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Amazon Charging Sales Tax in More States

sales tax

Amazon now charges state sales tax in every state that has one. That means, as of April 1, Amazon started paying state sales taxes in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Mexico, CNN Money reports. The only states where the company ... Read More »

Maine Hardware Store Cuts Costs by Utilizing Solar Energy

Maine Hardware Store

To see a full PDF of this story, click here. It was almost a decade ago when Rob Gardiner, owner of Damariscotta Hardware in Damariscotta, Maine, was approached by a local contractor to see if he would be interested in installing solar ... Read More »

Q&A: The Solar Energy Industries Association Expert Shares Retail Insights

Solar Energy

Utilizing solar energy is growing in popularity for many companies in their operations and consumers in their homes. As a retailer, whether you decide to incorporate solar technology into your operations or as a project to sell in the future, it’s ... Read More »

Lowe’s Virtual Reality Tool Teaches DIY Projects

virtual reality

Lowe’s recently launched a virtual reality tool in its Framingham, Massachusetts, store that provides customers with a hands-on training experience for DIY projects, reports Fortune. The new tool, which Lowe’s calls the Holoroom How To, trains users how to install tile in a bathroom ... Read More »

Home Depot to Pay Another $25M in Data Breach Settlement

data breach

Home Depot is adding a $25 million settlement with banks and credit card companies to its rising data breach costs, which are nearing $200 million total. In September 2014, the retailer confirmed the massive data breach, which exposed payment card information from more than 50 million customers. ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Snapchat Success

Snapchat

To view a PDF of this story, click here. Ask the next 20-something-year-old who walks into your store about their morning routine. They’ll likely say they check social media, and Snapchat is probably part of the mix. What is Snapchat? ... Read More »

Snapchat Resources: Using the App for Business

snapchat resources

Snapchat isn’t just for teenagers anymore. The photo- and video-sharing app was released in September 2011. Since then, the social media platform has continued to grow in popularity among millennials. In the March issue of Hardware Retailing, we introduced the basics ... Read More »

NRHA Partners with ZipRecruiter, Provides Recruitment Services

ZipRecruiter

Think about the top three business challenges you’re currently facing. Is finding good employees one of them? To help you find a solution to that challenge, the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and ZipRecruiter have partnered to offer independent ... Read More »