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 America’s largest buying group with over $19B in annual retail volume.

BrandSource retailers that want to grow their B2B business will benefit from BlueTarp’s unique combination of AR technology, funding, and risk protection. They’ll also receive full-service billing, collections, cash applications and customer service. Their business customers will have a streamlined purchase to payment experience with online credit applications and instant decisions, customer-level treatment including lines and terms, and tools for online bill pay and account management.

“We’re excited to partner with BrandSource and its growing network of retailers,” said Shawn Cunningham, President and COO of BlueTarp. “Our credit management program will help to grow and protect their businesses as they increase their footprint in the B2B space. They’ll also boost their competitiveness with flexible terms and lines, and an improved online customer experience.”

“As our members expand into new markets, we’re offering the right credit platform to be successful,” said Chad Evans, GM of Merchandising for AVB Inc.  “It’s a win-win for both the members and their business customers.”

BrandSource joins other national brands who have partnered with BlueTarp, such as Staples, WebstaurantStore, Lumber Liquidators and Northern Tool & Equipment.

About BlueTarp:

BlueTarp Financial delivers customized B2B credit management programs that grow and protect your business. We offer AR management technology and risk expertise. Optional services include risk protection, funding, and collections and customer support. Our programs are designed to encourage sales, improve your customer experience and eliminate costs through automation. To learn more, visit us at

About AVB:

Associated Volume Buyers (AVB) is a member-owned merchandising group with more than $19 billion in annual retail sales, nearly 4,500 independent members and over 8,000 stores in North America. AVB has many active strategic alliances and Divisions, which include:  BrandSource, Canada’s Mega Group, TRIB the industry’s premier rent-to-own group, ProSource the largest consumer electronics group in the US, and the newly formed home furnishings buying group HFA Buying Source, managed exclusively for HFA. As the largest unified merchandising group by the number of members and volume in North America, AVB has the ability to negotiate strong programs with manufacturers and service providers in order keep its independent retailer members relevant and competitive in the consumer marketplace. Please visit or for more information.


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