Bunnings has announced a push towards online shopping.

A trial is already underway at one store in Melbourne with a planned nationwide rollout over the next 18 months.

Managing director Michael Schneider is planning to have a fully transactional website selling more than 60,000 products in the next year-and-a-half.

“If we can go faster and it makes sense we’ll look at that but we just want the customer experience to be really good,” he told the Australian Financial Review on Wednesday.

“There are so many good online players out there we want to make sure the way we serve our customers is a very positive and a very Bunnings experience.”

Mr Schneider told The Age the online store would be more convenient for customers.

“A product that sells out almost every weekend is turf — we’ll put two or three pallets of turf in the store and it’s gone sometimes on the Friday night because customers want to secure that stock,” he said.

“That online purchasing … will help customers be more confident they’re not driving to a couple of Bunnings stores on a weekend to fill out the project.”

Now this sounds like a good idea!

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  • I think this is amazing! Some products you will need to go in for… but this is great for the basics.


  • Yep I’ll just get my 10×4 delivered thanks. Some of it fine, but most you’ll still need to get on down there. Not that exciting, nearly pointless if you ask me


  • This will be great. I had to buy a lot of items during the Christmas break and had to print off a wish list and then take it down to my local Bunnings to arrange home delivery. The service I received was excellent, but being able to do it all online will be better.

    • I think they are saying click & collect rather than home delivery. If they did home delivery I don’t think many people would step into their hardware. Not good for them because we all impulse shop in there.


  • No!!!!!!!!! I’ll never get my husband off the computer !


  • Oh no my husband is going to end up broke !! Thanks Bunnings I have to keep this one a secret from him or else he will be on it 24/ 7 hahaha. No one can beat Bunnings


  • This is amazing! I have 2 young autistic girls who can not go into Bunnings without major sensory overload and it always ends in meltdowns! I will actually be able to get my Bunnings fix!


  • as long as no one loses their jobs


  • A sensible inevitable strategy to keep up with the competition. I assume that they will do click and collect.


  • This is great news, I have to drive 40 minute round trip to Bunning’s and often they do not have what shows online. You can already order something that is not in stock in your local store (or over the phone) to be brought in from another store but often you have to wait over a week before you can pick up and some large items need to be prepaid.


  • our local Bunnings advised that delivery could be quite costly – so may have to weigh up the options


  • yippee


  • Oh boy – this is dangerous! We already spend so much at Bunnings – online shopping would make it so much easier!


  • Be handy for those of us that don’t have the space in our cars to pick up bulky items. I’ll still go, but will now be ordering after having a look see


  • I would love that. We have one Bunnings quite close by but, because I don’t drive, online shopping would be much easier for me.


  • Sounds good for me as the stores are not close by!


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