ElectricalDirect

Plumbers lose 120 working hours a year when buying products in-person  

Plumbers are losing hundreds of working hours each year by having to delay jobs to go shopping for work-related goods, new research has revealed.  The study by specialist online retailer, ElectricalDirect, asked tradespeople how much time they spend doing work-related shopping, including driving to stores, parking, browsing and paying. On average, people spend almost two and a half hours a week on such tasks, which equates to nearly […]

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ElectricalDirect releases new Spring/Summer catalogue

ElectricalDirect has released its latest catalogue, showcasing the key highlights from its range of over 12,000 stocked products for tradespeople to ‘pick and fuse from’. Perfect for browsing whilst on the go, the 2022 Spring / Summer Edition is available for free delivery, or to view directly from the retailer’s website. Packed with information on […]

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Plumber job satisfaction amongst the highest of all trades 

Friday 11 March marks World Plumbing Day and research has revealed that UK plumbers are significantly more likely to love their jobs than the average working Brit. More than three in five (61%) saying they really enjoy what they do, according to research. The study, by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, asked UK tradespeople about […]

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ElectricalDirect expands Click & Collect service

ElectricalDirect has expanded its Click & Collect service to offer tradespeople a choice of 6,500 pick up points nationwide. The move forms part of the retailer’s commitment to offering flexible and convenient delivery options for customers on its range of over 12,000 stocked products, including a huge range of lighting solutions. The growing network of […]

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How to handle conversations about mates’ rates 

At some point in their careers, most tradespeople will probably be asked by a friend or family member to do a job at a discounted rate.   Recent research by ElectricalDirect found that UK electricians get asked for mates’ rates five times a year on average, and they typically offer a 40% saving on each job.  […]

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