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Electronics Selling Guide

Since more and more home advancements are integrating technology, electronic gadgets and gizmos are becoming part of the overall home improvement process. This integration creates an opportunity for home improvement retailers to sell these items, such as USB outlets or cell phone …

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The Growing Opportunity in Home Electronics

View a PDF of this story of download the online Selling Guide to share the growing opportunity in home electronics with your team!  Plug In! If you could be a fly on the wall in a neighbor’s home, what would you see? Perhaps the …

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Could New Smart Lightbulbs Revolutionize the Industry?

smart lightbulbs

New trends in smart lighting requires that either the wiring and infrastructure or the bulbs themselves are able to be connected to the web. Philips hue, LIFX and INSTEON bulbs all take this latter approach, but buying new smart bulbs …

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Bright Ideas in Selling High-Efficiency Bulbs

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Retailers have made changes in their lightbulb inventory—and in the bulbs they use in their own stores—in order to comply with federal regulations as incandescent lightbulbs are phased out and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), LED lamps and halogen bulbs …

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING: Make Changes in Plumbing, Electrical Categories Now

The new lead-free plumbing law, the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs: Recently, there have been big changes to the plumbing and electrical categories. Is your store ready? Parts of the light bulb phase out have already begun but additional deadlines …

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