The Build-to-Order Sales Blog

At IdeaRoom we strive to provide valuable resources to the industries we serve. In this blog, we publish best practices, industry news and technology guides for the build-to-order structures industry.

CRM, CPQ, POS: Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Software

CRM, CPQ, POS: Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Software

Sorting through the many varieties of business software can be daunting and confusing. What is the difference between a CRM and CPQ? Which programs are relevant to my business? What would I use them … Continued

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ShedView Configurator is a “Win-Win” Solution for Dakota Storage

ShedView Configurator is a “Win-Win” Solution for Dakota Storage

One of the keys to Dakota Storage Buildings Building, LLC’s success is seeking win-win circumstances in all their relationships including with employees, suppliers, and customers. As the internet has … Continued

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IdeaRoom Announces 17 ShedView Configurators Launched in 2018

IdeaRoom Announces 17 ShedView Configurators Launched in 2018

IdeaRoom has launched 17 new ShedView shed configurators in the first half of 2018 with more scheduled to ship in the coming weeks. ShedView is quickly changing how custom sheds are sold. Already in … Continued

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What is a Shed Configurator? And Why You Should Care.

What is a Shed Configurator? And Why You Should Care.

Shed Configurator Defined A shed configurator is an online software that produces a 3D image of a shed that is easily manipulated by your customers. It allows your customers to customize their sheds … Continued

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IdeaRoom Showcases ShedView Shed Configurator at Big Shed Show

IdeaRoom Showcases ShedView Shed Configurator at Big Shed Show

IdeaRoom CEO, Russ Whitney, presenting a seminar about shed configurators at the Big Shed Show 2017. The IdeaRoom team had the privilege of attending and presenting at the Big Shed Show 2017 in … Continued

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Client Case Study — How Studio Shed Leverages IdeaRoom’s Online Shed Configurator to Create a Nation-wide, Online Shed Company

Client Case Study — How Studio Shed Leverages IdeaRoom’s Online Shed Configurator to Create a Nation-wide, Online Shed Company

Studio Shed's Origin Story The idea for Studio Shed started because its founder had too many mountain bikes and too little storage space. It grew into an online backyard buildings company that now … Continued

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Five Critical Considerations when Selecting a Shed Configurator

Five Critical Considerations when Selecting a Shed Configurator

Adding a shed design and quote tool (“shed configurator”) to your website will substantially improve your customers’ shopping experience and increase your team’s efficiency. Obviously, you want your … Continued

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Our Three Favorite Social Media Channels for Shed Companies

Our Three Favorite Social Media Channels for Shed Companies

Creating an engaging social media network is a valuable tool in creating brand awareness for your shed company. Studies show that over 40% of online home improvement shoppers use social media to … Continued

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Marketing your Sheds to She Shed Dreamers

Marketing your Sheds to She Shed Dreamers

She Sheds are the tranquil, inspiring, feminine cousins of the typical garden shed, and they are taking over the blogosphere. She Sheds are a sanctuary where a woman can escape the stressful and … Continued

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5 Things Every Shed Company Needs to Succeed Online

5 Things Every Shed Company Needs to Succeed Online

This guide cuts through the complexity of online marketing and sales to provide a simple path to online success. To get more details on each element, click here to read our free, comprehensive Online … Continued

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