Keep building business credit with net 30 trade lines from our top list of tier 2 credit accounts, retail stores, credit cards, and gas cards. Where possible, take advantage of vendors who report to three business credit bureaus or more so you can have an established business credit profile as you progress through all four tiers.
List of Tier 2 Credit Vendors
Below you’ll find our top vendors when applying for Tier 2 accounts, based on how likely you are to get approved.
- Divvy → Apply
- Zoro → Apply
- Staples → Apply
- Amazon Business → Apply
- Maverik → Apply
- Home Depot → Apply
- GetGo → Apply
- Office Depot → Apply
- Meijer → Apply
- HD Supply → Apply
- Lukoil → Apply
- Lowes → Apply
- Amex Business Green → Apply
- Wawa → Apply
- Advanced Auto Parts → Apply
- United Rentals → Apply
- U-haul → Apply
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There are a few notable tier 2 business credit cards that are available to recently established businesses. While some companies like Divvy don’t use personal credit checks or hard pulls, the majority will, as well as, require a personal guarantee.
Besides being a no PG business credit card, Divvy is a robust expense report and budgeting system that rewards you for paying your bills early rather than on time. Automatic expense reports, budgeting tools, and employee spend controls, along with unlimited physical, virtual, and burner cards come standard with every account.
Your reward incentives are greatly increased when you pay your bill in full each week. You can earn up to 7x points on restaurant purchases, 5x points on hotels, 2x on software subscriptions, and 1.5x on everything else. You can also enjoy some brand perks from AWS, Google Ads, Verizon Wireless, and FedEx Office purchases.
While not a bank, Divvy cards are issued by Cross River Bank, which is an FDIC member. Many applicants rave about high credit limits of up to $50,000 with no personal guarantee or hard credit inquiry required to apply.
You’ll need a US bank account and an Employer Identification Number to apply while having a 670 credit score or higher is recommended before applying. Your approved credit limit can also vary widely based on the financial stability of your business.
- Annual Fee: $0
- Credit Pull: Soft
- Personal Guarantee: No PG
- Requirements : Business revenue verified through business bank accounts
Amex Business Green
A starter card for small business owners, the Business Green card from Amex allows you to earn reward points when making business purchases. You’ll get 1x rewards per $1 spent on our card, with a bonus of 2x rewards for when making purchases on the American Express Travel website.
Amex rewards points can be redeemed for travel or as gifts cards and direct payments at some online retailers. You can also earn a welcome bonus of 15,000 reward points when making eligible purchases of $3,000 or more within the first 3 months of your card membership.
While there is an annual fee, it’s usually waived for the first year, and you’ll have to personally guarantee any purchases made on this card.
- Annual Fee: $95
- Credit Pull: Hard
- Personal Guarantee: Yes
- Requirements: PG —> 660+ personal credit score
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While Amazon Net 30 account will allow you to delay invoice payment, but they won’t report any purchases to any business credit bureau unless you upgrade to as Small/Medium Amazon Business account with Net 45 invoicing.
For those in need of automotive products, Advanced Auto Parts can help you maintain your fleet.
If you’re looking to buy any industrial-related product, you’re like to find them at Zoro.
Get cash rewards and a $50k limit!
Divvy credit limits are determined by spending ability, not credit scores. Small business owners that can prove steady monthly revenues can apply for a Divvy corporate visa card.
No personal guarantee is required! All cardholders can also earn up to 7x reward points on hotels and 5x on restaurant purchases.
How to Apply
Generally, you’ll find application qualifications for the top tier 2 vendors to require a minimum of 5-8 tradelines and that you have at least 90 days of business credit history.
Unlike the easy approval vendors in Tier 2, the annual fees found in Tier 2 generally mean the cards have rewards points attached to them. If you can’t meet the 5-8 tradeline requirement and keep getting denied, try to open supplier credit with lower requirement vendors like Summa Office Supplies, Quill, Uline, or Grainger.
Now that you’ve already established a decent tradeline history with positive monthly reporting, you’ll want to mostly apply for vendor accounts you plan on actively using. This will help increase your trade limits with the vendors you deal with most, which in turn is needed to obtain Tier 3 fleet cards and reward credit cards with high limits.
The approval requirements here are no longer basic, so you’ll want to make sure you’re you’ve ticked off most of the boxes before applying. In Tier 2, you should also target vendors that report to specific credit bureaus so that you’re getting positive reporting across the board.
Below you’ll find answers to our frequently asked questions about Tier 2 vendors who offer net 30 invoicing, along with credit suppliers you should target to continue building your business credit.
They are companies that offer retail products, rental services, or fuel cards with invoice payment terms up to 30 days. There are no easy approval vendors here, but the qualification requirements for Tier 2 credit can be met fairly easily. Typically, you will need a minimum of 3-5 active tradelines and at least a 60-90 day history of business credit reporting to be considered for application approval.
Yes and no. A few vendors like Advance Auto Parts, U-Haul, Zoro, and United Rentals will allow you to apply on with Employee Identification Number and DUNS alone. Some fuel cards, can also approve you based on your business credit history or if you’re willing to make a security deposit. Many retail store cards, like Sam’s Club, Home Depot, Staples, and Tiger Direct, however, may require a personal guarantee (PG) for new businesses to get approval. The bare minimum for applying would be 3-5 active tradelines from Tier 1 vendors with at least 3-6 months of business credit reporting history.
Typically, you’ll require 8-10 active tradelines before moving on from Tier 2 credit with at least one tradeline having a credit limit of $10,000 or more before you can move on to Tier 3. Your active trade partners, however, can be split between easy approval vendors in Tier 1 and rental services, store cards, and gas cards in Tier 2.
When you apply for the top business credit cards and small business loans, you’ll need to already have an established credit history in place, with many underwriters doing hard pulls at both DNB and Experian Business.
Vendors who report to Dun & Bradstreet include their payment experience. which is how your D&B PAYDEX score is calculated. To reach a score of 80, you must pay all your net 30 invoices on time. If you pay your bill early, however, your PAYDEX score can go as high as 90 to 100, which will make alternative lenders and banks more open to offering your business credit.
In short, the credit bureaus you don’t already have reporting. Before applying for the best business credit cards in Tier 3 credit, you’ll should at least have:
- One tradeline reporting to Ansonia, Creditsafe, SBFE, and NACM
- 2-3 tradelines reporting to Equifax Business
- 4-5 tradelines reporting to Dun & Bradstreet and Experian Business
Dun and Bradstreet is only the only business credit bureau that Gemplers reports to. You must also place an order over $50 and select the Invoice me during checkout to get credit reporting.