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Capital One to acquire BlueTarp Financial, Expanding Credit Card Partnerships B2B Servicing Capabilities

The addition of BlueTarp will expand Capital One’s partnerships offerings and enhance service features for co-brand and private-label credit card clients Capital One announced today the entry into a definitive agreement to acquire BlueTarp Financial, a leading business-to-business trade credit financing company headquartered in Portland, Maine. BlueTarp delivers customized business-to-business credit management programs to merchants… Read more »

BlueTarp is Preferred B2B Credit Program for BrandSource’s 4,500 Retailers

BlueTarp is Preferred B2B Credit Program for BrandSource’s 4,500 Retailers

Retailers Can Expand Their B2B Businesses with Competitive Credit Offering, Funding and Risk Protection   PORTLAND, MAINE – May 29, 2019 – BlueTarp Financial recently announced its partnership with BrandSource as the preferred commercial credit program for its network of 4,500 locally-owned appliance, furniture, mattress and electronics retailers. BrandSource is a division of AVB, North… Read more »

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The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2019 Q1

Click here to download the Index as a PDF Index shows greatest year-over-year decline since 2016 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… Read more »

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How B2B Retailers Can Embrace the Growing Trend of Showrooming

Digital devices have reshaped B2B shopping habits, but not in the ways you might expect. Many online purchases are made after your business customer has visited your brick-and-mortar store to browse and test a product. Essentially, local stores are becoming showrooms for online shoppers. This practice, known as showrooming, has taken off in recent years.… Read more »

B2B Retailers Can Increase Sales and Loyalty with Webrooming Customers

B2B Retailers Can Increase Sales and Loyalty with Webrooming Customers

The explosion of eCommerce has been impossible to ignore, but the vast majority of retail sales – over 90% – still happen in brick-and-mortar stores. The growing trend of webrooming – when customers browse online before making their actual purchase in a store – has been embraced by 82% of consumers, according to a recent… Read more »

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q4

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q4

Click here to download the Index as a PDF Index reveals more uncertainty with first year-over-year decline since 2016 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… Read more »

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Surviving in an Uncertain Economy

This post was updated in September 2019 Despite continued overall growth in the U.S. economy, recent market fluctuations and ominous headlines about a potential recession have hurt consumer confidence. The S&P 500 and the Dow have recovered from their late-2018 lows, but U.S. bond markets have behaved in ways that signal a future contraction. Meanwhile,… Read more »

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BlueTarp Grows Retail Client Base with WebstaurantStore and Clark National Accounts

BlueTarp’s B2B Credit Program Streamlines Purchase-to-Payment Process BlueTarp Financial, the leading B2B credit management company, recently announced that e-retailer WebstaurantStore and Clark National Accounts, both brands of Clark Associates, Inc., have partnered with BlueTarp for its customizable B2B credit program including ecommerce integration. BlueTarp’s credit program is a unique combination of technology, services, funding and… Read more »

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q3

The BlueTarp Building Supply Index – 2018 Q3

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… Read more »