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Walmart and Amazon May Spar Over Online Retailer Flipkart

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Walmart is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, Reuters reports. The purchase would be Walmart’s largest acquisition of an online company, but Amazon may attempt to step in and present a counteroffer, Reuters ... Read More »

Amazon Tests New Approach to Home Services

Amazon Home Services

Amazon is experimenting  with a change to Amazon Home Services, its division that connects customers with local home improvement professionals and other service providers. The change is currently a housekeeping pilot project in Seattle, but could indicate a transition in ... Read More »

The Home Depot and Pinterest Expand Collaboration

home depot and pinterest

The Home Depot and Pinterest are making it easier to discover and purchase more than 100,000 new products via Pinterest’s Shop the Look feature. Currently, users can log on to Pinterest, find a Pin featuring home improvement, decoration and landscaping ... Read More »

Prepare for Customers’ Needs in Paint and Sundries

paint and sundries

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Chad Husted, chusted@nrha.org ‘Help Me, Help You’ A paint department can be a beautiful focal point for any home improvement retailer. For the customer, paint brings a bright, vibrant display of ... Read More »

Finding Your Facebook Footing

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Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) dives into data from hardware, home improvement and lumberyard retailers to learn what they’re doing to help their operations stand out online. About 85 percent ... Read More »

5 Common Myths About EMV

Myths about EMV

The details surrounding  credit card processing can be overwhelming. Clearent, Credit card processor and North American Retail Hardware Association Business Services Partner, presents some of the most common myths about EMV technology below. For more information about Clearent and to take ... Read More »

How Independent Retailers Are Competing Online in an Amazon World

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Todd Taber, ttaber@nrha.org Retailers Are Expanding Their In-Store Experience Online Double-digit sales increases, a website that’s easy to shop, tech experiments like drones and a steadily growing ... Read More »

Focus On These Two Social Media Tactics

social media tactics

While they’re not necessarily brand new tactics in the social media sphere, video and advertising are two elements that should be part of your social media strategy. According to Meag Shaffer, executive vice president of social media at social media ... Read More »