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MGN on the path to growth

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Based in Essex, MGN Builders Merchants is a merchant with ambitious plans for growth.


About MGN Builders Merchants


The company was founded by business partners Dmitrijs Sakelis and Vitalii Morgun in 2013 and has been developing rapidly ever since.


The company provides an honest and friendly service to their customers supplying the right products at competitive prices.


Until recently, MGN Builders Merchants has been solely based on the busy Eastern Avenue in Ilford but have just opened a second site and new HQ in Romford.




MGN had been using a web based retail system to track sales and orders but Dmitrijs soon became conscious that they needed a dedicated merchant system to give them the structure and control to move the business forward.


After a comprehensive demo of CounterAct software from Border Merchant Systems they realised CounterAct would give them exactly what they needed to manage MGN’s business more efficiently.


A fast server installation with a full CounterAct training programme allowed MGN Builders Merchants to go live in just 6 weeks from the initial order for the software.


Dmitrijs Sakelis, Director of MGN Builders Merchants said; “The team at MGN Builders Merchants has really picked up CounterAct quickly because of the short timescale between installation and go live date. Border concentrated on getting the fundamentals of the system correct – all products on the price book at the correct prices, customer details and terms correctly setup and smooth operation of point of sale. We have at MGN Builders Merchants, really settled into utilising CounterAct as a key tool in the business.”


Future Plans


Dmitrijs plans to start making further use of the many analysis reports in CounterAct to track purchasing activity as well as looking at using the system’s CRM facilities to create and track marketing campaigns for both sites.


MGN also started storing proof of delivery and collection notes within CounterAct.




The success of MGN Builders Merchants is testament to the hard work that Dmitrijs and Vitalii have put into building up their business.


Dmitrijs concluded “CounterAct is so good we don’t want to recommend it to anyone else as we don’t want to help our competitors!”


Phil Davies – Commercial Manager at Border Merchant Systems stated; “We are delighted to be working with the team at MGN. From when I first met Dmitrijs and Vitalii I was impressed with how they have built their business and their determination to run MGN Builders Merchants in a highly professional manner. At Border we will help them get the most from their investment in CounterAct; to help their business grow and be successful in the long term.”





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