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What trade references should I use?

Question:  What trade references should I use?

Answer: Good Trade References may include companies you order goods or services from and that you have good payment terms with. You will want to make sure that your Trade Reference has a complete Dun & Bradstreet business credit file with all its contact information updated, as Dun & Bradstreet will need to verify the Trade Reference before accepting it and adding the related payment experiences to your file. Trade References that can be manually submitted through CreditBuilder for Dun & Bradstreet’s verification and acceptance can include:

The following are good examples of trade references to use:

Accountant / CPA
Advertising (such as Newspaper Jobs / Products)
Business stationery, bags, containers: design / printing
Car Leasing
Cleaning Service
Collection Company
Computer services or repair
Construction / Remodeling Company
Decorators
Direct Mail Service
Displays / Display Equipment
Equipment / auto leasing
Freight / Trucking / local delivery services
Furniture purchase / rental
Graphic Design: Business Card, Logo, Stationary
Landscaping
Lawyer / Attorney
Marketing company
PO Box rental (NOT US Postal Service)
Parts / Supplies / Materials
Payroll Services
Printers: Business Cards / Stationary
Software Developer
Sub-contractors / services
Tax Return Preparer
Television, Radio, Print, Internet advertising
Temp / Staffing Agency
Trucking companies
Uniform Supplier
Warehouse Rental
Waste management / Refuse / Garbage / Dumpster Rental (not associated with your municipality)
Water delivery / Water Cooler
Website design / host
Wholesalers

Be aware that if a company already auto-reports on you, you will not be able to submit that company again as a Trade Reference.

https://www.dnb.com/content/dam/english/business-trends/DNB_Trade_References_Infographic.pdf

 

 

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