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Sebastopol Hardware Offers Pet Services

pet services

Known for its extensive pet department, Sebastopol Hardware in Sebastopol, California, doesn’t just sell pet products, but also offers pet services. Sebastopol Hardware has also partnered with Waggin Smiles, a local mobile teeth cleaning service for dogs and cats.  Waggin …

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Celebrating Our Pets

pet holidays

Informal pet holidays are an easy way to market your store’s pet products and connect with customers on social media and online. Hardware Retailing has compiled a list of pet holidays happening each month to get you started.  January Jan. …

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5 Tips for Finding a Specialty Vendor

You may have settled on a great idea for your next new niche category, but where do you source it? Oftentimes, you may need to go outside of your primary wholesaler, and the vendor you choose can make or break …

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3 Ways to Boost Sporting Goods Sales

With numerous lakes and rivers within a 50 mile radius of Spokane, the General Store has an ideal setting to sell sporting goods. The anchor department is the Fishing Hole and Sports Shop, which covers land and water sports, for …

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Winning Strategies for 3 Niche Categories

Category Heroes

In most any home improvement store, core categories do the heavy work. They pull in a steady stream of customers and prompt project sales that fill up the shopping cart. But many retailers have found success outside standard hardware fare, …

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Service That’s Always on Time

The Time Center

For over 30 years, Wolff Kubly Ace Hardware has kept area residents on time with its watch and clock service center. The Wolff Kubly Time Center, located in Middleton, Wisconsin, repairs watches and clocks, and customers can also purchase watches, …

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Selling Local Goods to Support the Community

Local Makers

From ice chippers to salsa, sauces to cat toys, Chocolay Ace Hardware in Marquette, Michigan, stocks a wide variety of locally made products. The store owners know that buying local is more than just a passing trend or feel-good move …

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Drive Sales With Superior Auto Parts Selection

automotive parts

Each category you add to your home improvement business can help expand your customer base, boost your sales and grow your local reputation. Automotive parts are no different. From headlights to tail lights and everything in between, the category boasts …

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