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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. Simply use the tags below to filter content on the industry that best applies to you. Happy reading! 😊

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Using a 3D Configurator to Scale Your Business

The "Amazon Effect" has redefined consumer behavior. Buyers now have the confidence to make large purchases online, however...


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Tags: 3D configurator, Carports, Sheds,

COVID-19: An opportunity for new innovation. Here's how to adapt!

We have all felt the effects of COVID-19. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have been forced to contend with difficult...


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Financial help for your business during COVID-19
As we all get through this time together, we thought we would pass along some information on a program in the recently...

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Tags: Carports, Sheds, Buildings

Make it personal: product customization is going mainstream

Consumers continue to spend more time researching their purchases before ever contacting the manufacturer or seller of the...


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So you want to start a build-to-order business?

Occasionally, we are contacted by entrepreneurs who are considering embarking on a new build-to-order business. Most of these...


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Online Sales 101: What is a 3D configurator?

If you're in the building industry, you've probably heard of 3D configuration. But what does that really mean?


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Online Sales 101: The Do's & Don'ts of Web Design

Product websites should serve one primary purpose: getting visitors to take the next step. Whether it's submitting contact...


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Online Sales 101: Understanding the Current E-commerce Climate

Once upon a time, when a new purchase was in order, Americans took to malls, storefronts and lots. We would wade through...


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Extend custom product sales to where your customers are – online

The days of the information-only company web site are ending.  For any product today there must be a higher level of online...


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Improve Sales Efficiency by providing Choice

If you aren’t giving your prospective customers the ability to design and see their custom product online, you may be missing...


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