If you’re a credit manager, you need to read this…

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on Bankruptcies,
Bounced Checks,
and Late Payments
Before It’s Too Late






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We’ll prove to you that by joining Business Products Credit Association (BPCA) and networking with our members, you could save a lot of money in lost revenues, and avoid the high-stress situations that can cause you and your company grief.

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Credit groups are a powerful and effective management tool.

Credit groups permit credit professionals of different companies servicing the same customers to share information on the collection history of those customers, and provide a forum for exchanging data concerning their most recent payment practices. This gives you more confidence when making important credit decisions and reduces risk of running into payment problems.

Industry Credit Groups
Business Credit Reports

Tremendous Source of Data

Arlington Industries has been a member of BPCA since the late 1990’s. We found BPCA to be a tremendous source of AR data and Alerts within our industry. A unique feature of this membership is being able to reach out to competitor’s Credit Managers or credit departments and sharing information on a confidential platform. The folks at BPCA take pride in their members’ input. The reporting is very quick, user friendly and the report/graphs are very easy to read and interpret.” 

- Traci Stryker, Credit Manager
Arlington Industries

But, there are so many national and regional credit groups out there.
How do you choose the best one?

Industry Credit Group

As you can imagine, it is crucial that you have access to experience and those who are extremely familiar with your industry so they know about the problems and turmoil you have to deal with on a daily basis.

It’s important that you get accurate and timely information that leads to better credit decisions and much fewer write-offs.

And it’s imperative that you not only make a lot more money for both you and your company, and save time and reduce stress, but that the money you save more than makes up for our small membership fee.

All this and more is only available from BPCA.

BPCA was originally founded in 1875 and has been around longer than any credit group association in North America. Now owned and backed by Ansonia Credit Data — one of the largest and most experienced companies in the business credit reporting industry — BPCA is the stalwart industry credit group association for many of the best-run credit departments out there.

If you want to be associated with only the best business credit group, you need to join BPCA.

Business Credit Reports

Number One!

There are many great benefits of being an ACD/BPCA member but what has helped me tremendously are the bi-weekly Bulletins and the BPCA Forums. ACD/BPCA staff are number one in my book. I’m sure I will be enjoying my BPCA membership for many years to come.”  

- Karen Alphenaar, Finance Manager
Pacific Floorcare



Here’s why you need to join BPCA:

The question is, can you really afford not to?



Industry Credit Group

We Love Questions

You can ask any kind of questions to our experienced members and officers on any kind of business and get a rapid reply.

Just pick up the phone and give us a call — or send us an email.

Business Credit Reports

We’re Laser Focused

Unlike other credit associations that try to be "everything to everybody," BPCA's membership is for tracking current or potential customers' payment histories in the manufacturing, wholesaling, factoring and distribution industries.
Because our members crossover to other industries as well, the data you get is more complete and accurate. One of the top benefits of membership is getting to know the other member contributors on the reports.

Unlike other groups who offer services outside the credit arena, we stay laser focused on what your credit department requires in order to make profitable decisions.

Industry Credit Group

Company-Wide Membership

One membership fee covers all the people in your credit department. This in itself represents a tremendous savings to your company. No one else does this for you!

Business Credit Reports

Data Security

Communications with the membership are safe and held in the strictest confidence. Because many members are competitors, the credit department relies on BPCA to get the information so everyone remains anonymous.

Industry Credit Group

Anti-Trust

BPCA acts as a go between for other members. Antitrust is a major concern, especially for larger organizations. Having access to a third party intermediary who understands the legalities — what can and cannot be asked, shared or said, for example — is extremely valuable.

BPCA has trained Anti-Trust Instructors who act as intermediaries, and their costs are included in the meeting fee for members. No need to hire expensive attorneys. Even more savings for you!

Business Credit Reports

Save Time

All the credit data you need is in one place and is accessible with just the click of a button.

Industry Credit Group

Timely and Accurate Information

BPCA’s credit reports are more compete than any other. Our reports are not manufactured, but come from the actual A/R files of member companies. And that means that the information is fresh.

Letting members know who is not selling can be important too. There may be an underlying reason a member does not sell to a particular customer. This gives BPCA members advance knowledge why they may not want to sell to them as well.

Business Credit Reports

Discounted Credit Data Reports

Receive a discount on credit reports from major credit reporting agencies Ansonia Credit Data and Experian. Members can buy these reports without signing any pre-paid contract. Another great savings.

Industry Credit Group

Identify Customer Payment Issues Faster

Because of the personal level of communication between members and with BPCA, members can have access to inside information that other credit data providers do not necessarily find important. All information gleaned by a member from their customers can be shared with other BPCA members so that risky situations can be avoided by all. Members immediately receive email notification of any Alerts that have been entered on their customers by other members at no additional cost. No one else does this for you.

Business Credit Reports

Contacting Trade References

With BPCA’s “Credit Clear” program, we contact, by phone, fax or email, up to 5 references and a bank reference in order to provide you with at least 3 trade references and a bank reference within 3 days. We also know how to get truthful, accurate responses. Having dealt with references since 1875, we know how to listen, to ask the demanding questions, and to extract the truth.

Our only objective is to give you totally unbiased information so you can make the best, and most informed decisions. There is a small fee involved for this service but it can save you the enormous time and hassle of getting the true references yourself.

Industry Credit Group

Online Credit Application

Experience the fastest, most efficient, most customizable online credit application available today. Your customers are directed to a link where they are able to complete their application electronically at a time that’s convenient for them. What’s even more amazing is that they cannot submit the application until they complete all the information and supply all the documentation you require.

You have the option to process your own online credit applications or have BPCA check the references for you through the “Credit Clear” program which is smoothly tied to the Online Credit Application. In this program, BPCA would receive a copy of the application, and would provide you with 3 trade references and a bank reference in a timely manner. This just saves you time and hassle of getting the references yourself.

Either way of processing allows your sales staff to view the status of the application online as it is being processed.

Business Credit Reports

A/R Portfolio Management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make faster decisions and have clearer visibility without having to sift through multiple A/R reports? Wouldn’t you love to be able to quickly identify potential risks and be able to take immediate appropriate action before things get out of hand?

Well, your prayers have been answered. Ansonia's Vigilante™ is the only product that allows you to see how your customer is performing within your portfolio versus all other BPCA data contributors. Now you can compare the 90-day trending of your open customers versus all other data contributors for the same time period, all while remaining completely anonymous.

What a phenomenal time saver!

Industry Credit Group

BPCA Bulletin

Industry updates are delivered right to your email inbox every two weeks. Being better informed can lead to better credit decisions and fewer write-offs. We even have SEC filings and general debtor news items on major customers for most of our membership.

All this and more is in our newsletter. You’ll be able to keep abreast of the latest news and have all the important info you need to keep your business running smoothly.

Business Credit Reports

Collection Service Letters

As a member of BPCA Industry Credit Group you have the option to use our low cost collection letter service that has been proven very effective for all of our members. Letters are requested by entering an Alert online for debtors that are not communicating or giving you a commitment for payment.

This is NOT A COLLECTION letter to the customer. It is a notification that we have been made aware they have not paid a past due balance and they need to contact our member to bring their account up-to-date. Letting them know that their late payment information will be spread to other creditors will go a long way in helping to keep their payments current.

Industry Credit Group

Job Placement/Matching

BPCA has the sources for job placement. We know most of the members and their staff’s abilities and can match them to the best opportunities we become aware of.  Many members stay in touch with us when there is either a lay-off or an opening in their company.

Business Credit Reports

Virtual Meetings

BPCA’s goal is to focus on what a credit department needs to make the right credit decisions. In the old days, in-person meeting were expensive, intrusive, and time-consuming. Using BPCA’s modern web technology, credit managers now can gain the same access to others in the group without the hassle and costs of traveling. Now, instantaneous connections with other members are just a couple of clicks away.

Industry Credit Group

We Love Questions

You can ask any kind of questions to our experienced members and officers on any kind of business and get a rapid reply.

Just pick up the phone and give us a call — or send us an email.



Business Credit Reports

We’re Laser Focused

Unlike other credit associations that try to be "everything to everybody," BPCA's membership is for tracking current or potential customers' payment histories in the manufacturing, wholesaling, factoring and distribution industries.
Because our members crossover to other industries as well, the data you get is more complete and accurate. One of the top benefits of membership is getting to know the other member contributors on the reports.

Unlike other groups who offer services outside the credit arena, we stay laser focused on what your credit department requires in order to make profitable decisions.



Industry Credit Group

Company-Wide Membership

One membership fee covers all the people in your credit department. This in itself represents a tremendous savings to your company. No one else does this for you!



Business Credit Reports

Data Security

Communications with the membership are safe and held in the strictest confidence. Because many members are competitors, the credit department relies on BPCA to get the information so everyone remains anonymous.



Industry Credit Group

Anti-Trust

BPCA acts as a go between for other members. Antitrust is a major concern, especially for larger organizations. Having access to a third party intermediary who understands the legalities — what can and cannot be asked, shared or said, for example — is extremely valuable.

BPCA has trained Anti-Trust Instructors who act as intermediaries, and their costs are included in the meeting fee for members. No need to hire expensive attorneys. Even more savings for you!



Business Credit Reports

Save Time

All the credit data you need is in one place and is accessible with just the click of a button.



Industry Credit Group

Timely and Accurate Information

BPCA’s credit reports are more compete than any other. Our reports are not manufactured, but come from the actual A/R files of member companies. And that means that the information is fresh.

Letting members know who is not selling can be important too. There may be an underlying reason a member does not sell to a particular customer. This gives BPCA members advance knowledge why they may not want to sell to them as well.



Business Credit Reports

Discounted Credit Data Reports

Receive a discount on credit reports from major credit reporting agencies Ansonia Credit Data and Experian. Members can buy these reports without signing any pre-paid contract. Another great savings.



Industry Credit Group

Identify Customer Payment Issues Faster

Because of the personal level of communication between members and with BPCA, members can have access to inside information that other credit data providers do not necessarily find important. All information gleaned by a member from their customers can be shared with other BPCA members so that risky situations can be avoided by all. Members immediately receive email notification of any Alerts that have been entered on their customers by other members at no additional cost. No one else does this for you.



Business Credit Reports

Contacting Trade References

With BPCA’s “Credit Clear” program, we contact, by phone, fax or email, up to 5 references and a bank reference in order to provide you with at least 3 trade references and a bank reference within 3 days. We also know how to get truthful, accurate responses. Having dealt with references since 1875, we know how to listen, to ask the demanding questions, and to extract the truth.

Our only objective is to give you totally unbiased information so you can make the best, and most informed decisions. There is a small fee involved for this service but it can save you the enormous time and hassle of getting the true references yourself.



Industry Credit Group

Online Credit Application

Experience the fastest, most efficient, most customizable online credit application available today. Your customers are directed to a link where they are able to complete their application electronically at a time that’s convenient for them. What’s even more amazing is that they cannot submit the application until they complete all the information and supply all the documentation you require.

You have the option to process your own online credit applications or have BPCA check the references for you through the “Credit Clear” program which is smoothly tied to the Online Credit Application. In this program, BPCA would receive a copy of the application, and would provide you with 3 trade references and a bank reference in a timely manner. This just saves you time and hassle of getting the references yourself.

Either way of processing allows your sales staff to view the status of the application online as it is being processed.



Business Credit Reports

A/R Portfolio Management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make faster decisions and have clearer visibility without having to sift through multiple A/R reports? Wouldn’t you love to be able to quickly identify potential risks and be able to take immediate appropriate action before things get out of hand?

Well, your prayers have been answered. Ansonia's Vigilante™ is the only product that allows you to see how your customer is performing within your portfolio versus all other BPCA data contributors. Now you can compare the 90-day trending of your open customers versus all other data contributors for the same time period, all while remaining completely anonymous.

What a phenomenal time saver!



Industry Credit Group

BPCA Bulletin

Industry updates are delivered right to your email inbox every two weeks. Being better informed can lead to better credit decisions and fewer write-offs. We even have SEC filings and general debtor new items on major customers for most of our membership.

All this and more is in our newsletter. You’ll be able to keep abreast of the latest news and the important info you need to keep your business running smoothly.



Business Credit Reports

Collection Service Letters

As a member of BPCA Industry Credit Group you have the option to use our low cost collection letter service that has been proven very effective for all of our members. Letters are requested by entering an Alert online for debtors that are not communicating or giving you a commitment for payment.

This is NOT A COLLECTION letter to the customer. It is a notification that we have been made aware they have not paid a past due balance and they need to contact our member to bring their account up-to-date. Letting them know that their late payment information will be spread to other creditors will go a long way in helping to keep their payments current.



Industry Credit Group

Job Placement/Matching

BPCA has the sources for job placement. We know most of the members and their staff’s abilities and can match them to the best opportunities we become aware of.  Many members stay in touch with us when there is either a lay-off or an opening in their company.



Business Credit Reports

Virtual Meetings

BPCA’s goal is to focus on what a credit department needs to make the right credit decisions. In the old days, in-person meeting were expensive, intrusive, and time-consuming. Using BPCA’s modern web technology, credit managers now can gain the same access to others in the group without the hassle and costs of traveling. Now, instantaneous connections with other members are just a couple of clicks away.


It’s Time To Decide —
Do You Want To Get Started Making Better Decisions And More Sales?


We know you’re smart. You want to save money, yet get the most complete information you need to make the best credit decisions for your business.

Now you have a choice. You can continue doing the same things over and over again, and lose money, or you can start using BPCA to make more profits and save both your position and your company’s financial future.

So act now! It’s time to elevate yourself to the next level. Become one of the new savvy business members who use BPCA to keep their businesses running smoothly, and make more money in the long run.

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