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  • Keeping e-commerce simple

    When Blue Rock opened its doors back in 2005, we had no customers requiring an e-commerce front end to th ...

    When Blue Rock opened its doors back in 2005, we had no customers requiring an e-commerce front end to their business. Though prominent in the multi-national businesses, the progress by the independen ...

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  • Case Study: Henry Alty Ltd

    Established in 1877 as a brick maker and joinery manufacturer, H&B member Alty‘s are now a leading su ...

    Established in 1877 as a brick maker and joinery manufacturer, H&B member Alty‘s are now a leading supplier of building supplies in the Northwest of England. They have over 140 years of experience ...

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  • A brief history of hosting – escaping the “hamster wheel”

    Blue Rock never set out to be a hosting company and traditionally always installed their systems on custo ...

    Blue Rock never set out to be a hosting company and traditionally always installed their systems on customers equipment sat in the corner of office.  This was for two reasons – the first was the enorm ...

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  • Legacy Software: A Case For Change

    As an independent UK merchant you are probably using one of the following: an aging software system built ...

    As an independent UK merchant you are probably using one of the following: an aging software system built for the industry, a generic accounts package with a “bit of order processing” or benefitting f ...

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  • Timing Is Everything

    In a time where margins are squeezed by customers, suppliers and currency fluctuations it makes sense to ...

    In a time where margins are squeezed by customers, suppliers and currency fluctuations it makes sense to turn our attention to the operational side of our businesses to ensure that they run as product ...

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  • PC Building Supplies

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tReKypXWBp8 Builders’ merchants can often be accused of not thinking forw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tReKypXWBp8 Builders’ merchants can often be accused of not thinking forward, but this certainly isn’t the case for Hampshire based building and timber merchant, PC Bui ...

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  • Why ecommerce is more than just a webshop

    It is no longer news that your customers are researching independently before they purchase a product. Th ...

    It is no longer news that your customers are researching independently before they purchase a product. The internet, for all its conveniences and curiosities, has made it easier than ever to gather in ...

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  • Contactless Delivery with Intact iQ

    As social distancing became part of our daily lives and the business world raced to adapt to the new chan ...

    As social distancing became part of our daily lives and the business world raced to adapt to the new changes, merchants and distributors are among those that face extraordinary new challenges. At Blue ...

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