' Merchants
Merchanter is our all new cloud-based inventory and order management software system designed specifically for builders' merchants. It’s the UK’s first fully browser-based ERP system and we think you’re going to be impressed.
We have been developing and delivering timber merchant software for UK timber merchants for the last 40 years. Merchanter is flexible, easy to use and incredibly powerful. It helps you to buy better, stock smarter and sell faster and you have all the benefits of working with an experienced team of real people on hand to support and guide you every step of the way.
Merchanter is straightforward, powerful and surprisingly affordable, with a simple all-in monthly per user price plan that makes our builders' merchant software incredibly good value. Check out our prices and see for yourself how fast our software can pay for itself, making it the perfect solution for every size of business. We also provide full training, data migration and onboarding as part of the package, so there are no nasty surprises later on.
MERCHANTER FEATURES FOR BUILDERS' MERCHANTS
Merchanter is a straightforward ERP system designed to make your day job easier, giving you the information you need to make business-critical decisions, faster. And because it’s cloud-based, you can access it any time, from anywhere, on any device.
STOCK CONTROL EACH PRODUCT
From unit items, timber lengths, tonnes of aggregates, every item you trade can be held to its own stock method. That means more accurate stockholding, less wastage, and more profit, plus happier customers and smoother administration.
ADVANCED PRODUCT PRICING
Ultimate flexibility for tailored pricing, including customer, quantity, delivery method, aggregate, agreements and schedules.
Know what is stocked at every branch, in any format, instantly. Place orders for customers to be despatched from straight from your other branches, or restock regionally before you run out.
UT400 tracks your system and can warn of things you may be concerned about – whether that’s customers near their credit limit, products running low on stock or customers’ drop in spending, you can stay one step ahead. Total flexibility to choose which alerts you set, including upper or lower limits, and time-sensitive reminders.
SCAN OR TABLET SIGNED DELIVERY NOTES
Delivery Notes can be scanned into the system, or drivers can get customers to sign directly on a tablet. Signed proof of delivery can then either be emailed when requested or automatically attached to every invoice, meaning smoother integration with the system for up-to-the-minute accuracy, reporting and customer service.
HARDWOOD, SOFTWOOD & SHEET MATERIALS
Hold each type of product to the level of stock detail that is relevant. Valuable hardwoods can be controlled to a mixed width specification, while sheet materials can be sold by the unit sheet.
MILLING, PROCESSING & TREATMENTS
Add to customer orders or mill for stock orders. Mill and Return lines improve the description of processing required, adding the right information to the cost and selling price of a job to ensure you are making a sensible margin every time. You can also send material to Outworkers for additional processing – whatever your way of working, Merchanter allows you the ultimate control with the ultimate flexibility.
More Merchanter features
Compare suppliers easily to ensure you get the best deals
Use intelligent reporting to achieve better rates and see where the opportunities are
Understand your market’s needs and be able to serve them faster
Accurate, real-time stockholding across multiple sites including inter-site transfer
Flexible metrics for units & packs; stock by; length, area, type, weight
Full stock takes, perpetual inventory counting or ad hoc audits for 100% control
Trade counter & account sales for easy quotes, dispatch & billing
CRM module to keep customer details, notes & purchase history updated
Intelligent Product & Price Manager modules; plus credit and margin protection alerts
Merchanter connects live to your financials software
Merchanter works with your existing financials and accounting packages, like Sage 50 or Xero.
You benefit from all the advantages an industry-specific trading system has to offer without losing any of the simplicity and usability of your existing financials package.
MOVING TO MERCHANTER IS QUICK AND SIMPLE
UPLOAD CURRENT DATA
Use smart tools to simply upload customer, supplier and product information, via spreadsheets, from your current software. We provide guidance to make coding and setup as simple and quick as possible.
CONFIGURATION TO FIT YOUR BUSINESS
We work with you to configure the operations of the system to fit your business. From configuring printers and email, to what each user can see and do. A well configured system is an easliy used system.
Every Merchanter implementation comes with unlimited online training. Our trainers will work with your team until they are confident using the system - it is that simple.
GO LIVE AND BEYOND
We make sure your project manager is totally available to you the day you go live. Then you have the helpdesk at your disposal whenever you have questions, speaking to real people who know your business.
GET IN TOUCH
We love chatting to people about their businesses, and how we might help. We will always give an honest opinion on whether Merchanter is a good fit for your business - it doesn't help either of us if not. Feel free to give us a call, ping through an email, or complete the form below to start the conversation.
TRY THE FREE DEMO
We get it – we probably wouldn’t believe us either. But we’re so confident that you’ll find Merchanter easy to use, we’ll give you access to it for free, with no obligation.
Try Merchanter in your own time, with no pressure from a sales rep, just send us your details. We’ll be in touch with a system login, and you can discover the revolutionary ease of Merchanter for yourself.
BOOK A GUIDED DEMO
Want someone to show you Merchanter with a demonstration tailored to your business? We can arrange a 1-2 hour online demonstration walking through how the system works for a business like yours. We can setup sample products to make it more relevant as well.
Contact us to book in a suitable meeting time.
TRY MERCHANTER FREE
Contact us to get browser login details to try Merchanter for yourself, on the demonstration system.