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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 »

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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 »

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Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

The scam started simply: Someone took the information of a Canadian company that had been inactive for several years, renamed it and began placing orders with building supply companies. But whoever placed the orders never intended to pay for them. Before anyone realized what was going on, the scammer had ordered from more than 180… Read more »

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How to Attract Millennials as Workers and Customers

By 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. This staggering statistic means that recruiting Millennial talent—and understanding Millennials’ buying habits as customers—are critical for business growth. As companies focus on this tech-savvy, mobile generation, they must look beyond the stereotypes to uncover what millennials truly value. The disconnect between employers’ perceptions and… Read more »

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Webinar: How to Accelerate Your B2B Sales

On November 7, 2017 BlueTarp presented to the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors to share insights on how to accelerate B2B sales – including e-commerce. Learn how to evolve your credit approach from a manual, one-size-fits-all approach to a more dynamic, customer-centric growth engine. You’ll hear best practices that include: How to win new customers and… Read more »

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Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

Take it from us – we’ve screened thousands of customers for creditworthiness for over 20 years. We know how to screen out bankruptcy and fraud, and mitigate disputes and slow pay. Check out our top ten tips for how to screen for risk, once you have the application in hand.    Interested in learning more? Check… Read more »