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Category: The Basics
We are always working on ways to make your job easier. We’ve been updating our product codes so that they are more logical and easier for you when placing orders. The new codes also give you the flexibility to order trim in whatever length fits your needs vs. ordering special trim.Read More
CentralLink is a powerful tool to help you manage your business easier. It’s chock-full of features that not only help you sell metal building products, but also manage everything from marking-up pricing to paying invoices, and even running reports. We give you the ability to set permissions by employee, so not everyone has access to pricing or other more business admin related tools. Take a few moments to audit that every user on your account has the correct permissions. Like everything on CentralLink, it’s quick and easy!Read More
Adding another employee to your CentralLink is pretty easy. The employee signs up, and someone at your business approves that they should be added. Ask the employee to sign up from the home screen of mycentrallink.com. They will need to know your Central States Customer ID, so give that to them if they don’t have it already.Read More
At the bottom of the dashboard you’ll find a list of active orders. These are all the orders you have placed as they work their way to you. Look here to find quick details like the estimated delivery date, and order status.
Active orders will be listed here for three days after the invoice date.It’s also the best place to look if you have any questions about your order. Click on the Order# to view or download a pdf of the invoice.Read More
The Central States app is a great tool for contractors in the field. Once you download and install it, you have full access 24/7. There is no excuse to not be able to provide a quick quote to a homeowner, check on the status of your takeoff or order an extra bag of screws to finish up a job. Check it out today and it will quickly become your favorite app.Read More
Central States has created an app for our distributors and contractors on-the-go. It combines our most popular tools in a mobile format. Use it to log-in to CentralLink, choose colors on our Color Visualizer, check out our photo gallery, or access our wide range of tools from our website, including our Research and Testing page. The app is easy to download and install.Read More
Most customers want a price and they need it quick. Often times, the quicker the response, the higher rate of closing the sale. CentralLink is designed to help our customers move quickly to get sales, so it is important that users are familiar with the quick price check features of CentralLink.Read More
CentralLink works seamlessly with Macs and PCs alike. But sometimes, Macs can have issues with security certificates that CentralLink issues. Even when you accept the certificate, a Mac can sometimes get stuck in an endless loop of asking for acceptance of a security certificate. We are not sure why it happens, but we have found a simply solution that works for nearly everyone.Read More
Generating a quote is at the foundation of CentralLink’s purpose. It is a place where you make a quote for a customer or submit an order to Central States. Every order submitted through CentralLink to Central States starts as a quote. There are three simple steps to generating a quote: Editing a quote header, editing the lines, and reviewing the quote.Read More
Our Roofing Quote is designed to make it quick and easy to give a ballpark price on a metal roof. Most homeowners don’t know what a metal roof costs, or whether they can afford it. You tend to get a lot of people who are just “kicking the tires.” CentralLink’s Roofing Quote is the perfect tool to make it easy to give them a price.Read More
CentralLink is designed to give you the most up to date information about your orders and quotes. We have built product lead times into the system and integrated our logistics systems. This means that you can see estimated delivery dates for any order or quote you are working on.Read More
CentralLink is used for far more than just ordering material. It is also becoming a hub for quoting, saving, and following up on projects. A critical part of this is the CentralLink Building Estimator.
We know that nothing will replace the years of experience that our customers have. But sometime you don’t need an exact number. Sometimes you need to get a quick price to a customer who simply wants to know if they can afford a building. Our building estimator allows you to give a price within seconds. And it let’s you customize the price calculations to account for each and every detail that makes your building better than the neRead More