Thousands of products on initial listing with “NRG Store” with €1 million investment.
NRG Store – the first on-line sales portal in Ireland for the construction and plumbing sectors – has gone live for the first time. Billed as the “Amazon for the industry”, NRG Store offers thousands of products from an initial 15 retailers specialising in home and commercial improvement retail.
NRG Store, a division of Sea Box Group, will provide Ireland’s first all inclusive click-and-delivery service for anyone interested in construction, renovation or home improvements. Twenty jobs will be created by NRG Store over the coming 24 months with the €1 million investment in the company.
NRG Store has been developed to allow trades to “work smarter” and save time. The easy-to-navigate site was developed as the construction industry has been one of the slowest to adapt to on-line retailing. NRG Store’s solutions have been created following consultation with tradesmen across Ireland to identify how deliveries can impact efficiency.
Patrick Hogan, Group managing director of NRG Store says:
“NRG Store will revolutionise a sector that has traditionally relied on store-bought products. By offering everything that is required during construction or renovation on on-site, we hope to save both consumers and professionals considerable time and effort. This is the first omni-channel retailer of its kind in Ireland, and will revolutionise a sector that has appeared immune to online change.”
The NRG Store offers an end to end service, including;
Access to a wide variety of providers at competitive prices
Partnership with Linked Finance creating Trade Finance & Business Finance with up to 300,000 euros available.
Speedy delivery of product, even from retailers who do not sell online
NRGBiz our commercial sales channel that will help businesses small and large to source products and service at the click of a button
Provision of tradespeople to install technology sold on the site through a partnership with TradeWorkz.ie
The unique “Smart Builder” app, an online quotation system that helps both builders and property owners manage the cost of construction and renovation in a partnership with local Cork builders Heffernan Galvin construction.
From local cork shops Toss Bryans, Living Dreamz to global brands Altecnic Caleffi and Google Home are amongst the retailers selling their products and services on launch of NRG Store.
NRG Store has partnered with a number of finance houses to offer those in the trade a series of finance options, providing real working capital to make progress in business happen.
Lauren O’Donovan, Head of NRG Store says:
“At NRG Store, we want to make your life easier. We aim to do so by removing financial roadblocks in the way of life and business. Therefore allowing our customers to make things happen, without financial constraints.”
NRG Store will initially launch in Ireland, but has plans to expand quickly into other markets in EMEA, supported by its parent company Seabox Group. NRG Store currently employs eight staff from its headquarters in Cork.