Source of Truth
The Source of Truth

Natbuild is Australia’s leading trade hardware and building supplies buying group. Continually striving to deliver more value and increase engagement with members and suppliers, Natbuild embarked on an ambitious technology project in late 2014 to develop a software package to more efficiently communication with their audience. Another key driver of this development would be to reduce the number of external providers, license costs and support expense, consolidating the numerous existing platforms into a single “Source of Truth”.

TradeNet’s first version was launched to members in July 2015 and soon after to suppliers.

Throughout the following years, TradeNet matured and additional modules were added as new challenges arose within the Natbuild group. New modules were typically introduced in May and October during the Natbuild conferences, with additional updates delivered throughout the year.

By October 2021, 12 modules had been added to the TradeNet suite, encompassing all aspects of back-of-house operations for one of Australia’s largest independent buying groups.

True Independence

After discussions with a number of other buying groups, Natbuild’s Board decided to spin-out the technology arm of Natbuild into a fully independent company. This freedom would allow the TradeNet platform to grow – while controlling resources and investment in development.

In October 2021, after a successful capital raise, TradeNet Solutions Australia Pty. Ltd. was established, operating independently of Natbuild.

Today, TradeNet Solutions collaborates with some of the largest buying groups in Australia, providing a range of services and boasting over 6,000 registered users.

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