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  • How One National Supplier Modernized Its B2B Customer Experience

    How One National Supplier Modernized Its B2B Customer Experience

    A national supplier partnered with BlueTarp so they could expand a new business segment while facing both brick-and-mortar and online competitors.

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  • Surviving in an Uncertain Economy

    Surviving in an Uncertain Economy

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  • Do You Accept Credit Cards as Payment on In-House Accounts or Refuse and Risk Losing Customers?

    Do You Accept Credit Cards as Payment on In-House Accounts or Refuse and Risk Losing Customers?

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  • Curry Ace Partners with BlueTarp to Scale for B2B Growth

    Curry Ace Partners with BlueTarp to Scale for B2B Growth

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q3

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q3

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  • New tariffs and rising delinquencies will put pressure on your cash flow – three ways to prepare

    New tariffs and rising delinquencies will put pressure on your cash flow – three ways to prepare

    Tariffs exacerbate the impact of delinquencies, suppliers that are taking steps to combat losses can face the future with confidence. Learn three ways to prepare for future changes.

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  • Customize your credit program from purchase to payment2:00

    Customize your credit program from purchase to payment

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  • A look at rising delinquency levels

    A look at rising delinquency levels

    We’re seeing payment behavior in 2018 is starting to mirror the lead-up to the recession in 2008. This chart reflects our delinquency data for 10k+ of our customers and looks at change in delinquency.

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

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

    The economy has been trending upwards and ITR Economist predicts it will start slowing towards the end of 2018. Learn signs of an imminent slump and BlueTarp's suggestions to prepare for slow times

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  • What makes an effective self-service customer portal?

    What makes an effective self-service customer portal?

    B2B buyers expect their suppliers to offer similar online tools to consumer retailers. Learn what you need for an integrated online portal that serves your customers while saving you time and money

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  • Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for your sales team1:13

    Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for your sales team

    We spoke with sales managers using BlueTarp about how they now can focus more on customer relationships with access special lines for special jobs and credit line increases when necessary.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q1

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q1

    Q1 2018 index lowers thanks to contractors expecting the next year's sales to improve with the increase in customer spend driven by consumer confidence and recent tax breaks

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  • Attracting Millennials as the Workers and Customers of Tomorrow

    Attracting Millennials as the Workers and Customers of Tomorrow

    In a recent study, recruiters said work-life balance was millennial job seekers’ most important priority. Meanwhile, millennials ranked compensation and benefits as their top priority.

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  • Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

    Three Ways to Prevent B2B Fraud

    77% of businesses have lost money due to fraud.[1] B2B fraud can take many forms, including account takeovers, business identity theft and even shell companies.

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  • Three Surprising Ways Your Credit Platform is Slowing Down Sales—And How to Fix Them

    Three Surprising Ways Your Credit Platform is Slowing Down Sales—And How to Fix Them

    A manual, one-size-fits-all approach to credit can turn away prospects, create inefficient sales targeting and distract your sales team from selling.

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  • Three Ways to Upgrade Your B2B Customer Experience

    Three Ways to Upgrade Your B2B Customer Experience

    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.

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

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

    In the world where Amazon has set the standard for convenience and speed, saving customers’ time will earn you a competitive advantage – for both your online and off-line customers.

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  • Three Ways to Turn Your Credit Program into a Dynamic Growth Engine1:00:48

    Three Ways to Turn Your Credit Program into a Dynamic Growth Engine

    BlueTarp partnered with the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors to present our top tips and latest best practices. Learn how to accelerate your B2B sales – including e-commerce. We’ll disc

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  • The Blind Side: Is Your A/R Program Saving Customers’ Time and Effort?

    The Blind Side: Is Your A/R Program Saving Customers’ Time and Effort?

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  • Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

    Ten Insider Tips: How to Judge Creditworthiness

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  • Will you lose customers if you refuse credit cards?

    Will you lose customers if you refuse credit cards?

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  • Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for credit managers2:23

    Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for credit managers

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q4

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q4

    BlueTarp's quarterly measures of the economic health of the building supply industry continues to show industry stability. Contractor confidence is high.

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  • What is the True Cost of a Customer?

    What is the True Cost of a Customer?

    Most dealers precisely know their gross margins but may still be surprised to find that some customers are costing them money rather than being profitable. What can you do to increase sales?

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  • What Are Your True Costs of Providing In-House Credit?

    What Are Your True Costs of Providing In-House Credit?

    Knowing the true combined costs of extending credit to your customers is key to managing your program in an industry like building supply where margins are only 4-5%

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  • Do Your Customers Expect Online Credit Tools?

    Do Your Customers Expect Online Credit Tools?

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  • Do early-pay discounts deliver the value they are costing you?

    Do early-pay discounts deliver the value they are costing you?

    look carefully at what you are getting in return for offering a 1% or 2% early-pay discount, you could be spending that money in a way that is much more impactful.

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  • Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for Your Customers2:43

    Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for Your Customers

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  • Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for Haley Lumber2:02

    Watch how BlueTarp makes business better for Haley Lumber

    Haley Lumber uses BlueTarp Powered to be protected from credit risk and paid up front for all their B2B sales. Customers hate change, so Haley opts to handle collections and customer service in house.

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  • Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?1:31

    Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?

    Taking early action ensures the health and security of your business. Learn 4 key areas to focus on to strengthen your cash flow and build up your cash reserves.

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  • Getting Paid: Credit Strategies That Work1:00

    Getting Paid: Credit Strategies That Work

    Learn the surprising cost of your credit program when using credit cards and early pay discounts, see risk trends over the past year and how you can prepare for the next downturn.

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  • How to Stage Your Company for Sale

    How to Stage Your Company for Sale

    Staging your company for sale takes time and discipline. Learn best steps to improve your balance sheet and clean up AR so you can obtain maximum value when the time comes.

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  • Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow1:37

    Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow

    Do you have strong sales, but are not always paid on time? Set your sights on growth by starting with a clean balance sheet and strong cash flow. Watch how.

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  • Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow1:37

    Transform your delinquent A/R into healthy cash flow

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  • Watch how BlueTarp funds and protects your business1:58

    Watch how BlueTarp funds and protects your business

    BlueTarp is a B2B credit management company that funds and protects your business. Improve your cash flow – Get paid upfront, at the frequency of your choice, so you can invest with confidence and s

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  • Strong Financials and Selling Your Business: Published in LBM Journal

    Strong Financials and Selling Your Business: Published in LBM Journal

    Smart credit and collection processes makes your company more attractive to potential owners. Having your financials in order helps ensure a more profitable sale. Start by addressing three key aspects

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  • Preparing to Sell or Transfer Ownership of Your Business

    Preparing to Sell or Transfer Ownership of Your Business

    Whether selling to a third party or keeping the business in the family, having your financials in order early helps ensure a more successful transition. Start by addressing these best practices.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q4

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q4

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  • New Home Building Stores Grows Its Business With BlueTarp

    New Home Building Stores Grows Its Business With BlueTarp

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q2

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2018 Q2

    The Q2 2018 Index continued to reach all-time highs driven by consumer confidence. But, 60+ delinquencies increased 16% year over year.

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  • Case Study: Springdale Winnelson

    Case Study: Springdale Winnelson

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  • How to Cut Friction and Boost Collaboration Between Credit and Sales

    How to Cut Friction and Boost Collaboration Between Credit and Sales

    Learn simple measures to help your sales and credit teams understand how integral they both are to the business, ultimately cutting tension and encouraging collaboration.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q4

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q4

    Q4 2017 continued to reach all time highs driven by consumer confidence. But, delinquency levels remain elevated warranting close monitoring.

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  • A Customizable Platform From Order to Cash

    A Customizable Platform From Order to Cash

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q3

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q3

    BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index 2017 Q3 is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. It is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data

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  • Four Credit Risk Protections You Need for Your B2B Business

    Four Credit Risk Protections You Need for Your B2B Business

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  • Four Best Practices of A/R Automation That Cut Costs

    Four Best Practices of A/R Automation That Cut Costs

    Your A/R program is a gold mine of opportunity to delight your customers while saving you money in the process. Check out these four best practices of A/R automation that will delight your customers.

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q2

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q2

    BlueTarp’s Building Supply Index is a quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry. It is a weighted composite of proprietary BlueTarp spending and delinquency data

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q1

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2017 Q1

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  • What is the True Cost of a Customer?

    What is the True Cost of a Customer?

    Most dealers precisely know their gross margins but may still be surprised to find that some customers are costing them money rather than being profitable. What can you do to increase

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  • Do Your Customers Expect Online Credit Tools?

    Do Your Customers Expect Online Credit Tools?

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  • Do Early-Pay Discounts Deliver the Value They Are Costing You?

    Do Early-Pay Discounts Deliver the Value They Are Costing You?

    Carefully examine what you are getting in return by offering a 1% or 2% early-pay discount. You could be spending that money in a way that is much more impactful.

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  • Funding Alternatives When Banks Say “No!”

    Funding Alternatives When Banks Say “No!”

    Typical dealers of windows and doors need a $1.5 million line of credit (LOC) for every $10 million in business. Finding a bank is hard on its own, but where do you turn to if they turn you down?

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  • What Are Your True Costs of Providing In-House Credit?

    What Are Your True Costs of Providing In-House Credit?

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  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q3

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q3

    BlueTarp's quarterly measure of the economic health of the building supply industry shows that the industry has stabilized, but there's some optimism for future growth.

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  • Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?1:31

    Are You Protected From the Next Economic Downturn?

    Taking early action ensures the health and security of your business. Learn 4 key areas to focus on to strengthen your cash flow and build up your cash reserves.

    Watch Video
  • The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q2

    The BlueTarp Building Supply Index - 2016 Q2

    BlueTarp's quarterly Index shows how the health of the building supply industry is trending, compared to last year, by taking a look at driving factors and BlueTarp proprietary data

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