How it Works

What you need to Understand

Buildingsouq.com is an online marketplace that lists materials and products of a Seller, while it enables a Buyer or Visitor to view these materials or products in such a way that is easy to search and find.

The two parties taking place in any dealing within Buildingsouq.com are the following:

The Seller

A particular Seller who would be interested to list his products will have to register with Buildingsouq.com on a face to face dealing, where his details will be asked for including UAE commercial documentation and products specification. Once his Licences and other documentation are verified including his list of products which are demanded to be acceptable and in accordance with the UAE laws, then Buildingsouq.com would approve him as a verified Seller and list his products in return of a Monthly subscription fee that would allow him to be listed as per his given information on Buildingsouq.com.

The Buyer

A Buyer who would be interested in searching and viewing materials, products and tools will have to visit Buildingsouq.com and register his details online by filling in the required information such as First Name, Last Name, Contact No, Email Address, etc.

Once registered the Buyer then will be able to login onto the Buildingsouq.com website and start searching for a particular product, material or tool through a website search engine or look through the available categories which would list the product, material or tool under a market known categorisation thats provided on the Buildingsouq.com website.

Steps of dealing between the Seller and Buyer

Depending on the nature and aspects of the product getting listed; there are 2 ways of dealings.

  • Some products the Buyer will require to inspect and discuss before purchasing (such as Tiles, woods, claddings blocks, etc.).
  • And some (mainly tools) the Buyer will not require to inspect, in fact, he will demand that product to be delivered to him, as a matter of convenience (such as Drill Machines, Handsaws, wrenches, etc.).

Each of the above ways of dealing will have different steps as shown below:

Dealing with Building Materials / Products

For Building Materials Buildingsouq.com will show on the website the materials/products specifications, prices, available quantities and the Sellers details where the Buyer can directly contact the Seller and discuss all aspects of the products.

Buildingsouq.com will not be involved in any on ground deals or discussions between both parties.

Steps of dealing with building materials & products are:

  1. Buyer will login onto the website and start searching for a particular product on the website search engine or look through the available categories which would list the product under a market known categorisation.
  2. A list of products will show in a listing on the Buyers web screen that would match the product searched for.
  3. The Buyer will select one or multiple products which each of them will show few photos with its technical details, and the Seller details that would include contact number and a brief of the Supplying Company and its location.
  4. Buyer from there will directly contact the Seller either by phone or submitting a txt web based enquiry that will be received by the Seller’s Email.
  5. After the Buyer, would have reached the Seller and communication between them would have took place, the Buyer would most likely visit the Seller to inspect the product and discuss with him further details and requirements such as quality, quantity, prices and delivery duration.
  6. Once both, Buyer & Seller would have discussed all aspects (away from Buildingsouq.com), and came to an agreement with regards to basic details such as quantities, payments and delivery duration & logistics, then the Seller would supply the products to the Buyer and a deal would be completed.
  7. Buyer will also be able to find Shipping Companies (having Pickups, Trucks & Cranes) listed on the website where he can rent them to take the products from the Seller and deliver them to the required site.

Dealing with Building Tools (Hand, Mechanical or Electrical)

For tools, Buildingsouq.com will only show on the website the specifications and price of the tool and upon order, Buildingsouq.com will handle the logistics of delivering the tools from Sellers to Buyers as well as the handling of money since it will only be Cash on Delivery. (at least at the beginning stages)

Buildingsouq.com will be contracting Parcel Shipping Companies such as ARAMEX and will have its own trucking fleet to deliver these tools.

Steps of dealing with building tools are:

  1. Buyer will login onto the website and start searching for a particular tool on the website search engine or look through the available categories which would list the tool under a market known categorisation.
  2. A list of tools will show in a listing on the Buyers web screen that would match the tool searched for.
  3. The Buyer will select one or multiple of these tools which each of them will show few photos with its technical details and specifications.
  4. Buyer from there will include the tools to a web cart where then it will add the prices of tools and delivery costs accumulating to a total price to be paid.
  5. From there the Buyer will ok the cart order with its total price and get a sale or delivery tracking number.
  6. Buildingsouq.com then will manage the picking up of the tools from the Seller and deliver to the Buyer as per the given details, where he will be contacted on delivery arrival and will receive the payment in cash for the confirmed total cost.

Transporters

In this part of Buildingsouq.com website a list of Machines, Trucks and Construction Tools will be listed under the Sellers details and where the Buyers can search and find the required Machine or Truck that is listed under the renting out Company. From there the Buyer will contact that Company directly and finalise a deal as per below steps:

  1. Buyer will login onto the website and start searching for a particular Machine, Truck & Tools on the website search engine or look through the available categories which would list the Machine, Truck & Tools under a market known categorisation.
  2. A list of Machine, Truck & Tools will show in a listing on the Buyers web screen that would match the Machine, Truck & Tools searched for.
  3. The Buyer will select one or multiple of these Machine, Truck & Tools which each of them will show few photos with its technical details and the renting out Company details that would include the contact number and a brief of the Company and its location.
  4. Buyer from there will directly contact the renting out Company either by phone or submitting a txt web-based enquiry that will be received by the Sellers Email.
  5. After the Buyer, would have reached the renting out Company and communication between them would have taken place (away from Buildingsouq.com), the Buyer would most likely pay or keep a security fee and hire that particular machine, plant or tool as per agreement between both parties.