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Online-only retailers, such as BuildDirect and Houzz, are growing in size and influence as channels for building materials. Many builders and contractors already place orders with online-only retailers, but their reasons for doing so are not all about price. The top reasons builders and contractors cited for online ordering include ordering convenience and the availability of jobsite delivery. Lower cost ranks just ahead of the ability to easily check prices and inventory levels as other factors in the decision to shop online.

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