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Skip Hire 'Ebay' Launches To Help Save The Construction Industry Time, Money and Waste
A first of its kind 'live' online marketplace for the building and construction industry is launching this week, which offers the industry a quick, convenient and cost effective way of handling their waste management.
With one simple form, SkipTrips connects building and construction companies to user-rated skip suppliers in their area. All suppliers are Environment Agency regulated and hold valid environmental permits so customers can be sure their waste is handled in the best way possible. Users list their skip-hire requirements on the site and registered skip companies are notified immediately, allowing them to 'bid' for business. So unlike a traditional brokerage or price comparison site, SkipTrips puts the customer in control throughout.
Customers detail requirements such as skip size and numbers, types of waste, dates and even special requirements like waste reporting. Alongside the live quotes, customers can view a detailed business profile of the bidder and simply pick the deal that suits them best, whatever their needs or priorities.
Users can view each skip company's full business profile on www.skiptrips.com, to see how they are different from competitors, their environmental credentials, license details, location, size and crucially, genuine user feedback which allows them to make an informed decision about whom to work with.
Customers can decide on a supplier based on their sustainability record, viewing how much waste the skip company recycles and can also consider the wider impact and choose to use a company that will produce the smallest carbon footprint, thanks to the carbon calculator soon to be available on the site.
After completion of a job users give rated feedback, allowing builders and new users to choose a skip supplier based on positive referrals and reputation, ensuring peace of mind.
SkipTrips Managing Director Edward Fanshawe said: “SkipTrips was launched after months of collaboration with waste managers and construction companies. Simply put, there was no easy way to connect good waste managers with customers and vice versa. Waste managers found it hard to get in front of customers when they needed to and skip users have no easy way of making an informed decision about their choice of waste manager.
“There are over 30 million people online every day in the UK and yet the only way to find a skip is to work through a phone book, calling skip companies to compare prices, quality, credentials and services.
“SkipTrips provides a first of its kind platform for the construction industry. A customer can advertise their job to hundreds of potential suppliers with one form. Waste managers can avoid expensive advertising with business coming directly to them. The live pricing mechanism means they can bid according to their capacity or the attractiveness of the job, plan collections more efficiently and build their business with the feedback we collect. This allows them to pass on savings to customers and supports the top managers for everyone to see so customers can get the best deal possible. From a large construction company requiring hundreds of skips with multiple waste streams, to a single household wanting a skip to clear out the garage, SkipTrips covers the lot.”
Further functionality to be added to the site in the next quarter includes enhanced supplier profiles to include waste to energy credentials and a live waste reporting template which updates details of how much waste a supplier has recycled.
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SkipTrips is an online marketplace for skip hire in the UK. It matches users to licensed, user rated skip hire companies ready to offer their best deals.
Notes to Editors:
• Image of SkipTrips owner Edward Fanshawe attached
• Edward Fanshawe is available for interviews and further comment
• More information can be found at www.skiptrips.com
For more information please contact:
0113 236 1835