The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q2

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q2

Click here to download the Index as a PDF   How to Interpret the Index BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. The Index is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data as well as three macro-economic factors: building permits, construction spend, and consumer confidence.… Read more »

The Industrial Economy in 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

The Industrial Economy in 2019: What to Expect and How to Prepare

For nearly a decade, the U.S. economy has been trending upward. But economies go through regular cycles of growth and recession, and many analysts agree that businesses should expect a downturn within the next couple of years. “The economy will probably start slowing down in the second half of 2018,” says Alex Chausovsky, senior consulting… Read more »

The q1 2018 BlueTarp Building Supply Index

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q1

Click here to download the Index as a PDF   How to Interpret the Index BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. The Index is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data as well as three macro-economic factors: building permits, construction spend, and consumer confidence.… Read more »

What makes an effective self-service customer portal?

What makes an effective self-service customer portal?

Although there are distinctions between the B2B and B2C buying experience, more and more B2B customers expect their suppliers to mirror the interactions they have with retailers in their personal lives. Today’s B2B buyers are self-sufficient and digitally focused, and they expect easy-to-navigate digital platforms that allow them to complete tasks without disrupting their workflow.… Read more »

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2017 Q4

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2017 Q4

Click here to download the Index as a PDF How to Interpret the Index BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. The Index is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data as well as three macro-economic factors: building permits, construction spend, and consumer confidence.  BlueTarp’s spending and… Read more »

WHy a 24-hour credit approval isn't fast enough

Why a 24-hour Credit Approval Isn’t Fast Enough

Success is no longer just the absence of problems. Sure, customers expect you to have the product they need, have it delivered promptly, have the order be accurately fulfilled, and be billed without error. However, in the world where Amazon has set the standard for convenience and speed, saving customers’ time will earn you a… Read more »

Upgrade Your Credit Experience Graphic

Three Ways to Upgrade Your B2B Customer Experience

As consumers, we can pay bills online, make immediate purchases with our credit cards and follow account transactions from our phones. The evolving consumer experience has led B2B customers to expect similar—but not identical—experiences when doing business with their suppliers. The key is to understand where those differences lie, and treat your customers accordingly. Upgrade… Read more »