Plumbers Merchant Software

Plumbers Merchant Software

How our software can help your business

Sharp-aX software is specially designed to manage everything a busy plumbers merchant requires from their computer system. 

Choose our fully Windows-based plumbers merchant software to handle:

  • Kitting – essential for ordering bathroom suites with related products
  • Range selling – display ranges of products for fast order entry
  • KBB (Kitchen Bathroom & Bedrooms) integration, with the ability to create full quotations using CAD
  • High cash sales generated from end user purchases
  • Different units of measure – sell in single units, or by pack. The system will also deal with box quantities and split packs
  • Stock searches by colour, size or other attributes
  • Haggling with margin control
  • Deposit monitoring
  • Special orders, with recognition at goods received time to identify the waiting customer

A system that’s custom-designed for plumbers merchants

At Sharp-aX, we work with many plumbers merchants, and we understand the unique challenges facing your industry. Plumbers merchants using our tried-and-tested software include:

  • Norden Heating & Plumbing Supplies Ltd in Surrey
  • Gill’s Plumbing & Heating in Hertfordshire
  • Glenterrin Limited in Scotland
  • Nationwide in Buntingford, Hertfordshire
  • Wharf Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd in Stoke-on-Trent
  • Jones Plumbing Supplies Ltd in Croydon
  • Local Plumbing & Heating in London
  • FG Trew & Sons Ltd in Swansea

In response, we have developed software that is designed to meet your needs and to achieve and monitor your business goals 

A system that’s custom-designed for plumbers merchants

Sharp-aX plumbers merchant software has a simple and user-friendly Windows-based interface that is easy to learn: drill down for complete information at point of sale, but only when you need to see it. We provide full training to our customers to ensure best use of the functionality of the system and to use it to its full potential.

Sharp-aX software is a comprehensive ERP – Enterprise resource planning – system with integrated accounts, order processing, stock control and website system including CRM with task manager, marketing module, sophisticated pricing structures, rebates and so much more.

Most of our customers start with basic modules and only use more of the functionality as they become familiar with its capabilities. As your business grows you may add additional modules to enable more processes, at a pace to suit you.

Take advantage of built-in analysis tools such as pivot reports, KPIs and the report writing facility, giving fast insights into the strengths and weaknesses of your business in real time so you can take action straight away. No need to wait until the end of the year for your accountant to point out any sales below cost.

Software Features

Sharp-aX software is designed to meet the needs of builders merchants, with a range of custom modules:

  • Delivery Routing
  • Shipping Module : DPD Local, DPD/Interlink, Pallet Ways, Tuffnels, Royal Mail & Panther
  • Document Scanning
  • Mobile Warehousing
  • Third Party Collections
  • Stock Tracking

Project-related modules:

  • Projects
  • Fixed Asset Register
  • Fixed Asset Bookings

Import / export modules:

  • Intrastat
  • Advanced Costing
Software Features

Additional Modules/Features

  • HMRC MTD Submission
  • Stock forecasting
  • Postcode Search
  • Marketing
  • Channel Advisor
  • Publisher
  • PDQ integration – EVO
  • Mobile Warehouse
  • Signature Capture
  • SMS Texting
  • eBay
  • Blue Alligator/SalesI integrations

“I highly recommend Sharp-aX”
Norden Heating & Plumbing

“Sharp-aX gives us marked benefits over the old system... it’s also futureproof“
Gills Plumbers Merchants

"Customers congratulate us on how much quicker we serve them now“
Nationwide Supplies

The Norden family opened their plumbers merchants in September 2007 and implemented the Sharp-aX Computer Systems Ltd ERP system with 14 users across 3 sites. 

With various expansions over the following years; the company has grown to 28 users and its warehouse occupies over 10,000 square feet, providing a huge range of heating, plumbing and bathroom products, and boiler spares.

To meet customer demands, the Norden Bathroom showroom was relocated to much larger premises in order to provide an extensive range of tiles and products in their much admired showroom.

Norden Kitchens opened in the summer of 2020 and there is no question that this arm of the business has grown beyond initial expectations with the Sharp-aX software keeping pace with their market demands.

Norden offer free next day delivery across London, Surrey, Kent, Sussex and Hampshire, as well as a trade counter which is open Monday to Saturday.

Across all areas of the business, Sharp-aX has played a significant part in the company’s growth with new modules introduced annually that helped to streamline processes. Including:

“The Loyalty Points Module”: Keeps track of points earned for invoiced & credited items purchased & returned each month. Records points history against customer & stock items.

“The Delivery Routing Module”: Assigns orders to routes, vehicles, optimises routes, tracks and displays drive locations and can be linked to android devices for ‘on the road data’.

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In 1960 Paddy Gill left the Irish Forces, moved to Barnet in England and, after a short time working as a builder, set up Gill’s Plumbing & Heating with his wife Valerie.

Still a family business to this day, currently managed by Paddy and Valerie’s daughter and grandsons, Gill’s Plumbers Merchants sell a range of products for property maintenance, bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing and heating materials.

Following a period of substantial growth, driven by MD Alex, the company installed their first Windows-based computer system in 2005.

After six years the team switched to Sharp-aX to provide them with the software they needed to control their business. This included functionality such as; instant sales figure insight, system control rules, task management, email of invoicing and statements allied to tight credit control.

Chris said: “Sharp-aX gives us marked benefits over the old system, with instant sales figures, system control rules, task managers and customer email shots. It is also future proof with modern relational database technology.”

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A fast-growing plumbers merchant and building materials supplier, Nationwide Supplies started with a catalogue of 72 products. This grew to 10,000 within a year.

Nationwide ordered a five-user system from Sharp-aX in August 2015 going live in January 2016.

The system has enabled them to dramatically speed up their customer service. “Without Sharp-aX we could well have needed more people on the trade counter” says Director of Operations Adam Brown.

The company has also benefited from a fully integrated ecommerce website, enabling online sales.

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