The building materials trade in Germany is a little-noticed 90 billion market. However, it is under-digitised and highly fragmented.
bobbie is fundamentally digitizing the building materials trade with its B2B building materials trade platform.
This creates advantages both for customers (efficient, transparent & low-cost purchasing) and for building materials manufacturers (higher margins due to the elimination of middlemen).
The building materials trade is under-digitised and highly fragmented. Structural inefficiencies and outdated working methods generate €4 billion in unnecessary costs annually:
Average price mark-up of >20% due to process inefficiencies.
No price transparency and comparability for customers
Communication still takes place via email, fax & telephone
Bobbie has developed a digital B2B building materials trading platform where customers buy more efficiently and at lower prices and building materials manufacturers achieve higher margins.
Average mark-up below 5% thanks to efficient digital processes.
Transparent pricing for customers and manufacturers thanks to fixed margins
Products are searchable and comparable: optimal matchmaking between supply and demand
The building materials trade in Germany is a €90 billion market. Of this, €40 billion is accounted for by the building materials trade. Only a fraction of the turnover is accounted for by online trade. The potential for digitalisation is immense throughout the entire value chain.